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Likelihood to Recommend

Accurate Background

Accurate is a global organization that has background checks available internationally. The report formatting could be improved. It's messy and difficult to read.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Accurate Background
7.0
CATS ATS
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Accurate Background
6.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Company Website Posting
Accurate Background
5.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Accurate Background
7.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Customized Application Form
Accurate Background
7.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Candidate Search
Accurate Background
5.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Collaboration
Accurate Background
10.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Accurate Background
10.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Email Templates
Accurate Background
3.0
CATS ATS
10.0
User Permissions
Accurate Background
8.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
Accurate Background
9.0
CATS ATS
4.0
Reporting
Accurate Background
7.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
Accurate Background
CATS ATS
10.0
Resume Management
Accurate Background
CATS ATS
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Accurate Background
CATS ATS
7.5
Applicant Tracking
Accurate Background
CATS ATS
8.0

Pros

  • Comprehensive background check report
  • Report tailored to your needs
  • Weekly calls with Account Manager or as needed
  • online chat option with customer service
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  • 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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Cons

  • Background check report format could be improved by being easier to read. It's a little messy.
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  • Removing candidates outside the country
  • Searching specific skills
  • Automatically completing candidates profiles from resumes being submitted
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Likelihood to Renew

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CATS ATS8.4
Based on 10 answers
As we all adjust to CATS, we are improving internally
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Usability

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CATS ATS2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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Support

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CATS ATS4.5
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.
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Implementation

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CATS ATS9.1
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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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Alternatives Considered

Accurate is much better. The most thorough background check company I have ever used.
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CATS is much cheaper, much easier to use, and I can customize CATS exactly the way I want.
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Return on Investment

  • Our turn around time has decreased by half as far as complete background checks are concerned. This allows us to keep our candidates and improve their experience.
  • We averaged a savings of over $2,000/year thanks to Accurate's ability to create customized packages.
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  • Better pipeline management.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Faster customer updating.
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Pricing Details

Accurate Background

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Accurate Background Editions & Modules
Accurate Background
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CATS ATS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
CATS ATS Editions & Modules
CATS ATS
Edition
Pro Plan
$691
Premium Plan
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1. per user, per month
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