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Score 8.3 out of 100

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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

Jobvite

Jobvite has replaced our old ATS, our old scheduling platform, and brought reporting front and center giving the business more access to information regarding our open positions. Hiring managers are notified of steps taken from the time a candidate applies, all the way through screening, and they have access to information in real-time that they would otherwise not have had access to. For a company of our size, roughly 550 employees the Jobvite Hire platform is a perfect tool for us. If you are a smaller company (less than 100 people) or you hire very low volume, you probably won't get the same excitement I do. If you are growing rapidly and recruiting high volume this is a perfect fit
Ryan Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Jobvite
7.9
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Jobvite
8.4
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Jobvite
8.0
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
8.9
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
8.3
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
8.1
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Jobvite
7.2
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Jobvite
7.3
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Jobvite
8.4
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Jobvite
8.3
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
7.7
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Jobvite
8.1
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Jobvite
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Jobvite
7.7
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Jobvite
7.2

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

Jobvite

  • Simple distribution of jobs to various job boards.
  • Excellent user interface and very simple for new users to learn.
  • Customization tools make it easy to make changes to application
  • Candidates are not required to create an account when submitting applications. Greatly speeds up the process and lowers our drop off rate considerably.
  • Robust, simple reporting feature.
Scott DeCloedt | 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

Jobvite

  • Tech support via chat. There are some instances when it takes awhile for a representative to help out via chat.
  • When modifying a interview schedule, I wish the tool would automatically update the schedule when I make a change to one person on the list.
Avni Shah | 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

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.9
Based on 22 answers
If I were to become an internal recruiter again, I would almost definitely use Jobvite. I liked the fact that we could set up any job application link on our company web site to connect directly to Jobvite. I also liked that Jobvite made employee referral easy to submit, as employee referrals tend to be the highest quality candidates. Jobvite really has all the tools a recruiter needs to get a candidate through a recruiting process quickly without anything slipping through the cracks. Even though there are a lot of features I feel can be greatly improved, I don't think there is anything on the market today that is better than Jobvite
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Jobvite

Jobvite 5.0
Based on 6 answers
• The user interface is well designed; however user error can lead to some confusion. For example, Sometimes I can’t find specific candidates because my filters have been set a certain way. If filters are not set correctly, it can be hard to find the right data (e.g. is a requisition still open or filled). Other than that, it’s very straightforward. Most features are great and easy to use.
• I don’t utilize all features. For example, message board. I find this particular feature a bit overwhelming. There is so much data on a single screen, that it’s hard to take in and prioritize. I think this screen could be organized a little better so that action items are more clearly visible and action priority is clearer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS

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

Jobvite

Jobvite 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't recall it being down.
Anonymous | 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

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.9
Based on 15 answers
I never had to personally submit a ticket or be in touch with their support team. I was more on the user side versus the admin, so there isn't a lot of insight I can share about the tool. I know the very few times I had a challenge with it our HR team was able to get it solved for myself.
Luis Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CATS ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jobvite

Jobvite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Had phone training. Lots of webinars. Generally pretty good. Not enough time to learn. User community exists, but haven’t used.
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

Jobvite

No score
No answers yet
It forces you to evaluate your own business process.

The software lets you re-engineer things
Anonymous | 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

Jobvite

Jobvite is by far my favorite ATS that I have used. I will say that Taleo Enterprise Edition was an excellent tool, perfect in many ways, but I used that when I worked at Booz Allen, and it was highly customized, there were full time administrators on site, and it had really been fine tuned above and beyond the out of the box product. I don't expect nor can I access that level of solution with my current company, which is far smaller
Sara Mallory, SPHR, PMP | 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

Jobvite

  • Incredibly positive, our applications have risen by 22% year over year since implementing and on pace to exceed 30% growth this year.
  • The ROI has been especially strong with regards to military veteran recruitment, and other types of specialty recruitment because of it's social reach.
  • Our candidate experience scores are higher than industry benchmarks and it's largely due to the experience on Jobvite.
Eddie Moncayo, MBA, SWP, RACR | 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
Pro Plan$891
Premium Plan$1191
  1. per user, per month
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Jobvite

General

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

Jobvite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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