|Reducing Overhead Costs #1|
The Center for Association GrowthApril 2009
We've all been frustrated by it — the need to purchase multiple software licenses to access and administer Web-based applications on computers throughout the office. It's cost-prohibitive, and a plain nuisance. The Center for Association Growth decided to pool its technology spending to develop new features and functionality for clients at a significantly reduced cost.
Several years ago, The Center began building out clients' websites on top of an open source content management system. For those of us that are less tech-savvy, that's code for a widely accessible computer application used to create, edit, manage and publish content.
The Center uses its open source content management system to get clients' websites up and running fast. Site are easy to maintain, and by design, the platform significantly reduces licensing fees that would be passed along to clients. Plus, The Center for Association Growth can develop new features and share functionality across all of its association clients, providing access to a wide range of capability without costly investment.