Content management success is driven by people, not software.
Content management is a team effort. We know our part, but we never forget you know your's best! The liveSTORYBOARD team is your ongoing partner.
The liveSTORYBOARD team is always in the trenches with our clients
At liveSTORYBOARD, we strongly believe that a content management system is always in evolution as client needs are reevaluated and redefined, as client project details are discovered long after the initial comprehensive planning and implementation phases have passed, or as technological developments and usability studies allow us to enhance and improve.
The liveSTORYBOARD CMS is flexible and agile, the support is attentive. Our team's ability to maintain the sensitive balance between technological integrity and CMS user satisfaction distinguishes us greatly from other content management solutions. At liveSTORYBOARD, we have made this understanding the core of our practice. We stand by you through the ongoing process of managing content.
Content management is *not* just software
That's right - great software is an important part of managing content, but far from all you need to produce successful sites that persuade your visitors to take the actions you want them to take. Sure, liveSTORYBOARD CMS provides clients with smart, standards compliant and forward compatible, hosted, web content management software, but that is only a part of what we do. And, that's only a part of what clients need to create and maintain successful websites.
We are *not* just a content management software vendor
At liveSTORYBOARD, we continuously evaluate how successful we are serving the needs of our end users: is our software continuously helping them simplify content management tasks, is each feature useful and easily usable, is the interface as friendly as possible, and of course, how can we improve. We don't develop liveSTORYBOARD CMS alone - we work closely with clients to find out what new features may be helpful and how they should be implemented, we share knowledge and ideas. You don't use liveSTORYBOARD CMS alone - we help by sharing best practices, brainstorming with you on what may or may not work for your projects. Successful content management is a team effort, that's why we place an important emphasis on being your content management partner from early planning to implementation, past launch.
We don't change the way you work
It is our goal to assist you as a client, not change the way you work. This is easier said then done for many software products, and, unfortunately often results in bloated and hard to use interfaces.
The examples of how liveSTORYBOARD CMS differs are multiple, consider this one: early on in the development of liveSTORYBOARD CMS, we found out that most clients already have an approval process in place: some use email, others use project management software, others pick up the phone or walk over to their editor/manager and review changes together... Of course, our developers were tempted to create elaborate workflow management features, but we didn't. We recognized that if we did that, we would be trying to change the way you work, so we concentrated on implementing functionality that assists your existing process, we concentrated on making everything else easier, providing a place where reviews can happen, regardless of your process.
liveSTORYBOARD CMS doesn't change your ideas and goals
liveSTORYBOARD CMS's goal is to assist the painless production of your web projects, not change them. While we love working with clients to help them create successful web sites or enhance their existing projects, our CMS does not impose how things should be done.
For example, liveSTORYBOARD CMS allows for any navigation structure you can think of, as well as any visual layout. Sure, 80% of websites look and work in similar ways - a two or three column layout with left or right side navigation, tabs along the top, etc., and it would have been much easier for our developers to provide these basics. But it is our goal to provide flexible ways for our clients to implement their best ideas, not lock them into predefined common scenarios.