Corporate website differ from electronic commerce, portal, or sites in that they provide information to the public about the company rather than transacting business or providing other services. It is a term referring to the purpose of the site rather than its design, features or structure of site-operator.
The main advantages of corporate sites are that by connecting them to databases you can easily pull in information in an organised and structured way to create product pages or categories of related products sorted in a variety of different ways depending on how the user wants to view them.
This ability to connect to a database means that you can also create a content management system . It is an interface which allows the client to input and manage data via a web-based series of administration pages. That content can be text for pages and also images, or items in their product range with, specifications, descriptions, etc. In both these cases it can be as simple or as complex as the client requires.
There are little ongoing costs unless there is a change in the basic design or an extra capability added.
Nearly companies that interacts with the public has a corporate site or integrates the same features into its other websites. Large companies typically maintain a single umbrella corporate site for all of their various brands and subsidiaries.