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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

iApplicants

In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
Kelly Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
iApplicants
8.4
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
iApplicants
9.0
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
iApplicants
7.0
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
6.0
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
8.0
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
iApplicants
7.4
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
iApplicants
8.6
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
iApplicants
9.0
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
iApplicants
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
8.0
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
iApplicants
9.4
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
iApplicants
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
iApplicants
10.0
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
iApplicants
10.0

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

iApplicants

  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
Kia Summers | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.6
Based on 10 answers
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.3
Based on 4 answers
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 5.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
Connie Hurt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Great product support!
Adam Ingber | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

iApplicants

I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
Connie Hurt | 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

iApplicants

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
Debi Jordan | 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

iApplicants

General

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

iApplicants Editions & Modules

Edition
ATS$800.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
iApplicants
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
iApplicants
9.6

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
iApplicants
9.3

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
iApplicants
10.0

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
iApplicants
9.0

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
iApplicants
9.8

Online Training

CATS ATS
iApplicants
9.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
iApplicants
9.9

Scalability

CATS ATS
iApplicants
10.0

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