Adapt by Bullhorn vs. SmartSearch ATS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adapt by Bullhorn
Score 2.2 out of 10
N/A
Adapt by Bullhorn (formerly Bond AdaptUX) is an applicant tracking and recruiting software solution acquired from Bond International by eRecruit, which in turn was acquired by Bullhorn in October 2019.N/A
SmartSearch ATS
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
SmartSearch is a web-based talent acquisition and staffing management software. Features include job posting to job boards and social media outlets, resume parsing, and automated workflow. SmartSearch advertises robust customer service and implementation assistance.N/A
Pricing
Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Adapt by Bullhorn
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Ratings
SmartSearch ATS
3.4
17 Ratings
81% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings3.017 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings3.017 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings3.017 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.017 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings1.014 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings1.016 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings1.016 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings5.513 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
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Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
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SmartSearch ATS
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Score 6.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
6.0
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adapt by BullhornSmartSearch ATS
Likelihood to Recommend
Bullhorn
I would highly recommend this software to other businesses because it is a great tool especially for simplifying all of the hiring processes and at the same time giving consultancies regarding recruitment. It is also very appropriate for companies that are providing staffing services. Hence, this is a great fit for companies and after doing personal research this tool should definitely be tried and implemented. This product delivers high performance and quality to its users. In spite of so much competition, this product is offering its services competitively and that is what I really appreciate about it.
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
I think our environment has stretched SmS and their capabilities (positively) but we have grown together and developed an enormously capable system together that is now very well integrated into our business. For doing applicant tracking, requisition management and offer management that has really been strong. I think we can partner together and build some better analytics and reporting capabilities that would be better suited for our business.
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Pros
Bullhorn
  • Client, candidate and contact records stored in one place
  • Good performance and clear UI produce high level of vision on profiles
  • Reporting systems is clear and generate handy reports for all levels
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • The search functions are outstanding. It is the reason we originally went with SmartSearch many years ago. The ability to do very simple or complex searches gives the recruiting staff great flexibility in how they look for and narrow down candidates.
  • The hire and onboarding traks allow us to create very specific processes we want our staff to follow to insure a consistent and repeatable result. I can create traks that can be very general or traks that literally provide emails and reminders to all of the players (recruiters, managers, candidates, etc...) every step of the way. This is particularly helpful where we have customers who have extremely stringent contractual guidelines that must be followed.
  • Support. Their customer support is second to none. We always joke that they are our favorite vendor to deal with.... Anytime we have an issue or question. They are there to walk us through it. The training is on target and the staff has always been friendly and more than eager to help make us successful with the tool.
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Cons
Bullhorn
  • Slower
  • missing key integration factors
  • ability to customize report views
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • SmartSearch has a steep learning curve if you want to extensively use the features like automated tasks and the report writer
  • Technical support is spotty and sometimes very frustrating, they don't respond for weeks at a time.
  • SmartSearch user interface is old and has far less ability to customize the interface than other tracking systems
  • SmartSearch has virtually no ability to connect directly with other software and allows now other software to connect in - so no Microsoft Flow, no Zapier, no mail parser, etc. and since Smart Search capabilities are limited, not being able to integrate it with other platforms easily is unfortunate.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bullhorn
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
I believe over the past 30 or so pages (or so it seems), you have every reason for my business to continue as a SmartSearch ATS client and user. The support is off the charts great the few times I need them (generally not even once per year). My business has been a client since 2004. That should say it all.
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Usability
Bullhorn
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
There are so many facets of SmartSearch, that to know everything about it is nearly impossible. While it is mainly straight forward, there is a lot. After using the program for a while, you become pretty comfortable with the basics and can start adding some of the other features.
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Reliability and Availability
Bullhorn
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
My license for SmartSearch goes back to 2004. It has always been available for me - don't remember a single time it was not available in all of those years.
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Support Rating
Bullhorn
  • It is just good software that produces outstanding performance and close matches the professional support team from AdaptUX.
  • Through many years of usage, Adapt customer support provides our company high-level support and helps in any complicated cases.
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Once you get the 1 person on the phone they are very knowledgeable and tend to solve the problem. The issue is there are not enough resources to handle all the clients. Their primary clients are "recruiting firms" and I think that is where most of the their support resources go
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Implementation Rating
Bullhorn
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Using the basic functions of SmartSearch is an easy implementation. But consider carefully what your organization needs to really drive placements. Because we only did a basic implementation first, we were caught off guard when later trying to implement more functions and realizing that the capabilities were limited or were difficult to learn and implement and realizing that tech support was not going to be consistent.
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Alternatives Considered
Bullhorn
This product is great software as compared to other alternatives available in the market because it is best when it comes to the management of the recruitment processes. Moreover, the deep integration that this tool provides is a distinct feature in its own which makes this product a recognizable tool all over the world.
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Functionally, SmartSearch is not on the same page as ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter as a platform is much more geared toward helping applicants and is essentially a glorified resume database. SmartSearch offers so much more in terms of features and abilities, that would not really be appropriate to try and compare the two. Similarly, the overall use of SmartSearch is an apples and oranges comparison to LinkedIn Talent. LinkedIn is great for sourcing and attracting talent, but in terms of tracking candidates all the way through a hiring process and tracking a heavy volume of job orders across a variety of states and locations, the two just don't really compare.
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Return on Investment
Bullhorn
  • made it easy to share information while working from home
  • lack of customized reports make you double work
  • integration with linkedin is very helpful
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Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • That's easy - they have helped us grown and make more money. The core element of their technology (e.g. the ability to search for, identify and contact candidates is excellent).
  • They are a business partner and do their very best to help us succeed.
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