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AkkenCloud

9 Ratings

Compas

4 Ratings

AkkenCloud

9 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 101

Compas

4 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

Akken works very well with every browser, which is a huge selling point for us since we are a Mac shop. The selling point I would add is that it works better on Firefox, which is one of the most secure browsers on the internet. Bullhorn and other competitors do not work on Firefox
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Compas

Compas is the perfect tool to track and post jobs, also a great tool to track and follow up on candidates. It is also a great way of getting metrics for the recruiter's performance. It has to improve their payroll tools and integration. It is hard to follow up on markups and pay rates.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
Compas
8.5
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
10.0
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
10.0
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
7.0
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
8.0
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
9.0
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
9.0
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
8.0
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
Compas
9.0
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
8.0
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Compas
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
Compas
10.0
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
Compas
8.0
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
Compas
9.0

Pros

  • The email interface is easy to use. I'd prefer if it pushes the email quicker. But it works well.
  • The job posting to website interface and ability is very easy and works extremely well.
  • The candidate and client database is very easy to use and works perfectly. The tie in from company to contact to job order is very easy.
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  • The Google Chrome integration allows to have total control over the communications and sends the registry to Compas immediately. Also allows sending Google mail directly from the Compas app.
  • Allows to keep track of the whole work history and experience of each one of the employees, start dates, interviews, pay rates and termination reasons, as well as to send mass emails and text messages to employees.
  • It's fully customizable if you need to add a specific feature their support and is responsive and allows the intended customization.
  • It is a great reporting tool. You can track the performance and activities of your recruiters, make sure they are doing the pertinent contacts and follow-ups and complete their assigned tasks, also allows pulling reports on employees placed on assignment.
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Cons

  • When a candidate applies via applicant tracking, there is a glitch that you have to submit that candidate a different way than other candidates by using the applied function, then submitting from there. That is a glitch that should be fixed. You should be able to submit the same way and allow the system to track that he was a candidate from applicant tracking.
  • The new alerts from notes works well. The only change I would make is it is rather slow to attach a note now since the new messages have been added to notes.
  • Email should be a bit quicker. Rather than going to the server every 5 minutes, it should pull much quicker. That ability is rather easy to fix. Especially since we receive emails on our phone much quicker than we receive from Akken.
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  • It doesn't allow for much control on changes that are done. All employees have access to modify other employees information, it has an audit trail and would show who made the changes and what the previous information was even if these are easily fixed situations. It has led to confusion with the misuse of some of the employees in our company.
  • It should have better integration with more payroll systems. They are currently offering some integration but it is not possible to fully integrate unless the payroll system is part of the compatible ones.
  • When a candidate applies from Indeed or any other job search engine, their resume tend to be modified and some dates get into the wrong places, so their parsing system should get some improvement, or at least allow to update the file that has been uploaded.
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Likelihood to Renew

AkkenCloud7.6
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AkkenCloud is the closest application to incorporate staffing, billing, and candidate/employee tracking all in one package.
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Usability

AkkenCloud8.0
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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
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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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Compas has a cleaner interface than the other ATSs . It doesn't look clunky. That being said system is that not intuitive. But once you learn it, it works pretty well. We picked Compas because of the Gmail integration. Gmail/Google is a big part of the system we run on and having Compass feed into that [is as well].
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Return on Investment

  • Definite increase in employee efficiency.
  • Allows team to work in many offsite locations without impact to the process or work flow.
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  • Having the ability to post as many ads as possible for a fixed price each month is a great way of strongly staffing without spending the extra money. We used to spend more money a month when we used to post in Zip-recruiter directly.
  • It stores a lot of good functions to make sure each employee in our branches is doing the different calls and follow-ups they need to be doing daily, and it has helped the company improve personnel performance to 30%.
  • The Company has centralized all the employees' info into one system and it allows to improve the response and the times in response.
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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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Compas

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