What users are saying about

AkkenCloud

9 Ratings

CATS ATS

43 Ratings

AkkenCloud

9 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 101

CATS ATS

43 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

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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

I am a sole proprietor doing third party recruiting. For me, it is the perfect solution set without being overkill (for which I would pay with other products). I can't really speak to any scenario other than that. In evaluating it, I HIGHLY recommend playing around with the online demo to see for yourself how you would adapt it to your needs. However, also do not be afraid to ask how to accomplish certain things. There is a LOT of functionality that is not immediately obvious but which support can quickly get you to
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
CATS ATS
7.5
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.2
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.4
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.5
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.7
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
8.2
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
6.9
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
CATS ATS
7.4
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
7.5
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
CATS ATS
5.7
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
7.5
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
7.9
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
CATS ATS
8.0

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Excellent trigger email solutions. Customizable and easy to configure.
  • High-End presence and able to customize for specific client's needs. Client doesn't need to fit our flow, we customize for them with CATS flexibility.
  • Friendly and helpful customer service team.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • More International free job site integrations.
  • Integrated candidate references.
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud7.6
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.
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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
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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

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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Many systems seem to have the same options. The customization and flexibility was key, as well as the cost factor and no contract requirement
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Return on Investment

  • I'm unfamiliar with the ways AkkenCloud affected positively or negatively affected our overall business objectives.
  • For my position, AkkenCloud served it's purpose.
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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
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1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features