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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

Akken could be described to be suitable for a staffing company but just spend more money on a product that is worthwhile. It is really a terrible ATS and it's a sad fact that I was not here for the selection process. Apparently people pushed for Bullhorn but it was deemed too expensive. That is shortsighted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.3
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
7.5
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
10.0
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
4.0
Reporting
AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
10.0

Pros

AkkenCloud

  • Automatically keeps a record of activities such as email conversations related to a candidate.
  • Time and date stamp on events logged to a candidate and customer is a great resource.
  • Completing full company profiles with all contacts is very helpful for later efficiency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cons

AkkenCloud

  • I had issues with AkkenCloud randomly shutting down.
  • Payroll - AkkenCloud wasn't as user friendly when I was trying to input time and process payroll.
Kirah Terlip | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
There is no reason for us to make a switch. Everybody in the office is familiar with it and it allows us to get our work done faster. There are no pressing issues that would warrant a change at this point
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Usability

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Akken is quite easy to use however there are a few more complex functions or multi steps to go through to run reports and find historic information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CATS ATS

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

Performance

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an average tool. The calendar function isn't great, email is slow, and there always seem to be day-to-day issues. The functionality is mostly there for a staffing firm, but there are plenty of areas of improvement still needed
Lisa Marcus | TrustRadius Reviewer

CATS ATS

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

Support Rating

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 1.0
Based on 3 answers
I give it a 1 because I couldn't give it a Zero. Horrible functionality, very ugly interface, and incredibly unfriendly to use. This system will offer nothing positive. It will only slow you down and make your workplace much more inefficient. If you are in the staffing industry where fast-paced is a way of life, this will only hurt you in the end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Implementation Rating

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Alternatives Considered

AkkenCloud

We preferred the ability to go with Mac computers. That was the number one selling point for us. Besides that we liked the ease of the product. The email interface looked exactly like Outlook. The calendar the same. The price was also a big selling point. It came in slightly cheaper than Bullhorn and other systems and in our opinion a better product.
Jamie Burchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Return on Investment

AkkenCloud

  • I'm unfamiliar with the ways AkkenCloud affected positively or negatively affected our overall business objectives.
  • For my position, AkkenCloud served it's purpose.
Kirah Terlip | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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Pricing Details

AkkenCloud

General

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

AkkenCloud Editions & Modules

Additional 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
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud
7.6
CATS ATS
8.4

Usability

AkkenCloud
8.0
CATS ATS
2.7

Reliability and Availability

AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
9.1

Performance

AkkenCloud
6.0
CATS ATS
5.9

Support Rating

AkkenCloud
1.0
CATS ATS
4.5

Implementation Rating

AkkenCloud
6.0
CATS ATS
9.1

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