Ascendify vs. Brassring

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascendify
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Ascendify, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their talent recruitment system, featuring ATS, referral system, onboarding guidance and pulse surveys, talent matching, career website, and other features.N/A
Brassring
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Brassring, formerly from IBM and part of the Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite, and now sold by Infinite Computer Solutions, is an enterprise grade ATS and onboarding solution. It allows companies to find the right talent, track and manage candidates, and use candidate data to spot trends within the applicant pool.N/A
Pricing
AscendifyBrassring
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AscendifyBrassring
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Brassring
7.5
11 Ratings
6% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings7.410 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings7.410 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings7.110 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.01 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Email Templates8.01 Ratings7.710 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings7.110 Ratings
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User Ratings
AscendifyBrassring
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.8
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AscendifyBrassring
Likelihood to Recommend
Ascendify
An industry-leading cloud-based talent acquisition solution that includes an all-in-one platform for recruitment, onboarding, onboarding communications, job postings, applicant tracking, candidate management, compliance and more. Great for large enterprises looking for a powerful solution to meet the challenges of today’s talent acquisition programs.
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
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Pros
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
  • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
  • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
  • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
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Cons
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
  • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
  • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
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Usability
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
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Performance
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
Just slow for what we are doing here
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Support Rating
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
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Implementation Rating
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
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Alternatives Considered
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
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Return on Investment
Ascendify
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Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc
  • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
  • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
  • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
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