When you set out to look for a content management system or only CMS, you are likely to feel inundated with the options at your disposal. Nonetheless, it remains a vital quest since a CMS is what helps you make sure that your customers can engage seamlessly with your business' digital presence. In this article, we have chosen to focus on ASP.NET based CMS because the platform is among the leading names, if not the #1 when it comes to web development. Provided you pick a worthy .NET based CMS for your website, you can rest assured that its modern features will serve you well as you seek better business results. So, what are your options? Even though we have narrowed down the scope to ASP.NET based CMS, there are still a plethora of options to choose from. It includes ButterCMS, Umbraco, Agility -- the list goes on.

To help make a choice a little easier for you, we have compiled a list of the top options.

1. ButterCMS: Launched about five years ago, ButterCMS is an API-first CMS that integrates smoothly with ASP.NET apps. It not only gets an SDK that drops into .NET Core but also returns data as JSON. Therefore, it translates into absolute ease of retrieving data and showing it. Some of its most popular features include relational content modeling, custom page types, CDN support, webhooks, an easily adaptable admin interface, multi-site support, and more.

2. Umbraco: This one is mostly regarded as an excellent choice for companies who have .NET experience and are planning to create reasonably straightforward websites. Umbraco gives you a basic framework that can then be improved with either one of the 300+ extensions on offer or even tailored functionality. However, since it is an open source platform, companies should ideally establish a governance plan about use as well as maintenance of both the platform and extensions to ensure smooth sailing.

3. Agility: A highly versatile content management platform, Agility provides unconstrained creative agility as far as content architecture and design are concerned. In addition to that, you can also integrate it with myriad third-party vendors.

4. Kentico: Typically preferred by SMEs, this option offers better standard functionality as compared to open-source platforms. Case in point: Kentico's headless CMS -- a cloud-first system that significantly cuts down the time it takes to load the site. Furthermore, this platform also empowers businesses with a simple interface, which, in turn, is good news for not only content editors but administrators as well.

As much as we love to be of help, the truth is that the ultimate decision lies with the company on the lookout for a .NET based CMS. Also, as overwhelming as the choice may seem, as long as you can tally the features crucial to the business without going overboard with the cost, you are set. Also, once that is done, all you need is to hire a dedicated .NET programmer, to leverage this superior technology for your business' benefit before you even know it.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article is written with an emphasis on the various .NET based CMS.