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Likelihood to Recommend

Cascade Server

Cascade Server is well suited with it's WYSIWYG editor being better than most editors that I have used in other systems. In context, editing makes adding content easy compared to the last CMS I used where you had to wing it and view the page outside of the CMS to see if it was correct. The ability mix HTML, CSS, and the Script of your choice anywhere and with ease.
The scenarios were Cascade Server is less appropriate would be in the use of compilers or programs like Visual studio. You need to go out of Cascade Server and go to other environments to perform tasks and then copy the result to Cascade Server. You can write directly in Cascade Server, but it's easier to do in and editor that is specific to a function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Yammer provides a social network experience for the enterprise, providing a "Facebook for work". Its mobile app provides an excellent user experience, showing the full mix of communications happening across topics and teams. The web app, while it hasn't evolved much in the last few years, provides a good experience consuming news. Personally, I use Yammer every morning to see what's happening across my company and comment, like, and share to interact across silos.As long as the size of the network inside of Yammer is managed - likely partitioning a large organization into business units, etc., - then Yammer provides an excellent platform for social news and "bottom up" collaboration across teams. Its free-form posting style, including articles and polls for interactive content, helps break down silos across the organization. Contrasted with the boring world of email, Yammer is a tantalizing world of pictures, GIFs, and videos.At LiveTiles, we share company and team news via Yammer, enabling others to see the progress and milestones - from a new office to a new customer - without the heavy burden of a company newsletter or similarly curated content. Even though we have fully adopted Teams for day-to-day, intra-team communication, Yammer is still the gold standard for inter-team communication.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cascade Server
8.0
Microsoft Yammer
Role-based user permissions
Cascade Server
8.0
Microsoft Yammer

Platform & Infrastructure

Cascade Server
7.2
Microsoft Yammer
API
Cascade Server
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
Internationalization / multi-language
Cascade Server
7.3
Microsoft Yammer

Web Content Creation

Cascade Server
7.1
Microsoft Yammer
WYSIWYG editor
Cascade Server
6.3
Microsoft Yammer
Code quality / cleanliness
Cascade Server
6.1
Microsoft Yammer
Admin section
Cascade Server
7.9
Microsoft Yammer
Page templates
Cascade Server
8.9
Microsoft Yammer
Library of website themes
Cascade Server
5.5
Microsoft Yammer
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Cascade Server
7.0
Microsoft Yammer
Publishing workflow
Cascade Server
8.9
Microsoft Yammer
Form generator
Cascade Server
6.4
Microsoft Yammer

Web Content Management

Cascade Server
6.9
Microsoft Yammer
Content taxonomy
Cascade Server
7.9
Microsoft Yammer
SEO support
Cascade Server
7.0
Microsoft Yammer
Bulk management
Cascade Server
8.9
Microsoft Yammer
Availability / breadth of extensions
Cascade Server
6.0
Microsoft Yammer
Community / comment management
Cascade Server
4.8
Microsoft Yammer

Project Management

Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
5.2
Task Management
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.9
Gantt Charts
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
3.6
Scheduling
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.5
Workflow Automation
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.6
Mobile Access
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
7.0
Search
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.7
Visual planning tools
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
5.2

Communication

Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
7.1
Chat
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
9.3
Notifications
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
8.6
Discussions
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
9.0
Surveys
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Internal knowledgebase
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.2
Integrates with Outlook
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.4

File Sharing & Management

Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.1
Versioning
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
7.2
Video files
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
8.1
Audio files
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
7.8
Document collaboration
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.3
Access control
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
6.3
Advanced security features
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
5.6
Integrates with Google Drive
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
3.0
Device sync
Cascade Server
Microsoft Yammer
4.9

Pros

Cascade Server

  • Cascade CMS makes no assumptions about your content. Templates control how the content gets displayed.
  • Workflows are intuitive and allow for one or more people to review content before it is published.
  • The published site is static (no database connection) which allows for faster page loads and reduced risk of attack.
John Dezember | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • Employees from around the globe get to follow, share and discuss a myriad of business topics on Yammer, our business social network. They get to start conversations, collaborate on files and organize projects so one can go further, faster. Plus the ease of asking questions, finding expertise and offer feedback on a topic without leaving the application you’re in saves time and keeps employees engaged.
  • When one works with teammates in Yammer groups, ideas fly! Do you have an important message to share with the rest of the community? We utilize Yammer to reach who you want within the company when you want, so no one misses a thing. Yammer brings the global conversation straight to you.
Marcos Sola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cascade Server

