CATS is a web-based Applicant Tracking System that grew out of talent agency Cognizo Technologies in 2005. The CATS product was initially open-source and shifted to a hosted model in 2007. CATS’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) recruiting and hiring software is used by small and mid-size businesses and has over 1,700 customers in over 60 countries. One of its key features is their large list of third party integrations including leading email services, email marketing tools, assessment software, background screening software, and call solution applications.
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|Rating Attribute||CATS Software Rating||# of Reviewers Contributing to Rating Average||Recruiting / ATS Average Rating|
|Likelihood to recommend||9.0||11||7.5|
|Likelihood to renew||9.4||10||7.6|
|CATS Software Pros||CATS Software Cons|
Easy and efficient way to manage different stages of the process, from job-posting to receiving resumes and onboarding.
Email functionality has room for development and/or improvement.
Easy to understand and to use; does not require extensive training.
Reports generated within CATS, although customizable, may require additional information and/or analysis.
Robust features for an affordable price; no hidden costs.
Duplicate candidate prevention has room for improvement.
Notes and mobile access make candidate information accessible and increase the opportunity for collaboration.
Partnerships with other websites could be expanded to cast a wider net during candidate search.
Detailed tracking tools improve the speed and quality of response to applicants.
Scalable; easy to create customized, automated workflows.
Frequent updates and improvements based on customer feedback. Newly released updates may require troubleshooting.
CATS' email functionality has improved dramatically within the last year. Clients now have the ability to mass email and analyze detailed statistics such as opens, click, and unsubscribes from each email campaign. Also, we have added a feature that allows clients to sync email providers like Gmail and Outlook (and more) to our application.
We have also made fundamental improvements to our duplicate prevention process. The criteria we use to determine whether or not a candidate is a duplicate record includes the candidate's email, first name, last name, street address, city, state, phone number, etc. The improved toolbar makes it easy to clean up any potential duplicates. If a duplicate does manage to slip through, there is a “Merge Duplicate Records” tool which allows the client to selectively merge records.
We are currently partnered with all major job boards such as Indeed, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, Monster, and CareerBuilder. We are always looking to expand our job board base to ensure all potential candidates are being reached.
Thank you everyone for the great feedback. CATS greatly appreciates its customers and their support.