Review of CATS Applicant Tracking System

April, 2013

Rating: 4/5

In a phrase, CATS is a nice system. I recommend it for smaller organisations wanting a standalone applicant tracking system for their recruitment.

CATS provides the functionality you need to recruit staff and manage applicants - publishing to job boards, managing your jobs website, screening, parsing resumes, and workflow tools.

Before you choose CATS, here are the key things you need to know.

First, what sets apart one applicant tracking system from another isn’t its features… it’s how the features are implemented. We think that CATS have done a nice job at producing a modern interface that works well. I’m really pleased to see this, and like the user interface. Trial it for yourself, and see.

Second, I’d like to see some independent audit reports and certifications for security. I believe it’s important to demonstrate standards-based security. CATS have indicated that their systems run from one location, with the data replicated offsite. With this architecture, there can be a risk of system downtime in case of disaster at the primary site.

Third, I like the mobile support. CATS use modern web technologies so their application works happily on a wide variety of mobile devices - your iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or others.

I recommend you put CATS on your shortlist for small or medium sized organisations wanting a dedicated applicant tracking system.

The Sales Pitch

Full-featured applicant tracking

Easy to learn, yet incredibly powerful. Trusted by full-time recruiters and internal hiring staff alike. Work efficiently, hire faster with the CATS applicant tracking system. Since 2006, updated for 2013.


Import and Parse Resumes, Publish to Multiple Job Boards, Customize Your Jobs Website, Collect Job Applications, Email Blasts, Keep Your Data Organized, Search Inside Resumes, Customize Your Workflow, Resume Inbox, Detailed Reports, Secure Data Protection, Develop Custom Applications, Firefox Add-on, Microsoft Outlook Add-In, Microsoft Word Add-In, Third-Party Integrations


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Tech Information
Service Name
Parent Company
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Small (25-99 people)
EU Safe Harbor
Major Outages
None reported
Launch Date
Not Disclosed
Telephone, Online, Email, Community
Mobile Devices
Yes, All major devices using HTML5
Head Office
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