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Score 7.2 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Agility CMS

Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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Cascade Server

Cascade CMS is great for working with large quantities of content that can then be reused across multiple sites or other apps. The workflow system is robust and completely customizable. Managing users is easy with available custom authentication options like LDAP.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Cascade Server
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Cascade Server
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Cascade Server
8.3
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Cascade Server
9.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Cascade Server
6.7

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Cascade Server
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Cascade Server
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Cascade Server
8.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
8.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
8.0
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
5.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Cascade Server
7.1
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Cascade Server
9.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
Cascade Server
6.6

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
6.7
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
7.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Cascade Server
7.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Cascade Server
6.6
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Cascade Server
4.8

Pros

Agility CMS

  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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Cascade Server

  • The content contributor interface is much like Word, and easy for our content providers to use.
  • The company is highly responsive to suggestions and input when building out versions.
  • Spectate comes free with Cascade.
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Cons

Agility CMS

  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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Cascade Server

  • One of the drawbacks of being an XML-based content management system is that any text entered, that isn't XML-compliant, triggers an XML error and the content can't be saved. The company seems to be working on this, as it recently released a new feature allowing content to be saved as JSON and CSS, which don't have to be XML-compliant.
  • There is room for improvement when working with images. While the company has made improvements to the image editor and recently added the ability upload images via "drag and drop", the system can't save multiple versions of uploaded images automatically (e.g. original, medium, thumbnail).
  • While Cascade Server's push architecture offers performance and security benefits, it can make maintaining a large website challenging. For example, the only way to re-publish template-specific pages is by writing your own web services application in either PHP or Java.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Customer Service is amazing. Staff is helpful and friendly. Our users really like Cascade Server and it allows us to have a much better web experience.
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Usability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
It is very user friendly and easy to use, especially for someone like me who is not web savvy.
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Reliability and Availability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Amazing customer service and VERY customizable.
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Performance

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Does a great job.
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Support

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 5 answers
The support staff are all well-versed in Cascade, respond in a timely fashion, and provide excellent service.
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In-Person Training

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was helpful.
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Online Training

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Still needed that physical help
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Implementation

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Making sure that our export from our previous CMS was correct was crucial. If it wasn't, we would have been in a world of hurt. Thanks to the import tool Hannon Hill created, everything went great and all pages were successfully imported.
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Alternatives Considered

Agility CMS

Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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Cascade Server

We knew we didn't have the department size (i.e., human resources) or time to work with open source products like Drupal and Joomla, and while we still use WordPress for offshoot blogs by some departments and programs, we needed a more robust CMS that would centralize design and not jeopardize the brand. Of the many companies that came to campus to demo their product, Hannon Hill was the most reasonably priced with the best plan for helping us catch up to the competition and get started.
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Scalability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I used it only a few times.
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Return on Investment

Agility CMS

  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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Cascade Server

  • I provide the Support on campus for Cascade Server. If I ever get an issue that cannot be solved I know I can easily contact Hannonhill and they will get my issues solved. For this my customer service on campus has greatly increased and makes it easier for me to troubleshoot.
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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