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Score 5.7 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud was definitely a positive experience for me. My position at The Liberty Group was my first position as a recruiter so AkkenCloud was my first introduction to any kind of Applicant Tracking software. My experience with AkkenCloud was positive, the system was easy to use.
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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

AkkenCloud
8.6
CATS ATS
8.3
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.5
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
CATS ATS
10.0
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
4.0
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
10.0
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
10.0
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
10.0

Pros

AkkenCloud

  • The email interface is easy to use. I'd prefer if it pushes the email quicker. But it works well.
  • The job posting to website interface and ability is very easy and works extremely well.
  • The candidate and client database is very easy to use and works perfectly. The tie in from company to contact to job order is very easy.
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CATS ATS

  • creating pipelines
  • tracking status of candidates
  • email and log emails directly to profiles from CATS ATS
  • Streamlining job advertisements and job postings
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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 profile photo

CATS ATS

  • The system's user interface is clumsy and not organized very well.
  • CATS is not mobile-friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
This question is not applicable to me as I no longer work for The Liberty Group and I didn't make these decisions for The Liberty Group.
Kirah Terlip profile photo

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 8.4
Based on 10 answers
We've looked at other products and have found CATS to be the most suitable to our needs. In addition, CATS is always rolling out new features that improve its system.
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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.
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CATS ATS

CATS ATS 2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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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
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CATS ATS

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

Support

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We receive quick replies after posting an issue as a job ticket to Akken.
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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.
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Implementation

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
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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
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Alternatives Considered

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud was the first software I used in my career as a recruiter. Since using Akken, I have used TempWorks, Avionte, and JobScience/SalesForce. I do like Akken.
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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 profile photo

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 profile photo

CATS ATS

  • Filling requisitions faster
  • Better candidate management
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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

AkkenCloud
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

CATS ATS
Edition
Pro Plan
$691
Premium Plan
Contact us
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
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