CATS Applicant Tracking System vs. JobAdder

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
JobAdder
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
JobAdder is an Applicant Tracking System and recruitment tool designed to automate many of the mundane tasks associated with finding new employees. Recruiters can take advantage of its many features in order to save themselves time and improve the overall experience for the job seeker.N/A
Pricing
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobAdder
Editions & Modules
Annual Pro Plan
$69
per user, per month
Monthly Pro Plan
$99
per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CATS ATSJobAdder
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPlease visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features
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Features
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobAdder
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
JobAdder
8.9
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.517 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.517 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.617 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.017 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.518 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Resume Management8.119 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.618 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Candidate Search6.219 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.619 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Collaboration8.612 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.615 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Email Templates9.519 Ratings9.73 Ratings
User Permissions8.517 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.517 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Reporting4.718 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobAdder
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(28 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
5.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobAdder
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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JobAdder
I've already answered this question. JobAdder is easy to use, easy to configure, has great support, has a strong product roadmap, good partner integrations...really a top-notch platform.
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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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JobAdder
  • Flexible workflows
  • Intuitive design
  • Wealth of third-party integrations
  • Easy-to-access support and knowledge hub
  • Good onboarding process
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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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JobAdder
  • Hard to get in touch with technical support
  • Has a price to it
  • Hard to clear alerts
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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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JobAdder
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Usability
CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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JobAdder
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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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JobAdder
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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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JobAdder
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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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JobAdder
Many of the products we have evaluated are not available on the list. We've looked at Mindscope Cura, we've used Mindscope (before Cura), we were long-time users of Sendouts (before Bullhorn acquisition), and we were on a product called Compas for a few years before moving to JobAdder. JobAdder excels in product features/capabilities, ease of use, and incredible support. We have been very pleased with our selection!
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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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JobAdder
  • Improved time-to-hire drastically by isolating the process to one system
  • Improved hiring manager involvement in process
  • Improved allocation of tasks amongst recruitment team
  • Improved reporting on recruitment activities which helped to monitor team workload
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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

JobAdder Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard - so simple.Screenshot of Mobile Recruitment - be anywhere.Screenshot of Reports - they look good.Screenshot of Organize anything - with ease.Screenshot of Its looks good and works.Screenshot of Mobile Simplicity