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The recommended platform for Cascade is Microsoft Excel.

Cascade runs on Microsoft Excel for Windows or Excel for Mac. It uses several advanced features within Excel to bring a seamless and visual package. Cascade works best with MS Office 2016 or 2019.


The recommended platforms for Cascade are;
Windows with Excel 2019 or 2016
or Mac with Excel 2019 or 2016


Office 2011 for Mac is no longer supported by Microsoft and Office 2010 for Windows is in Extended (limited) support.

Cascade uses a wide variety of functions within its macros to automate its processes. Hence requiring a full version of Excel. NumbersGoogle SheetsOfficeLive and LibreOffice do not support the features necessary. Several of the graphical elements distort and a few of the critical functions are not available. We do not recommend using Cascade on these platforms.

Excel Online does not support macros so Cascade does not function properly with Excel Online.

Which version of Office should I get?

When purchasing Excel, search for ‘MS Office’ and there are usually some good deals around. The two different options for MS Office are;

  • Office 2019 – A one time fee where you stay on 2019 until you choose to purchase the next version.
  • Office 365 – An annual subscription where you are kept up to date with the latest version of Office.
What are coaches saying about Cascade?
Aggregate Review : cascade  5 out of 5 , votes , 57 reviews
Give this man a Knighthood!  

Richard Sterry deserves at least a Knighthood for his services to the Strengths Community - not only is Cascade amazingly efficient, visually striking and insightful for coaches and clients alike, he has the all time best customer service ever. If you are thinking of delivering a team workshop with more than 5 people, get Cascade! If you work with individuals 1:1, get Cascade! If you hate excel, get Cascade! If you LOVE Excel, GET Cascade. For those of you who haven't upgraded recently - get on board, the new functionality is even more user-friendly and allows for more customization for clients with all 34 themes. Cheers!

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A Maximizer's Dream Come True  

Many, many thanks to Richard Sterry for creating such a time saving and user friendly tool. He's single-handedly outpaced Gallup's tools in this space (am I allowed to say that? lol) and filled a real need for Strengths coaches everywhere. My company has 12 certified coaches on staff, who become giddy when using this tool because it saves so much time and has nice outputs. Richard has also been tremendously helpful and available to me when I've posed questions to him about the tool. Keep up the good work at Releasing Strengths!

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