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EU projects: should you add a member-only section to your website?

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Ian Bearder

Founder & CEO

Jun 28, 2024

EU Projects

If you're considering adding a member-only section to your website for your EU projects, it's important to think twice. While it may seem like a good idea to have a separate section for project-related documents and tasks, the reality is that it creates more work and complications than benefits.

Firstly, adding a member-only section requires additional administrative and user support. You need to develop and maintain the software for this section, which can be time-consuming and costly. Moreover, ensuring the security of user details becomes a significant concern, as you'll be responsible for protecting sensitive information.

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Secondly, the usage of these member-only sections is often quite low. Many users prefer to rely on dedicated project management platforms for collaboration and document sharing. Platforms like Fibery, Monday.com, Microsoft Teams, or Google Workspace offer comprehensive features specifically designed for project management. Utilizing these platforms will likely provide a better user experience and streamline your project workflows.

Considering these factors, it's advisable to keep your website as a portal for public information. Instead of investing resources in developing a member-only section, focus on integrating with established project management platforms. This way, you can efficiently collaborate with other consortium members and share necessary documents without the added complexities of maintaining a separate section on your website.

In conclusion,

when it comes to EU projects, adding a member-only section to your website is generally not recommended. The administrative burden, user support, software development, and security concerns outweigh the benefits. Opting for dedicated project management platforms will offer a more efficient and secure solution for collaboration and document sharing.

Checklist

✅ Consider the administrative and user support required for adding a member-only section to the website.

✅ Evaluate the time-consuming and costly development and maintenance of software for the member-only section.

✅ Assess the security concerns and responsibilities associated with protecting sensitive user information.

✅ Research and explore established project management platforms such as Fibery, Monday.com, Microsoft Teams, or Google Workspace.

✅ Focus on integrating with these project management platforms instead of developing a separate member-only section.

✅ Prioritize efficient collaboration and document sharing with other consortium members.

✅ Avoid the added complexities of maintaining a separate section on the website.

✅ Opt for a more efficient and secure solution by utilising dedicated project management platforms.

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