Content Management System (CMS) Contensis
Contensis is a sophisticated web content management system (CMS), which supports any design that can be built in HTML. It acts as the foundation for accessible and responsive mobile websites, apps, intranets, portals and "channel shift" systems. It’s used by local authorities, housing associations, higher education, NHS trusts and police.
- Customer experience management (CXM) and personalisation features
- Create structured content easily before re-using and publishing it anywhere
- Choice of user-friendly form-based or WYSIWYG editing experience
- Publish responsive content to any digital channel
- Validation tools catch mistakes and prevent accessibility issues
- Thoroughly documented and supported APIs allow almost limitless custom development
- Comprehensive content scheduling and lifecycle management
- Track all content changes, compare versions side-by-side and highlight differences
- Productivity features for content authors, tasks lists, reminders
- Workflow: simple, powerful, easy to set up
- Our advice and technology helps you to run successful websites
- Website visitors can access your websites from any device
- Benefit from maximum uptime and resilience on our cloud infrastructure
- Easily comply with, and maintain, accessibility standards
- Reduce costs and improve customer engagement through digital transformation
- Learn from, and share with, a thriving user community
- Build and re-use structured content in any channel, saving time
- Improve content governance with sophisticated workflow and user permissions
- Create, translate, and manage content in multiple languages
- Integrate back-office systems to surface important data in one place
£325 to £2805 per instance per month
- Education pricing available
- Free trial available
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|Software add-on or extension||No|
|Cloud deployment model||Hybrid cloud|
|Service constraints||Planned maintenance varies with service level chosen. Details are provided in Service Definition document.|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||All Critical tickets are responded to 24/7/365. Other levels are handled during working week only.|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||None or don’t know|
|Phone support availability||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Yes, at extra cost|
We provide a single, consistently good level of service, which is appropriate to meet the 99.99% uptime commitment in the SLA. The associated response times for support tickets are;
1. Critical Incident: these are handled 24/7/365, receipt is immediate, response is within 30 minutes and resolution within 8 hours.
2. Standard Incident: these are handled during office days and hours (8.00am to 6.00pm), receipt is within 60 minutes, response is within 4 hours and resolution within 2 working days.
3. Minor Incident: these are handled during office hours, receipt is within 4 hours, response is within 8 hours and resolution within 3 working days & prioritised.
As part of our G-Cloud service, we provide an uptime of 99.99% for all the websites you publish from Contensis. Any issue that affects this is a "Critical" and is dealt with on a 24/7/365 basis.
Support is provided within the SAAS cost. We provide support to the same high standard for each of the licence levels.
We allocate an engineer to each issue and they stay with it until resolution.
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
Once a call-off contract has been agreed, we will undertake all the work to provision the CMS within 48 hours. The key users will be given access to the system and to Helpdesk (ticketing), Zenhub (knowledge base) and Forum.
Zengenti will then support you in whatever way you require to get you up and running.
For example, you may have in-house development resources already. We can train your people to implement designs as templates and build and launch websites. Training can be at your premises or ours. We also offer remote training and all formats are supported by full documentation. The core documentation is public - see zenhub.zengenti.com.
Zengenti also offers a full UX-led website design and build service.
Once completed, we will handover the site in a dedicated session so your users fully understand how to take it forward.
Further details of all our services can be seen in our Cloud Services entry on the Digital Marketplace.
|End-of-contract data extraction||We provide a standard export of all data from the CMS on request.|
|End-of-contract process||The standard export is provided at no cost. We can provide clients who are off-boarding with bespoke exports if required, although this would be chargeable.|
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||No|
|Designed for use on mobile devices||Yes|
|Differences between the mobile and desktop service||Published websites are designed to operate on any mobile device.|
|Description of service interface||Users can access the service dashboard. This provides redirects, reverse proxies and site configuration.|
|Accessibility standards||None or don’t know|
|Description of accessibility||Via browser.|
|Accessibility testing||No testing has been carried out on the service dashboard.|
|What users can and can't do using the API||
Our product is architected so that our user interface and services all use the API. This means that anything that we can do in the UI you can do through code – such as, create a page or build a news subsite populated with content.
Using the Contensis Core API, you can automate processes, create tools for specific departments to contribute tailored content. Whatever your needs, the tools are there.
If you come on one of our developer training courses we will give you the knowledge and examples to create almost anything.
The system also has a plug-in architecture that allows you to extend it (e.g. add new buttons or create new reports). This offers you complete flexibility without affecting your ability to upgrade the system when necessary.
The system is written in the latest .NET framework which means that your developers can use Visual Studio to interact with the API and use Intellisense and other Microsoft features. If you are concerned about costs, you can use the free versions of Visual Studio.
Separate to the .NET API, we also have a RESTful JSon API that can be used by other languages and technologies.
|API documentation formats||HTML|
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||
The Contensis service is an entirely browser-based Web CMS. It enables you to build, publish and manage multiple websites of every variety. Anything you can achieve on the web with html can also be done in Contensis.
In a few days, users with html and css skills can learn to build websites based on templates and structured content types.
All aspects of the website can then be managed. This includes creation or amendment of pages, upload of content, media and documents, metadata and site structure control. In fact, anything that can be done in a manually built website can be managed more easily in Contensis.
Users can publish and unpublish content, can undertake content governance and reporting, and manage metadata.
Multiple websites can be supported in a Contensis instance, with unlimited microsites and URLs.
Subject to their permissions, any user can work in the CMS.
|Independence of resources||Each client has a separate infrastructure which is scaled to handle their own specific peaks in demand. The level of demand and hence resource would be discussed and agreed with you at the outset.|
|Service usage metrics||Yes|
We provide uptime reports, and reports on service desk performance.
