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43 Ratings

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CATS ATS

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appcast

It has allowed me to streamline my job ad buying and selling process all in one dashboard.
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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

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

Pros

  • Makes it easy to manage job feeds.
  • Makes it easy to manage traffic acquisition from multiple publishers.
  • Easy to use reporting dashboard for you and your customers.
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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

  • Need to be more open to suggestions from clients.
  • Need to get better customer service turnaround time.
  • Need more knowledgeable staff.
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  • System isn't intuitive at all when it comes to combining things like Source when left free form - for example. Considers Indeed and indeed two different sources because one candidate capitalized and one didn't (these can be merged)
  • Resumes forwarded to resume inbox invariably capture source as senders email, even if source is clearly spelled out (can be edited later)
  • Importing resumes has some trouble with addresses and phone numbers with certain file types/configuration
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Likelihood to Renew

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CATS ATS8.4
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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

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CATS ATS2.7
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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

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The implementation relative to anything else I've seen that is as customizable and powerful as CATS is first reason. The cost is a huge factor as well - at $99/month for a user license, it's much less expensive than similarly featured products and immensely better than ones similarly priced. Almost any company is probably wise to at least take a look at this system. It won't be right for everyone, but it's a strong option
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Return on Investment

  • Positive sales margins.
  • Positive time allocation.
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  • Better interaction with split partners
  • Better control over pipelines
  • Better mobile access to database
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Pricing Details

Appcast

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Appcast Editions & Modules
Appcast
Edition
Appcast Exchange
$01
Clickcast
$02
1. Pay-Per-Applicant
2. License
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
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