What is the Enterprise CMS?

The Enterprise CMS is PSU’s content management system (CMS). This is the program we used to call Drupal, however we’re transitioning the name to the Enterprise CMS as it’s a more accurate representation of the program and its use.  

What is the Enterprise? 

The Enterprise, also known as the PSU Enterprise, is the conglomeration of all pdx.edu sites, excluding some sites with subdomains (e.g. library.pdx.edu). Not all sites are Enterprise sites, but every pdx.edu site is part of the Enterprise. 

Enterprise sites follow formatting and style guidelines laid out in the PSU Brand Identity Guidelines (pdf). This is because we want to create sites that are functional and attractive, but also that are recognizable. If a visitor goes to the homepage, then visits twelve other pages from different schools and departments, the visitor should feel like every page is tied together and is clearly part of Portland State University. 

What is a Content Management System?

A content management system (CMS) is an application or program that lets users add, modify and remove content from a web site without programming or coding experience. You don’t have to know any programming languages to use a CMS, you just have to know how to use the CMS itself. 

The Enterprise CMS is different from any other CMS. As such, you must register for an Intro the the Enterprise CMS training course prior to working in the CMS. If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken this course, we would recommend retaking the training as a refresher.  

For additional information or support, email ucomm-support@pdx.edu