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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Podpage

If you need a website to support a podcast there couldn't be an easier or more targeted solution.
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cascade Server
8.0
Podpage
Role-based user permissions
Cascade Server
8.0
Podpage

Platform & Infrastructure

Cascade Server
7.2
Podpage
API
Cascade Server
7.1
Podpage
Internationalization / multi-language
Cascade Server
7.3
Podpage

Web Content Creation

Cascade Server
7.1
Podpage
8.8
WYSIWYG editor
Cascade Server
6.3
Podpage
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Cascade Server
6.1
Podpage
Admin section
Cascade Server
7.9
Podpage
9.1
Page templates
Cascade Server
8.9
Podpage
9.1
Library of website themes
Cascade Server
5.5
Podpage
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Cascade Server
7.0
Podpage
9.1
Publishing workflow
Cascade Server
8.9
Podpage
9.1
Form generator
Cascade Server
6.4
Podpage

Web Content Management

Cascade Server
6.9
Podpage
8.2
Content taxonomy
Cascade Server
7.9
Podpage
SEO support
Cascade Server
7.0
Podpage
7.3
Bulk management
Cascade Server
8.9
Podpage
Availability / breadth of extensions
Cascade Server
6.0
Podpage
Community / comment management
Cascade Server
4.8
Podpage
9.1

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

Podpage

  • Easy to build the website.
  • Flexible to meet my needs.
  • New features frequently released to make it even better.
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Podpage

No answers on this topic

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

Podpage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Podpage

Podpage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Podpage gave me a great looking site without needing to know coding languages like HTML and CSS. It seamlessly pulls in what I need for each episode from Buzzsprout. And I’m confident the site will stay current over time.
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Podpage

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

Podpage

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

Podpage

Podpage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Most amazing support ever! Using the chat feature within Podpage, customer support responds quickly and accurately. Also actively involved with a user group on Facebook and promptly addresses questions there.
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cascade Server

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

Podpage

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

Podpage

No score
No answers yet
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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

Podpage

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

Podpage

Podpage is easier to use for someone like me who is technologically competent but not a coder (no HTML or CSS experience).
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cascade Server

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

Podpage

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

Podpage

  • Saves time!
  • Consistent look and brand image
  • High value for the expense
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cascade Server

General

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

Cascade Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Podpage

General

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

Podpage Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Pro$201
Network$501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cascade Server
9.8
Podpage
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server
9.1
Podpage

Usability

Cascade Server
9.1
Podpage
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server
6.7
Podpage

Performance

Cascade Server
8.0
Podpage

Support Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Podpage
9.1

In-Person Training

Cascade Server
7.0
Podpage

Online Training

Cascade Server
5.0
Podpage

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Podpage

Scalability

Cascade Server
5.0
Podpage

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