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Custom CMS Development Services

In CMS development since 2011, ScienceSoft competently delivers custom CMS solutions that combine responsive UI, rich functionality, strong data security, and high scalability.

CMS Development Services - ScienceSoft
CMS Development Services - ScienceSoft

Content management system (CMS) development is needed to create intuitive, customizable, scalable, and SEO-oriented solutions for handling your corporate content. CMS development by ScienceSoft helps companies ensure prompt and cost-effective web content management and encourage website lead generation.

Why Opt for CMS Development Right Now

With a robust CMS, you can get the following benefits:

  • 230–400%

    annual CMS ROI due to an optimal feature value/cost ratio, cost-effective website development and optimized maintenance

  • +10–50%

    website traffic due to faster web content publishing and updating as a result of automation

  • +2–10%

    conversion rate due to integrations with SEO tools, user behavior analytics software, and more

  • 30–60%

    growth in content managers' productivity due to simplified content management (no technical skills like visual design or coding are required) and real-time collaboration on web content

  • 1.2–1.5x

    reduced number of content managers needed to handle a website due to efficient workflows, fast content creation and search, web content reuse, and more

Key CMS Features We Deliver

Content creation and storage

  • WYSIWYG editor and content templates.
  • Content hierarchy taxonomy.
  • Indexing and full-text search.
  • Integrated file managers.
  • AI-powered auto-tagging and metadata creation.
  • Content archiving.

CMS administration

  • Content governance.
  • Reporting and analytics (e.g., content usage, user behavior).
  • Integrated help desk.
  • Alerts and notifications (e.g., about content publishing, modification).

Content publishing and promotion

  • Built-in SEO tools and SEO-friendly URLs.
  • Customizable content approval and publishing workflows, including non-linear, multistep processes.
  • AI-driven content personalization (smart suggestions).
  • Multisite and multilanguage support.
  • Accessibility on mobile devices.

Security and compliance

  • Access control and multi-factor user authentication.
  • Role-based permissions.
  • Versioning and audit trail.
  • Content retention and deletion policies.
  • Technical compliance (e.g., WCAG 2).
  • Industry-specific compliance (e.g., GLBA, SOX, HIPAA).

Useful CMS Integrations We Implement

  • ERP
  • CRM
  • PIM
  • Ecommerce software
  • Marketing automation software
  • Social media
  • Collaboration solutions
  • BI solutions
  • Web analytics tools
  • CRO tools

Pavel Ilyusenko

Head of PMO at ScienceSoft

I usually recommend my clients to consider custom CMS development services if you need a flexible and convenient CMS tailored to your specific content management needs. Unlike out-of-the-box software, a custom CMS solution will contain only (and all) the features you need: e.g., built-in SEO tools, AI-based content personalization, multisite and multilanguage support, custom branding, integrations with legacy software, and more.

Our Experience of Working with CMS Solutions

What Our Customers Say

ScienceSoft's team of five Java developers and one test engineer have been working hard to ensure our product – Enonic XP – exceeds our customer's expectations. ScienceSoft's experience in agile development ensured smooth project implementation and iterative development of Enonic XP. As a result, Enonic XP has evolved into an easy-to-use and scalable platform, which is crucial for our success.

Now that we’ve been working with ScienceSoft for 4 months, we can say that we are no doubt happy with our choice of development partners. The quality they deliver is consistently high. Given that the whole project team is international, we have no communication problems, and the reports are on time. What we appreciate is their ability to work independently, with no need for our careful guidance.

Star Star Star Star Star

We partnered ScienceSoft for building a SharePoint document management system to streamline document storing, search, approval, and archiving. [...] To facilitate document search and search filtering, the team implemented document tagging. Also, the team created an approval workflow for policies and procedures. 

What Makes ScienceSoft a Reliable CMS Development Company

  • 35 years in IT consulting and software development services, about 4,000 success stories.
  • 13 years in custom CMS development.
  • 130+ testimonials from our valued clients.

