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Feature Set Ratings

  • iApplicants ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CATS ATS

81%
8.4

iApplicants

84%
CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 9/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Customized Application Form

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Resume Management

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
19 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Collaboration

8.5
85%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Task Creation and Delegation

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Email Templates

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
9.4
94%
2 Ratings

User Permissions

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Reporting

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • iApplicants is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATS ATS

80%
28 Ratings
10.0

iApplicants

100%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

CATS ATS

84%
10 Ratings
9.6

iApplicants

96%
10 Ratings

Usability

2.7

CATS ATS

27%
1 Rating
9.3

iApplicants

93%
4 Ratings

Availability

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
4 Ratings
10.0

iApplicants

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

5.9

CATS ATS

59%
4 Ratings
9.0

iApplicants

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

4.5

CATS ATS

45%
2 Ratings
9.9

iApplicants

99%
6 Ratings

Online Training

CATS ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

iApplicants

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
2 Ratings
9.9

iApplicants

99%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

CATS ATS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

iApplicants

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS

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.
Anonymous | 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

Pros

CATS ATS

  • 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
Randall Kooistra | 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

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

CATS ATS

General

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

Starting Price

$69 per month

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

Starting Price

$800 per year

iApplicants Editions & Modules

Edition
ATS$800.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

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 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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 2 answers
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 9.9
Based on 6 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 2 answers
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 6 answers
Great product support!
Adam Ingber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CATS ATS

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.
Megan Carty | 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 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).
Dave Murry | 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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