Cascade Server rocks!
February 23, 2020

Cascade Server rocks!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Standard Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with Cascade Server

Cascade Server is the perfect CMS for our needs and is being used in several schools across the university. Cascade Server is powerful in its versioning, ability to check-in/out assets, provide the workflow, and cross-site sharing. On-boarding our users to update pages on the websites is super easy and helpful to me as I would not have time to do all of the content updates myself. The problems it solves for us are managing several sites in the same place, easy to approve content, and version control of all of our content. We even use Cascade Server as a content repository for staff to find information quickly and easily during the workday.
  • Versioning
  • Multiple sites
  • More robust reporting and ability for end-users to create various reports.
  • The online help through the knowledge base is hit or miss. Some pages need to be updated, and some of them are hard to follow.
  • Positive - time and effort saving
  • Positive - Overall, the money spent would need several software products to do what Cascade Server does and more people.
Cascade Server is miles ahead in usability and reliability. With DNN, I had to jump through hoops to add and edit content, and trying to customize was not easy.
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.

Cascade CMS Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Not Rated
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions