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Likelihood to Recommend

Avature CRM

Avature [CRM] is a great product for those who are looking to simplify their hiring and onboarding process. If you're tired of being stressed out with the hiring process and making sure that you are bringing on someone that is a good fit then I would highly suggest giving Avature [CRM] a shot. There are so many other things it can do that will help you with the HR and onboarding side of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature CRM
8.6
IBM Kenexa
7.2
Company Website Posting
Avature CRM
8.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Avature CRM
8.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Resume Management
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Candidate Search
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Collaboration
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature CRM
8.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Email Templates
Avature CRM
8.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
User Permissions
Avature CRM
8.0
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Reporting
Avature CRM
9.2
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Requisition Management
Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Job Search Site Posting
Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
5.3

Pros

Avature CRM

  • Easy to use. Tagging of candidates' skills works great too.
  • Easy to search, add data on a candidate, not cumbersome at all.
  • Use of Portals is great for events.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature CRM

  • drag & drop multiple C.V.s not supported
  • Bulk Import of C.V. (email is limited to 20 attachments) a bit limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • 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.
Aaron Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 6.0
Based on 12 answers
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.
Brett Kummer, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 7.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avature CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature CRM

Avature CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great and fast responses, always available during implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 2 answers
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.
sanjeev shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature CRM

Avature has been a strong CRM for us as we have many recruiters, divisions and many locations. Ease of use is great as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature CRM

  • Avature has saved us a ton of time when it comes to hiring.
  • Avature allows us to collaborate more effectively on a new hire.
  • Bundling so many different features has helped us save on software costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • 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.
Daniela Whitfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature CRM

General

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

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
6.0

Usability

Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
7.0

Performance

Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
5.0

Support Rating

Avature CRM
9.0
IBM Kenexa
1.8

Implementation Rating

Avature CRM
IBM Kenexa
2.6

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