CATS Applicant Tracking System


 

Designed by a team of engineers and developers who needed to better their hiring process, CATS Applicant Tracking System was first introduced as an open source application. In 2007, they released a hosted version. CATS now supports companies in over 70 different countries.

The search engine combs through resumes and highlights keywords. Comprehensive reports can be exported directly to Excel, giving users visibility over the pipeline for a position. CATS is also customizable, and can be integrated into any company’s website.

CATS pushes job postings automatically to well-known job boards, such as Indeed and Glassdoor. Imported resumes can be emailed into CATS with the Resume Inbox feature. Once resumes are submitted, CATS automatically parses through them and enters them in the company database.

Since each recruiter’s hiring method varies, CATS offers different add-ons for Outlook, Word and social media. Custom questionnaires are available to screen applicants early on and CATS provides templates for email blast.

 

CATS Applicant Tracking System - Dashboard
 
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Candidate profile
    Candidate profile
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Activities
    Activities
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Candidates
    Candidates
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Job orders
    Job orders
  • CATS Applicant Tracking System - Portal
    Portal
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

28 Reviews of CATS Applicant Tracking System

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from CAPITOL SALES RECRUITING
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

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The search works well and able to track all conversations that happen through email in or outside the solution
Good with user defined fields. They were a really good, cheap solution 3 years ago but just didn't keep up with what was happening in industry.

Likes Least

1) very klunky to use, last major upgrade was 2 years ago and no plans for upgrade anytime soon
2) no major upgrades or releases in ovder 2 years, no plans to come out with a new release or upgrade
3) the dashboard is weak and their reports are weak, have to use excel spreadsheet behind catsone
4) customer support is poor; it could be there is a lack of training but a call/email to custome support is just a waste of time - don't bother,
6) definitely not worth the price anymore - Cura and PCRecruiter do much more functionality for much less
7) CATSOne doesn't keep up with social media integrations

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We are looking at Cura and PCRecruiter. Support at both companies gets rave reviews form customers. Both systems have same functional as CATSONE PLUS MANY, MANY more features and functions to make recruiters more efficient. Both systems put out major releases several times a year as opposed to CATSONe who puts out a release every 2+ years. The search capability in both systems is now as good or better than CATSONE

 
 

from Clientmind Recruiting
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

We LOVE CATS!

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CATS is very clean and easy to understand. Compared to other ATS, well... there is no comparison. CATS is our go-to and we love it!

Likes Least

Hmm.. I wish there were more colors for different categories. Otherwise, I'm extremely happy with CATS.

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Compare this to your current ATS. CATS is clean, easy to understand, user friendly, and they offer tons of online training. We were using another ATS before and it just doesn't compare at all. CATS is wonderful!

 
 

from Intermedia Group
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Easy to use, Powerful, and Always Updated

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The CATS team is constantly developing and enhancing the application. They're also responsive to customer support inquiries, and always friendly.

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There's few cons to this system, it is cloud based, so inherently has some risk provided network and other issues, but there are few issues we have with relying on it.

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Highly recommend it if you're in need of an applicant tracking system you can rapidly deploy. Website integration, built-in communication tools, very useful and easy to use.

 
 

from BVTI
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Decent system, but needs work

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The system adequately tracks applicants, and streamlines, our hiring/approval process.

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Clumsy user interface, and lacks some data gathering features that we need to meet legal requirements. It is also not mobile-friendly which is becoming increasingly important as more people begin exclusively using mobile devices.

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Review your company's needs carefully. However, because a subscription is relatively inexpensive, you could do a trial run to see if it meets your needs.

 
 

from Altec GB
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 251-500 Employees Employees number: 251-500 Employees

“Great software. Top notch for recruitment”

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Pros:
- User friendly and clean interface
- Customization to fit your business needs
- Great price and not expensive
- They offer a free trial for those who are new to it
- Powerful search too to filter out candidates

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Cons:
- Limited international job sites to post ads
- Reporting features could be better
- Would like to see some kind of Portable access (via mobile or tablet)

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Give the free trial a test if your not convinced about this product

 
 

from ProHealth Physicians, Inc.
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 1,001-2,500 Employees Employees number: 1,001-2,500 Employees

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It is customizable and user friendly. We were able to customize the fields for candidate profiles.

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It is a bit "clicky" at times. Other than that, it is easy to use and allows you upload candidate CVs and information so you don't have to manually enter the information.

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Create a way to input CVs that are in a PDF so you do you have to manually input information.

 
 

from Desert Recruiting Services Inc.
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Kick Started my recruiting business!

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Personable and knowledgable team supporting the product. Easy to use and wonderful customization which significantly reduces backend work for us. Excellent trigger email and template functionality. Outperforms client's enterprise systems and impresses them with the options and functionality.

Likes Least

Additional International free job site integrations.

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Be 100% sure on your vendor selection as it is a nightmare to migrate to another platform.

 
 

from Small World, Logistics Recruiting
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Great software and easy to customize

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Very easy to use, you are up and running immediately. It is a simple ATS which gets the job done without hours of guidebook set up, training and tutorials.

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I have no complaints. Ultimately, I choose a different (more expensive) software because it ties in with our shared recruiting network.

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If you are looking for a system that gets the job done without a bunch of bells and whistles which don't get the job done then I would recommend CATS. It's also one of the most affordable systems.

