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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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Paylocity
8.1
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Paylocity
6.4
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Paylocity
9.2
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
8.4
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Paylocity
8.9
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Paylocity
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Paylocity
8.0
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Paylocity
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Paylocity
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Paylocity
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Paylocity
7.8
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Paylocity

Human Resource Management

CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.4
Employee demographic data
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.6
Employment history
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.4
Job profiles and administration
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.7
Organizational charting
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.6
Organization and location management
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.4

Payroll Management

CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.1
Pay calculation
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
CATS ATS
Paylocity
5.9
Benefit plan administration
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.7
Direct deposit files
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.4
Reimbursement management
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.1
Approval workflow
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0
Balance details
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.2

Employee Self Service

CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.9
Update personal information
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.6
View company policy documentation
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.6
Employee recognition
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.8
View job history
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0

Asset Management

CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.2
Report builder
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.8
Pre-built reports
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
CATS ATS
Paylocity
5.5

Onboarding

CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.3
New hire portal
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.0
Manager tracking tools
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.7

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0
Corporate goal setting
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.5
Individual goal setting
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0
Performance tracking
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.3

Performance Management

CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.9
Performance plans
CATS ATS
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.7
Review status tracking
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.0
Review reminders
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.4
Multiple review frequency
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.7

Succession Planning

CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.2
Candidate ranking
CATS ATS
Paylocity
8.4
Candidate search
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
CATS ATS
Paylocity
7.5

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CATS ATS

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.2
Based on 24 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
Paylocity
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
Paylocity
7.2

Online Training

CATS ATS
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
Paylocity
10.0

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