What do you like best?
With over 10 years of updating strategic plans with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, e-mail, etc., etc, a good portion of my strategic efforts was a tactical effort for update these documents for a specific presentation to a board of directors and/or senior staff. Today, the unnecessary formatting and management of those documents has gone away with using an integrated tool like Cascade. I literally received an ROI on the first day of using Cascade by saving time with the traditional methods.
What do you dislike?
Like anything, you need to develop a new habit for data collection. You need to stop using your e-mail, calendar, etc...and enter it in once in Cascade. This has completely streamlined efforts with not only the Board but also with managing staff.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I am strong proponent and raving fan of Cascade. This has transformed our company's ability to the following:
1) Provide a transparent strategic plan that is updated on a regular basis
2) Simplifies and significantly reduces time wasted on preparing one-time reports through standard Office and Google formats.
3) Fast ROI
4) Improves one-on-one meetings with staff
5) Improves employee engagement
I am a customer and now I am also an investor and partner to help expand Cascade in the US. The future for Cascade is very bright.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
The key benefit that I have realized is saving time. Another key benefit is to see how engaged my teams are with the strategic plan. Utilizing Cascade tends to reveal items that are following behind very quickly as opposed to being surprised at the end of the quarter.