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CATS

Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters

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CATS Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

CATS product overview

Price starts from

99

/user

Per month

What is CATS?

CATS is a web-based, intuitive applicant tracking and recruiting software optimized for internal HR and recruiting agencies with tools for building custom workflows, generating a branded jobs board, creating specialized applications, aggregating thousands of resumes efficiently, and more.

Key benefits of using CATS

  • Create automated workflows to trigger actions such as emails, notifications, event invites, and more.

  • Create a custom branded careers website to advertise open positions and accept applications.

  • Use CATS' rating tools such as scorecards to score candidates based on specific skills, qualifications, and personality traits.

  • Setup custom approval processes to control which members of the team have to review a candidate before they are rejected or accepted.

  • Integrate with third party tools such as email (Gmail, Exchange, Outlook), calendars (Exchange, Google), job boards (Glassdoor, Indeed, Monster), and many more.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars
    Documentation

    CATS pricing information

    Value for money

    4.3

    /5

    143

    Starting from

    99

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    CATS features

    Functionality

    4.1

    /5

    143

    Total features

    55

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Activity Dashboard
    Third Party Integrations
    API
    Alerts/Notifications
    Real Time Reporting
    Data Import/Export
    Activity Tracking

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    CATS users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.3

    /5

    143

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.24/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    65

    59

    14

    5

    0

    Pros
    It is user-friendly, the display is great, there is a lot of help built into the software, the search features are strong, sending e-campaigns is easy, customer service gets back to you quickly.
    Robust functionality, very responsive, helpful, and knowledgable support team, leadership team focused on constant improvement and maintaining great value for cost.
    It is intuitive and easy to use. It has all the functionality of a large CRM in a great software that is affordable.
    Cons
    Terrible consistency , terrible reports , and defensive tech support reps.
    It doesn't seem I can have both sort features at the same time. If there is, I missed it.
    I don't like the newest changes that we had no choice about. I prefer the previous version.

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    CATS is a phenomenal tool for Corporate & Agency Recruiters!

    Reviewed 8 years ago

    Let me start by saying that I have been with CATS for the past few years. My experience has been nothing short of excellent. CATS has far more robust features than the other recruitment systems I've explored and/or used. It can be used to manage candidate flow for existing requisitions or to build strategic candidate pipelines for the needs of the future. CATS is easy to customize the system internally...

    Pros

    Robust Features Customizable Saves time by posting to various boards through CATS Very user-friendly Cost effective

    Cons

    No cons were added to this review

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Without CATs I'm not sure how we would manage

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Excellent, the sales and support staff are always on point. I hate calling tech support in general, but really don't mind with CATs. Always affable and helpful. We have yet to have an issue that wasn't promptly resolved by the CATs tech support.

    Pros

    Ease of in-house communication and interoperability. Each user can easily see the work of their colleagues which cuts down on a huge amount of unnecessary communication. We can seamlessly take over each other's work when colleagues are on leave or otherwise busy. The application portals are very easy to use and the workflow is intuitive and useful. Honestly, I'm not sure how we could manage with such a lean HQ staff without having CATs.

    Cons

    The only con I can identify with CATs is their search algorithm. The Boolean search functions can be improved. For example, if I'm looking for an "Education in Emergencies Specialist" within my database and search for this phrase using the Boolean quotation marks I will occasionally get results that identify anyone who has the word "in" somewhere in their resume. Yes, I also get "Education in Emergencies Specialists" but also a lot of people with completely irrelevant CVs. Some of this is mitigated by using the tags, lists, and custom fields but sometimes weird results are populated. Again, this is really the only issue I have with CATs and I'm really nit picking here. I don't find this to be a significant impediment to my work, and the pros heavily outweigh this one con.

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    We've had decent experience with CATS but are currently looking at other options.

    Reviewed 5 years ago
    Pros

    It is less complex than other solutions that are bloated with unnecessary features. The LinkedIn plugins and resume searching is good. Customized workflows is a good idea although they lack flexibility to get at incorporate important data in triggers (like Activity notes associated with a status change).

    Cons

    It seems like the underlying data model of CATS limits what they can do with their product. Contacts and Candidates are tedious to work with and behavior seems to change randomly (i.e. duplicate logging of emails to a single person, merged profiles overwrite information). The email integration has been unstable and recently realized that it logs emails for users that are cc'd (not the sender) on...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    CATS was a Godsend

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    We appreciate being able to unify our process, helping streamline our process, provide our applicants with a consistent experience, identifying where our good candidates are coming from and unifying our recruiting team and efforts.

    Pros

    I appreciated the support through the set up process and the responsiveness of the team to our beginning processes. There is so much customization for your workflow and we have appreciated all of the improvements to the system over the time we have used it. (over 6 years)

    Cons

    Honestly - it's really hard find things we don't like about the software. Support has been great about helping us to work around things we thought we wanted.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Excellent ATS Option

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    We went from using the same ATS for over 17 years when we decided to make the change to CATS. It’s modern, sleek, easy to use and customer support is very easy to understand and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    I do wish there was a platform versus it being web based.

    CATS FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CATS offer?

    CATS has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $99.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of CATS?

    CATS has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does CATS support?

    CATS supports the following languages:
    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish


    Q. Does CATS offer an API?

    Yes, CATS has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does CATS integrate with?

    CATS integrates with the following applications:
    Constant Contact, Microsoft Outlook, Indeed, Gmail, Google Drive, Berke, WordPress, Twitter, BambooHR, Slack, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, ZipRecruiter, Mailchimp


    Q. What level of support does CATS offer?

    CATS offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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