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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

[Frontline Recruiting & Hiring] did TOTALLY replace our paper based system. HR seems to be satisfied with it & they support it from within their department. Interfacing [it] with other Frontline modules seems easy, but we don't because our "system of record" is another ERP solution. Thus far, interfacing with other systems it not easy & takes development people from both sides to work together to get it working....which we haven't successfully completed (1+ month working on it).
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.3
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.6
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.0
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.9
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.4
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.5
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
8.6
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.2
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
6.9

Pros

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • Keeps all information of applicants in one place.
  • Makes the process quick and easy.
  • Simplifies application process to allow for any individual to quickly complete an application.
  • Allows user to have all applicants at their fingertips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • It could modernize the look and feel, it is starting to look dated to me.
  • All the places that use it look the same to me as well, it should be more customizable per the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is an excellent product for hiring and for the applicants.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring 9.0
Based on 2 answers
They are very helpful if necessary, but honestly, a lot of the page is easily managed on your own. This means that you do not have to spend a long time working with customer support, because you don't need it! The simplified process helps cut down on issues and makes it easily accessible and useful to any and all
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Before we just used individual job sites, such as monster. Frontline makes life easier for us.
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

  • Reduced in-house paper storage of applicant information
  • Centralized place to review previous job applicants & offer jobs
  • Somewhat limited on reporting
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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
Monthly Pro Plan$991
Annual Pro Plan$691
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

General

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

Frontline Recruiting & Hiring Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
10.0

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
9.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring

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