10 Ways Cascade CMS Can Elevate Your Content Management Strategy

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By Debbie Nichols — Jun 29, 2023 11:00 AM

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This guest article written by Debbie Nichols, Web Content Engineer at Fresno City College, was not promoted or paid for by Hannon Hill or any other entity but purely the opinion of the author. However, we are grateful for wonderful clients like Debbie and the fantastic work she and her team produces for her institution with the power of CascadeCMS.  

In today's ever-changing digital landscape, finding the right content management system (CMS) that offers flexibility, customization, and continuous improvement is crucial for organizations to stay competitive.

Fortunately, there is a CMS that not only meets these requirements but exceeds them:

Cascade CMS empowers organizations to program, customize, and optimize their digital presence effortlessly.

In this article, we will explore the remarkable features and benefits of Cascade CMS, highlighting its ability to unlock the full potential of your content management strategy:

1. Unleash Your Creativity with Customization

Cascade CMS stands out by offering an open and flexible platform. 

Unlike locked-down systems, Cascade CMS allows users to program and modify the system according to their unique needs.

It provides the freedom to customize existing modules or develop new ones, enabling organizations to tailor the CMS precisely to their requirements. 

Cascade CMS offers free modules, ensuring businesses/colleges can enhance their websites without worrying about additional costs.

2. Continuous Improvement and Expanded Features 

Stagnation is the enemy of progress, particularly in the digital realm. 

Cascade CMS thrives on continual improvement, ensuring that users have access to the latest features and enhancements.

The system undergoes regular updates to stay at the forefront of technology, empowering organizations to leverage cutting-edge tools and capabilities for their digital initiatives.

With Cascade CMS, users can future-proof their content management strategy and adapt to emerging trends seamlessly.

3. Enhanced Versioning and Change Tracking

Efficient version control is paramount for managing digital assets and content. 

Cascade CMS excels in this area by offering an excellent versioning system that enables users to track changes, revert to previous versions, and edit without worry.

Whether you work as an individual or as part of a team, Cascade CMS ensures that you maintain complete control over the evolution of your content.

4. Unlimited Site Creation and Modular Templates

Expanding your online presence should never be limited by technology. 

Cascade CMS provides the freedom to create as many sites as your institution needs.

Thanks to the CMS's modular template design, users can tailor each site to their specific purposes. 

At Fresno City College, we have multiple college sites within our district. Cascade CMS allows users to quickly adapt and scale their websites by leveraging reusable modules without compromising consistency or efficiency.

5. Granular Permissions

Effective user permission management is crucial for organizations of all sizes. 

Cascade CMS offers granular control over user access and privileges, allowing users to assign different roles to team members and provide restricted access to asset creation.

6. Seamless Integration

Cascade CMS seamlessly integrates with multiple systems, expanding its capabilities and adaptability. The CMS continually adds new integrations, ensuring your digital ecosystem is interconnected.

7. Personalization

In the age of personalized experiences, Cascade CMS goes the extra mile by offering additional systems, such as Clive, which facilitate website personalization. 

Users can enhance engagement, conversions, and overall user satisfaction by tailoring content to individual visitors. We have tested and loved this feature and plan to implement it fully soon.

8. Asset Tracking

Cascade CMS includes robust asset tracking features, allowing users to maintain control over their digital assets and links. 

Whether assets are moved, deleted, or renamed, the CMS keeps track of changes, ensuring a seamless publishing process and reducing the risk of broken links or missing content.

9. Superior Customer Service

Cascade CMS understands the importance of excellent customer service. 

Hannon Hill's support team is highly responsive and knowledgeable, assisting with setup, customization, and troubleshooting.

10. Reliable Cloud Upgrades

The team is available in the internal chat system and has always helped solve my problems or answered my questions quickly.

This is the only company where I feel like the CEO and employees are work friends!

Thank you, Kat Liendgens and Elisabeth Hutzel!

Additionally, version upgrades on the cloud are fast and dependable, ensuring users can access the latest features and improvements without disruption.


Cascade CMS stands as a powerful and versatile content management solution that enables organizations to unlock their full potential in the digital landscape. 

With its flexible customization options, continuous improvement, enhanced versioning, and seamless integration capabilities, Cascade CMS empowers you to create and manage your content confidently.

About the author:
Debbie Nichols is the Web Content Engineer at Fresno City College, a Cascade CMS customer since 2016. Debbie leads, aligns, and nurtures multidisciplinary teams and  oversees the successful implementation of new software solutions while keeping people at the forefront. She excels in executing ambitious ideas and connecting technology with people.

If you're ready to elevate your content management strategy, fill out the form below and let us know how we can help.


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