CATS Applicant Tracking System vs. SAP SuccessFactors

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CATS ATS
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
CATS is a web-based recruiting software. Users can manage the entire recruiting process including custom job applications, posting jobs, resume parsing, custom recruitment workflows, and generating customized reports. Pricing is tiered per user, per month.
$69
per month
SAP SuccessFactors
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP SuccessFactors is a suite of HR/HCM products covering these capability areas: core HR and payroll, recruiting and onboarding, learning and development, performance and compensation management, workforce analytics and planning, and employee experience management.
$85
per year Up to 100 Employees
Pricing
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemSAP SuccessFactors
Editions & Modules
Annual Pro Plan
$69
per user, per month
Monthly Pro Plan
$99
per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CATS ATSSAP SuccessFactors
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features
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Community Pulse
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemSAP SuccessFactors
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemSAP SuccessFactors
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
8.2
19 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP SuccessFactors
4.1
332 Ratings
63% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.517 Ratings7.7311 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.517 Ratings7.8296 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.617 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.017 Ratings7.8283 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.618 Ratings7.3258 Ratings
Candidate Search6.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.619 Ratings7.4297 Ratings
Collaboration8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.615 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.517 Ratings7.7301 Ratings
Reporting4.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
483 Ratings
4% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.1424 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.9433 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.3415 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4390 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.8446 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.7395 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.1246 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
258 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.2187 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.3167 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.9164 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.3166 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.3164 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2201 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0145 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
259 Ratings
2% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.5257 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.2215 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.3187 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
389 Ratings
2% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.9282 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.0376 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.9240 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.9215 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.1360 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
6.4
389 Ratings
18% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.5373 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.3347 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.3280 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
310 Ratings
4% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.2298 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.3274 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
393 Ratings
1% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.9348 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.2389 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.9313 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.7364 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
416 Ratings
1% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.8397 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.7337 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.9373 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.0377 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.9302 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
281 Ratings
1% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.0258 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.9239 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.7247 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.8226 Ratings
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User Ratings
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemSAP SuccessFactors
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(28 ratings)
8.1
(541 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(10 ratings)
9.3
(35 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(1 ratings)
7.7
(48 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Performance
5.9
(2 ratings)
7.9
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
6.5
(26 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.4
(12 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(422 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemSAP SuccessFactors
Likelihood to Recommend
CATS Software
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.
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SAP
SAP SuccessFactors has a great ecosystem and scalability with it. It has got robust core module with multiple locales and Country specific configurations available. It has a clear itermodular integrations and downstream well defined. There are good documentation and training available after go live for developing internal talent . Overall, it has evolved well into a global ERP powerhouse.
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Pros
CATS Software
  • 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
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SAP
  • Has information in one place in employee central.
  • The workflow approval system is very good, so it is secure to ensure that incorrect data is picked up via the approval process.
  • The time management feature is very good, easy to navigate and works effectively.
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Cons
CATS Software
  • 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.
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SAP
  • data format alignment across all modules
  • significantly improve end user experience, simplification
  • two many SAP pages to find any information, especially difficult when close to a bi-annual release
  • things get deployed but sometime hard to find clarity on details, e.g. AI costing ad usage of credits
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Likelihood to Renew
CATS Software
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.
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SAP
We have put a vast amount of time and effort into our installation- and there is more work to be done, but the system has a lot of benefits that we plan to maximize and optimize in order to generate the greatest value for everyone involved
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Usability
CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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SAP
as we do not have the evolved upgrades , as we did not take all of the upgrades through the year. we did only basic upgrades and hence couldnot optimise the system as we should be and as expected by business. relationshop assesment and some training from SI partnet is something that we are looking forward to for enhancing usage of the system
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Reliability and Availability
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
Until now we have not had serious availability problems with SuccessFactors, we had Microsoft Active Directory and SSO with ADFS and we had availability problems but because of problems with ADFS, we migrated to Azure AD and with that the availability problems of SuccessFactors because of ADFS went away. The only windows of unavailability that we have had are those that we are communicated to do maintenance and upgrades.
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Performance
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
The performance is very good, the truth is that we have not had serious performance problems, some complex reports may take a little longer, but considering the complexity and the amount of records it is an acceptable time. We have never received a complaint from users regarding page loading speed.
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Support Rating
CATS Software
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.
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SAP
SuccessFactors Employee Central gets a middle of the road rating from me because of the things it does really well - Training. It falls short with the objectives cascade and visibility amongst my reports. That's what brings it down to a 5. Objectives need to be clear and concise in order to gain buy-in from your reports, and SuccessFactors muddies that by poor delineation between cascaded attributes and my report's objectives. The whole objectives cascade can be reworked.
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In-Person Training
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
The in-person training was with a consultancy, we have taken several courses, all very specific. They have been reports in ecp, general configuration of ec, reports and IAS
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Online Training
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
We use SAP Learning, and we like it very much, the topics are updated along with the products, we have access to the SFX customer certifications and we have done them all, in general the SAP learning platform is very good and complete.
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Implementation Rating
CATS Software
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
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SAP
As we were new with all this, we would greatly appreciate if we had assitance directly from SAP so we can implement the modules with all of its features and best practices. Unfortunately, we notice that the partner left some thing incomplete.
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Alternatives Considered
CATS Software
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.
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SAP
SAP success factors provided robust talent management, global scalability and strong analytics capabilities. And they provide strong user experience options and there is no limitation on customisation as is the case with Oracle HCM Cloud. It has the specific modules which the organisation desires and has strong existing integration capabilities and with existing systems .
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
I dont be part in te contract
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Scalability
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
The scalability and flexibility of SuccessFactors is unbeatable. It is very easy to scale the product to new countries and areas, and with the help of CPI it can be easily integrated.
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Professional Services
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
SAP
We did use this service to do analysis of the solution being implemented. It was a good check point during the project to see if everything is going as planned.
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Return on Investment
CATS Software
  • 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).
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SAP
  • We can clearly outline our objectives, targets, and methods to accomplish the same, grades and reviews, and overall progress.
  • Helps identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, constructive criticism.
  • Increases motivation and confidence, which is then reflected in our daily work routine.
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ScreenShots

CATS ATS Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily view candidates, without leaving the job order, using the candidate preview. Even quickly communicate with candidate via SMS without leaving your current screen.Screenshot of Candidate ProfileScreenshot of Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.Screenshot of

SAP SuccessFactors Screenshots

Screenshot of SAP SuccessFactors Learning, which supports informal and collaborative learningScreenshot of the SuccessFactors LMS experience that puts learning opportunities at the center of business operations and goals.Screenshot of the learning dashboard and metrics in SAP SuccessFactors Learning.Screenshot of the SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace.Screenshot of information on employee requests, evaluations, and performance in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.