Backdrop CMS is the Drupal fork. It is a faster and less-complex version of Drupal 7 with Panels, Views, and Configuration Management added into core.
Backdrop CMS has already seen five on-time releases that have added more new core features: a built-in Rich-Text editor, built-in automatic URLs and page redirects, and a browser for adding new add-ons directly from your existing site. Backdrop also includes an updated administrative theme, a new core theme, dozens of UX improvements, as well as the expected improved APIs for developers.
Backdrop is an affordable alternative for upgrading existing Drupal sites. Backdrop will always provides an upgrade path (via update.php) and maintains 80% code compatibility between versions. Decreasing the amount of time spent on development, maintenance, and upgrades will keep costs down. Backdrop CMS is committed to making sure the small to medium sized businesses and non-profits have a comprehensive CMS, even when working within a limited budget.
Come and see if Backdrop CMS is a match for your next project!