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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

Talentsoft

I think some of my problems with Talentsoft aren't so much the fault of the software as it is how my company is organized. I have to enter many different property levels so that a review gets created, I'm not certain that these fields are required by Talentsoft or by my corporate office. This software is not suited for companies where a segment of the employees do not have a company email address and/or access to a company computer
Richard Kutschera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
Talentsoft
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
Talentsoft
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
Talentsoft
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
Talentsoft
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
Talentsoft
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
Talentsoft
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
Talentsoft
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
Talentsoft
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
Talentsoft
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
Talentsoft
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
Talentsoft

Performance and Goals

CATS ATS
Talentsoft
8.6
Corporate goal setting
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
9.0
Individual goal setting
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance tracking
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
9.0

Performance Management

CATS ATS
Talentsoft
6.3
Performance plans
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
8.0
Plan weighting
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance improvement plans
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
5.0
Review status tracking
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
6.0
Workflow restrictions
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
6.0
Reporting
CATS ATS
Talentsoft
5.0

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

Talentsoft

  • Having the reviews in Talentsoft makes it much easier for one person to manage the entire process from start to finish.
  • When an employee switches managers during the year, the delegation feature makes it very easy to have the previous manager add their input to the employees review.
  • Being able to have a daily import file from our HR system into Talentsoft helps in having the information in Talentsoft be current.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • I would like to have access edit and update the goal section throughout the year, not just during the review period.
  • The reporting function is very cumbersome and needs to have easier ways to create custom reports.
  • Streamline the create a review template process.
  • Email notification for employees to let their manager know when they have completed entering information in Talentsoft.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CATS ATS

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

Talentsoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Talentsoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Talentsoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Talentsoft

I think SuccessFactors is more flexible to customer needs when creating review templates and allowing access to goals year round. They also track changes for the goals. Talentsoft was selected by our corporate office before I started with the company.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • Positive - Managers and employees have access to their reviews without having to contact HR.
  • Positive - Management of the entire review process is less manual and takes less time.
Richard Kutschera | 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
Monthly Pro Plan$991
Annual Pro Plan$691
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
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Talentsoft

General

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

Talentsoft Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
Talentsoft
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
Talentsoft

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
Talentsoft

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
Talentsoft

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
Talentsoft

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
Talentsoft

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
Talentsoft

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