Users have a dashboard available that summarises the current state of the service.
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||United Kingdom|
|User control over data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Datacentre security standards||Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Penetration testing approach||‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||Deleted data can’t be directly accessed|
|Equipment disposal approach||In-house destruction process|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||
We provide a complete export of all content held in the CMS. This would be used primarily for migration to another CMS.
Contensis has an advanced CMS search in the interface. It supports building up Boolean search phrases for searching and filtering by;
· Content type
· Content language
· File size
· Expiry date
· Review date
· Date created
· Date modified
· Date first published
· Date last published
· Synchronised content
· Last workflow
All items can be exported as a CSV.
|Data export formats||
|Other data export formats||XML|
|Data import formats||CSV|
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Data protection within supplier network||
Availability and resilience
Our G-Cloud services have an uptime of 99.99% for the published websites, measured on a monthly basis. This includes planned maintenance.
Service credits are calculated on the basis of the difference between actual and SLA availability:
service credits = (100 - a) x b
a = the actual percentage availability of the Platform during the relevant calendar month; and
b = the Charges payable in respect of access to the Platform during the relevant calendar month (exclusive of VAT and other taxes).
|Approach to resilience||
The service operates from multiple Tier-3 datacentres in separate geographical regions.
Each datacentre has separate electricity substations. Dual power cables run to each item of equipment. There are also back-up generators.
All infrastructure is virtualised. An individual logical server, e.g. a CMS server, has an average of 3 physical servers underlying it.
All equipment is monitored, and can be host swapped and remotely managed.
All key services are duplicated, including firewalls, routers and internet connections.
Since we meet or exceed the 99.99% uptime, outages of the Contensis cloud service are rare. If they do occur, they typically involve a single client.
Issues raised by the client will be via the Helpdesk, so all client staff with access will be aware of it and can follow progress to resolution. If we become aware of the outage outside the client's normal working hours, we will pro-actively raise a ticket on your behalf, and if appropriate, report the issue by email.
We can also phone if you have provided an out-of-hours contact. We will engage with your incident management process where appropriate.
If an issue affected multiple clients, we will issue a group email explaining what occurred, what action we have taken to resolve it and how we plan to prevent it in future.
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||Yes|
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||Anyone wanting to self-register on the Helpdesk or Cloud Dashboard requires a valid client email address. Once registered, it can only be accessed by registered users who authenticate.|
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Management access authentication||
Audit information for users
|Access to user activity audit information||Users have access to real-time audit information|
|How long user audit data is stored for||User-defined|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users have access to real-time audit information|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||User-defined|
|How long system logs are stored for||User-defined|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||NQA|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||8th July 2016|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||
All relevant areas of our operation are comprehensively covered in the certification scope.
We are happy to provide potential G-Cloud clients with a copy of the Statement of Applicability.
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Information security policies and processes||
All staff receive a set of standard training sessions at the point they are recruited, and this includes secure work practices. These are reinforced through ongoing appraisal and supervision processes and are included in the Staff Handbook.
As an ISO 27001 registered company, our data handling process is scrutinised on a regular basis as part of internal and external quality audits.
As a company we are registered with the Data Protection Registrar.
Where an issue requires escalation, we have a set of identified processes, including phone numbers, so that you can talk directly and express the level of urgency or business challenge. The levels are:-
After 1 hour Head of Support
After 2 hours Chief Product Officer
3 hours+ Chief Executive Officer
One of the key advantages of working with Zengenti Ltd, is that we keep the barriers to communication as low as possible - commensurate with delivering services efficiently to our whole client base. This means that when you need to speak to someone with the necessary technical skill and the authority to decide a course of action, you can.
|Configuration and change management standard||Supplier-defined controls|
|Configuration and change management approach||Our infrastructure is managed through a configuration management system. As a result, all changes to configuration of customer environments is auditable. Changes are first tested in staging environments, before being rolled into production.|
|Vulnerability management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Vulnerability management approach||
We assess potential threats through proactive monitoring of logs and security advisories from major partners/suppliers in the security sector.
We can deploy patches in minutes, but we would assess the risk posed by the particular vulnerability and decide the most appropriate schedule. Typically patches are applied monthly.
We recently had an opportunity to prove the resilience of our processes, when our engineers discovered a vulnerability. Within 48 hours, we had put fixes in place to eliminate any potential risk and told all our clients about the process. We also upgraded all our hosted clients.
|Protective monitoring type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Protective monitoring approach||
We have monitoring systems in place that will detect unexpected network traffic and behaviour on servers. There are a range of different solutions depending on the device, for example, on a Linux server we will be automatically notified if there's a change in user account details.
If we find a potential compromise, our incident management process would be triggered.
From that point, the speed of response would be agreed between the engineers and the incident manager.
|Incident management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Incident management approach||
The majority of incidents are handled through the helpdesk. This streamlines incident management, tracking and resolution. Supportive questions help us gather essential information. Users rate the severity via impact on their business processes.
For critical incidents, on-duty incident managers assess the situation and any affected customer(s), and create a communication list for the incident.
● instigate conference calls
● a high-level view of problems
● ensure resolution of the issue within SLA
● be involved in the debrief
● provide incident reports on resolution
All communication are available within the service desk portal.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)|
Public sector networks
|Connection to public sector networks||Yes|
|Connected networks||NHS Network (N3)|
|Price||£325 to £2805 per instance per month|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|
|Free trial available||Yes|
|Description of free trial||We provide a "sandpit" version of the actual Contensis system with all functionality included. User numbers are limited by negotiation. Typically, we would expect the trial version to be available for no more than 3 months.|