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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

Workday HCM

Workday Human Capital Management is well suited for day-to-day human resources tasks as well a future planning regarding goals, quarterly check-ins, and career growths. It is useful to have multiple features and available tasks in the overall dashboard. It is helpful that learning paths and courses are also integrated in the platform.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Workday HCM
6.9
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Workday HCM
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Workday HCM
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Workday HCM
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Workday HCM
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Employee demographic data
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Employment history
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.4
Job profiles and administration
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7
Organizational charting
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.8
Organization and location management
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.1

Payroll Management

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Pay calculation
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.5
Benefit plan administration
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.2
Direct deposit files
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.6
Reimbursement management
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.4

Leave and Attendance Management

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7

Employee Self Service

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
9.0
Update personal information
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7
View company policy documentation
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.1
View job history
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.4

Asset Management

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1
Tracking of all physical assets
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1

HR Reporting

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.8
Report builder
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.0
Pre-built reports
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.4

Onboarding

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.9
New hire portal
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
9.0
Manager tracking tools
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.7

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.6
Corporate goal setting
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.8
Individual goal setting
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
6.8
Performance tracking
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.8

Performance Management

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance plans
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1
Performance improvement plans
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.6
Review reminders
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.2

Succession Planning

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.9
Candidate ranking
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.6
Candidate search
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.3
Candidate development
CATS ATS
Workday HCM
8.1

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

Workday HCM

  • 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.
Monika Ganeva | 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

Workday HCM

  • 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?
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.6
Based on 12 answers
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
Amanda Easton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 18 answers
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.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CATS ATS

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 16 answers
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
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.2
Based on 44 answers
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.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
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
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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 36 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

I believe [Workday Human Capital Management] is probably the industry benchmark of excellence and has features that can easily be customized to meet the needs of organizations. It has strong and knowledgeable account teams that work closely with customers to develop the most efficient solutions. I believe oracle systems come the closest but they aren't smart and the technology still needs to be developed further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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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Workday HCM

General

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

Workday HCM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
Workday HCM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
Workday HCM
8.2

In-Person Training

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

CATS ATS
Workday HCM
10.0

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