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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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cascade Server
8.0
Titan CMS
9.8
Role-based user permissions
Cascade Server
8.0
Titan CMS
9.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Cascade Server
7.2
Titan CMS
5.0
API
Cascade Server
7.1
Titan CMS
5.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Cascade Server
7.3
Titan CMS
5.0

Web Content Creation

Cascade Server
7.1
Titan CMS
8.1
WYSIWYG editor
Cascade Server
6.3
Titan CMS
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Cascade Server
6.1
Titan CMS
8.9
Admin section
Cascade Server
7.9
Titan CMS
8.0
Page templates
Cascade Server
8.9
Titan CMS
9.7
Library of website themes
Cascade Server
5.5
Titan CMS
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Cascade Server
7.0
Titan CMS
9.8
Publishing workflow
Cascade Server
8.9
Titan CMS
9.8
Form generator
Cascade Server
6.4
Titan CMS
8.6

Web Content Management

Cascade Server
6.9
Titan CMS
9.4
Content taxonomy
Cascade Server
7.9
Titan CMS
9.9
SEO support
Cascade Server
7.0
Titan CMS
9.7
Bulk management
Cascade Server
8.9
Titan CMS
9.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Cascade Server
6.0
Titan CMS
7.9
Community / comment management
Cascade Server
4.8
Titan CMS
9.8

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

Titan CMS

  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
Jeanine Hantke | 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

Titan CMS

  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Titan CMS had a great support system and they helped make my experience go smooth. They offer courses to help people get acquainted, offer support over the phone and are more than willing to make your experience a great one.Once I was familiar with Titan I always found myself wanting to learn more and do more to improve upon the website. Titan makes CMS fun and exciting!
Tracee Meyers | 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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Titan CMS is user friendly and intuitive and the support you receive when using this system is outstanding!
Anonymous | 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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Cascade Server

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

Titan CMS

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I give a rating of 9 out of 10 only because sometimes when we call support the problem is fixed for us, but the explanation is vague or none at all. We prefer to know what was done and if possible, if there was something we could have done to prevent needing to call support for it. Not a big deal really.
Jeanine Hantke | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cascade Server

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was customized to include screen shots of our site and how users can access the content that only pertains to them as well as advanced training sessions for admin duties and everything that goes along with it. Training is in small groups and can be private (your company only) if you like too.
Jeanine Hantke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cascade Server

Cascade Server 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Still needed that physical help
Collan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Titan CMS

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Talk to your project manager for Titan early on in development about minimalizing customizations. It seems obvious, but many times they do what you ask in the respect of "This is how we do it now, make that happen in Titan" vs. think of how Titan can deliver the same results within the confines of the base software. It's not a fault, just human nature.
Jeanine Hantke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Titan CMS

Not involved in selection.
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

Titan CMS

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

Titan CMS

  • Our website prior to using Titan CMS was very similar in terms of the way content was laid out. However, since using Titan, we have been able to add new content to our site in a much quicker fashion.
  • The new website and CMS has certainly helped increase the number of visitors to our site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Titan CMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5,000*

* Per Installation

Titan CMS Editions & Modules

Edition
Base License$2,5001
Professional LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
Corporate LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
Enterprise LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
  1. per installation
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cascade Server
9.8
Titan CMS
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cascade Server
9.1
Titan CMS
10.0

Usability

Cascade Server
9.1
Titan CMS
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Cascade Server
6.7
Titan CMS
10.0

Performance

Cascade Server
8.0
Titan CMS

Support Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Titan CMS
8.0

In-Person Training

Cascade Server
7.0
Titan CMS
10.0

Online Training

Cascade Server
5.0
Titan CMS

Implementation Rating

Cascade Server
9.1
Titan CMS
10.0

Scalability

Cascade Server
5.0
Titan CMS

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