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Score 8.5 out of 100
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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
SAP SuccessFactors
5.8
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
SAP SuccessFactors

Human Resource Management

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Employee demographic data
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Employment history
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Job profiles and administration
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Organizational charting
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.6
Organization and location management
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2

Payroll Management

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Pay calculation
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
10.0
Benefit plan administration
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Direct deposit files
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Reimbursement management
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Approval workflow
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
9.2
Balance details
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.7

Employee Self Service

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Update personal information
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
View company policy documentation
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Employee recognition
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
View job history
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.8

Asset Management

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

HR Reporting

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.6
Report builder
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7
Pre-built reports
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7

Onboarding

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
New hire portal
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Manager tracking tools
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Corporate goal setting
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Individual goal setting
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Performance tracking
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2

Performance Management

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Performance plans
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Performance improvement plans
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Review status tracking
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.7
Review reminders
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Multiple review frequency
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.8

Succession Planning

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Candidate ranking
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Candidate search
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Candidate development
CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2

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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Assignment Profile: This is an automated way of assigning courses and activities to users (through user interface configuration or through data feed synchronization).
  • Plateau Reports Designer: A client tool to customize the reports in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, widely used by most of the large organizations.
  • BizX integration: It's a SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) platform to connect the talent management and human resource management. It has a comprehensive view of the organization's resources skills, expertise, experience, and competency, etc.
  • Domain, Domain Restrictions and Roles: This is mainly to create an organizational structure and to provide the needed security permissions.
  • Integration with Jam, Skype and WebEx, etc.
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

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

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 7.0
Based on 12 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 8.0
Based on 2 answers
To develop all objectivity of researches.
Anton Smorodin | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.5
Based on 21 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 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

SAP SuccessFactors

No score
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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

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 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

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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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
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SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

SAP SuccessFactors Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
SAP SuccessFactors

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
SAP SuccessFactors

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
SAP SuccessFactors
6.5

Online Training

CATS ATS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
SAP SuccessFactors

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