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Likelihood to Recommend

cBizSoft

cBizSoft's Exelare is very well-suited to the staffing industry. It allows for multiple contacts under a single client record. You can then enter & track all Jobs & Recruiting activity. It's fairly well suited to being a CRM as well. It does have the capability to link with ADP once you 'place' a candidate in the system. However, if you use another payroll system, you're stuck exporting reports & info to import in your payroll.
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

cBizSoft
9.1
IBM Kenexa
7.2
Job Requisition Management
cBizSoft
9.0
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Company Website Posting
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
cBizSoft
7.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Resume Management
cBizSoft
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
cBizSoft
8.0
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Candidate Search
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Applicant Tracking
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
5.3
Collaboration
cBizSoft
7.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Task Creation and Delegation
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Email Templates
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
User Permissions
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
cBizSoft
10.0
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Reporting
cBizSoft
8.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
8.1

Pros

cBizSoft

  • Strongest aspect is how it enables the user to customize what fields they see and that it allows the user to filter on any and/or each of the fields in an Excel Spreadsheet like environment.
  • Excellent list management features. Static lists as well as Dynamic lists are great.
  • Great navigation and hyperlinks for all records.
Matthew Reaves | 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

cBizSoft

  • The interface is a bit clunky.
  • It would be nice to have a cloud-based version.
  • It doesn't have the ability to mass-action candidates while in the Jobs view.
  • I'd like to see the ability to create custom reports on my own.
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

cBizSoft

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

cBizSoft

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

cBizSoft

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

cBizSoft

cBizSoft 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall there is a ton of useful functionality in the software. Reporting is great. You can mass load & edit candidates, & almost any type of record really. You can customize a lot of the menus for your own purposes & statuses for candidates. It can be used for Sales/CRM activity too.However, the interface looks like it was built in Windows 95 or something. The fact that it's not cloud-based seems to confuse a lot of our users
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

cBizSoft

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

cBizSoft

Better than them but we did not work with them so we do not really know
Matthew Reaves | 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

cBizSoft

  • It went from a less expensive alternative that did most of what we wanted better than our last ATS to being just the same price as their competitors. Hard to say what our ROI would be with the product.
Matthew Reaves | 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

Pricing Details

cBizSoft

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

cBizSoft
7.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
6.0

Usability

cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
7.0

Performance

cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
5.0

Support Rating

cBizSoft
9.0
IBM Kenexa
1.8

Implementation Rating

cBizSoft
IBM Kenexa
2.6

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