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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

CATS ATS
8.3
TargetRecruit
9.0
Job Requisition Management
CATS ATS
8.0
TargetRecruit
10.0
Company Website Posting
CATS ATS
8.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Publish to Social Media
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
10.0
Customized Application Form
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
10.0
Resume Management
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
CATS ATS
7.5
TargetRecruit
10.0
Candidate Search
CATS ATS
8.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Applicant Tracking
CATS ATS
8.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Collaboration
CATS ATS
7.0
TargetRecruit
7.0
Task Creation and Delegation
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
7.0
Email Templates
CATS ATS
10.0
TargetRecruit
10.0
User Permissions
CATS ATS
7.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
CATS ATS
4.0
TargetRecruit
9.0
Reporting
CATS ATS
7.0
TargetRecruit
9.0

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

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

  • 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

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

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 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

TargetRecruit

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

TargetRecruit

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

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 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

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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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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TargetRecruit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

TargetRecruit Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
TargetRecruit
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
TargetRecruit

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
TargetRecruit

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
TargetRecruit

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
TargetRecruit

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
TargetRecruit

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
TargetRecruit

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