  • Senior PHP and Python developers, including experts in Symfony and Django frameworks.
  • Business analysts with 5­–9 years of experience in CMS.
  • Expertise in 30+ industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, banking, and retail.
  • A quality-first approach based on a mature ISO 9001-compliant quality management system and deeply rooted in our team's mindset.
  • ISO 27001-certified security management based on comprehensive security controls, advanced technologies and security-first culture ingrained at ScienceSoft.
  • ScienceSoft sees its mission in achieving project goals in spite of time and budget constraints, as well as changing requirements. You set goals, we drive the project to fulfill them.

  • Our commitment to project success is recognized by IAOP, which has named ScienceSoft to its Global Outsourcing 100 list in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Examples of CMS Capabilities ScienceSoft Can Implement

Streamline creating content for your intranet, portal or website due to an intuitive content editor

Accelerate content creation due to customizable templates

Facilitate content search due to CMS search filtering capabilities

Get full visibility into content management in your company

Optimize your website using built-in SEO tools to drive more conversions

Accelerate content publishing due to automated approval workflows

Enable content personalization based on user roles, locations, and more

Easily track changes in content due to CMS versioning capabilities

CMS Development Process

To give you an idea of what you can expect from our CMS developers, we outline the scope of a typical CMS project. However, our development team is ready to adjust the workflow to each customer’s unique situation.

Conceptualization stage

  • Analyzing a company’s information architecture and content management workflows.
  • Defining the content management needs.
  • Outlining a clear solution’s scope.
  • Specifying the future CMS users and their roles.

Planning stage

  • Deciding on a content governance strategy.
  • Defining the core CMS features.
  • Creating a CMS requirements specification.
  • Choosing a suitable platform/tech stack.
  • Planning CMS integrations with enterprise systems.
  • Creating a CMS development plan with tailored sets of KPIs, accurate estimates of the required efforts and investments, and a risk management plan.

We use multi-layered structure and microservices in developing CMS solutions. We also adhere to such architectural design principles as separation of concerns (SoC) and high concurrency.

Design stage

  • Designing content management workflows.
  • Outlining personas, mapping convenient user journeys, and creating a sleek visual style for the CMS app.
  • Building CMS prototypes.
  • Conducting usability testing of the prototypes.

Development stage

  • Developing a CMS solution from scratch or on the basis of the chosen platform.
  • Integrating the solution with the necessary corporate and third-party systems.

The first working version of a CMS solution is ready within 2–3 months due to the established Agile and DevOps practices of our CMS developers.

Testing and QA stage

  • Creating a CMS test plan, test scenarios and test cases.
  • Conducting comprehensive CMS testing.
  • Fixing the defects detected during the testing.

We provide regular code reviews, integrated APM (application performance management), systematic QA with optimal test coverage, including unit testing, automated API and UI testing.

Data migration stage

  • Creating a data migration plan.
  • Defining the content eligible for migration.
  • Checking the legacy content for errors and duplication, outdated or inconsistent data.
  • Conducting content migration.
  • Testing the transferred data and content.

User training and launching stage

  • Creating comprehensive documentation on the CMS use.
  • Conducting training sessions for CMS users.
  • Performing user acceptance testing.
  • Collecting user feedback and implementing relevant improvements.
  • Launching the CMS to the production environment.
  • Knowledge transfer to the customer's software administration team.

After-launch support stage

  • Resolving user issues.
  • Adjusting the solution to the changing business needs.
  • Monitoring and improving CMS regulatory compliance.
  • Providing regular reports on the CMS health with recommendations on potential improvements.

We also regularly monitor and optimize the use of cloud services, which helps reduce CMS maintenance costs.

ScienceSoft’s Practices to Ensure Successful CMS Delivery

Our CMS development teams ensure that project goals are achieved, budget and timelines are predictable, and uncertainties are addressed in an agile and pragmatic way. You’re welcome to check the descriptions of our project management and development practices supported by samples from our recent projects.

If you are wondering how ScienceSoft will approach your specific CMS case, need more details on our practices, or have any other questions about your initiative, feel free to contact our consultants.

Learn how we plan an optimal development team structure based on the mapped task scope. The page shares our practices for selecting the best candidates under the full outsourcing and team augmentation models.

Discover our cost estimation methods for Agile development projects and learn the key factors we consider when delivering precise quotes. The page also features our sample estimates and cost optimization practices.

Explore our UX activities throughout the SDLC and understand our approach to UX design for feature-rich solutions. The page also presents our UX deliverables and the poor practices we avoid.

Understand the principles behind our user-centric approach to UI design and check the structure of our UI kits. You can also see an interactive prototype and UI examples by ScienceSoft.

Collaborative controls

Learn our practices for transparent collaboration and risk control in development projects. You can also explore the KPIs we use to measure project success and the reports we provide.

Discover our 4-step process for knowledge management and transfer and see examples of techniques and tools we use. If you want a deeper dive, check our software documentation principles and examples of documents we deliver.

Get an idea of our structured change request handling process, from submission and feasibility assessment to implementation or rejection.

Check what is usually covered by our software warranty and learn the specifics of ScienceSoft’s approach to post-launch care.

ScienceSoft USA Corporation Is a 3-Year Champion in the Financial Times Rating

Three years in a row (2022–2024), the Financial Times has included ScienceSoft USA Corporation in the list of 500 fastest-growing American companies. This is the result of our dedication to driving project success despite any constraints and disruptions.

Technologies We Apply

Let Us Meet You Where You Are

Custom CMS development

To build a tailored CMS, we will:

  • Create an optimal CMS feature set.
  • Select a tech stack for CMS implementation.
  • Design CMS architecture and UX/UI.
  • Develop and test a CMS solution.
  • Conduct user training.
  • Perform CMS support and evolution (on demand).
I’m interested

Platform-based CMS development

To help you reduce CMS implementation costs, we will:

  • Select a fitting CMS platform.
  • Configure, customize, and integrate your CMS solution with legacy or third-party systems.
  • Provide QA and user training.
  • Perform CMS support and evolution (on demand).
I’m interested

CMS module development

To address your specific content management need, we will:

  • Create a requirements specification for a CMS module.
  • Design Architecture, UX and UI of a CMS module.
  • Develop a module and integrate it with your CMS solution.
  • Provide CMS module QA.
I’m interested

Timeframes for Our CMS Development Services

  • MVP development: 2-3 months.
  • MVP with an innovative component: 4-6 months.
  • Creation of a CMS module with basic features (e.g., content creating, storing, organizing, publishing): 1-2 months.
  • Investment payback period: 0.4-1.2 years.
  • Releases: every 2-6 weeks.
  • Minor changes and hotfixes: several times a day.

CMS Implementation Costs

CMS development pricing ranges from $20,000 to $50,000 for a basic solution and from $150,000 to $400,000 for an advanced CMS that offers multilanguage support, AI-powered analytics and personalized suggestions, and more.

The costs depend on multiple factors such as the complexity of CMS features, the diversity of the content types, the overall volume of content, the number and complexity of content management workflows and integrations, and more. Please specify the relevant parameters below, and our rep will get back to you within 30 minutes to discuss your options.

Get CMS Cost Estimation

Please answer a few simple questions about your needs to help our experts calculate your CMS cost faster.


*What type of CMS do you want to develop?

*What type of company do you represent?

*What implementation strategy do you prefer?

Do you need to migrate data from legacy software?

*What is the expected number of software users?

How many pages do you expect to create and store in your CMS?

Do you need us to create templates for different page types?

What is the approximate number of templates?

Are you going to sell your software to:

*How many individuals will use your software, approximately?

*How many organizations are you planning to target, approximately?

*How many end users (individuals from all organizations) will use your software, approximately?

How many organizations are you planning to target, approximately?

*How many end users (both corporate and individual users) will use your software, approximately?

*What capabilities should your CMS provide?

*Which software version do you need?

*Would you require integrations with corporate systems or third-party services?


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