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Assessment overview

The one-day site assessment is suitable for small sites and/or simple projects. The one day is broken into a half-day meeting and half a day for report generation delivered by a GovCMS Engagement Manager and Solution Architect.

The final report assesses the site requirements against the current GovCMS functionality and makes a recommendation for which service offering, SaaS or PaaS, is the best fit.

Cost: $4,200 + GST per site (see breakdown below)

Engagement process

The one-day site assessment follows five stages:

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

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

  3. Lightweight discovery: Morning half-day on-site interactive workshop with key stakeholders to harvest requirements as well as educate on GovCMS SaaS vs PaaS options/features.

  4. Assessment report: Afternoon half-day off-site producing the assessment report, which will cover GovCMS SaaS vs PaaS viability and includes a recommendation on best fit.

  5. Presentation: A one-hour presentation of the findings after the assessment (this is usually presented remotely).


The outputs from the one-day site assessment are:

  1. Site functionality matrix: Visual representation of all desired functionality.

  2. GovCMS viability matrix: Each functional requirement is classified to determine the level of configuration/customisation, and therefore compliance, with GovCMS SaaS.

  3. GovCMS assessment report: Executive summary slide deck for stakeholders representing assessment findings and SaaS vs PaaS recommendation.


  • Clear understanding on GovCMS SaaS viability and optional mitigations and/or alternatives for areas of non-compliance

  • Enables key stakeholders to make an informed decision on GovCMS SaaS vs PaaS

Other good things to know

  • GovCMS SaaS compliance classification — For each high level requirement a functional classification will be given on the level of GovCMS SaaS/PaaS configuration required. For example, basic config, theme development, ‘contrib’ module or custom module, etc.

  • Optional mitigation strategies or alternatives are provided if/when SaaS non-compliant requirements are identified.

Fixed price packages

Below is a summary of the resources, their activities and associated hours and costs to deliver the one-day assessment.

One-day assessment tasks

GovCMS Engagement Manager

GovCMS Solution Architect













Total hours


Total cost (@ $200/h +GST)

$4,200 +GST

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