iApplicants vs. Access PeopleHR

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
Access PeopleHR
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
With users among 7,000+ companies, Access PeopleHR is a cloud-based HR and payroll software designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Its features enable SMBs to manage their workforce and automate more of their HR processes.
$3
per month per user
Pricing
iApplicantsAccess PeopleHR
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsAccess PeopleHR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
iApplicantsAccess PeopleHR
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Access PeopleHR
6.3
6 Ratings
21% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings6.76 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings6.05 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 Ratings5.36 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
6.8
7 Ratings
15% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.36 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.36 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.06 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings5.57 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
6.0
5 Ratings
29% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings5.35 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.35 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.35 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings5.34 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
6.6
7 Ratings
20% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings6.87 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.56 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
6.3
7 Ratings
25% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings6.87 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
6.7
4 Ratings
15% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
5.5
7 Ratings
32% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.35 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
7.8
6 Ratings
3% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings6.76 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
7.3
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
7.5
6 Ratings
6% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings5.75 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Access PeopleHR
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
iApplicantsAccess PeopleHR
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
4.5
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
iApplicantsAccess PeopleHR
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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The Access Group
It's simple to use even for non-technical employees, making it very simple to install even for a workforce that hasn't grown up in the digital age, and for that People HR is the best option to fit in. I haven't got in any situation yet where I see People HR as less appropriate except Applications Tracking Systems as I have never worked on that module much.
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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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The Access Group
  • Complex reporting is made easy through the reporting capabilities of the system. We have been using reports for the past year and absolutely trust the accuracy of the data produced. The reports are generated easily through the system and can be exported into an editable Excel spreadsheet which is great.
  • The self-service of data is great for freeing up HR time. Employees can update their personal information themselves quickly and easily.
  • The App is a great feature of People HR. A large proportion of our employees work in our warehouse and as such don't have their own computer at work. The app allows those employees easy access to the system on the go.
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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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The Access Group
  • The UI could do with being more Up to date, i find it easy to use but is quite cartoon like.
  • More Details for skills is required, I have some certifications but the system does not recognise the Brand
  • Emails that are sent out could use an overhaul as they don't stand out as much as i think they should
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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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
Prior to initially taking out our PeopleHR contract i reviewed many HR systems and PeopleHR seemed the best option as it seemed to have the most functionality for the best price. However that was many years ago now and since being a customer of PeopleHR and now going with Timetastic, i wouldn't recommend PeopleHR. The costs have increased substantially but there hasn't been any significant improvements in the software that we've seen/utilised. There's also a lot of system issues that seem to occur frequently. Not to mention the service has taken a total nosedive since PeopleHR were taken over by Access. Whilst Timetastic is a much more basic system and really just a holiday planner, the cost is cheaper than anything I've seen on the market. For the more HRIS functionality, we've opted to utilise our O365 and create a Sharepoint HR Management Site which is much more cost effecitve us and we can avoid having to deal with Access which is a huge plus
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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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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
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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The Access Group
  • PeopleHR has reduced the amount of holiday queries coming through to the HR Team. This has saved us around 2 hours per week.
  • PeopleHR has increased visibility to line managers of their team and indirect reports for holiday / time management.
  • The ATS has enabled us to automate responses/templates to all candidates applying for roles, send updates, reject, invite to interview etc. in a much quicker time frame. This has reduced hours of work writing emails per week.
  • PeopleHR has given more responsibility and ownership to our managers to do their roles.
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