Full features, highly customizable and great value
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 28, 2015

Full features, highly customizable and great value

Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

NA

Modules Used

  • ATS

Overall Satisfaction with CATS Applicant Tracking System

I am a sole proprietor third party recruiter and use CATS ATS exclusively for the full process recruiting. CATS is very flexible with many options for customization. As such, I have been able to adapt it very specifically to my own business processes and also adapt it as my processes adapt to market conditions or my improvements in process. It has exponentially improved my ability to track contact, pipeline workflow, sourcing etc. I also have a lot of split partners and the customization has allowed me to optimize that process, as well. Being cloud-based (my previous software was not) I can access it outside of the office and normal business hours which is most helpful as, given the nature of my business, many conversations and interactions necessarily take place outside the normal workday / workplace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Better interaction with split partners
  • Better control over pipelines
  • Better mobile access to database
Customization and cost. A lot of the products are really overkill for a one person shop that is strictly recruiting - no need of HR functionality. I had very specific ways I wanted to be able to customize / track certain things. CATS was the only product that could accomplish all the ones that were important to me. It is also the most cost effective. It's an excellent value.
I am a sole proprietor doing third party recruiting. For me, it is the perfect solution set without being overkill (for which I would pay with other products). I can't really speak to any scenario other than that. In evaluating it, I HIGHLY recommend playing around with the online demo to see for yourself how you would adapt it to your needs. However, also do not be afraid to ask how to accomplish certain things. There is a LOT of functionality that is not immediately obvious but which support can quickly get you to.

CATS ATS Feature Ratings

Job Requisition Management
10
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
10
Customized Application Form
10
Resume Management
9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
9
Candidate Search
10
Applicant Tracking
10
Collaboration
Not Rated
Task Creation and Delegation
9
Email Templates
9
User Permissions
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
9
Reporting
7