Cascade Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Fully integrated planning & execution platform

4.9/5 (20 reviews)

Cascade Strategy Overview

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
US$29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

Cascade Strategy Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
100% positive reviews
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Verified Reviewer

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jason G.

Serious Strategy Execution Software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

Mainly, we use Cascade Strategy with our clients that don't want their strategic plans to become BOTS (Books On The Shelf). Cascade allows for constant updating, new goals & initiatives, real-time reporting, etc. It provides an easy-to-use platform to keep the plan alive and active throughout the life-cycle of the plan.

Pros

Cascade Strategy Execution SaaS takes the complex area of generating accountability around strategic initiatives and makes it clear, concise, and transparent. The thought that has been put into the structure of getting it set up essentially forces you to consider the alignment of your goals, objectives, focus areas and ultimately vision. Cascade is one of the few that gets that the fundamental unit of strategy implementation is NOT individual goals or tasks - it is people, and Cascade re-emphasizes this point subtly throughout the platform.

Cons

The platform is quite elegant on the screen, but Cascade still has some work to do around the printed reports. Its a bit of a conundrum as showing the sometimes complex and always multi-layered relationships between people, tasks, goals, vision, etc is likely impossible given the static format of the printed page - but I do feel like it could still probably be a bit better than it is. Most importantly, if you go down the path of using strategy management software, just realize that the dynamic connections that you are able to create with the platform will not always easily translate to the printed page.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Rickard H.

Implementations in Sweden

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

I use i tas a standard tool when I help my clients to create and implement business plans. In my experince the program makes it easier to understand the theory and the practical use of strategy to achieve company goals and success. In addition, once you have built the structure, it´s much easier to follow up departments, teams and even individuals in order to create engagement in the whole company

Pros

It´s a perfect tool for helping companies to understand the importance of creating and implementing a strategy plan to achieve their visions and goals. It´s easy to understand in most features, it has an excellent support, a very good thinking and backgrond theory that is generously shared and also very good tutorials

Cons

The price is a bit stiff for small mediumsize companies.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

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

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Verified Reviewer

Cascade focuses attention on what is important

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Cascade Strategy Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pro: $33/user/month (or $29/user/month when billed annually)

Enterprise: $48/user/month (billed annually)

Enterprise plus: contact Cascade for a pricing quote

Cascade Strategy Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Multiple Projects
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Cascade Strategy

Key features of Cascade Strategy

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

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

  • Cascade Strategy FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Cascade Strategy.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Cascade Strategy offer?

    Cascade Strategy offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$29,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pro: $33/user/month (or $29/user/month when billed annually)

    Enterprise: $48/user/month (billed annually)

    Enterprise plus: contact Cascade for a pricing quote

    Q. What are the main features of Cascade Strategy?

    Cascade Strategy offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Cascade Strategy?

    Cascade Strategy has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Cascade Strategy support?

    Cascade Strategy supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Cascade Strategy offer?

    Cascade Strategy has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Cascade Strategy support mobile devices?

    Cascade Strategy supports the following devices:

    iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Cascade Strategy integrate with?

    Cascade Strategy integrates with the following applications:

    Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Cascade Strategy offer?

    Cascade Strategy offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials