Over the last few months our development and design teams have all been working on creating an updated version of the Madgex Content Management System (CMS). As our job board platform has become increasingly sophisticated incorporating the latest web technologies we have now adopted this approach in our CMS. The project has been defined by our commitment to innovation and user experience whilst listening to the diverse needs from across our client base. The project is nearing completion and is currently in the final stages of rigorous user testing.

For those who have been using the CMS for sometime the most noticeable change will be the refreshed design. The new look dashboards will display key metrics and user statistics generated in real time from across the entire job board. By analysing user journeys we have added navigation links to the most commonly used activities such as adding a job, running reports and campaigns for increased efficiency.

Another key benefit is the new CMS is fully compatible with all major browsers and not just Internet Explorer. After talking to our clients about what they would like to change in the CMS this was one of the most frequently requested changes. With so many browsers now available it was an imperative part of the project and one we hope will make a real difference to our clients.

Throughout the CMS we have implemented a number of changes to help reduce the number of steps needed to complete common tasks and activities. A key driver for the project was to help admin users utilise the CMS more effectively and take advantage of the broad range of features. One of the best examples of this is the revised menu which has been re-designed to be highly intuitive.

With many of our clients operating internationally it was important to enable the new CMS to have multi-language functionality. This also ties in with a number of projects currently in development that will be taking advantage of this new functionality. The multi-language capability will allow both the CMS and the job board to be switched between English and the language requested by the client. Another aspect to be incorporated for international sites is the ability to have multiple currencies relating to the language selected to allow ecommerce transactions in local currency.

The CMS project has been a huge undertaking for the entire team and sets the foundations for future upgrades and development to enhance user experience and incorporate innovation. The new Madgex CMS will start to be rolled out to clients in the New Year. We will be in touch soon to explain individually the upgrade process along with the relevant product documentation to ensure a smooth transition. If you have any questions at this stage then please contact the Account Management team +44 (0) 1273 775100

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