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Score 9.4 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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

Appcast

  • 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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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.
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Cons

Appcast

  • 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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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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Usability

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CATS ATS

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

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Appcast

No answers on this topic

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.
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Return on Investment

Appcast

  • Positive sales margins.
  • Positive time allocation.
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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.
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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

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

Edition
Pro Plan$891
Premium Plan$1191
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appcast
9.0
CATS ATS
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Appcast
CATS ATS
8.4

Usability

Appcast
CATS ATS
2.7

Reliability and Availability

Appcast
CATS ATS
9.1

Performance

Appcast
CATS ATS
5.9

Support

Appcast
CATS ATS
4.5

Implementation

Appcast
CATS ATS
9.1

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