Is Cascade A One-Time fee?
The purchase price for Cascade is a one-off payment. There are no recurring monthly fees.
During the first 12 months, you can receive technical support and updates for the software. At the end of the first year, you have a choice if you want to continue receiving the support and the product updates. We send email reminders during the last month of support where there are three options;
1 Renew before the expiry date and receive a discount off the support fee.
You continue to receive technical support and updates for new releases of Cascade for the next 12 months.
2 Renew after the expiry date and pay the full price for the support package.
You can continue to use Cascade but will not benefit from technical support or updates for Cascade until the support is renewed at the full price.
3 Do nothing and forfeit your access to technical support and Cascade updates.
You can continue to use Cascade but you will not be able to receive technical support or new releases of Cascade.
What are coaches saying about Cascade?
From the moment our company started using Cascade, our workshop preparations went from being a cumbersome preparation process to one of ease! At Prism we take pride in providing our workshop participants and coaching clients with quality tools that they can use to become better versions of themselves.
Cascade has given me the opportunity to stop working in the business and start working on the business. I use all elements of the tool, however my faves include the Team Spark, Summary, Personal Insights, Name Tents and tags [Labels]. If you work with Strengths in any part of your business…you NEED Cascade!
I'm so thankful for Richard's vision for Cascade. In a recent teambuilding engagement, it was so helpful -- not to mention a time-saver -- to have this material to share with the participants, as they were anxious to see what their whole team looked like. Along with the Team Strengths Grid that was used to facilitate discussion and learning, I left each participant with a Bring/Need sheet to further enhance conversation back in their offices. I also used the Personal Insights sheets for a separate conversation with just the admin team -- I had them look at each other's Personal Insights sheets to then fill out Gallup's Partnership Cards for each other; I like using this instead of having them read each other's report because I think the spreadsheet is easier to digest in a short amount of time (and I was able to direct them to the rows that say "The Value I Bring" and "The Needs I Have" specifically).
These additional tools along with the ease of printing the name tents makes Cascade worth the cost within just one client engagement! I am looking forward to using more and seeing what else Richard comes up with in the future.