CATS Software Pricing & Features


Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters

4.24/5 (116 reviews)

CATS overview

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.

With CATS users can manage the entire recruitment tracking process from posting jobs to generating customized reports. Staffing and recruiting agencies can automatically submit candidates to clients for approval by fully integrating client submittals into the workflow. Direct employers can automatically invite team members to view candidate profiles, participate in interviews, or provide candidate feedback at any step.

In order to facilitate end-to-end recruitment management, CATS provides features such as the tools to create a custom branded and hosted career portal, custom application forms, interview scheduling, interview scorecards, email integration, client reviews, and more. Hiring managers can use CATS to view resumes, access notes, and approve or decline candidates, and custom approval processes can be setup to control the chain of review for each candidate.


Starting from
Pricing options
Free trial
Value for money


Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 8 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English and 7 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
CATS screenshot: Customize you dashboard by adding, rearranging and renaming the widgets.CATS Software - About UsCATS screenshot: Easily view candidates, without leaving the job order, using the candidate preview. Even quickly communicate with candidate via SMS without leaving your current screen.CATS screenshot: Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.CATS screenshot: Quickly view resumes (or other attachments) with split-view.CATS screenshot: Add status' to applicationsCATS screenshot: Create triggers for events CATS screenshot: Rate candidates on specific criteriaCATS screenshot: Collect job applications using a hosted career portal

CATS reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

CATSone is better than most for less. Email sync issue, and reports are innacurate

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-14
Review Source: GetApp

CATSone is a great product and we recommend for anyone needing a applicat tracking system. its customizable to an extent. Fields are linked so you can't mess up data. Its good if you use it for CRM. Reports are odd, and email sync feature works 50% of the time. (adding emails to contacts in CATS with matching records)Easy interface, great application site wizard , and great job site , built in, , customization of fields with restrictions (so you don't mess it up) . Status, and custom status available. Map custom status's to 'mapped' status. No cloud storage fees for resumes, or files that get attached to applicant / candidate records. API is useful but not without faults. Good custom reports per user. Google drive link, and online MS word linked. Live previews of images. Easy to read reports (there are some faults) Reporting is best thought of as a gauge and not an accurate thing. All around a great system. I recommend it to anyone whom has this need. Easy to use with live chat support per user for how to use it. Great training seminars. Etc. Good for when you hire 1 to 1. 1 hired applicant to 1 location. Email sync feature is great when it works. 50% of the time. It may be related to email host. I dunno. Reports are good. There are many. If you need New Applicants per user.. then you have to manually enter. But still many reports. Great price point. Beats many more expensive systems .. its has faults as your gonna read. But don't let that get you down. It's still worth it.

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Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters


Overall pretty good. Customer service is outstanding. However, some features are not intuitive.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-02
Review Source: Capterra

I work at a recruiting firm and we all use CATS daily for our recruiting database. It is the most comprehensive and flexible software that we have found so far (though needs more flexibility in some areas). The flexibility in tagging and sorting candidates and being able to assign tasks to other recruiters has been great. The star feature, status's, adjustable application fields and archiving are fantastic features. We use this product daily and have been very pleased with it for the most part. Customer service. Extensive database of information and flexibility in most aspects of the product to adapt to your needs.

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Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters

Ann Zaslow-Rethaber

EXCELLENT customer service, they answer on the first ring!!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-01
Review Source: Capterra

LOVE CATS, terrific applicant tracking system and EXCELLENT client support. We have invested in systems over the years but not being especially savvy with technical issues, have always run into roadblocks by not being able to utilize all the options and with limited customer support could never figure out how to implement half of what was offered...this is happily not the case with CATS. LOVE the ease of use...even for someone like me who is not naturally adept at navigating my way through different systems, we have found that CATS is extremely user friendly, and on the occasions when we do need help, calling into their live US based customer support hotline and having nice, friendly people always eager and endlessly patient to help makes using CATS a no-brainer.

