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.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 4 others, United Kingdom, India, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English and 7 others, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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    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.
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    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.

    Features

    Total features of CATS: 78

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Applications Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assessment Management
    • Background Screening
    • Boolean Search
    • Built-In Database
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Careers Page
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contact Database
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Mapping
    • Data Storage Management
    • Duplicate Detection
    • Email Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Templates
    • Email Tracking
    • Event Scheduling
    • Event Triggered Actions
    • For Staffing Agencies
    • Full Text Search
    • HR Management
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Interview Scheduling
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Job Tracking
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Mobile Access
    • Pipeline Management
    • Pipeline Reports
    • Process Control
    • Productivity Analysis
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recruiting Firms
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requisition Management
    • Resume Database
    • Resume Parsing
    • Resume Search
    • Resume Storage
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Social Media Integration
    • Social Recruiting
    • Status Tracking
    • Tagging
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Task Management
    • Temporary Staffing
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Website Integration
    • Widgets
    • Work History
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,3 /5
    (143)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,3/5

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    Lequay M.
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    • Industry: Paper & Forest Products
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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    CATS is a phenomenal tool for Corporate & Agency Recruiters!

    Reviewed on 2014/06/26

    Let me start by saying that I have been with CATS for the past few years. My experience has been...

    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.
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Without CATs I'm not sure how we would manage

    Reviewed on 2019/08/08

    Excellent, the sales and support staff are always on point. I hate calling tech support in general,...

    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.

    Ryan D.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    We've had decent experience with CATS but are currently looking at other options.

    Reviewed on 2018/01/04

    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.

    Valonda B.
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    CATS was a Godsend

    Reviewed on 2019/08/09

    We appreciate being able to unify our process, helping streamline our process, provide our...

    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.

    Amber W.
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent ATS Option

    Reviewed on 2019/08/08

    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.

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    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

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    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, Berke, Constant Contact, Facebook, Gmail, Google Drive, Indeed, LinkedIn for Business, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Twitter, WordPress, ZipRecruiter

    CATS offers the following support options:

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

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