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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

OpenText TeamSite

It is used to manage hundreds of sites with the ability to personalize digital experiences and offers digital marketers the advantage of omni-channel campaigns. It ensures seamless content management across collaboration sites, websites, social, and mobile platforms to help deliver memorable digital experiences, matching the right content to the right customer.
Duane Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cascade Server
8.0
OpenText TeamSite
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Cascade Server
8.0
OpenText TeamSite
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Cascade Server
7.2
OpenText TeamSite
8.6
API
Cascade Server
7.1
OpenText TeamSite
8.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Cascade Server
7.3
OpenText TeamSite
9.0

Web Content Creation

Cascade Server
7.1
OpenText TeamSite
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Cascade Server
6.3
OpenText TeamSite
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Cascade Server
6.1
OpenText TeamSite
8.0
Admin section
Cascade Server
7.9
OpenText TeamSite
8.0
Page templates
Cascade Server
8.9
OpenText TeamSite
7.7
Library of website themes
Cascade Server
5.5
OpenText TeamSite
6.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Cascade Server
7.0
OpenText TeamSite
8.0
Publishing workflow
Cascade Server
8.9
OpenText TeamSite
7.4
Form generator
Cascade Server
6.4
OpenText TeamSite
7.4

Web Content Management

Cascade Server
6.9
OpenText TeamSite
7.8
Content taxonomy
Cascade Server
7.9
OpenText TeamSite
8.0
SEO support
Cascade Server
7.0
OpenText TeamSite
Bulk management
Cascade Server
8.9
OpenText TeamSite
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Cascade Server
6.0
OpenText TeamSite
7.7
Community / comment management
Cascade Server
4.8
OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

  • Personalizing content - easy to setup the taxonomy to personalize the content
  • Being able to manage content in one place and display it on multiple websites
  • Ability to have the business areas support content changes without IT help
Anonymous | 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

OpenText TeamSite

  • Draconian licensing methods; license is tied to IP address of one of the network interfaces so this product is incompatible with cloud deployment.
  • Very poor documentation - we've never been able to get to the bottom of an issue in a "self service" manner by using the available support documentation. We're always at the mercy of the sub-par helpdesk.
  • Doesn't lend itself to automation - configuration is some obscure format that is impossible to automate
Anonymous | 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

OpenText TeamSite

OpenText TeamSite 3.6
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

It offers an intuitive user experience, modern, versatile and consistent in performance. It simplifies the whole process of managing the digital experience across all marketing channels, which is done from a unified interface. This tool has enabled us to take control of our brand by building positive experiences with our customers and providing them with the relevant content.
Duane Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cascade Server

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

OpenText TeamSite

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

OpenText TeamSite

  • Has allowed the team to focus on operational changes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

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

OpenText TeamSite

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
OpenText TeamSite
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server
9.1
OpenText TeamSite
3.6

Usability

Cascade Server
9.1
OpenText TeamSite

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server
6.7
OpenText TeamSite

Performance

Cascade Server
8.0
OpenText TeamSite

Support Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
OpenText TeamSite

In-Person Training

Cascade Server
7.0
OpenText TeamSite

Online Training

Cascade Server
5.0
OpenText TeamSite

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
OpenText TeamSite

Scalability

Cascade Server
5.0
OpenText TeamSite

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