iApplicants vs. Paycom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iApplicants
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
iApplicants is a cloud-based ATS that offers batch or mass communication with potential candidates via multiple channels, resume parsing, and data management. This particular platform is sought and used by small to midsize companies and is offered on a flexible payment schedule.
$800
per year
Paycom
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.N/A
Pricing
iApplicantsPaycom
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsPaycom
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
iApplicantsPaycom
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Paycom
6.6
215 Ratings
16% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings7.0192 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings7.2189 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings6.5151 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings6.9175 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings6.2162 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings6.6198 Ratings
Collaboration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.42 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings6.1201 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
352 Ratings
14% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.2319 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.8305 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.9306 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.6307 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.9229 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.7265 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.7252 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
365 Ratings
7% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.9354 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.447 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.6304 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.9355 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.2291 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.9196 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
322 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.4308 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.4308 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7255 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.5
365 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.8358 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.2361 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.6320 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.3172 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.7286 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
4.9
26 Ratings
45% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.926 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.2
313 Ratings
20% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.3307 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.4304 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.855 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
7.0
307 Ratings
13% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3304 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.6263 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
5.5
177 Ratings
39% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings4.236 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings6.3164 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.835 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.4173 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
222 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.9205 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.7194 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.8198 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.2205 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.3183 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
15% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.124 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.830 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings5.833 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings5.429 Ratings
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iApplicantsPaycom
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User Ratings
iApplicantsPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
6.7
(384 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
7.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
7.8
(21 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.9
(49 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
7.8
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
iApplicantsPaycom
Likelihood to Recommend
iApplicants.com
In my opinion, they are well suited to any hiring scenario in which there are many applicants and you need to do an initial screening. The tests we use are effective in filtering out people who we have learned later or from experience would not work in our organization, those who have scored well have went on to be successful. It is an excellent tool.
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Paycom
Paycom (Perry Watson) has been the most reliable one-on-one person that I, in 33 years, have ever had to work with. Paycom's platform is great, user-friendly, and easy to explain to employees who are not tech-savvy. Employees love the part where they get to see their check and approve it before they ever receive it. Our company is very different, and Paycom has helped me build a system where it is going to save time and money going forward.
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Pros
iApplicants.com
  • Innovation - iApplicants partners with other related businesses and develops tools to streamline processes. Their integration makes sense - e.g. integrated background checks or HR software integration.
  • Responsiveness - I don't think I've ever had a response that was beyond 24 hours of my request.
  • Training and Updates - The dashboard offers tutorials at your fingertips. Updates/announcements are displayed upon logging in. I appreciate having it there as a constant reminder, but without getting a lot of email notices that clutter my inbox.
  • Customization - I love that we can brand the application for a professional recruiting "portal" and add additional details about our company. Additional customizations are accessible to me as an end user via the GUI, so I don't have to make a request for everything.
  • The application is long enough to deter job hunters who are "click-happy" and apply to every job they come across - applications that allow job hunters to store their resume in the system and click to apply generated hundreds of unqualified people who were desperate for anything and didn't even read the job description. On the reverse side of the spectrum (particularly government systems), I've seen (experienced) online submissions that were so long and tedious and could take hours to complete online. While some fields are mandatory in the application, iApplicants doesn't require a candidiate to essentially re-key every piece of their resume into sections of an online form.
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Paycom
  • Customer Support- Jaco Lau and Jeff Sullins have been highly responsive to all of our needs and customizations
  • Customization capabilities - we have had to build an End-To-End performance management system that now fits and meets our needs
  • Functionality - the tools and intuitive use of Paycom makes for a great user-experience. Our employees are already embracing it and have expressed gratitude for moving to this new platform.
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Cons
iApplicants.com
  • The version we used didn't have the look and feel of more sophisticated ATS systems, which often feel more user friendly. It would be nice if it had less of a database format.
  • The posting feature utilized a third party which was great but didn't post to real time and required some follow up administratively. The feature of posting from the system is fantastic and the number of options is great but for sites that require manual entry and approval just knowing you are waiting on a third party company to manually enter those postings, have them approved and then verify they have actually been posted live requires a bit more follow up than I prefer.
  • We had a posting delete and no technical explanation as to why or how. It took someone several days to realize it was gone which lost traction and was alarming when we realized that the technical support team had no idea how it happened or what could prevent it from happening again. Needless to say that led to having to verify all postings were active daily for several weeks after which was time consuming when you have 30 open requisitions at a time.
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Paycom
  • Update alert system for employees. When and employee misses a clock in so he/she requests a missed punch correction, the alert saying missed punch will continue to pop up at the employee until a manager approves said punch request. It confuses employees and makes them think they didn't request the punch so they do it again. It should not keep alerting said employee if he/she made a change to fix it. If anything, it should alert the manager until said requests are approved and/or denied.
