CATS Applicant Tracking System vs. JazzHR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CATS ATS
Score 8.0 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
JazzHR
Score 7.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
JazzHR is an ATS and recruiting software. JazzHR aims to replace antiquated hiring processes like email and spreadsheets with an intuitive applicant tracking system that helps recruiters and hiring managers build a scalable and effective recruiting process.
$39
per month
Pricing
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJazzHR
Editions & Modules
Annual Pro Plan
$69
per user, per month
Monthly Pro Plan
$99
per user, per month
Hero
$39
per month
Plus
$219
per month
Pro
$329
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CATS ATSJazzHR
Free Trial
YesYes
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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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJazzHR
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CATS Applicant Tracking System
8.2
19 Ratings
3% above category average
JazzHR
8.0
51 Ratings
0% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.517 Ratings6.645 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.517 Ratings6.049 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.617 Ratings8.742 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.017 Ratings9.546 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.518 Ratings9.549 Ratings
Resume Management8.119 Ratings8.251 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.618 Ratings8.829 Ratings
Candidate Search6.219 Ratings8.047 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.619 Ratings8.951 Ratings
Collaboration8.612 Ratings7.548 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.615 Ratings8.843 Ratings
Email Templates9.519 Ratings9.548 Ratings
User Permissions8.517 Ratings6.748 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.517 Ratings8.847 Ratings
Reporting4.718 Ratings4.341 Ratings
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User Ratings
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJazzHR
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(28 ratings)
3.0
(54 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(10 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(1 ratings)
9.8
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
5.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJazzHR
Likelihood to Recommend
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
Since it allows you to tag candidates based on their level of talent or potential utility to the company, it is best used to identify the best prospects in large operations, such as multi-franchise oriented businesses that cover all kinds of sales. It can be used to make periodic assessments of the level of employee growth in certain departments, and based on the results let us know if certain employees would do better working in another type of area, so that the overall work operations are more uniform. JazzHR could excel in departments that use a high level of reporting, as its administrative tools provide high content reports with statistics on the performance of each employee or candidate at different levels.
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Pros
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
  • Customizable fields for the applicant/candidate process.
  • Easily tag managers on comments for candidates.
  • Send emails to candidates easily through the system.
  • Easy to see duplicate candidates and delete or merge their files.
  • Can assign stars to candidates and managers can vote on a candidate through the system.
  • Can set up Questionnaires to help screen candidates.
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Cons
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
  • The integration of the other systems such as Payroll, HR systems and operations are not easy to set and not all systems are compatible.
  • Should improve compatibility with Microsoft Teams
  • Some processes require more steps and become more tedious than in other solutions
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Likelihood to Renew
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
It worked well for the majority of our needs and is still in use even though I've left the company. The Resumator was an interim solution until we found a system that integrated with all our other internal systems. However, we ended up staying with it because of ease of use
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Usability
CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
It's not a 10 due to the eTemplates. If those were less time-consuming to set up and if some common forms were available to select from already set up, then I would give it a 10.
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Support Rating
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
Each person I've spoken to have been helpful, positive and encouraging. Once you begin using JazzHR, they have intervals in which they reach out to you to see how you're doing or if you have any questions. When you're setting up, they review what you've done and offer praise as well as suggestions on how to make it work better for you. They offer webinars and online training videos to walk you through every process.
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Implementation Rating
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
A solutions consultant walked me through each step. It was easy. As I progressed in setting things up, their support contacted me to set a time to walk through any possible issues and make suggestions on a better way to set it up. At any time, if I had a question, they were available and there are also training documents and videos available.
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Alternatives Considered
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
Both Greenhouse and Lever at least seemed to have great products and great teams; they simply weren't worth 2-5X the cost for us. Now, let's be clear - a platform that helps you hire the best people is a certainly worth 2-5X (or perhaps 10X) the cost. However, for most small and medium businesses, the three platforms are very similar. Once you have ~100s of different positions or ~100,000 applicants, then a more advanced ATS could be worth the cost. For us, Jazz is excellent. We have about 8 types of roles and 250 employees, and we see the Jazz system working very well for us even as we grow to 1,000+ employees.
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Return on Investment
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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employ Inc (Jobvite, JazzHR & NXTThing)
  • This cuts down immensely on staff time needed in the total recruiting process. Has probably saved at least 1/2 person.
  • Trees are being saved since we don't have to print as much! :)
  • Consistency is so important in the HR field. Jazz HR makes this easy.
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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

JazzHR Screenshots

Screenshot of View candidate's profiles at any time from one central location.Screenshot of Welcome to the JazzHr dashboard. Here's where you'll manage all your open jobs.Screenshot of With JazzHR, you'll get access to your own, customizable careers page.Screenshot of The candidate pipeline shows you what stage of the hiring process candidates are in.Screenshot of Easily communicate with candidates with bulk actions and custom email templates.Screenshot of JazzHR offers customizable evaluations and assessments.