Ascendify vs. CATS Applicant Tracking System

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascendify
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Ascendify, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their talent recruitment system, featuring ATS, referral system, onboarding guidance and pulse surveys, talent matching, career website, and other features.N/A
CATS ATS
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
CATS is a web-based recruiting software. Users can manage the entire recruiting process including custom job applications, posting jobs, resume parsing, custom recruitment workflows, and generating customized reports. Pricing is tiered per user, per month.
$69
per month
Pricing
AscendifyCATS Applicant Tracking System
Editions & Modules
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Annual Pro Plan
$69
per user, per month
Monthly Pro Plan
$99
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AscendifyCATS ATS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features
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Community Pulse
AscendifyCATS Applicant Tracking System
Top Pros
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Features
AscendifyCATS Applicant Tracking System
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
19% below category average
CATS Applicant Tracking System
8.2
19 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings9.517 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings9.517 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings9.518 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings8.119 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings4.618 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings6.219 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings7.619 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.01 Ratings8.615 Ratings
Email Templates8.01 Ratings9.519 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings9.517 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings4.618 Ratings
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User Ratings
AscendifyCATS Applicant Tracking System
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.7
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AscendifyCATS Applicant Tracking System
Likelihood to Recommend
Ascendify
An industry-leading cloud-based talent acquisition solution that includes an all-in-one platform for recruitment, onboarding, onboarding communications, job postings, applicant tracking, candidate management, compliance and more. Great for large enterprises looking for a powerful solution to meet the challenges of today’s talent acquisition programs.
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CATS Software
It has a great parsing feature and the extension is very helpful. Many ATS systems do not support parsing within LinkedIn...this one does. I was sad to see this option go when we finally transitioned. I would almost keep CATS just for the LinkedIn parsing if I knew I could easily get the information OUT of the system once it was there. A good API/webhook would be great, but sadly the API connections don't work well. Our firm also works with companies with multiple sites all across the US. There was never a way to "nest" a location with a parent company. Because of this, being able to research or report on a true client relationship was not possible. It was a very manual process.
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Pros
Ascendify
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CATS Software
  • 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
Ascendify
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CATS Software
  • I would like to see either an integration with a robust reporting tool that would allow me to design my own custom reports with a data export or more built-in reporting options.
  • Mobile app is currently mostly just a look-up tool. I would like it to have the ability to do more - add tasks, update pipelines, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
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CATS Software
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
Ascendify
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CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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Support Rating
Ascendify
No answers on this topic
CATS Software
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 Rating
Ascendify
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CATS Software
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
Ascendify
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CATS Software
We used to use Sendouts (prior to it being acquired by Bullhorn) - and it wasn't browser based like CATS so instead of being able to access it from a home computer, laptop, mobile phone, etc. you could only use it on the computer with the software uploaded - which is a hindrance. It also wasn't as customizable as CATS. We picked CATS because it the price was right, it was browser-based, had email-integration, and integrates with social media and job posting services to share your jobs
with the public.
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Return on Investment
Ascendify
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CATS Software
  • We went from Excel spreadsheets to using CATS so honestly anything would be an improvement. But CATS has saved tremendous time on an on-going basis in terms of managing the career portal automatically.
  • Being able to log email conversations with the click of a button from Outlook right into CATS has been a time-saver and also has helped numerous times in providing better follow-through to candidates and providing better tracking of candidate interactions and what they have previously said (or not).
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ScreenShots

CATS ATS Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily view candidates, without leaving the job order, using the candidate preview. Even quickly communicate with candidate via SMS without leaving your current screen.Screenshot of Candidate ProfileScreenshot of Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.Screenshot of