Relates to

GovCMS, Drupal
Build & migration, Content & training
Web development
Technologist, Marketer

Automation overview

Setup and run automated migration scripts that take content from your source CMS and maps it to your GovCMS site. Suitable when you have a large site with many content structures and/or many pages.

Engagement process

Salsa follows the engagement process below:

  1. Review questionnaire or brief: Agency to complete a light questionnaire (or send Salsa a high level project brief) reflecting basic requirements and/or project key business drivers.

  2. Intake and alignment: Salsa conducts a free 30-45 minute intake phone call to align on scope, expectations and overall engagement requirements based on the questionnaire or brief.

  3. Discovery: Workshop to establish the target IA, number of content structures and content mappings.

  4. Pre-migrate: Define source content export definitions, execute dry test runs and produce content migration exports (.json files).

  5. Build and migrate: Configure target content structures, configure content migration imports and run and verify automated migrations.

  6. UAT: Validate content migrations via user acceptance testing (UAT) with minor remediations if/as required.

  7. Deploy: Optionally push (migrate) content to live system.


  1. Migration complexity scope documented and optional edge cases identified

  2. Groomed backlog reflecting content migration user stories

  3. .json content export files

  4. GovCMS site configured with target/new content types


  • A new/target GovCMS site with fully migrated content


  1. All content is publicly accessible

  2. Unlimited number of pages

  3. Each content structure contains up to 10 custom fields and up to five paragraph types

  4. ‘As-is, like-for-like’ migration of field content with no cleansing or transformation

Fixed price package

The table below represents Salsa’s fixed price content migration model based on content structures.

Item Cost
One-time project and tooling setup fee $2,000 +GST
Cost per content structure (unlimited pages) $3,900 +GST

Pricing example scenarios

Pricing will be determined in the discovery phase and based on the number of content structures and with unlimited pages. See below for example scenario pricing:

Item Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4
Scenario 3 content structures
500 pages
3 content structures
10,000 pages
7 content structures
2,000 pages
10 content structures
5,000 pages
Setup $2,000 +GST
Migration $11,700 +GST $11,700 +GST $27,300 +GST $39,000 +GST
Total $13,700 +GST $13,700 +GST $29,300 +GST $41,000 +GST

Other good things to know

  • We can also add an optional IA discovery and development step if required to validate or develop a new IA. This can be with internal workshops or full external user research participants. Let us know what you need and we’ll fit this into the process.

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