CATS Applicant Tracking System vs. Jobvite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CATS ATS
Score 7.7 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
Jobvite
Score 6.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Jobvite is a full recruiting platform. It provides features across the recruiting funnel - from sourcing and managing candidates via CRM and managing workflows to communicating with hiring managers and reporting through custom dashboards and reports.
$500
per month
Pricing
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobvite
Editions & Modules
Annual Pro Plan
$69
per user, per month
Monthly Pro Plan
$99
per user, per month
<100 Employees
$500.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CATS ATSJobvite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features
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Community Pulse
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobvite
Considered Both Products
CATS ATS

No answer on this topic

Jobvite
Chose Jobvite
We picked Jobvite primarily because the cost to features ratio was the right one for us based on our business requirements. We also selected them because of ease of use, strong customer support, and the ability to support multiple market-facing brands. CATS is good but very …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobvite
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
Jobvite
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.517 Ratings8.660 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.517 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.617 Ratings9.662 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.017 Ratings9.660 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.518 Ratings9.160 Ratings
Resume Management8.119 Ratings8.661 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention4.618 Ratings6.057 Ratings
Candidate Search6.219 Ratings7.862 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.619 Ratings9.462 Ratings
Collaboration8.612 Ratings8.157 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.615 Ratings6.749 Ratings
Email Templates9.519 Ratings9.660 Ratings
User Permissions8.517 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.517 Ratings9.960 Ratings
Reporting4.718 Ratings7.358 Ratings
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User Ratings
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobvite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(28 ratings)
7.6
(90 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(10 ratings)
8.9
(22 ratings)
Usability
2.7
(1 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
5.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(1 ratings)
6.8
(49 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CATS Applicant Tracking SystemJobvite
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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Jobvite
Jobvite was very useful when used to onboard our new hires. Being a Human capital management company, we hire many individuals on a weekly basis so it helps us keep all of the paperwork organized and prevent any accidents when managing all of the data. Sometimes it does pose a problem for those who are not technologically savvy.
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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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Jobvite
  • Workflow- I love that you can immediately see where in the process a candidate is.
  • Dashboard- The customization and overall feel of the site.
  • Feed- The fact that you can see the feed from the candidates other applications is a plus.
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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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Jobvite
  • Custom fields--custom fields do not follow the candidate from hire to onboarding. This is problematic because we then have to recreate on the onboarding side to then import into our HRIS.
  • Onboarding picklists are time-consuming to populate. We have to enter options one at a time, rather than being able to do an import. Also, field mapping on Hire is a lot easier than having to set up tags on option sets in onboarding.
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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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Jobvite
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
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Usability
CATS Software
not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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Jobvite
After using varios ATS's in the past, I have found most comfort and ease using jobvite. This tool has made the hiring process so easy to manage and just the fact that it is not complicated to use, makes it even better
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Reliability and Availability
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Jobvite
No issues (especially compared to ADP).
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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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Jobvite
Support used to be better. In the last few years, though, I feel like there has been significantly less investment in customer service. We used to have account managers who were very visible and always checking in. Also, there used to be a phone number to get around-the-clock support. I am not sure that that exists at the quality it used to
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Online Training
CATS Software
No answers on this topic
Jobvite
Had phone training. Lots of webinars. Generally pretty good. Not enough time to learn. User community exists, but haven’t used.
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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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Jobvite
It forces you to evaluate your own business process.

The software lets you re-engineer things
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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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Jobvite
Before implementing Jobvite, we had iCIMS and Kronos Workforce Ready. Neither of these products got us where we wanted to be with metrics, candidate experience, or technology. I'm sure since we left them they have updated, but we are much happier with Jobvite than others. In the process of searching for a new ATS, we attended demonstrations of 9 other applicant tracking systems and were most impressed with Jobvite.
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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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Jobvite
  • Reporting - we had none before other than manually tracking things in excel documents, now we have a full suite of reports and dashboards we can customize.
  • Interview Scheduling - With the candidate self-scheduling feature, we can now schedule interviews in a matter of seconds while also automating the candidate confirmation email and the calendar invites.
  • More detailed source tracking than I have seen in any other product allowing full visibility on who we hire, where they came from and we can now analyze our sources.
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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

Jobvite Screenshots

Screenshot of Automate tedious, manual processes and leverage real-time analytics to elevate your role in acquiring top talent with the skills your business needs with Jobvite ATS.Screenshot of Build talent pools, nurture them with campaigns, and increase referrals with our CRM and Recruitment Marketing tools.Screenshot of Centralize all your onboarding activity, standardize processes, and seamlessly transition your candidates, providing them the best experience.Screenshot of Jobvite Intelligent Messaging allows you to make a good first impression by meeting candidates where they are – on the phone that’s always in their pocket.Screenshot of Attract job seekers and make compelling first impressions with relevant, targeted content and a delightfully easy job search and apply process on your career site.