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AkkenCloud

9 Ratings

Lever

14 Ratings

AkkenCloud

9 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 101

Lever

14 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AkkenCloud

AkkenCloud would be an appropriate CRM system for anybody in the recruiting industry
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Lever

1. Standard Version very nice to handle all candidates and pools in a professional and structured way. 2. Enterprise Version Total process including the search and job description presentation far better than in the standard version.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

AkkenCloud
8.6
Lever
9.0
Job Requisition Management
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
8.8
Company Website Posting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
8.6
Publish to Social Media
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.4
Candidate Search
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.0
Applicant Tracking
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.1
Collaboration
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.4
Task Creation and Delegation
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
6.8
Email Templates
AkkenCloud
4.0
Lever
9.5
User Permissions
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.2
Notifications and Alerts
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
8.6
Reporting
AkkenCloud
9.0
Lever
9.7
Job Search Site Posting
AkkenCloud
Lever
8.3
Customized Application Form
AkkenCloud
Lever
9.3
Resume Management
AkkenCloud
Lever
9.2

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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  • Simple to learn user interface - It is easy to learn Lever very quickly. It has a modern user interface, is straight forward and is fully cloud based. Means everyone has access to the system which underlines modern working flexibility.
  • Professional Workflow and simple in adapting companies' requirements - There are possibilities to generate email templates, feedback forms, and other templates to be much quicker in terms of reacting to candidate's communication. It helps to set up a structured workflow so that candidates flow to the next stage by defining simple events. In addition, Microsoft and Google email systems and integrations are properly available now.
  • Very good and quick support - To use the integration service from Lever is really helpful and great. Every company gets a supporter who sets up the requirements with the customer. I personally appreciated the support very much because it was very kind, quick and helpful.
  • Additional tools for searching, social network integration and structured interviewing - These are additional resources which are available in the full version package which could be good but at a much higher price point.
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Cons

  • I had issues with AkkenCloud randomly shutting down.
  • Payroll - AkkenCloud wasn't as user friendly when I was trying to input time and process payroll.
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  • Not easy to customize
  • Job board view is a bit redundant/confusing - departments and team view organization is not clean
  • Easybook links not compatible with google hangouts
  • Timezone issues during scheduling
  • Really bad customer support
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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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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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Lever10.0
Based on 1 answer
They have great account managers and implementations specialists
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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

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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That's a tall order to ask. It's the latest generation ATS and seemed easier to configure than Greenhouse. SmartRecruiter didn't appear to have the reporting we wanted. In comparison to Taleo and Brassring it is superlative. It is definitely clear that they spoke to actual recruiters when they selected features and functions. That's a first!
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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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  • It's a little too soon to tell on this front. LEVER is not the cheapest option there is.
  • There's nowhere to hide in LEVER so production is visible in a much more meaningful way than Jobvite or Jobscience (the last two ATS I've personally used since 2009). We didn't demo Workday - I'd be interested in seeing that Recruitment module for comparison
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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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Lever

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