Foster Web Marketing

DSS

5 / 5 21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

DSS was built for the legal and medical fields. Primarily law firms and doctor offices use this software, but any service business can use it in a similar way.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Foster Web Marketing
  • www.fosterwebmarketing.com
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About DSS

Are you frustrated that you don't have enough control over your website and marketing? DSS is an inbound marketing software with CMS/CRM capabilities that allows you to take your business to the next level. It has everything you need to manage your marketing easily and effectively. Manage your website, clients, email marketing, client feedback and reviews, social media posting, lead tracking and follow up campaigns in one easy to use tool! Stop taping solutions together and use one smarter tool.


DSS Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control
  • Call Logging
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Support
  • Lead Scoring
  • List Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Product Catalog
  • Project Management
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Referral Tracking
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Territory Management

DSS Reviews

Do you enjoy hitting your head against the wall? If so, DSS is NOT for you.

Aug 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What's not to love??? We have built many websites in WordPress and get so sick of the archaic backend. Want to add content? It's difficult. Want to add a photo? Good luck. Want to add a video? Even worse, except add in the fact that all of that media will slow down your site as well.

In DSS, everything is easier than I could ever imagine. I want to spend every moment in DSS and never update another WordPress site ever again!!!

And let's not forget about the fact that in DSS, there's no need for plugins. There's no need for you to ever go to outside social media or search engine analytics sites, because that information is built right in! Need a CRM system like Insightly or SalesForce? No need; that's in DSS too! And want to send out emails? You guessed it: already in DSS and already integrated to work with your website pages & forms, CRM, analytics.

Simply, DSS is the best platform there is, and you're insane not to use it. (Unless you're our competitor; in that case, stay on WordPress.)

Cons: Doesn't currently integrate with Insightly.

Overall: DSS is the absolute best solution out there¿by far. I know Wordpress, or even Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace can seem tempting with their low price and advertised ease of use, but they're not even in the same ballpark as DSS. Apples to oranges? Try Ferraris to clown cars.

Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace and even WordPress (to an extent) are created for aesthetics. To someone who just wants a "pretty website," they're just fine. But to business owners who are serious about increasing their online visibility, traffic, user engagement, and¿ultimately¿sales, DSS has no competition.

Most platforms only take price (i.e., cheap: Remember, you get what you pay for) and aesthetics into consideration, while DSS takes the final, most important piece into consideration as well: search engines.

DSS websites are not only gorgeous to the outside observer, but are also built with search engine-friendly code that makes your site attractive to both users and search engines alike. Because what good is a pretty site if nobody can find it?

Add in the extra time you gain by having everything you need in one platform, the extra security you gain due to the fact that DSS is HIPAA compliant, and the extra joy you gain by having an OUTSTANDING customer service team that will walk you through any questions you have, and you have the ultimate business-building, sales-supporting, sanity-keeping platform.

Recommendations to other buyers: Why are you still reading this? Either you're serious or you're not. Figure out which boat you're in.

Fast & Easy Way to Immediately Update Your Website

Apr 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using DSS since 2004 when I first created my website with Foster Web Marketing. DSS allows you the ability to make instant changes to your website without the need to wait for a webmaster do it for you..

I can add articles on the fly.
I can add blog posts.
I can immediately publish an e-mail newsletter.

I can add videos, photographs and anything else I can think of.
I can add PDFs.
I can optimize my articles quickly and without the need for any coding.

I can share my content on social media using DSS.
I can schedule when I want my content to go live.
I can add anything to my website with ease and just as easily, delete any page or link on my site in seconds.

DSS is a simple, straightforward and very powerful tool that every website owner should have.
It has a great set of analytics connected to Google analytics.

DSS allows me the ability to write content on a daily basis to help my consumers and potential clients get information that they need and want to know.

I still know attorneys who have to wait weeks to communicate with their webmaster in order to update their website and make changes. DSS allows you to avoid all that nonsense and get it done instantly. Without hassle. With out a huge learning curve.

DSS Rocks!

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am so happy with the DSS system. I have replaced two CRM systems by using DSS. It not only works better but costs much less than the other well known systems.

DSS has helped my practice

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My law firm has used Foster Web Marketing's DSS software product for several years. It's a valuable tool which enables us to update the content of our website, to include adding case results, client testimonials, and practice area additions. It's flexible - we can log in and create website updates from any location, and when our schedule permits. Notably, it's allowed us to take control of our website. It's really an integral part of my firm's online presence.

Great Product

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DSS is a user friendly program that makes it easy to navigate and use. Everything in this program is straight forward and to the point. The customer service is great and quick to respond. They are always willing to help whether it's an email, phone call, or video chat. I would highly recommend using DSS.

Intuitive interface with built-in optimization features

Mar 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DSS has an extremely intuitive CMS interface and having built in features to help execute a successful SEO strategy has proved to be extremely helpful. It is also one of the fastest CMSs I've used.

One of the most organized systems I've had the pleasure of using.

Mar 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use DSS for several companies whose content I oversee. Adding, editing and tracking how the content is performing is easy and efficient. Knowing what content needs to be updated is also a plus when running multiple accounts, and if I need a questions answered the team at Foster is always quick to respond and helpful.

We have been using DSS for years. We love our ability to easily manage content on our website.

