A robust CMS for all of your digital publishing needs
John Dezember | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2018

A robust CMS for all of your digital publishing needs

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cascade Server

We use Cascade CMS for our institution's main website. While it is primarily used by the Communications Department to manage the visual display, most other departments have a presence and update their own content within the system. A major benefit is Cascade CMS's workflows. Workflows allows content contributors to make changes that are then approved by their supervisor before being published online.
  • 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.
  • Upgrades require some technical knowledge; there is not a one-button upgrade.
  • There is not an integrated backup/restore. Our IT department manages backups for this server.
  • Cascade CMS can be pricey for organizations with small web budgets—especially when comparing to free CMSs like WordPress or ExpressionEngine.
  • The cost is justified by the robust features, frequent updates, and top-notch support.
  • The Cascade CMS community is vibrant and full of very helpful members.
Cascade CMS focuses on managing content and gives you the tools to display this content any way that is needed. While it may lack some features/extensions found in other popular platforms, the user management, workflow and template engine are the best you can get.
Cascade CMS is great for working with large quantities of content that can then be reused across multiple sites or other apps. The workflow system is robust and completely customizable. Managing users is easy with available custom authentication options like LDAP.

Cascade Server Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
10
Code quality / cleanliness
10
Admin section
9
Publishing workflow
10
Bulk management
8
API
10
Role-based user permissions
10