Cascade Strategy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Cascade Strategy

Fully integrated planning & execution platform

4.88/5 (24 reviews)

Cascade Strategy overview

What is Cascade Strategy?

Cascade brings planning, execution, dashboards, and people management into one seamless system with the aim of enhancing business performance. The all-in-one solution can be used to create customized strategic plans, manage goals, projects, and KPIs, track performance with dashboards, and manage human capital. Users can benefit from features including single sign-on, data encryption, integrations with over 500 third party apps, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
$58/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany and 3 other markets, India, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Cascade Strategy user reviews

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Customer support
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David C.

Cascade delivers on its promise - is very easy to use and provides fantastic functionality

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

All my staff have access to see our plan, goals and projects. That has greatly assisted their knowledge of the bigger picture and how they can contribute. The reporting functionality is excellent for Board reports, management meetings through to controlling my own tasks or that of my reports.

Pros
easy to use, provides capacity to view projects at high level or to drill down to the weeds, very flexible with reporting options, allows various User permissions, brilliant support service and priced in the sweet spot

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Cascade has transformed the way we manage our business goals and company strategy.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-03
Review Source: Capterra

Transparency of goals, and alignment of priority. It also enables better accountability for all staff.

Pros
The Cascade program aligned strongly with the needs of our business. We needed a tool to help us manage our business strategy across 20 different functional departments. We chose Cascade as the concept of cascading goals matched the way our business performed strategic planning. The system allows each of the areas to manage their own strategic plan, whilst enabling visibility and accountability of alignment with the high level business strategy. The transparency of the system is one of it's biggest benefits. At the click of a button you are able to assess the health of the organisation according to its strategic objectives and associated goals. It is very user friendly and easy to customise. In a matter of minutes, anyone can set up team dashboards to use in meetings or as a general communication tool. The snapshot reports are great for sharing with others outside of the system and provide an up to date gantt chart of project status. I would highly recommend this tool to anyone.

Cons
Occasionally you will stumble across features that don't exist in the system which would be useful. The chat function allows you to communicate directly with the Cascade team and get a real time response to any issues you might have or any ideas for improvement. This is really great for efficiency, as you can just continue working through any challenges with the help of the Cascade team. They take the feedback on-board, and we have already experienced a number of system optimisations which have been rolled out as a result of our company's suggestions. It is empowering for the team to have that kind of influence on the software, and really aids in employee engagement.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lauren V.

Cascade - The A Team

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

We wanted a tracking tool that would roll up only our priority projects for our leadership teams' reviews. The Cascade Team was so amazing. They created ways we could highlight and track so but the product was just was too sophisticated for our needs. I would recommend this product and the team to anyone if it meets their usage needs. It just wasn't the best fit for our team.

Pros
Cascade is a great tool for tracking initiatives and using those initiatives to drive performance and KPI's.

Cons
It was too complex for our company that mostly just tracks progress on initiatives. Our leaders found that they could not delegate the updates to their team members, which meant they were using other methods as working documents and then going into Cascade for only the purpose of updating the leadership team. Although it did have KPI tracking abilities it was hard for us to attach metrics for many of our initiatives by their very nature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

An effective, easy to use tool that has brought business strategy into daily conversation

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The user interface is intuitive and allows for the creation instant, real-time outputs that can be used to assess/track/discuss business strategy without creating standalone PowerPoint slides. The tool allows for business strategy to be discussed and embraced by the organization, creating clear alignment of goals to strategic pillars and thus allowed for the broader business discuss, interrogate and contribute to the strategic direction rather than having it handed down.

Cons
The tool isn't something that can be used half-heartedly. To realize the benefit, it needs to be embraced by the entire organization where possible. This isn't a criticism of the tool itself, more an observation that it needs the buy-in of the organization to make it effective.

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Anonymous

Cascade focuses attention on what is important

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

Real time tracking of key initiative status is difficult to achieve in absence of a tool like Cascade. Cascade is an effective environment within which to manage getting key things done.

Pros
Simple and intuitive - easy to populate focus areas and goals, track performance and extract status in real time.

Cons
UI could be enhanced to introduce drag and drop capability.

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Cascade Strategy pricing

Starting from
$58/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Get 14 days To Try ALL the features, with unlimited users!

$58/month billed annually, minimum 5 users.

Enterprise: contact Cascade for a pricing quote

Cascade Strategy features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Project Management
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Management
Task Management
Third Party Integrations

Project Planning (220 other apps)
Status Tracking (222 other apps)
Task Progress Tracking (255 other apps)
Task Scheduling (224 other apps)
Time & Expense Tracking (268 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Cascade Strategy

Key features of Cascade Strategy

  • Budget Management
  • File Sharing
  • Risk Management
  • Idea Management
  • Supports Agile
  • Goal Management
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Management
  • Permission Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Data Encryption
  • Strategic Planning
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Prioritizing
  • Data Import/Export
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Recruiting Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Tags & Keywords
  • Widgets
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Project Management
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Benefits

Plan: create strategic plans with frameworks and KPIs

Execute: link goals and projects to strategic deliverables

Track: create a suite of dashboards with unlimited reports

Manage: engage people and manage performance, appraisals, and skills assessments