 
 

from Contractor Recruiting Inc
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Cats is an amazing tool, very pleased!

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It's super simple and easy to use. We've used it to fill 100's of positions and nothing else is as user friendly

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editing fields used be hard to do on the main screen but there recent update has fixed those issues

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I've looked at many different ATS's and this by far was the easiest to use and works right out of the box.

 
 

from NewGround
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

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It is not complicated with a myriad of bells and whistles. The Customer Service is absolutely outstanding. I generally receive a response and resolution within the same day.

Likes Least

Some times of the day it gets a bit slow. I believe it must have to do with traffic on the site.

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Inquire about the speed. Some times of the day it gets a bit slow. I believe it must have to do with traffic on the site.

 
 

from Synergy Insurance Consulting, Inc.
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

ATS is excellent value while being full-featured

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Very responsive support and very customizable product - in 4 years there has not been a modification I've wanted to do to make it better suited to my way of doing business that I have not been able to figure out how to make the interface do or that support has not been able to help me accomplish. In addition, the management is very conscious of continually improving the product and adding features responsive to user feedback while keeping the product priced such that it is affordable and a great value.

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My only issue is not the product / vendor so much as the fact that having my ATS cloud-based makes me wholly reliant on a good internet connection in order to work. Having said that, the upside of cloud-based tools far outweigh this downside.

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If there's anything you're hoping to get the software to do / specific way you want to use it just ask support. There are things I've got to work for me within the software that were not at all obvious capabilities but support gave me the answer within hours and I had it working whereas I might have wasted tons of time and / or done without useful (to me) functionality.

 
 

from Upper Crust Recruiters
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

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the add-ons from Linked in and e-mail. Plus it is very intuitive and user friendly

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sometimes it seems to get stuck and operate very slow. Also they seem to keep raising the price. would really like to see them promoting the positions more

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user friendly. great add-ons for Linked in and also the resume forwarding is a great feature

 
 

from eTouch SYstems Corp
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

We use CATS for tracking all our contract and FTE requirements

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Easy to use
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Good pricing for the features offered
easy to integrate

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Need better search capabilities
I would like to have better dashboards
I would like to see better capability for ad-hoc queries
Better user analytics

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Looks for a combination of features and ease of use for your team and pricing. There are a lot of tools in the market but finding the right balance is not easy

 
 

from KBACE Technologies
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

CATS - Excellent, easy to use ATS

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Lots of positives, but my absolute favorite thing about CATS is that it doesn't get in my way. It enhances and supports what I'm doing, it doesn't slow me down or get in the way. I've also found the CATS team to be very responsive to questions or problems, and to feature requests.

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Struggling to think of something. There are a couple small features I'd like to see eventually, but I live in CATS all day every day and it works great and definitely meets my needs.

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Look at what you really want in an ATS. In my experience, most of them have bells & whistles you pay for but never use and they become too cumbersome. CATS has powerful features, but is still light and easy to use.

 
 

from Washington Adventist University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

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Easy to use software; fast technical support; comprehensive support website. When we had questions about functionality we were able to schedule a phone call with a technical support rep who walked us through the product, almost as a mini-custom user training session.

Likes Least

The location of some of the features is not intuitive (you have to hunt around for it).

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Ensure that you evaluate your needs first and then determine if the various elements of the software match.

 
 

from BridgePoint Technologies
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Customization and Personable Staff

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Working with CATS is great; they listen to your feedback and respond quickly when you need help

Likes Least

The internal search on CATS is not very functional; I'd love to search our database on a larger scale than they let happen.

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The staff of CATS makes using it very worth it. They just released new updates and functions that are very user friendly.

 
 

from TriStarr Staffing
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Customized ATS for large or small organizations

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Easy to keep track of candidate flow and there are numerous ways to customize to the needs of the organization. The integrations with job boards.

Likes Least

Sometimes the ATS goes down but it is normally back-up quickly.

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Know what your needs are and what type of traffic you will be drawing to your careers board and then determine what ATS works best with your needs.

 
 

from Antal International
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

Pretty good

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Very good customer service, frequent new updates of features, easy integration with social media and posting services.

Likes Least

Search function could be an inch better, it is also an American system and if you are based in Europe localisation is sometime an issue.

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It offers a lot of customization options. You need to think in advance how you want to structure your database, then it is great.

 
 

from Aritzia
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

CATS is easy to use, but sometimes too simple

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It's relatively easy to use and mostly intuitive in its functions. The support and live feedback chat is great. Also good that the filtering system has improved.

Likes Least

When applicants apply to a job order more than once or if I copy applicants over from another job order, the "date candidate was created/entered/last updated" doesn't necessarily change to reflect the most recent date. For example, if you mass select a group of candidates and use the "copy to another job order" function, if the candidate already exists in that job order, their "date candidate was entered" doesn't update, which means I have to remove them from the job order and re-add them to the job order to update the date.

Also, lately, there have been a lot of delays and errors when filtering job orders with a large pool of applicants. And filtering is taking longer than usual.

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Use the live chat or call the support line when you have issues.

 
 

from Taller San Jose
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1-50 Employees Employees number: 1-50 Employees

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Easy candidate tracking, the ability to job postings via email.

Likes Least

The limited amount of emails, there should be an app, there should be someway to text from the site.

Recommendations

Try to learn as much as possible, to benefit from all functions.

 
 
 
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