About 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.


Key benefits of 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.

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    CATS Software - Customize your dashboard to display information important to you.
    CATS Software - Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.
    CATS Software - Quickly view resumes (or other attachments) with split-view.
    CATS Software - Easily view candidates, without leaving the job order, using the candidate preview. Even quickly communicate with candidate via SMS without leaving your current screen.
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    CATS Software - Customize your dashboard to display information important to you.
    CATS Software - Add filters to quickly search and narrow down your candidate database.
    CATS Software - Quickly view resumes (or other attachments) with split-view.
    CATS Software - Easily view candidates, without leaving the job order, using the candidate preview. Even quickly communicate with candidate via SMS without leaving your current screen.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Cats is very user friendly!

    Reviewed on 2018/01/05

    It is our main CRM system.

    It is our main CRM system.

    Pros

    Very easy to adapt the database to fit exactly what you need. Free job postings are the best I have seen. Love that I can download profiles directly from Linkedin Recruiter to the database.

    Cons

    Really tiny wish list: I wish they had an app for the smartphone. Wish you could use the chrome extension to download information to the database from any website.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2016/12/14

    CATSone is a great product and we recommend for anyone needing a applicat tracking system. its...

    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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    Hired applicants are 1 to 1. Hired Applicant can only work in 1 location. It's just not set up for 1 applicant in many locations. Non hired applicants can apply to multiple places, just not work in multiple locations.

    Its rare you need to hire one person in multiple locations.

    Via API you could achieve 1 to many locations via API and custom fields. But it's not gonna be easy.

    NO reports for new applicants per user if you use Live Job Application site.

    Reports new applicants per user only by manually enter each applicant.

    Reports can be difficult to understand. There are no white papers on it, and only some customer service reps understand it fully.

    Email sync feature works maybe 50% of the time. (email sync places copies of your email communication in the contact whom has matching email) Results may vary depending on email provider.

    Limited API calls per user, per hour. Need more ? They won't sell you more. You have to keep adding users. 500 API calls per hour per user @ $99 per user a month. but at least there are API calls. Really funky though. Be prepared to be confused. but eh , that's API ..

    Susan
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2016/04/14

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

    Darlamae
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    CATS - AS AN HRIS SYSTEM...it's not just for recruiting anymore

    Reviewed on 2019/08/14

    I have multiple clients and can easily adapt CATS to meet their kooky HR and workforce planning and...

    I have multiple clients and can easily adapt CATS to meet their kooky HR and workforce planning and job posting, ATS needs. It allows me to uniquely tailor my client's portals and documentation and electronic communication needs form job posting to off boarding. No other software program out there does what CATS does...I know I've tried them all including Bamboo HR, Zenefits, HR Direct Apps to name three that don't compare to CATS.

    Pros

    All the cool customization that I control to meet both me and my clients HR and full cycle recruitment needs. Tech support is awesome and always there to help answer questions and problem solve.

    Cons

    Perhaps the ability to include I9 and W4 electronic onboarding so I can stop using DocuSign.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018/01/02

    I work at a recruiting firm and we all use CATS daily for our recruiting database. It is the most...

    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.

    Pros

    Customer service. Extensive database of information and flexibility in most aspects of the product to adapt to your needs.

    Cons

    Some settings are hidden and it's not intuitive about where certain features are. I don't like that there's not a way to preview the cover page in a job pipeline (like there is for a resume), you can't email multiple people to ask for reviews on multiple candidates (which would be helpful for us as we serve nonprofits and Boards with multiple people are often making the decisions).

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    CATS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CATS.

    CATS offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$99,00/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

    CATS has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000

    CATS supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    CATS supports the following devices:

    CATS integrates with the following applications:

    BambooHR, Constant Contact, Gmail, Google Drive, HighMatch, Indeed, LinkedIn for Business, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Twitter/X, WordPress, ZipRecruiter

    CATS offers the following support options:

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

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