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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    8.1

    CATS ATS

    81%

    VidCruiter

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CATS Applicant Tracking System ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Job Requisition Management

    9.5
    95%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    9.5
    95%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    8.5
    85%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    10.0
    100%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resume Management

    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    4.5
    45%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    6.0
    60%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    7.5
    75%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Templates

    9.5
    95%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User Permissions

    8.5
    85%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    9.5
    95%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    4.5
    45%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CATS Applicant Tracking System is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • VidCruiter is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    CATS ATS

    80%
    28 Ratings
    7.8

    VidCruiter

    78%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.4

    CATS ATS

    84%
    10 Ratings
    10.0

    VidCruiter

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    2.7

    CATS ATS

    27%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    VidCruiter

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    9.1

    CATS ATS

    91%
    4 Ratings

    VidCruiter

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    5.9

    CATS ATS

    59%
    4 Ratings

    VidCruiter

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.5

    CATS ATS

    45%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    VidCruiter

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    CATS ATS

    91%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    VidCruiter

    100%
    1 Rating

    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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    VidCruiter

    VidCruiter is best suited for those that want to be paperless and go the digital route. VidCruiter gives the option to record the live interviews so they remain on the platform if we ever need to go back to review. In my opinion there is not a scenario where this is not appropriate, because if you don't see a function of interest, VidCruiter will consider creating it or figure a way to make it happen for you
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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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    VidCruiter

    • VidCruiter is my first Applicant Tracking System but it was still relatively easy to set up exactly to our needs and there was lots of support over email and the phone / internet meetings during the setup and after. It is easy to use and update too, no coding ability needed.
    • The integrated video and live interviews are unique to VidCruiter and why we chose it over competing products. They are easy to setup and use and provide the HR staff with a much more personal feeling for who the applicants are.
    • The auto rating of the applicants and their references along with the easy rating of applicant video interviews and any other data entered sorts applicants after what abilities are important to your company and makes it easy to start with the most suited candidates and work your way down.
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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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    VidCruiter

    • Humanizing the experience for applicants
    • Give more information about how the video will be used
    • Clarity on deadlines for performance task
    • The error message is vague ("Either you have withdrawn from this process or the deadline to complete this process has been reached") which one? You should know!
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    Pricing Details

    CATS ATS

    Starting Price

    $69 per month

    Editions & Modules

    CATS ATS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Monthly Pro Plan$991
    Annual Pro Plan$692

    Footnotes

    1. per user, per month
    2. per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Please visit the CATS pricing page to compare plans and features

    VidCruiter

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    VidCruiter editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      VidCruiter

      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.
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      Usability

      CATS Software

      not recruiter friendly. workflow is not good
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      VidCruiter

      The system is easy and has built in explainers
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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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      VidCruiter

      100% on point no matter what you ask
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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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      VidCruiter

      No issues at all with implementation, they have a strong process to follow and support you.
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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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      VidCruiter

      We selected VidCruiter over Spark Hire mostly because of the ability to edit rubrics. In a world where equity is at the top, we must be able to rate candidates in a non-biased way and being able to edit the rubrics allows us to do so. We also through customer service was top notch at VidCruiter and decided to keep using it (we considered switching to Spark Hire at one point)
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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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      VidCruiter

      • It could be a great ROI for those who are able to manage daily
      • When not in use, overall contract terms still apply.
      • Does need a good amount of time invested in using.
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