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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

Movable Type

Is your business an enterprise level business that has more than a half dozen different content types? If so, then you might want to use a dedicated CMS rather than Movable Type. Movable Type is best used on small / medium sized businesses and is not the best solution for a full-fledged CMS. If you're using your content for something other than just displaying a website, then it's probably not for you. Movable Type works great for news/blogging sites. In fact, Daring Fireball, one of the most popular Apple-centric blogs is using Movable Type as its publishing platform.
Dennis Dewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cascade Server
8.0
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Cascade Server
8.0
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Cascade Server
7.2
Movable Type
6.0
API
Cascade Server
7.1
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Cascade Server
7.3
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

Cascade Server
7.1
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Cascade Server
6.3
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Cascade Server
6.1
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
Cascade Server
7.9
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
Cascade Server
8.9
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
Cascade Server
5.5
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Cascade Server
7.0
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
Cascade Server
8.9
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
Cascade Server
6.4
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

Cascade Server
6.9
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
Cascade Server
7.9
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
Cascade Server
7.0
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
Cascade Server
8.9
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Cascade Server
6.0
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
Cascade Server
4.8
Movable Type
7.0

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

Movable Type

  • Easy to use straight out of the box, very user friendly with an intuitive interface.
  • Great for team use where there are multiple editors and writers fixing and editing each other's works. It's easy to track who last made the latest edits.
  • Stellar support team and system. I've found that Moveable Type's support system is generally more responsive and helpful than WordPress.
Sophia Ahn | 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

Movable Type

  • Especially on the older versions, the limited number of well-developed third-party plugins is problematic for efficiently developing a well-functioning website.
  • Versions of movable type which didn't allow pages to be constructed were difficult to create continuity in design and easily editable pages for our editors.
  • The installation process could be simplified to make it easier for those new to a CMS to install.
Kurtis Amundson | 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

Movable Type

Movable Type 5.4
Based on 9 answers
I think there are still improvements to be made. I haven't tapped in to the full functionality of the CMS yet but the rating I give it now is only based on what I've been able to use it for
Jean Louis | 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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server

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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cascade Server

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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cascade Server

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

Movable Type

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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Movable Type

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Movable Type

Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
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

Movable Type

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

Movable Type

  • Provided a blogging platform when we needed one.
  • Helped us compare other blogging platforms as a baseline for what minimums we require and what we don't want.
  • Users often refused to use Movable Type and would go around our official system in order to use my more friendly software.
Michelle Belmont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

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

Movable Type

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
Movable Type
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server
9.1
Movable Type
5.4

Usability

Cascade Server
9.1
Movable Type

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server
6.7
Movable Type

Performance

Cascade Server
8.0
Movable Type

Support Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Movable Type

In-Person Training

Cascade Server
7.0
Movable Type

Online Training

Cascade Server
5.0
Movable Type

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Movable Type

Scalability

Cascade Server
5.0
Movable Type

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