The SAM Difference

Why use a blogging platform to power your website? SAM is purpose-built for managing web pages, not posts.

No Experience Necessary

SAM (Site Authoring and Maintenance) Web Content Management System was created by and for communications professionals to put your website back in the hands of your marketing team.

Developed by Houston-based brand experience firm, BrandExtract, SAM has powered some of our clients' websites for more than ten years and through multiple generations of site design and updates. And with over a decade of upgrades and improvements under the hood, nothing is more powerful.

Read on to discover why everyone from non-profit organizations to Fortune 100 businesses choose SAM to power their high-performance sites.


Easy to Learn, Easy to Master

Lots of Web content managers claim a "What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get" editing experience. SAM works so much better that we had to think of a new name for it — True WYSIWYG. Forget navigational "tree" structures; formidable forms; annoying "widgets" and bewildering back-ends. Navigate to the page you want to edit, and make your changes in the context of the whole page, and see the results in real-time.

Unrivaled Flexibility for Developers

SAM takes a totally hands-off approach to code, allowing developers to work in their preferred language and their favorite environment. Simply cut and paste final code into SAM, and it will just work. Yep, just like that. No matter if it's ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, ColdFusion, Flash, Silverlight, JavaScript — you name it. If the application works in the dev environment, it will work in SAM. There isn't a more flexible content manager on the face of the planet.

High Security Standards

We know security is important to you, and we are committed to keeping SAM up-to-date on the latest security protocols. Our developers work hard to ensure there are no backdoors or other system vulnerabilities.

Unmatched Performance

SAM combines the best features of static site generators and database-driven platforms to deliver high-performance websites with lightning-fast load times and none of the drawbacks of dynamically generated sites.

“Swiss Army Knife” Adaptability

SAM plays nice with the best-in-class third party data aggregators and platforms that you're already using, including NASDAQ, BizWire, Salesforce, Marketo, Hubspot, Success Factors, Taleo, Silk Road and SharePoint, just to name a few. 

Exceptional Value

SAM provides a more robust feature set and a superior user experience compared to other products in its class. View our pricing packages or inquire about your company’s custom needs.

Industrial-strength Managed Hosting

With powerful hosting and scalable storage solutions, SAM effortlessly handles even large websites with demanding content needs. Transfer and manage massive content libraries with ease.

No Traps

SAM publishes out clean HTML files, which means you can always take your site with you to another editor. The transfer is as easy as mapping the old site to the new and importing the traffic. You’re never locked in with SAM.

But wait — there's more!

Take a closer look under the hood and learn more about how we're creating a better experience for content managers and end-users. 

See More SAM Features

Tools Designed to Make Your Job Easier

Best-in-Class Content Editing Interface

SAM uses familiar editing tools that will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever worked in a word processor. 

Powerful Architecture Tools

Easily add, edit, delete and reorganize pages and content “chunks.” Move a single page — or entire branches of your site — with the click of a button.

A True “Team Player”

Assign user roles, groups and permissions to help streamline the authoring, approval and publishing process. Easily add outside contributors, such as contract copywriters, to help collaborate on your content.

Global Ready Framework

SAM handles many languages with equal aplomb — we’ve produced websites in French, Spanish, Norwegian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian.

Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Every SAM site is engineered with your specific needs and requirements in mind. Forget paying for extra “features” that offer no value.

Unlimited Design Options

SAM gives you 100% control over your website — anything that can be rendered in a browser can be achieved in SAM.

SAM vs Other Platforms

Features and Benefits SAM Drupal Joomla Wordpress
Any design, including custom unique designs      
Foreign language support      
Search engine-friendly URLs      
One-button publishing for mobile and desktop      
Responsive designs      
Public and private forums      
Purpose-built for managing websites (pages)      
Platform support PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, Cold Fusion, JSP PHP PHP PHP
Optional dynamic serving Requires Plugin Requires Plugin Requires Plugin
Separate staging environment Requires Plugin Requires Plugin Requires Plugin
Many-to-many relationship between content and pages Complex   Requires Plugin
Mirrored content chunks     Widgets
Easy integration with 3rd-party services      
True "What You See Is What You Get" Editing      
Faster load times with static HTML      
Built on Microsoft Technologies      
Cascading content chunks      
Default content chunks      
User and groups permissions model      
User-defined publishing roles      
Granular permissions