Mar 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our experience with DSS has only been positive. We have yet to experience any limitation with the product. DSS has allowed us to maintain a high visible SEO ranking with all of the relevant search engines. This product should be considered by all companies who want to maintain a meaningful presence on the internet.

Absolutely the best!

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Zach Stone and Foster Web Marketing are the best. I have been working with them and DSS for many years. I have seen DSS become the best in the marketplace! It plays a critical role in the success of my business!

DSS Has Everything We Need

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using the software for almost 2 years now and I am extremely satisfied overall.

DSS is life changing for small businesses!

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Prior to partnering with Foster Web Marketing to build our law firm's website, I knew absolutely nothing about the "back end" of a website. I had never built one, or managed one. After just a few monthly phone calls, I am incredibly excited that we are able to manage our website 100% in house if we so choose. DSS is magnificently intuitive. It is concise and simple, yet produces a professional and effective website. I can honestly say that my experience with DSS has been easier and much more enjoyable than my experience with programs such as Word Press that are marketed to amateurs like me. With the unique search features in DSS, I'm able to access any section of our site for edits and, in the rare instance that I can't figure it out on my own, the DSS Q&A section or their customer service team are a quick click or call away. The DSS team will equip you to take control of your own website and content. It won't take hours a day for you to keep things running smoothly. We are so pleased and plan to use DSS and Foster Web for many, many more years.

For Professional Practice Marketing, There is no Peer

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Since 2007, I've owned a company that coaches and consults with doctors to market and grow their practices. I've worked with DSS and Foster Web Marketing from the beginning. DSS has no peer in professional practice marketing. It is so comprehensive and detailed. It is designed to make web marketing accessible and understandable. They have simply thought of everything. And since day one, they have picked up the phone and worked with my team to make DSS even better. Simply the best in my opinion, and I've seen them all.

DSS Review

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We work with multiple clients on their Internet marketing projects and Foster Web Marketing is who we recommend if someone is looking for a new website. Their DSS software makes getting and understanding the metrics (what's working and why) the easiest of any CMS that we have ever worked with. In addition, they monitor the websites and are always current with updates. In a world where most webmasters are hard to get a hold of and have issues with customer service, Foster Web Marketing is a breath of fresh air!

Marketing made easy!

Mar 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As the owner of a Virtual Administrative Assistant company (www.virtualsolutions4you.com), many of my small business clients use DSS on a daily basis. I have been assisting clients with their marketing using this software since 2008.

Foster Web Marketing has been improving this software since the beginning. As my clients request new features, Foster Web has added them to the software to make it even more user friendly. The improvements in the software have established this marketing tool as one of the most used by my clients. The customer service is outstanding! Any problem that is encountered is fixed very quickly.

I recommend any of my clients that are not currently using this to make the switch. I anticipate that we will be partners in marketing for a very long time! I cannot say enough about this amazing software!

User-friendly software, even friendlier staff!

Mar 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DSS is generally very easy to pick up and does a good job maintaining our websites. Occasionally when I had problems that I couldn't figure out, the staff were always there for me. Great experience!

Very Intuitive!

Mar 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used DSS for years and found it very easy to use! I've used similar interfaces in the past and find DSS to be the most intuitive. It's easy to find and edit the page you're looking because the interface is very well organized. The customer service is great too. The Foster Web Marketing team has always been great about showing me how to do anything I'm having trouble with.

Foster Web Marketing's DSS is AWESOME!!!

Feb 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been a Foster Web Marketing customer using the DSS for almost 10 years now. I don't even know where to begin or how to describe how great this product is. I live in Seattle where I have access to any kind of website technology professionals anyone could ever want. I use to work at Microsoft and have better-than-average skills when it comes to website content management. With all the options available to me I pick Foster Web Marketing's DSS. It's the best.

Have been running our web marketing with it for years

Feb 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The best part about the Foster Web Marketing DSS is that I don't really have to know much about "SEO,", "headline tags", social media, etc in order to be very successful with it.

There was a day when I did know about all that stuff but seems to me it changes every 4 weeks or so. DSS takes care of me NOT having to keep up with the technology of the Internet in order to keep a highly successful website (BenGlassLaw.com) not only "up and running" but powered to the top of search for my practice area in my geographic location.

So, as they say.. "if a lawyer can do it...."

A solution that works

Feb 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was a DSS user for several years at a large plaintiffs' firm and attribute a large amount of our online marketing success to the solutions user-friendly platform and rich environment.

New to the world of content marketing and lead acquisition? Fear not, DSS is incredibly intuitive and can be mastered by the newest of users. Additionally, the staff that supports the solution is second to none.

Can't say enough good things about my experience with DSS and am confident in giving my unqualified recommendation of same.

I have been using DSS since 2009

Feb 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DSS is a great content management systems that continues to add new features that help me streamline my marketing and convert more leads. My company shoots video and photography and I get 1/3 of my business through my website www.gearshift.tv. DSS makes it easy for me to track everything while maintaining an attractive website.

Great Software

Feb 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DSS is a very user-friendly software that all of my marketing team members, on all levels, utilize on a daily basis. It provides a user-friendly interface to allow instant web updates without any programming experience required.

The on-boarding process, ongoing training and customer service support is excellent. I highly recommend this product.