CATS

Applicant tracking system for professional recruiters

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CATS Overview

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.

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.

CATS Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essentials - $49 per user/month, everything you need to get started
Pro - $89 per user/month, best for entrepreneurs and small teams
Premium - $119 per user/month, best for larger teams


CATS Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 4 others, India, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English and 7 others, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Customize your dashboard to display information important to you.
Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.
Quickly view resumes (or other attachments) with split-view.
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 video CATS screenshot: Customize your dashboard to display information important to you. 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: 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 Reviews

CATS Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
65

Very good
59

Average
14

Poor
5

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,3
87% recommended this app
Lequay M.

CATS is a phenomenal tool for Corporate & Agency Recruiters!

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 to work within your existing recruitment processes. Most of the other tools I've used has required us to create multiple work around processes forcing and even change our internal processes to meet the requirements of the system. This isn't the case with CATS and it only took us an hour or two to set it up.

CATS has made various plug-ins available free of charge to its subscribers. These plug-ins allow you to do everything from edit resumes within the system using a Microsoft Word Plug-in, leverage WordPress, and even send LinkedIn profiles and resumes from job boards directly into the CATS system.

You can easily move data from other recruiting systems to CATS. You can either upload large batches of resumes or even upload a CSV document from Excel directly into the system.

One of the best features behind CATS is that it is a tool that continues to grow and is always improving. They continue to grow in excellence through the value they place on the feedback from their subscribers. Many of the suggestions recommended by subscribers have been implemented very successfully and relatively quickly.

I strongly recommend any organization looking for an extremely robust and customizable recruitment solution to consider CATS. You can even avoid lengthy contracts.


Benjamin J.

Without CATs I'm not sure how we would manage

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.


Ryan D.

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


Valonda B.

CATS was a Godsend

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.


Amber W.

Excellent ATS Option


Lequay M.
Industry: Paper & Forest Products
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

CATS is a phenomenal tool for Corporate & Agency Recruiters!

Reviewed on 2014/06/26
Review Source: GetApp

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 to work within your existing recruitment processes. Most of the other tools I've used has required us to create multiple work around processes forcing and even change our internal processes to meet the requirements of the system. This isn't the case with CATS and it only took us an hour or two to set it up.

CATS has made various plug-ins available free of charge to its subscribers. These plug-ins allow you to do everything from edit resumes within the system using a Microsoft Word Plug-in, leverage WordPress, and even send LinkedIn profiles and resumes from job boards directly into the CATS system.

You can easily move data from other recruiting systems to CATS. You can either upload large batches of resumes or even upload a CSV document from Excel directly into the system.

One of the best features behind CATS is that it is a tool that continues to grow and is always improving. They continue to grow in excellence through the value they place on the feedback from their subscribers. Many of the suggestions recommended by subscribers have been implemented very successfully and relatively quickly.

I strongly recommend any organization looking for an extremely robust and customizable recruitment solution to consider CATS. You can even avoid lengthy contracts.

Pros

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

Benjamin J.
Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Without CATs I'm not sure how we would manage

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ryan D.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/04
Review Source: Capterra

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 emails which throws off metrics for our staff. The Slack integration is really limited and almost pointless (i.e. all messages go to same channel, no way to send activity information like notes for a status change). There is no way to associated an active assignment with a candidate (this is all done through candidate pipeline and status changes). There is no way to log activities for multiple contacts/candidates (like a group lunch). Calendar / Event Scheduling is clunky and behavior changes constantly. We used to make events visible to all so it showed up on the Upcoming Events on the dashboard but now they are only visible to the user that created it. There are many other nuances with private vs. public events.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Valonda B.
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 51-200 Employees

CATS was a Godsend

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Amber W.
Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent ATS Option

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,2/10
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CATS Pricing

CATS Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essentials - $49 per user/month, everything you need to get started
Pro - $89 per user/month, best for entrepreneurs and small teams
Premium - $119 per user/month, best for larger teams

Essentials - $49 per user/month, everything you need to get started
Pro - $89 per user/month, best for entrepreneurs and small teams
Premium - $119 per user/month, best for larger teams

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 143 user ratings
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CATS Features

CATS Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4/5
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Additional information for CATS

Additional information for CATS

Key features of CATS

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

Benefits

  • 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.

  • CATS FAQs

    CATS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CATS.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CATS offer?

    CATS offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$49,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Essentials - $49 per user/month, everything you need to get started Pro - $89 per user/month, best for entrepreneurs and small teams Premium - $119 per user/month, best for larger teams

    Q. What are the main features of CATS?

    CATS offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of CATS?

    CATS has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size 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. What type of pricing plans does CATS offer?

    CATS has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does CATS support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices CATS supports

    Q. What other apps does CATS integrate with?

    CATS integrates with the following applications:

    BambooHR, BambooHR, Constant Contact, DaXtra, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Slack, Twitter, Wordpress, ZipRecruiter

    Q. What level of support does CATS offer?

    CATS offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Online Support