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55 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cascade Server ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • TERMINALFOUR ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security

Security

8.0

Cascade Server

80%
8.5

TERMINALFOUR

85%
TERMINALFOUR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.1

Cascade Server

71%
5.0

TERMINALFOUR

50%
Cascade Server ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
12 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Internationalization / multi-language

7.3
73%
7 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Web Content Creation

7.1

Cascade Server

71%
7.0

TERMINALFOUR

70%
Cascade Server ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

6.1
61%
19 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

6.0
60%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Page templates

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Library of website themes

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Publishing workflow

9.0
90%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Form generator

6.4
64%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

6.9

Cascade Server

69%
6.7

TERMINALFOUR

67%
Cascade Server ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

SEO support

7.0
70%
14 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Bulk management

9.0
90%
14 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Availability / breadth of extensions

6.0
60%
11 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

4.8
48%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cascade Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Cascade Server

99%
44 Ratings
8.0

TERMINALFOUR

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
26 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
4 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

6.7

Cascade Server

67%
8 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Cascade Server

80%
2 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
10 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.0

Cascade Server

70%
1 Rating

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Cascade Server

50%
1 Rating

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Cascade Server

91%
8 Ratings

TERMINALFOUR

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

5.0

Cascade Server

50%
1 Rating

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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

TERMINALFOUR

  • Ease of use
  • Nice interface
  • Web-based site manager
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

TERMINALFOUR

  • It can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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

TERMINALFOUR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 6.7
Based on 8 answers
Amazing customer service and VERY customizable.
Graham Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

I was not part of the decision process, but I was very happy with the choice to use TerminalFour.
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

TERMINALFOUR

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

TERMINALFOUR

  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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