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20 Ratings
58 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
58 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avature CRM ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting / ATS

8.7

Avature CRM

87%
7.2

IBM Kenexa

72%
Avature CRM ranks higher in 12/15 features

Company Website Posting

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
10 Ratings

Customized Application Form

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
6.7
67%
11 Ratings

Resume Management

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
6.7
67%
10 Ratings

Candidate Search

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Collaboration

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

7.5
75%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Email Templates

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

User Permissions

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
10 Ratings

Reporting

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
6.7
67%
10 Ratings

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
11 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
11 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avature CRM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Avature CRM

87%
5 Ratings
8.0

IBM Kenexa

80%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avature CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

IBM Kenexa

60%
12 Ratings

Usability

Avature CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Kenexa

70%
3 Ratings

Performance

Avature CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

IBM Kenexa

50%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Avature CRM

90%
2 Ratings
1.8

IBM Kenexa

18%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Avature CRM

N/A
0 Ratings
2.6

IBM Kenexa

26%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature CRM

It is very helpful in saving time by sending emails automatically to selected candidates.
Karen Bert | 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

Pros

Avature CRM

  • Simplicity - HR specialists and recruiters using the software will be able to use data and analytics to track the progress of their prospective candidates.
  • Versatility - Avature's customer service team will work with you to build a customized workflow.
  • Flexibility - The ability to update and change the system ensures that this platform will continue to serve organizations today as well as tomorrow. As the last 24 months have shown, organizations must adapt to the changing workforce.
Patrick Conners | 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

  • Some of the better parts of the CRM system must be purchased.
  • Reporting could be easier/better, kind of cumbersome to run a report.
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

Pricing Details

Avature CRM

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Starting Price

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 2 answers
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature CRM

Avature CRM 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Great and fast responses, always available during implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 4 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 4 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature CRM

The system is extremely innovative and easy to use, it permits a great deal of bolt-ins during a standard format so the system will be personalized to the company’s wants and of those who will be exploiting the system.
Karen Bert | 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

  • The hiring workflows, forms, and portals are all easily customizable to work for our organization. They have created efficiencies allowing for our staff to focus on other tasks.
  • The modernization of the hiring process has generated renewed interest in our organization's brand.
  • Once understood, the platform is simple to use and easy to design. The continual updates and improvements allow our organization to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing workforce.
Patrick Conners | 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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IBM Kenexa

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