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Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS

I don't know how appropriate it'd be for large organizations with very large recruiting teams - cost per license might not make sense after a certain point. For small/medium sized businesses, it's absolutely worth a look. It's very affordable, super-easy to use, highly configurable, and set up is an breeze. Knowledge base is decent, and support is generally OK, though it's not necessarily a strength. The product team is engaged with the user community to crowdsource suggestions for updates/improvements and allows users to vote on others ideas that are appealing. Search functionality is solid and documents are instantly indexed as far as I can tell - I've never noticed any delay. It'll push postings out to various free job boards and you can customize to push out to pay boards as well. It will integrate to certain HRIS packages, so if that's of interest, making sure yours is on the supported list would be important. Data backup is super easy and would likely make changing to another ATS down the road pretty simple if the need arises.
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

I think CSOD is great for most organizations it does have a hefty price tag so making sure the robustness is leveraged is important when choosing the correct system for your organization. I appreciate that they have quarterly releases so the product is getting updates often versus some other LMSs when that is less frequent.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7

Onboarding

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
New hire portal
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Manager tracking tools
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Compliance tracking and reporting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Corporate goal setting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Subordinate goal setting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Individual goal setting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Performance tracking
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5

Performance Management

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Performance plans
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Plan weighting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Manager note taking
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Performance improvement plans
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Review status tracking
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Rater nomination workflow
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Review reminders
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Workflow restrictions
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Multiple review frequency
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Reporting
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8

Succession Planning

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Candidate ranking
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Candidate search
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Candidate development
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9

Learning Management

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Course authoring
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Course catalog or library
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Player/Portal
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Learning content
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Mobile friendly
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Progress tracking & certifications
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Assignments
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Compliance management
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Learning administration
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Social learning
CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6

Pros

CATS ATS

  • Custom fields for all entities of any data type let's you track what you care about. Also customizable workflow with triggers can save a ton of time in automating processes and also ensuring steps aren't missed/established processes and protocols are adhered to.
  • Support is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and committed to resolving any issue.
  • Integrations with LinkedIn, job boards etc. is a big time saver and helps bring it all to one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The user group community is unlike any other. It is easy to connect with other clients and the CSOD team is actively engaged, always interested in what clients want and need.
  • Vast content catalog from a wide variety of providers. Content delivery service makes my job easier. I don't have to deal with course files and metadata!
  • Ease of use for non-admin admins! I was not a LMS administrator prior to implementation so I learned as I went which was fully supported by the robust training available to system admins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CATS ATS

  • Reporting has improved over the years but could still be better. It is what I would call "semi-customizable" in terms of what I can generate a report on, but would like full customization capability.
  • Mobile access is OK but not slick. Usually I don't need mobile access but every once in a while I'm out somewhere, need to grab something out of CATS and I can get it but I think there's a good opportunity to make it better.
Dave Murry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Reduce the number of clicks: for competencies bank management, it is necessary to save twice at least before submitting any modification.
  • Allow sorting by different means (names, ID etc), by default competencies are listed by alphabetical order which for our particular field is not the most convenient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Our company has been using it and enjoying the benefits for a few years now. Its a perfect system for our end goal of finding the best candidate effectively and being able to track and write reports on our progress.
Caitlin Hostetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.9
Based on 26 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.7
Based on 26 answers
The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 5.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I've had mixed results with asking for support. Sometimes they gave a quick answer and sometimes my emails were never responded to. Some responses were a single word.
Bill Branstetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 39 answers
I included this information in my overall review, but I thought ADP was THE vendor to highlight for their bad customer service. [I feel] Cornerstone OnDemand goes above and beyond (or should I say down and below) anything ADP had set up for customer support: Only certain people can call / email directly if there are issues, so you must play "telephone" a bit to get your issue defined clearly; you can sign up for a weekly "office hours" session, but you must queue up and then listen to other customers as they try to resolve their issues; you can submit recommendations, but you NEVER hear back or your recommendation is just dismissed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.6
Based on 5 answers
The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This is an incredibly easy system to implement. There is no hardware or software required, it's entirely SaaS based. Compared to other systems I've implemented, it's breathtaking. Customization can all be done directly in the tool, there is no need for any involvement of consultants and most of the information you cannot figure out intuitively is covered in the knowledge base
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CATS ATS

I find CATS ATS easier to use then Salesforce, on the recruitment side. It's hard to create pipelines like you can in CATS ATS. I, however, have used other customized ATS using Microsoft Access. I have used HRConnect which was developed by a firm I worked for using MS Access. It which was a great tracking and reporting tool. It logged calls out, calls in, length of calls, job orders, candidate submissions and tracked all the status automatically.
Ashley Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand exceeds the features of these other LMS systems by offering more modules and features. CSOD is a one-stop shop LMS for talent management. The robust reporting and customizable options also make this a step above the other Learning Management Systems out there.
Marie Cheshier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CATS ATS

  • We were able to reduce the amount of time we spent posting to various job boards by more than 75%.
  • We were able to reduce the time it takes to find, engage, submit and ultimately hire candidates.
  • We were able to recoup the entire cost of the tool within less than 2 months.
LeQuay Marsh, MHCS, TAS, ECRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Our initial goal was to track course compliance. We have met and exceeded that goal. The system provides an easy way for administrators, managers, and learners to track their assignments and course status.
  • Our secondary goals was to increase employee engagement. Once we migrated to their Learner Home page, we saw an increase in non-regulatory course registrations and completions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CATS ATS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CATS ATS Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly Pro Plan$991
Annual Pro Plan$691
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Cornerstone OnDemand Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.9

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6

In-Person Training

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3

Online Training

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4

Scalability

CATS ATS
Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0

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