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Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters


Solid Recruiting Software for Recruiters

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Comprehensive CRM database for a recruiting firm. Couldn't live without it. Customized Pipeline management. The database gives you multiple ways of viewing your pipeline. Combined with calendar integration, they make it easy to stay on top of your list of things to do. Loading in candidate resumes to a mailbox makes it easy to update the database. The capture tool makes it easy to load LinkedIn resumes to the database. The jobs integration to your website is easy to set up. Customer service has been great and the Price is very affordable. It's browser based and works on any platform.

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Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters

Ryan Danielsen

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

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).

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CATS pricing

Starting from
Pricing options
Free trial

Pro - $89 per user/month, best for entrepreneurs and small teams
Premium - $119 per user/month, best for larger teams

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CATS Pricing Reviews

  • Ease of use and price
  • Affordable, Intuitive
  • Price and its ease of use
  • There are many systems similar
  • ????
  • Customer service, reporting
  • Customer Support Training and loading resume capabilities.
  • It could connect more with user group sites, like GitHub, etc.
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

CATS features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Real Time Reporting
Third Party Integration

Automatic Notifications (271 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (178 other apps)
Compliance Management (148 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (197 other apps)
Employee Database (144 other apps)
Employee Management (236 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (150 other apps)
Employee Portal (167 other apps)
Employee Self Service (178 other apps)
Recruiting Management (169 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (245 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (156 other apps)

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Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Category Leaders ranking


#23 in Applicant Tracking (ATS)

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Compiling and tracking resumes and applications is a time-consuming task, taking professionals away from other duties. Technology has eased the process, but it has also made learning about and applying for a position simpler, as well. As a result, professionals and hiring managers often find they are overwhelmed with applications.

CATS Applicant Tracking System automates applicant tracking, putting everything a manager needs in one place. Using CATS, recruiters and managers can import resumes and applications, publish to multiple job boards, customize their jobs website, and much more. Once imported, CATS uses built-in intelligence to detect the candidate and contact information included in resumes for use within the system.

What is CATS?

The ultimate goal of CATS Applicant Tracking System is to make the hiring process as easy as possible for businesses. Through searches and reports, hiring managers can easily locate candidates who fulfill a set criteria or possess certain skills. Email integration automatically tracks and records emails to your candidates within the system.

The process of filling a vacant position can be chaotic, with numerous candidates coming and going over the days and weeks. With CATS, recruiters can track all pending candidates on the main dashboard, including a five-star rating system that will ensure the best candidates stand out from the crowd.

Who is CATS for?

Businesses of all sizes utilize CATS Applicant Tracking System for hiring, including small start-ups and larger businesses. The software primarily appeals to small and medium organizations, however, with its features helping them leverage big-business tools at affordable prices.

Within an organization, human resources departments and recruiters are usually the main users of CATS Applicant Tracking System, although small businesses may not have one entire department dedicated to that role. Many organizations that use CATS are focused on recruiting as a primary function, using its features to locate candidates for outside clients.

Main features

Activity Tracking

Multiple team members often work together on filling a vacant position, but it can be difficult for one employee to know where a particular candidate stands. Through CATS’ activity tracking, employees can see all of the latest communication between recruiters and candidates to more easily track each phase of the hiring process.

Within the activity screen, items can be sorted by team member, status, and type of contact. From within the activity tab, a team member can send an email to one candidate or a group of candidates. Lists can be created within CATS to make it easy to send emails relating to one job. All recipients are captured in the BCC field of the email, so no candidates can see the other candidates who were sent the message.

Information Importation

In order to build its database, businesses must first get the information into it. CATS provides an easy-to-use import tool that can pull in an existing Word, Excel, Adobe, or other compatible file with just two clicks. Once this information has been imported into the system, it can be manipulated using CATS search and reporting tools.

CATS browser extensions: Firefox and Chrome Automatically add candidates and resumes to CATS from social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Monster. Simply click the CATS browser extension icon and it will pull information from that page, including name, phone number, work history and much more. Then click “Add to CATS” and the extension will add that candidate to CATS or prompt you if it looks to be a duplicate. If it is a duplicate, it will show you the candidate in the system and allow you to add/update their current profile and resume in CATS.

