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Score 9.4 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Appcast

It has allowed me to streamline my job ad buying and selling process all in one dashboard.
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iApplicants

In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Appcast
9.0
iApplicants
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Appcast
10.0
iApplicants
6.0
Reporting
Appcast
8.0
iApplicants
10.0
Job Requisition Management
Appcast
iApplicants
9.0
Company Website Posting
Appcast
iApplicants
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Appcast
iApplicants
8.0
Customized Application Form
Appcast
iApplicants
8.0
Resume Management
Appcast
iApplicants
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Appcast
iApplicants
7.4
Candidate Search
Appcast
iApplicants
8.6
Applicant Tracking
Appcast
iApplicants
9.0
Collaboration
Appcast
iApplicants
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Appcast
iApplicants
8.0
Email Templates
Appcast
iApplicants
9.4
User Permissions
Appcast
iApplicants
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Appcast
iApplicants
10.0

Pros

Appcast

  • Makes it easy to manage job feeds.
  • Makes it easy to manage traffic acquisition from multiple publishers.
  • Easy to use reporting dashboard for you and your customers.
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iApplicants

  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
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Cons

Appcast

  • Need to be more open to suggestions from clients.
  • Need to get better customer service turnaround time.
  • Need more knowledgeable staff.
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iApplicants

  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.6
Based on 10 answers
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
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Usability

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.3
Based on 4 answers
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
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Reliability and Availability

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
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Performance

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
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Support

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.9
Based on 3 answers
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
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Online Training

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
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Implementation

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 9.9
Based on 3 answers
Great product support!
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Alternatives Considered

Appcast

No answers on this topic

iApplicants

I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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Scalability

Appcast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iApplicants

iApplicants 10.0
Based on 1 answer
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
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Return on Investment

Appcast

  • Positive sales margins.
  • Positive time allocation.
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iApplicants

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
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Pricing Details

Appcast

General

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

Appcast Editions & Modules

Edition
Appcast Exchange$01
Clickcast$02
  1. Pay-Per-Applicant
  2. License
Additional Pricing Details

iApplicants

General

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

iApplicants Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appcast
9.0
iApplicants
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Appcast
iApplicants
9.6

Usability

Appcast
iApplicants
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Appcast
iApplicants
10.0

Performance

Appcast
iApplicants
9.0

Support

Appcast
iApplicants
9.9

Online Training

Appcast
iApplicants
9.0

Implementation

Appcast
iApplicants
9.9

Scalability

Appcast
iApplicants
10.0

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