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Score 5.5 out of 101

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud was definitely a positive experience for me. My position at The Liberty Group was my first position as a recruiter so AkkenCloud was my first introduction to any kind of Applicant Tracking software. My experience with AkkenCloud was positive, the system was easy to use.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn is only appropriate for staffing/recruiting agencies, or internal corporate recruiters. It is made to track jobs, candidates, placements, and is not well suited for any other scenario. Bullhorn integrates with other, more robust software for sales and leads gen, but itself is not a sales or lead gen tool. Bullhorn works best when you integrate with the other services you're already using, like your background screening vendor, phone service, or other analytics tools.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.9
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
9.1
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.2
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.9
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.3
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
9.4
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.5
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.3
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
6.9
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.2
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.2
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.0
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.3
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.8

Pros

AkkenCloud

  • 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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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • Candidate Management- it is very easy to track and search your candidates. Candidates are the heart of your ATS in staffing and Bullhorn does a great job of making those candidates accessible.
  • Job Order Management-Being able to keep your job orders managed in a way that keeps you closest to money is a one of the best parts of the system. You can filter your lists, schedule your followups and keep on top of the orders that are the most urgent.
  • Configuration- the ability to configure the tool to the look and feel that matches your business.
  • Bullhorn CRM allows Account Managers to do their prospecting without cluttering the Company and Contact List with Company and Contacts that are not buyers or individuals that do not using staffing, not decision makers, etc. Leads allows AM's to pursue those individual within a different entity until they are vetted as buyers. The opportunities allow you to track those longer range opportunities versus storing them in a notebook or on an excel document. They become company IP for down the road.
  • Configuration of the CRM is huge asset. We have changed and configured our workflow several times over the past few years until we have decided on the workflow we want to move forward with. The tool allowed us to make these changes as we saw fit and without the time and cost of having to go through a PS channel.
  • The Lead and Opportunity dashboards help to keep you on track in a visual way so you can see the time cycle of your leads and opportunities.
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Cons

AkkenCloud

  • I would like the ability to color coordinate my calendar. Currently the only option is blue (and red if I have not accepted the invite).
  • There are times when the system crashes for seemingly no reason. This can be frustrating.
  • It's not always easy to identify when there are multiple entries made into the system.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • If there is a chain of commands that need signatures, it would be nice to be able to push the document through instead of a hard copy.
  • Sometimes the drop-down functions don't match exact scenarios, it would be nice to be able to edit OTHER with an explanation.
  • It would be nice to connect the Recruitment side, to match when a candidate is added to the database by another recruiter but is actually a skill match for a requirement that you have been assigned to as the primary recruiter.
  • Being able to assign who is the Primary Recruiter, especially if working on a team of Recruiters
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
We are very likely to renew. If there was one reason why I wouldn't it is the reporting section. Running reports in Akken is cumbersome compared to Bullhorn. I would like the ability the pull up a report that states the number of calls my people are making. It's difficult to do in Akken. This would be the only factor in us not renewing.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 7.5
Based on 11 answers
We have about 2 years left on our current contract; It would take a major change in the ATS marketplace for us to strongly consider opting out of renewal given the time and effort we have dedicated to building our our Bullhorn system. I will take the time to revisit with some of the competition down the road, but Bullhorn acquired our runner up, MaxHire, about a year back and continues to offer a solid product suite for our current and future needs.
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Usability

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 8.0
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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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 7.0
Based on 6 answers
It isn't the best ATS out there. It lacks on both the recruitment and sales side. There is no way to differentiate between prospects, candidates, and clients. There isn't a way to merge accounts and names, so there are many duplicates. Too may paid add ons. I had a much longer review written up and the page just deleted it, but I wouldn't recommend Bullhorn first or even third. It feels like it hasn't been fully realized yet. There are certainly some good things about the product, but more areas where they can improve.
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Performance

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 6.0
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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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We receive quick replies after posting an issue as a job ticket to Akken.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn ATS & CRM 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Support has been fairly reliable for us. Easy to contact and they understand your issue quite quickly. They are pretty helpful as well. The turnaround time to fix our issues was a little slow but still acceptable. I also liked that (unlike a lot of other companies) they don't make you jump through a lot of hoops to get hold of a live person.
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Implementation

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Encourage your team to watch the training videos available.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud was the first software I used in my career as a recruiter. Since using Akken, I have used TempWorks, Avionte, and JobScience/SalesForce. I do like Akken.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Bullhorn has a complete integrated feature where it speaks with Outlook; makes parsing candidates who submit their data and resume simple. This is effective when you are running a 360 desk as it saves time and helps you focus on prospecting for clients and candidates. Often times when the software is hard to navigate through or requires many steps to complete one entry, it becomes discouraging and you're less eager to enter the data properly.
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Return on Investment

AkkenCloud

  • Having everything in one place and being able to quickly reference key information on the home screen helps save time and increase productivity.
  • The ability to effectively set follow ups allows me to remain prompt on my tasks.
  • The ability to share documents and keep all of our documents electronic allows us to better streamline our processes.
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Bullhorn ATS & CRM

  • We have realized a clear, positive benefit from Bullhorn's ability to integrate with other software. We have our background check vendor integrated within our CRM platform and by doing so have saved a great deal of time and money as a result.
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Screenshots

AkkenCloud

Pricing Details

AkkenCloud

General

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

Bullhorn ATS & CRM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud
8.6
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud
7.6
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.5

Usability

AkkenCloud
8.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
7.0

Performance

AkkenCloud
6.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM

Support

AkkenCloud
8.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM
8.7

Implementation

AkkenCloud
6.0
Bullhorn ATS & CRM

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