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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

The software is best suited for anyone reviewing and hiring candidates.
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ApplicantPro

ApplicantPro is well suited in a environment where an employer isn't hiring a ton of people - this is because ApplicantPro is built with some automation, but you do have to pay attention to each individual candidate.ApplicantPro would be less well suited for a company looking to hire a lot of people or a company where they want to post a ton of different jobs
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
ApplicantPro
7.2
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
7.2
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
7.9
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
6.1
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
8.4
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
8.5
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
6.5
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
4.9
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
ApplicantPro
7.4
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
7.6
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
ApplicantPro
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
ApplicantPro
7.6
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
ApplicantPro
6.0
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
ApplicantPro
7.4

Pros

  • Automatically keeps a record of activities such as email conversations related to a candidate.
  • Time and date stamp on events logged to a candidate and customer is a great resource.
  • Completing full company profiles with all contacts is very helpful for later efficiency.
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  • ApplicantPro is very good at tracking applicants throughout different jobs - allowing users to copy and find applicants easily.
  • ApplicantPro makes it easy to post jobs externally through just one posting system.
  • ApplicantPro job posting is very easy - simple questions that are quick to answer and copy/paste features.
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Cons

  • The fact that you can't copy and paste from one email message over to a new email message you are composing is a huge downfall.
  • The task and calendar features don't seem as easy to use as Microsoft Outlook.
  • If the calendar would sync to Google that would be awesome!
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  • There are not a lot of negatives. Great ATS solution with great customer support.
  • They do have a job email notification feature for potential candidates but it only sends it out periodically. It would be nice to have more control of when the emails go out.
  • The design is improving but takes some getting used to.
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud7.6
Based on 5 answers
This question is not applicable to me as I no longer work for The Liberty Group and I didn't make these decisions for The Liberty Group.
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ApplicantPro9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product that is easy to use and implement.
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Usability

AkkenCloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
Akken is quite easy to use however there are a few more complex functions or multi steps to go through to run reports and find historic information.
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Performance

AkkenCloud6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an average tool. The calendar function isn't great, email is slow, and there always seem to be day-to-day issues. The functionality is mostly there for a staffing firm, but there are plenty of areas of improvement still needed
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Support

AkkenCloud8.0
Based on 1 answer
We receive quick replies after posting an issue as a job ticket to Akken.
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Implementation

AkkenCloud6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
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Alternatives Considered

We preferred the ability to go with Mac computers. That was the number one selling point for us. Besides that we liked the ease of the product. The email interface looked exactly like Outlook. The calendar the same. The price was also a big selling point. It came in slightly cheaper than Bullhorn and other systems and in our opinion a better product.
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We are just implementing UltiPro. It has an ATS module and does a lot of things equally well and some better. Applicant Pro is probably half the cost. Also, UltiPro requires an account with eQuest to post to state job boards and local job boards, this is an added cost. It is also an added cost with AP but is very affordable. I didn't use onboarding with applicant pro because I believe it was an integration with another vendor. UltiPro is attractive because it is all one system so the applicant information flows into onboarding which flows into employee management and payroll.
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Return on Investment

  • Better applicant tracking. Works extremely well to keep our candidates organized and easily submit and track our candidates through the interviewing process.
  • Employees and on point quicker. They have a task bar to accomplish every day.
  • The increase in resumes coming from our website has been unbelievable since we added the ability to publish our job orders from Akken to our site.
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  • We went from receiving about 10 applicants per job posting to 50-100 (depending on the job). That might sound scary but AP makes it easy to manage and select candidates for interviewing. We have a better applicant pool and better hires as a result.
  • They have a feature that posts our jobs to local universities and the state job board (which is required in our industry). This feature is huge for us and not everyone offers it.
  • Bringing in a hiring committee and involving the manager has had a very positive impact on hiring and workforce management over the last several years.
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Pricing Details

AkkenCloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ApplicantPro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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