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Likelihood to Recommend

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn is only appropriate for staffing/recruiting agencies, or internal corporate recruiters. It is made to track jobs, candidates, placements, and is not well suited for any other scenario. Bullhorn integrates with other, more robust software for sales and leads gen, but itself is not a sales or lead gen tool. Bullhorn works best when you integrate with the other services you're already using, like your background screening vendor, phone service, or other analytics tools.
Ingrid Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.3
CATS ATS
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.4
CATS ATS
8.0
Company Website Posting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.0
CATS ATS
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.2
CATS ATS
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.4
CATS ATS
10.0
Customized Application Form
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.3
CATS ATS
10.0
Resume Management
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.0
CATS ATS
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.8
CATS ATS
7.5
Candidate Search
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.1
CATS ATS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.3
CATS ATS
8.0
Collaboration
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.4
CATS ATS
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.9
CATS ATS
10.0
Email Templates
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.3
CATS ATS
10.0
User Permissions
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.9
CATS ATS
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.4
CATS ATS
4.0
Reporting
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.7
CATS ATS
7.0

Pros

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • Candidate Management- it is very easy to track and search your candidates. Candidates are the heart of your ATS in staffing and Bullhorn does a great job of making those candidates accessible.
  • Job Order Management-Being able to keep your job orders managed in a way that keeps you closest to money is a one of the best parts of the system. You can filter your lists, schedule your followups and keep on top of the orders that are the most urgent.
  • Configuration- the ability to configure the tool to the look and feel that matches your business.
  • Bullhorn CRM allows Account Managers to do their prospecting without cluttering the Company and Contact List with Company and Contacts that are not buyers or individuals that do not using staffing, not decision makers, etc. Leads allows AM's to pursue those individual within a different entity until they are vetted as buyers. The opportunities allow you to track those longer range opportunities versus storing them in a notebook or on an excel document. They become company IP for down the road.
  • Configuration of the CRM is huge asset. We have changed and configured our workflow several times over the past few years until we have decided on the workflow we want to move forward with. The tool allowed us to make these changes as we saw fit and without the time and cost of having to go through a PS channel.
  • The Lead and Opportunity dashboards help to keep you on track in a visual way so you can see the time cycle of your leads and opportunities.
Wendy Kennah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • If there is a chain of commands that need signatures, it would be nice to be able to push the document through instead of a hard copy.
  • Sometimes the drop-down functions don't match exact scenarios, it would be nice to be able to edit OTHER with an explanation.
  • It would be nice to connect the Recruitment side, to match when a candidate is added to the database by another recruiter but is actually a skill match for a requirement that you have been assigned to as the primary recruiter.
  • Being able to assign who is the Primary Recruiter, especially if working on a team of Recruiters
Catherine Soto | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Dave Murry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 7.7
Based on 11 answers
We have about 2 years left on our current contract; It would take a major change in the ATS marketplace for us to strongly consider opting out of renewal given the time and effort we have dedicated to building our our Bullhorn system. I will take the time to revisit with some of the competition down the road, but Bullhorn acquired our runner up, MaxHire, about a year back and continues to offer a solid product suite for our current and future needs.
Paul Sabatino | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Caitlin Hostetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 6.6
Based on 6 answers
It isn't the best ATS out there. It lacks on both the recruitment and sales side. There is no way to differentiate between prospects, candidates, and clients. There isn't a way to merge accounts and names, so there are many duplicates. Too may paid add ons. I had a much longer review written up and the page just deleted it, but I wouldn't recommend Bullhorn first or even third. It feels like it hasn't been fully realized yet. There are certainly some good things about the product, but more areas where they can improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 2.7
Based on 1 answer
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 7.7
Based on 9 answers
They are almost 100% useless. This is not hyperbole. I am not one to go online and trash anyone but I am so fed up with trying to get Bullhorn to help us with our issues that I had to say something. If you like Bullhorn out of the box and you just need a place to search your client and candidate records, you'll be fine. If you want to actually get the technology to work for you so you can get more done, RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!
Mathew Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Bill Branstetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

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
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn has a complete integrated feature where it speaks with Outlook; makes parsing candidates who submit their data and resume simple. This is effective when you are running a 360 desk as it saves time and helps you focus on prospecting for clients and candidates. Often times when the software is hard to navigate through or requires many steps to complete one entry, it becomes discouraging and you're less eager to enter the data properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ashley Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • We have realized a clear, positive benefit from Bullhorn's ability to integrate with other software. We have our background check vendor integrated within our CRM platform and by doing so have saved a great deal of time and money as a result.
Richard Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
LeQuay Marsh, MHCS, TAS, ECRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bullhorn ATS & CRM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Contact Bullhorn for pricing information

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

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.5
CATS ATS
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.7
CATS ATS
8.4

Usability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.6
CATS ATS
2.7

Reliability and Availability

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
CATS ATS
9.1

Performance

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
CATS ATS
5.9

Support Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.7
CATS ATS
4.5

Implementation Rating

Bullhorn ATS & CRM
CATS ATS
9.1

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