Career Portal

Within CATS, professionals can post job ads to a wide variety of job sites easily. CATS offers templates for crafting professional-looking job ads, but custom branding can also give a career portal the business’s desired look. While the portal would be hosted on the CATS server and use CATS’ state-of-the-art technology, the look and feel matches the remainder of a business’s site.

If a business prefers to create a new look for its jobs website, CATS can help with that, as well. The app has pre-made themes that are both eye-catching and professional. This creates a consistency that will attract customers and help them become familiar with a business’s job openings section.

Post to Job Boards

Within CATS, recruiters can develop and deploy job ads through simply filling out a form and choosing options. This is done through clicking “Add Job Order.” If a position is open only to internal employees, that can be chosen, but it can also be opened to an external candidate pool. Separate applicant types can be created for each position classification to make adding jobs easier.

Once created, job ads can be posted to a wide variety of job portals, including Facebook, CareerBuilder, GlassDoor, Indeed, Monster and many more. Some job sites allow advanced posting options that can be configured directly within CATS.

Candidate Information

One of the most valuable features of CATS is its applicant tracking. Once an applicant’s information has been added, the information is searchable by candidate name, skills, location, and a variety of other keywords. Keywords can even be combined to find all applicants who have a desired combination of skills–sales and marketing, for instance.

Detailed reports provide insight into the applications regularly being collected. At a designated time, HR can pull a report that shows how many new candidates used the job portal during that period, as well as how many applied and were placed. This advanced reporting can help an HR department maximize its hiring process.


As mentioned, CATS has the ability to import from Microsoft Office and Adobe products, among others. Add-ins are also available to allow for CATS operations to be conducted directly within Word and other programs. CATS has numerous integrations that allow you to get the most out of the system. These integrations include Slack, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Berke Assessments, BambooHR, and many more.

Toolbars are also available for popular web browsing services like Google Chrome and Firefox.


CATS Applicant Tracking System is affordable, but the company places an emphasis on providing high-quality services. Each account comes with a free trial, no credit card required.

The rate for recruiters is $99 per user per month. For direct employers, the cost is $99 per user per month, $10 per hiring manager per month. Both versions of the software come standard with all features and email integration, no setup fees or extra costs.

Bottom line

  • Applicants can easily be tracked on the CATS dashboard.
  • Within the app, recruiters can post directly to a variety of job sites.
  • Job Portal feature allows jobs to be listed in an interface that matches the rest of a business’s website.
  • Resumes, applications, and contact information can be uploaded directly into the system.
  • Search functionality allows for candidate database to be searched for those who possess a specific set of skills.

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Additional information for CATS

Key features of CATS

  • Resume parsing
  • Customizable branding
  • Resume database
  • Data storage management
  • Resume search
  • Applications management
  • Applicant workflow
  • Boolean search
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Access control
  • Real time reporting
  • Collaborative review
  • Configurable workflow
  • Contact database
  • Data import
  • Job tracking
  • Website integration
  • Social recruiting
  • Event triggered email
  • Event triggered actions
  • Email integration
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Pipeline management
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Talent acquisition
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Activity dashboard
  • Duplicate detection
  • Data import/export
  • Tagging
  • API
  • Custom fields
  • Knowledge base
  • Approval process control
  • Scorecarding
  • Filtered views
  • Email templates
  • Pipeline reports
  • Scheduled emails
  • Customizable job applications
  • Branded career site
  • Secure data storage
  • Job board syndication
  • Chrome and Firefox browser extension for sourcing
  • Customizable workflow
  • Pipeline management
  • Activity tracking
  • Applicant tracking
  • Jobs board
  • Work history
  • Workflow management
  • Status tracking
  • Data mapping
  • Third party integration
  • Event scheduling
  • Task management
  • Job application management
  • Custom forms
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Full text search
  • Email tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Social media integration
  • Widgets
  • Role-based permissions
  • Permission management
  • Resume management
  • Productivity reporting
  • Meeting scheduler
  • Texting (SMS)


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.