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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

The software is best suited for anyone reviewing and hiring candidates.
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CATS ATS

It is well suited for data mining and delivery. It is less suited for large organizations where they need an ATS and the payroll system to be connected.
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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

  • 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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  • Ease of use
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy to train new users
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Cons

  • When a candidate applies via applicant tracking, there is a glitch that you have to submit that candidate a different way than other candidates by using the applied function, then submitting from there. That is a glitch that should be fixed. You should be able to submit the same way and allow the system to track that he was a candidate from applicant tracking.
  • The new alerts from notes works well. The only change I would make is it is rather slow to attach a note now since the new messages have been added to notes.
  • Email should be a bit quicker. Rather than going to the server every 5 minutes, it should pull much quicker. That ability is rather easy to fix. Especially since we receive emails on our phone much quicker than we receive from Akken.
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  • Greater reporting functionality
  • The location of some of the features is not intuitive (you have to hunt around for it).
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud7.6
Based on 5 answers
AkkenCloud is the closest application to incorporate staffing, billing, and candidate/employee tracking all in one package.
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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

AkkenCloud8.0
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 ATS2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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Performance

AkkenCloud6.0
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 ATS5.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

AkkenCloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
We receive quick replies after posting an issue as a job ticket to Akken.
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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

AkkenCloud6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
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CATS ATS9.1
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

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.
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Price and usability. Cats is not overwhelmed with gadgets that you will not use.
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Return on Investment

  • Better applicant tracking. Works extremely well to keep our candidates organized and easily submit and track our candidates through the interviewing process.
  • Employees and on point quicker. They have a task bar to accomplish every day.
  • The increase in resumes coming from our website has been unbelievable since we added the ability to publish our job orders from Akken to our site.
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  • Has saved time
  • Better candidate experience through the emails triggered on specific actions
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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
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features