IRIS Cascade Software

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About IRIS Cascade

Cascade is a cloud-based HR and payroll solution that caters to businesses of all sizes across various industries. It can also be deployed on-premise. Cascade not only helps businesses to maintain HR processes but also offers HR consultation and advice. Cascade aides users through the initial purchase, project management, data migration, implementation, training, account management and ongoing support and maintenance of the platform. With Cascade, users can manage administrative HR and payroll processes, such as those related to holiday time and absences. Cascade's Self Service module helps users provide their employees with tools to update their personal surveys, complete surveys and submit training course applications. With the solution's 'Workflow module' users ...

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IRIS Cascade User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

2.5

Customer support

2.5

Functionality

3.5

Showing 5 reviews

Izaak

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Law Practice

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

A Cascade to HR

Pros

+ Requesting Holiday and viewing planner easy + Drop down menu to view all pages is easy way of navigating.

Cons

- The click and drag method of booking holiday can be a little annoying and not work properly sometimes. - overall the look of the system is dated

Anonymous

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2021

Good product but appalling customer service

Cascade is a good product. It's self service functionality frees up resources and makes it easy for employees to manage their own holiday requests, expenses, TOIL etc. We have a complicated workforce and the ability to design your own pages is really useful to us and means that we can easily set up, record and report on important HR issues for example recording which employees have had their Covid vaccination so we can plan safer working environments. Unfortunately the big problem with Cascade is it's appalling customer service. We have had 5 different account managers in as many years all who are impossible to contact and very illusive when you have issues that need resolving. A number of years ago Cascade asked their customers to suggest improvements to the system via their customer portal. At the time this was a great forward thinking thing to do. Unfortunately only a very, very, small percentage of these have been addressed whereas most others haven't. Therefore there are clear identified problems with the system that Cascade haven't addressed. For example if an employee changes line manager any outstanding requests do not move over to the new line manager and therefore go into limbo and cannot be approved. Similarly, if an employee reduces their working hours or changes their working days during the year, any holiday already booked is not adjusted accordingly. This actually created extra work to rectify and simple things that an HR system should do.

Pros

Easy to create bespoke pages User friendly

Cons

Dreadful customer service. Trying to get hold of anyone is impossible. Clunky and confusing back office administration New UI doesn't look good (very grey and boring) Do not listen to their customers (improvement suggestions from multiple customers ignored for over 3 years) Key functionality not supported which creates more workload Expensive

Gavin

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

IRIS Cascade - good but requires some improvements

Pros

All of the features that you'd want from a HR management tool are there and for the HR department the access and reporting are all critical features that work well. Payroll reporting works very well and saves a lot of manual time each month.

Cons

The UI could be a lot better, users tend to be confused and overwhelmed by it when first logging onto Cascade. In addition there is no API features to get data in/out which should be critical in a product like this in 2022.

Ana

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

June 2021

Since IRIS acquired Cascade, we have not been able to speak with our account manager for months?

Pros

First year of cascade, our customer service was effective and very good.

Cons

First year of cascade, our customer service was effective and very good. Since IRIS acquired Cascade, its absolutely impossible to get hold of anyone via email. Due to this lack of customer service, we were offered a discount at the time of renewal. In addition, we also requested a 50 licence reduction as these were not being used. These two aspects have not been incorporated in our latest invoice. We have the credit control team chasing payment for an invoice that's not updated and is £3,000 more expensive than agreed. I am emailing the HR Renewals, 2 account managers and the Credit Control team since APRIL!! We are now at the end of JUNE! No one replies! I have sent 5 emails stating that this invoice is wrong and that we need a revised one as per the terms agreed. Meanwhile, no one replies and we keep being chased for payment. We will not be renewing and we do not recommend this product at all. Its clunky, the reporting function is adaptable to a degree and always requires extensive manual input. However, all of these aspects would be considered somewhat part of a system like this. The issue here is really the absolute lack of customer service. Again, MONTHS!! and no reply.

Reasons for switching to IRIS Cascade

More reporting functions, ability to track absence and overtime through timesheets

Laurie

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time used: More than 2 years

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

June 2017

Workhorse, but dated

It doesn't break or lag; has ability to support complex use case. Ok for tech-savvy person to get the hang of pretty quickly. Not as visually appealing to use as it could be, some technical obstacles requiring help from IT.

Pros

Allows simple to complex use of the platform to develop websites. Multiple users can easily edit sites without conflicts. The user interface is pretty easy to figure out once you work with it a bit, uploading images, and editing.

Cons

It's a bit clunky. Setting up modules for pages is not in plain language--for me it requires IT to set up all the functionality. Jargon used is not intuitive for the average user for those functions.