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Score 9.3 out of 100

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

VidCruiter

Video and live interviews built into the software has enabled us to have a more personal understanding of who the applicants are. Many of our applicants are out and about and only have internet access on an infrequent basis. The software and setup is flexible enough that we can meet their special needs also. The continued development and very responsive customer support means that we have been able to find satisfactory solutions to all our particular needs.
Lars Godthaab Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

VidCruiter

  • VidCruiter grasped what it was that we needed and wanted to understand how their product could improve the experience of the applicants and volunteers.
  • We had people with various experience with technology on the planning team, and Remi's patience and professionalism with everyone involved meant that we could all get behind this new process. We also increased our volunteer roll from the previous year, and saved a lot of time so that we could focus on the event and less on the volunteer tracking process.
  • Their service orientation is very strong. I never once felt that we were falling behind and could always get in touch with VidCruiter when needed.
Chris Robicheau | 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

VidCruiter

  • reporting capabilities (and we are in discussion how it can be enhanced)
  • search options could be improved (for a big organization it lack of few filter options and we work closely with VidCruiter Team to improve it already)
Anonymous | 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

VidCruiter

VidCruiter 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This is our first season of using VidCruiter or any ATS. We are very happy with the time saved and level of organization and clarity that using VidCruiter has provided. We have a ton of ideas for improvements for the next season, and the flexibility of the system, the easy setup and maintenance and the very responsive support from VidCruiter makes this easy.
Lars Godthaab Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATS ATS

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

VidCruiter

VidCruiter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy and has built in explainers
Sandra Karamitelios | 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

VidCruiter

VidCruiter 10.0
Based on 3 answers
100% on point no matter what you ask
Sandra Karamitelios | 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

VidCruiter

VidCruiter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No issues at all with implementation, they have a strong process to follow and support you.
Sandra Karamitelios | 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

VidCruiter

VidCruiter raised the stake to a whole new level for us. We had few companies that we were considering, but VidCruiter had the best offer that suited our needs and gave us some flexibility and a chance to have an impact on the development of the tool together with the VidCruiter Team.
Anonymous | 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

VidCruiter

  • Better customer service through much faster access to information
  • Increased efficiency through much faster access to information
  • Increased participation from clients through easy application process
Chris Robicheau | 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
Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

VidCruiter

General

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

VidCruiter Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CATS ATS
8.0
VidCruiter
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

CATS ATS
8.4
VidCruiter
10.0

Usability

CATS ATS
2.7
VidCruiter
9.0

Reliability and Availability

CATS ATS
9.1
VidCruiter

Performance

CATS ATS
5.9
VidCruiter

Support Rating

CATS ATS
4.5
VidCruiter
10.0

Implementation Rating

CATS ATS
9.1
VidCruiter
10.0

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