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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • TargetRecruit ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.1

CATS ATS

81%
9.0

TargetRecruit

90%
TargetRecruit ranks higher in 10/15 features

Job Requisition Management

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Job Search Site Posting

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customized Application Form

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Resume Management

8.0
80%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

7.5
75%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Collaboration

8.5
85%
12 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Creation and Delegation

8.5
85%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Email Templates

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

User Permissions

8.5
85%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Notifications and Alerts

9.5
95%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting

4.5
45%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • TargetRecruit is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATS ATS

80%
28 Ratings
9.0

TargetRecruit

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

CATS ATS

84%
10 Ratings

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

2.7

CATS ATS

27%
1 Rating

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
4 Ratings

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.9

CATS ATS

59%
4 Ratings

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.5

CATS ATS

45%
2 Ratings

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

CATS ATS

91%
2 Ratings

TargetRecruit

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TargetRecruit

It is well suited for companies that need to:- build a relationship with new clients and candidates- prolong or keep the relationship with existing clients and candidates- personalize emails or messages to clients and candidates, and make sure that it will not take a lot of time- quality check all data entries in a short amount of time- create reports and do mass emails to certain clients and candidates
Kelvin de Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CATS ATS

  • 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
Randall Kooistra | TrustRadius Reviewer

TargetRecruit

  • Makes candidate/client relationship for personalized
  • Makes it possible for us to keep track of all the things happening to a certain client or recruiting candidate
  • Let us avoid possible do not contact request due to numerous emails sent by our firms to certain individuals
  • Manages cost and time in sourcing and reaching out to candidates
Kelvin de Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CATS ATS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TargetRecruit

  • When uploading certain resumes, I hope the TargetRecruit candidate search also maps the previous attachments we included versus just mapping the most recent resume
  • When creating reports, I hope the functionality is faster because it loads in minutes instead of seconds
  • There are instances where the values we add on a single profile is maxed out or limited - I hope they can make it unlimited values
Kelvin de Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CATS ATS

General

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

Starting Price

$69 per month

CATS ATS Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly Pro Plan$991
Annual Pro Plan$691
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

TargetRecruit

General

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

Starting Price

TargetRecruit Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

TargetRecruit

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

TargetRecruit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 4.5
Based on 2 answers
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

TargetRecruit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS

CATS ATS 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

TargetRecruit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CATS ATS

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.
Megan Carty | TrustRadius Reviewer

TargetRecruit

Bullhorn is not as easy to use as TargetRecruit. TargetRecruit is web-based, and you can use it anywhere. The protection is still there because it will send a code to your email if you have used the application to a new device.ZipRecruiter is a way for our firm to get inbound applicants. However, most of those applicants are not a fit for the role. ZipRecruiter doesn't have the functionality to scrutinize and avoid unfit candidates in applying for the role.In totality, LinkedIn was messaging, and the tracking system is not that yet updated as to how TargetRecruit makes it easy, and powerful. LinkedIn message and tracking system still doesn't have the option to let us know how to avoid messaging the candidate once per week. There is a way for you to see it on LinkedIn but it takes more than three clicks for you to do it. Whereas, in TargetRecruit, you can see it immediately in the candidate or client profile.
Kelvin de Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CATS ATS

  • 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).
Dave Murry | TrustRadius Reviewer

TargetRecruit

  • Made it possible for our business to manage turnaround time in presenting qualified candidates to clients immediately
  • Do not contact request are now down to 1 out of 10 whereas before we are getting 5 out of 10 contacts
  • Business development team creates more meetings to possible clients
Kelvin de Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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