2013 Review of Thomson Reuters - WebBuilder CS

 

Best Firm Fit:

Firms who use the Thomson Reuters CS Suite of applications, especially the NetClient CS portals.

Strengths

  • Integrates tightly with other Thomson Reuters services, including NetClient CS client portals and Virtual Office CS.
  • The service includes many client-facing tools, including online appointment requests, referral submission forms, financial calculators, a basic client portal, and moderated client testimonial tools.
  • Graphical WYSIWYG interface is easy to use and allows complete administration of a firms website and navigation menus.
  • Firms can switch between a range of included website templates, and it is relatively simple to migrate a firm’s existing WebBuilder content organized in a different website template.
  • Thomson Reuters offers a wide range of optional services, including custom website design, advanced search engine optimization, niche content, individualized articles, and custom logo design.

Potential Limitations

  • The tool for creating and maintaining a blog on the website is a proprietary application, and does not include the ecosystem of add-in modules available with popular blogging tools like WordPress and TypePad.

Summary and Pricing

Thomson Reuters Web Builder CS is a full-featured web solution with a number of options for optional services to meet the needs of most firms.  There is no up-front setup costs, and no long-term contracts are required to use the service.  New users receive a thirty day free trial. Pricing of the product depends on the options selected, and starts at $70 per month with no required service contract.  Some services, such as custom website design and advanced search engine optimization are individually priced based on customer requirements. 

 

 

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