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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • OpenText TeamSite ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

8.0

Cascade Server

80%
8.5

OpenText TeamSite

85%
OpenText TeamSite ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.1

Cascade Server

71%
8.1

OpenText TeamSite

81%
OpenText TeamSite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.3
73%
7 Ratings
7.6
76%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.1

Cascade Server

71%
8.2

OpenText TeamSite

82%
OpenText TeamSite ranks higher in 6/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

6.1
61%
19 Ratings
8.2
82%
10 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

6.0
60%
18 Ratings
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.4
84%
10 Ratings

Page templates

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Library of website themes

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
9 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
8.1
81%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.0
90%
19 Ratings
8.3
83%
10 Ratings

Form generator

6.4
64%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Cascade Server

69%
8.0

OpenText TeamSite

80%
Cascade Server ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

SEO support

7.0
70%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bulk management

9.0
90%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
10 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

6.0
60%
11 Ratings
7.7
77%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

4.8
48%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cascade Server is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Cascade Server

99%
44 Ratings
8.2

OpenText TeamSite

82%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
26 Ratings
3.6

OpenText TeamSite

36%
1 Rating

Usability

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
4 Ratings
7.3

OpenText TeamSite

73%
1 Rating

Availability

6.7

Cascade Server

67%
8 Ratings

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Cascade Server

80%
2 Ratings

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
10 Ratings
6.4

OpenText TeamSite

64%
1 Rating

In-Person Training

7.0

Cascade Server

70%
1 Rating

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Cascade Server

50%
1 Rating

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
8 Ratings

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Cascade Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

OpenText TeamSite

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

5.0

Cascade Server

50%
1 Rating

OpenText TeamSite

N/A
0 Ratings

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

OpenText is suitable to handle web content management across your social media/digital ecosystem, helping you deliver more personal marketing and increase conversion rates. For the three years, we've used it at our company, we've experienced notable growth in conversions from leads. It integrates well with CMS, and SAP hybris to be specific to help you drive your marketing smoothly. You will however need on your team, contributors with expertise in C++ coding to help with multi-channel data exportation and streaming
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • It's a very easy-to-use tool that enables my organization to manage and publish digital content easily in a cost-effective way.
  • I like how it delivers a personalized omnichannel digital experience through an intuitive and flexible enterprise web content management system.
  • I like the robust capabilities that enhance our work, like site design, content authoring, editing, and personalization.
Bruno Mostafa | 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

Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

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

Starting Price

OpenText TeamSite

General

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

Starting Price

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

OpenText TeamSite 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Overall, it's a solid package with the potential to offer much functionality with appropriate resources applied. There are a few issues with the authoring interface that OpenText should address before its a top shelf authoring experience.
Tyler Vogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 6.7
Based on 8 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 2 answers
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 10 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

OpenText TeamSite 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Our technical resources engage with OpenText TeamSite so I don't have direct experience. However, critical issues that we need help with seem to get the attention they deserve without issue. However, training and user resources for business owner roles are a bit lacking and some annoying issues with the authoring interface should be addressed sooner.
Tyler Vogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 8 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

OpenText TeamSite is far much better compared to WordPress. It's very easy to use. It works smoothly and handles big scale projects with ease. Provides unmatched ability in delivering personalized omnichannel digital experiences. It handles multiple websites and supports multiple languages thus delivering professional satisfying customer experience. We are able reach many online clients.
James Deyton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Cascade Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText TeamSite

OpenText TeamSite 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The annual contract should be clearer in terms of the breakdown of user license types (system admin, admin, regular user, etc).
Tyler Vogel | 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

  • I love how it saves our time by simplifying the entire process of managing content across all channels, including Websites, Mobile Platforms, email, social, commerce, and collaboration sites which makes it easier to deliver a phenomenal digital experience.
  • I am able to publish my content, manage all my social media, and test from a single interface.
  • Enhance scalability and performance with Cloud Kubernetes containers.
Bruno Mostafa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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