CATS Applicant Tracking System vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CATS ATS
Score 7.7 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
Workday HCM
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemWorkday Human Capital Management
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 ATSWorkday HCM
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 SystemWorkday Human Capital Management
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemWorkday Human Capital Management
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
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
44 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.517 Ratings8.242 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.517 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.617 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.017 Ratings8.436 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.618 Ratings7.035 Ratings
Candidate Search6.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.619 Ratings7.736 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 Ratings8.440 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
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
91 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.077 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.486 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.288 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.984 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.283 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.881 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.956 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.465 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.060 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.466 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.063 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
70 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.369 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.269 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.456 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
90 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.169 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.455 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.8
23 Ratings
13% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.823 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.874 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.262 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
54 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.250 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
57 Ratings
6% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.047 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.056 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.149 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
60 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.259 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.951 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.255 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.555 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.449 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.0
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.633 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.335 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.634 Ratings
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User Ratings
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(28 ratings)
8.7
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(10 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(1 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
5.9
(2 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemWorkday Human Capital Management
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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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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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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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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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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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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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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Workday
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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Usability
CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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Workday
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability
CATS Software
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Workday
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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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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Workday
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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Online Training
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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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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Workday
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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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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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system. Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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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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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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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