  • Provide the employees pay rate in the edit grid layout section of payroll
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Likelihood to Renew
iApplicants.com
This is simply because as we expanded our business to include a staffing division, our technical needs of a tracking system greatly increased because now we needed to also track job orders, time sheets and billing. Had we simply stayed a software development company, we would have stayed with iApplicants as it fulfilled our needs at that time.
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Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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Usability
iApplicants.com
iApplicants is rare -- they offer both a great company (service, innovation, and ongoing development) with a product that really focuses on the needs of its users. It provides the basis for HR/legal reporting. It's easy to use, just logging in for the first time, so even my not-so-tech-savvy managers love it.
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Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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Reliability and Availability
iApplicants.com
I've used this product consistently for 8 years now. In that time, I've seen ONE time that they had a technical glitch -- and THEY were all over it. The only reason I even knew about it was an email alert they sent out to all clients, explaining the issue. They also had it fixed the same day.
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Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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Performance
iApplicants.com
It works. It's easy for everyone I've shared it with -- even my not-so-tech-savvy staff. When I hired a coordinator to handle routine HR duties, this was a simple transition to hand off to someone else without a lot of training. Sometimes it's a little slow downloading documents (resumes) from the site, but that could be a combination of issues that may not be related to their product. At one time, it wasn't able to accommodate newer Word documents (.doc vs. .docx), but they fixed that, as well.
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Paycom
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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Support Rating
iApplicants.com
Responses are always within 24 hours. They don't nickel and dime for everything we request. I like that they understand the request and we're not caught in a flurry of emails or failed attempts. Customizations, when needed by the vendor, have been at no charge. Most modifications can be made from my administrative panel. Everyone I've dealt with at iApplicants has been positive -- there seems to be a great sense of ownership across all staff there.
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Paycom
Our TSR has been wonderful to work with. Every step of the
way he was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. I knew I could
reach him at any time (day or night) and he would be available to assist.
Implementing a new HRIS system is obviously a huge task and I contribute all
our success to our rep Kurt! Of course, with any implementation, there were
bumps along the way and issues. But I always knew we would work as a team to
get those issues figured out. Working in the Paycom system has been smooth and
easy to learn and I enjoy the employee self-service interface. Our managers
have had positive things to say and are all excited about the changes we have
been able to make to our organization due to Paycom being implemented.
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In-Person Training
iApplicants.com
No answers on this topic
Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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Online Training
iApplicants.com
I thought the training was well structured and the demos well-paced. Topics are set up sequentially so one can watch each one and build on previous tutorials. However, they are broken down into segments so a user can hone in on just a specific area where help is needed and not waste time on other topics s/he may already know. I also like the fact that the tutorials are available on the home page of the admin login, so we don't have to hunt for topics in a huge "knowledgebase." It's easy to get a quick refresher when needed (or when ready to try out something a little more advanced) and apply it immediately.
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Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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Alternatives Considered
iApplicants.com
I would say the overall capability with the iApplicant system is fairly similar to what other products can offer. Our recruitment goes in streaks where we can have several positions at once and then there are times when we have no recruitment at all. So we didn't want to spend a lot of money on an applicant tracking system. I would say the biggest selling point for us was that the iApplicants allowed for our applicants to apply online and would improve our processes. But also that it was reasonably priced compared to the other products.
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Paycom
Paycom's customer service model surpasses ADP's by leaps and bounds. I went from spending significant amounts of time on the phone with ADP customer service to contacting my Paycom specialist on as needed basis. Paycom is also far more intuitive to use that ADP Workforce Now and I have much more control in the system than I did previously. Paycom's reporting capabilities are also outstanding in comparison to ADP's. The system as a whole is overall a superior product in comparison to what we utilized previously
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Scalability
iApplicants.com
At the very basic level, it provides a place to post jobs and cross-post to free job boards. It could just be used by HR staff. However, it's more than just another place to post if one opts to utilize the full functionality-- it's an applicant management system that allows a user to pre-screen, organize, and collaborate on candidates with other users. They've added built-in background checks, reporting tools, community boards, integrated with larger/broader paid marketing opportunities, and affirmative action programs.
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Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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Return on Investment
iApplicants.com
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster lead conversion
  • The ability to identify qualified candidates
  • Increased and more effective communication with candidates
  • Source tracking to assist in determining where to best invest our recruiting resources, in turn increasing our ROI in our HR department
  • The job board has increased our ROI as well with increased visibility on multiple job boards that would otherwise increase overall expenses
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Paycom
  • Saved time, 2 person HR department so time is limited. With reduced time for onboarding we have been able to focus on other areas.
  • Improved employee satisfaction- employees enjoy the ease of use of the system and the ability to use on their phones.
  • Reduced background check/drug screening costs- prior providers were absorbent in the amount we paid compared to Paycom.
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