  • Cascade CMS is not an out-of-the-box pre-built system that you can install, turn on and expect to be serving sites and pages on day one. It's not a blogging system like WordPress, or a drag-and-drop system like SquareSpace (both of which I've used for their own purposes). You need to have someone tasked with management and system administration – and if you implement the on-premise self-hosted version, you ought to have several people. We have the university's IT shop handling infrastructure (server hardware, containers, clustering, operating systems, load-balancing, DNS, database servers, NAS/SAN drives), our Web & Design team managing Cascade CMS (system settings, sites, templates, permissions) and managers coordinating each respective academic unit (A&S, business, education, law, marine science).
Andrew Bauserman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • Editing functionality would be warmly welcomed by my team. There's currently no way to edit posts in Yammer once they've been posted. If a typo is bothering you, you'll have to delete your post and re-post with the edited text.
  • Yammer's design leaves something to be desired. Document editing is not great.
  • No obvious way to sort/organize files uploaded to Yammer. If files from a certain user are needed, you'll have to go to their profile and sift through their uploaded files.
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Changing systems would require too much effort. Our institution is using Cascade Server, WordPress and Drupal but we only serve 2200 students so we have 1 too many content management systems. Reflecting on current technical resources we would like to drop down to 2. This effort hasn't moved forward because of the extensive work required to migrate content and train users in a new system.
Jason Slater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 6.9
Based on 10 answers
Microsoft is dedicated to continual improvement on Yammer. They realize the value that Yammer brings to the table with their clients. In the short time that we have had Yammer implemented, we are just now beginning to see the strong impact it has on becoming more effective and efficient around collaboration.
Vivian Thacker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Cascade CMS is completely usable on mobile devices, we can train our content editors in a single 2-hour session, and we support 1,000 users with a very small team.
There is a level of complexity for the system administrators, site managers and web programmers who implement templates and content types. But the complexity is neither arbitrary nor inconsistent – and once learned provides a powerful environment within which we can develop robust sites that are beautiful and powerful, yet easy for our content editors to manage.
Andrew Bauserman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Overall easy to use and intuitive, although limited in the possibility to personalize layout and look & feel of a site. Some functionalities are not easy to use, like document editing, but some others are quick and effective (posts and tagging above all). Performance and responsiveness of the Yammer site is typically acceptable, in my experience.
Stefano Tempesta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Amazing customer service and VERY customizable.
Graham Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very available
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Does a great job.
Collan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a simple product but it does provide value.
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 5 answers
They have always regarded any question or problem we encountered as very important. We have never felt that they ignore or downplay any issue and not once has anything been left unresolved. They also hold an annual conference where users are invited to attend and share their experiences and wisdom with the entire Cascade community. And with the care and support the provide, we all feel a part of that community.
David Van Wie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 7.0
Based on 14 answers
We have never had to use the support for Yammer. The tool works well and we have not come across any bugs. User Interface is simple and easy to use, similar to other forum type products, thereby removing the need for any extensive training. Team members are invited in and immediately are able to start using the tool.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was helpful.
Collan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Still needed that physical help
Collan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The training that Microsoft provides is very generic training for Yammer. I like the fact the training is short and easy to understand
Vivian Thacker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 9.1
Based on 4 answers
The key to any CMS implementation is PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. Proper planning with Cascade can increase your satisfaction exponentially once the site migration/creation is complete. When all is said and done, your implementation can make your site run like a Yugo or Maserati. Be smart and deliberate in your decisions. Drive the Maserati. It is already paid for.
William White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We organically implemented the product
Danielle Brigida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cascade Server

We selected Cascade server seven years ago, and the CMS environment at the time was clearly different than it is today. We decided to go with a vendor solution rather than a free solution because the long term cost in hosting a free solution is not, in fact, free; we've found Cascade to have been an excellent choice for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

Microsoft Yammer far exceeded expectations when the company I work for switched from SharePoint. There was a limited learning curve, and a bit of training need, but generally the transition was smooth. SharePoint, while it proved to be useful company-wide, we have found that Microsoft Yammer creates more of a social network within departments. Microsoft Yammer provides a personal employee communication and information sharing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I used it only a few times.
Collan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cascade Server

  • Initially, ROI was positive - because we completely redesigned the website when we implemented Cascade.
  • Over time, the inability to keep up with the latest interactive tools has reduced visitors time on site.
  • Also over time, the difficulty of use has led to less buy-in by backend users, leading to outdated pages, little timely information, and lower visitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Yammer

  • Adoption. When an ESN is implemented the wrong way, e.g. you force it on the organization without explaining the benefits for the user and not providing enough instructions and training to get started, it may well backfire on you and build a wall of resistance from the organization. Thus, to create ROI you need to think before you launch Yammer, and take help from people who know how to do it, e.g. a CSM or a CM.
  • Belonging. Yammer makes people feel more involved and up to date on what's happening. This increase employee engagement and helps management to steer the organization in the right direction.
  • Find blind spots. Yammer enables people to share ideas and prototypes with many people both within the company and invited customers (via an external network). This is a great way to discover blind spots and other flaws, to give you time to adjust them before going to market with a new product or service.
  • Find expertise. Yammer makes it much faster for anyone to find answers. Thus, time spent on finding an answer to a customers questions is not only reduced enormously, but Yammer enables you to get answers to questions that earlier was left unanswered because you couldn't find information at all.
  • Collaboration. To work together to create a presentation, social media content, a newsletter, a report, is much easier and faster when using Yammer. And you can get valuable input from people you never thought of asking.
Joakim Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

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

Microsoft Yammer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cascade Server
9.8
Microsoft Yammer
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
6.9

Usability

Cascade Server
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server
6.7
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Performance

Cascade Server
8.0
Microsoft Yammer
9.0

Support Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
7.0

In-Person Training

Cascade Server
7.0
Microsoft Yammer

Online Training

Cascade Server
5.0
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Microsoft Yammer
8.0

Scalability

Cascade Server
5.0
Microsoft Yammer

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