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Score 6.8 out of 100

SAP SuccessFactors

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CATS ATS

81%
4.2

SAP SuccessFactors

42%
CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 13/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
7.9
79%
21 Ratings

Company Website Posting

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
7.7
77%
20 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
7.9
79%
15 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
7.7
77%
19 Ratings

Customized Application Form

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
7.7
77%
18 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
7.9
79%
21 Ratings

Collaboration

8.5
85%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
8.1
81%
23 Ratings

Reporting

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

SAP SuccessFactors

79%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
25 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
27 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
27 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
26 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
30 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
22 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Payroll Management

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
15 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
12 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
16 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
16 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

SAP SuccessFactors

76%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
19 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
18 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
15 Ratings

Employee Self Service

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP SuccessFactors

80%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
22 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
26 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
17 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
18 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
25 Ratings

Asset Management

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP SuccessFactors

84%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

HR Reporting

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

SAP SuccessFactors

69%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
23 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
22 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
20 Ratings

Onboarding

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
26 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
28 Ratings

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

SAP SuccessFactors

85%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
37 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
36 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Performance Management

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

SAP SuccessFactors

81%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
42 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
34 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
43 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
42 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
34 Ratings

Succession Planning

CATS ATS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

SAP SuccessFactors

85%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
27 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
28 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CATS Applicant Tracking System is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
  • SAP SuccessFactors is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System and SAP SuccessFactors are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATS ATS

80%
28 Ratings
7.7

SAP SuccessFactors

77%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

CATS ATS

84%
10 Ratings
2.7

SAP SuccessFactors

27%
13 Ratings

Usability

2.7

CATS ATS

27%
1 Rating
2.7

SAP SuccessFactors

27%
3 Ratings

Availability

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
4 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.9

CATS ATS

59%
4 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.5

CATS ATS

45%
2 Ratings
6.2

SAP SuccessFactors

62%
26 Ratings

Online Training

CATS ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP SuccessFactors

80%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
2 Ratings
3.6

SAP SuccessFactors

36%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS

It has a great parsing feature and the extension is very helpful. Many ATS systems do not support parsing within LinkedIn...this one does. I was sad to see this option go when we finally transitioned. I would almost keep CATS just for the LinkedIn parsing if I knew I could easily get the information OUT of the system once it was there. A good API/webhook would be great, but sadly the API connections don't work well. Our firm also works with companies with multiple sites all across the US. There was never a way to "nest" a location with a parent company. Because of this, being able to research or report on a true client relationship was not possible. It was a very manual process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CATS ATS

  • Simple to implement, SaaS based tool that needs no in-house IT support or resources
  • Customizable reports, labels, fields, applications
  • Affordable
  • No long term contract, month-to-month with ability to cancel anytime
  • Data backups are simple
  • Email directly from the candidate record with response coming into Outlook is easy to configure and creates record and updates status automatically
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • This software offers us the ability to raise questions during the appraisal cycle, as well as give us an overview of the various steps we follow during the appraisal process and also provides one-stop solutions for all my needs, such as applying for leave and checking salary slips.
  • The onboarding and hiring process was changed with this tool, and it also generated attendance reports and performance reports for employees.
  • There are a number of training courses available in the SAP Learning Hub that can help you improve the configuration. If you are familiar with them then you can easily fix it yourself first. Unless something needs to be modified in Provisioning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CATS ATS

  • I would like to see either an integration with a robust reporting tool that would allow me to design my own custom reports with a data export or more built-in reporting options.
  • Mobile app is currently mostly just a look-up tool. I would like it to have the ability to do more - add tasks, update pipelines, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The app for ios and android have room for improvement. They are aware of the limitations but amount of access and functionality is not where it needs to be.
  • The homepage of Successfactors takes longer to load and refresh itself. Especially true when viewing employee files. That is partially due to how much information is having to show on the page but it still seems to take more time than usual to show each screen.
  • You can't change the amount of time the homepage will lock you out from inactivity. This might seem minuscule but it causes so many painful re-logins and time wasting effort to login again. There currently isn't an option to change the time before lockout.
Adam Kasten, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CATS ATS

General

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

Starting Price

$69 per month

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

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

Starting Price

$85 per year Up to 100 Employees

SAP SuccessFactors Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 13 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 3 answers
For Key users, it is not really friendly. There are lot of hidden buttons which makes the experience difficult.For end user, it is quite easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 4.5
Based on 2 answers
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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.2
Based on 26 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 3.6
Based on 1 answer
We had to delay go live of EC due to bad councelling of our implementation partner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CATS ATS

We used to use Sendouts (prior to it being acquired by Bullhorn) - and it wasn't browser based like CATS so instead of being able to access it from a home computer, laptop, mobile phone, etc. you could only use it on the computer with the software uploaded - which is a hindrance. It also wasn't as customizable as CATS. We picked CATS because it the price was right, it was browser-based, had email-integration, and integrates with social media and job posting services to share your jobs
with the public.
Megan Carty | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CATS ATS

  • We went from Excel spreadsheets to using CATS so honestly anything would be an improvement. But CATS has saved tremendous time on an on-going basis in terms of managing the career portal automatically.
  • Being able to log email conversations with the click of a button from Outlook right into CATS has been a time-saver and also has helped numerous times in providing better follow-through to candidates and providing better tracking of candidate interactions and what they have previously said (or not).
Dave Murry | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Visibility to the organization was an immediate impact and socialized the value of the product immediately.
  • A common and aggregated performance process reduced time and energy spent on quarterly goal setting.
  • Consolidating performance to pay outputs reduced time in some manual audit processes.
Tony Deblauwe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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