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  1. Email integration

    Would like to have a full email intgration - also 'backwards'. When getting any response from candidate to have the chance to assign this email to the candidate from the email client.

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    • Search candidate by Zip code

      In search functionality, candidates should be able to search by Zip code.

      8 votes
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      • Mandidate Email address on Candidate creation to avoid resume duplications.

        This is a major issue in OpenCats, as multiple candidate records can be created for the same candidate because there is no identifier for the candidates. Using the email address can help eliminate duplications and gather several candidate resumes on the same Candidate record.

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        • Include several bore-holes to other sources of candidates

          LinkedIn has an API, with which you can download more information from your network. Monster resumes can be parsed.
          I would like to have the ability to pull candidates into OpenCATS with the click of a button.

          7 votes
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          • Mini cv parser to detect Candidate First, Last name & Email. Remove Bulk Resumes

            A mini resume parser is much needed to detect the candidate name and email address. This can eliminate the Bulk resumes that get poured in the Search with no candidate records to work on.

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            • Mini CRM features to handle Companies and Contacts

              The companies module can be improved along with the contacts module to feature better communication methods with clients. One way to improve this is by making status on companies, Like in CRM Software. Prospect, Lead, Client and so on..

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              • Add Actions "send email", Add to Job Pipeline" to search results

                I'd love the possibility to add a selection of search results directly to a Job Pipeline or send an email to them.

                5 votes
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                • Interface for candidates to enter and update details

                  Experience change, new educational qualifications acquired, and few more things change over time. candidates should have option to update their "volatile" details themselves with some undo/redo/history provisioning.

                  4 votes
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                  • New OpenCATS needs to be Customisable

                    customisable - full ability to manipulate/add custom fields

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                    • Ability to have one record be a candidate or contact or both

                      Most of my contacts enter the job market sooner or later. Sometimes they are clients. Sometimes they are candidates. I would like to keep one record on that person, and have them show up in both (or either) places.

                      3 votes
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                      • Ability to send notifications using multiple email addresses.

                        Ex: Ability to send emails using whatever email address is set up for that user.
                        This allows for me to send statuses personally to candidates, then candidates can respond directly to me.

                        3 votes
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                        • Interface for Clients to enter openings

                          There are only two type of PHP web apps. Those which are hosted on Internet and those will be (or at least will be tried to put) on Internet....
                          So it would be good if Clients can get flexibility to post their opening directly, possibly with some manual screening.

                          2 votes
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                          • front-end built in as standard

                            front-end built in as standard for registrations, profile areas, job listings, applications, etc. A simple CMS would provide the rest - we're not talking about rebuilding Joomla here

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                            • Build a true back up/restore utility

                              I can't do anything with the .bak files that the CATS 0.9.x creates...

                              We need a functioning backup/restore ability on the new ATS.

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                              • ¿Es posible integrar Gmail con OpenCats?

                                Es posible recibir notificaciones en el GMail, cuando se cambie un estado en el OpenCats, y si es posible, cómo se realizaría

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                                • PostgreSQL RDBMS support

                                  Since the future of MySQL is ambiguous, it makes sense to have multiple database support for OpenCATS. PostgreSQL is a full featured RDBMS which has been used by many enterprises and high-traffic websites.

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                                  • More detailed search filters: availability, distance to project location, etc.

                                    It would be good to
                                    a) search only candidates which are available from a date X
                                    b) search in a range X Kilometers/Miles from the Project location
                                    c) sort by distance to project location

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                                    • Better thought-out fields

                                      I have made a number of customized fields, that I think should be native to the system (then I won't have to write such verbose queries...)
                                      Many of my choices are sales/CRM-related.

                                      Here are the ones I have added

                                      CONTACTS:
                                      - Technologies (many managers are responsible for different technologies. I would like to associate a technology for querying purposes.)
                                      - Call Plan (When do call him back next - again, sales/CRM related)

                                      COMPANY
                                      - Industry (pull down or text field)
                                      - Time Zone (pull down)
                                      - Revenue
                                      - Employees (number)
                                      - Category (for my own categorization)
                                      - Prospecting (pull down…

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