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SaaS Core for existing CMS developers



Optimizely SaaS Core is in beta. Apply on Join the waitlist for SaaS Core or contact your Customer Success Manager.

If you do not require a lot of customization and want to spend less time updating your CMS, Optimizely SaaS Core is a complementary option to Optimizely Content Management System (CMS); it does not replace Optimizely CMS.

SaaS Core is built on the same platform as Optimizely CMS, which means that it comes with a familiar user interface and the same content modelling capabilities that existing developers will know. Being based on the same platform also means that both products will continue to evolve together.

Managed service

SaaS Core, in contrast with traditional CMS, is a service that is fully managed by Optimizely. As a developer, you cannot modify the service using code deployment the way that you can with traditional CMS, and that means Optimizely can bring continuous improvement to the SaaS Core service. You can focus on delivering business value on the front-end, consuming content from the CMS.

Headless and fully decoupled

CMS SaaS is a headless CMS service, and front-end applications will always run fully decoupled from the service.
You can write the front-end application on your platform of choice. You do not need to know .NET to create and configure the CMS application.

Optimizely Graph is the delivery API of choice for SaaS Core and it will be the same experience if you are working with Optimizely Graph using the traditional CMS.

Import data from CMS

SaaS Core can import content from a traditional CMS site using the standard Import/Export functionality.



Any data that relies on customizations may not carry across as expected. You can also export content from SaaS Core to be imported into an Optimizely CMS site. However, the import/export feature in CMS only includes published content and not draft versions or any version history.