iApplicants vs. PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool

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
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance management.N/A
Pricing
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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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Community Pulse
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings2.72 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Collaboration10.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.01 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Email Templates9.42 Ratings7.82 Ratings
User Permissions8.03 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.7
8 Ratings
5% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
5.8
3 Ratings
22% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
2.7
3 Ratings
87% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
7.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 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
iApplicantsPeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Applicant tracking was a good use of this tool for our department. I think it could use a few more customization features but overall it was a good tool to weed out applicants who were not qualified for the position.
  • The system has some canned reporting tools that also worked well for our department and management needs.
  • It was a great place to house our position descriptions and provided a readily accessible source for hiring managers to make requested updates and changes and for employees to see and have access to their position descriptions.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • PeopleAdmin's internal report writer needs work. Currently, in version 7, reporting can only be done requisition number by requisition number. The report writer needs to be modified so it can create reports enterprise-wide.
  • PeopleAdmin's Data Mart product needs substantial modification. In version 5.8, on a monthly basis, PeopleAdmin provided us with an Microsoft Access database containing our historical data up to that period end. In version 7, the "Data Mart" contains our historical data. The Data Mart consists of over 300 files. These files are not database table downloads nor is it parts of a database data dump. Rather, the files appear to be scrapes from html pages. They contain html codes and other character data that needs to be cleaned before they can be uploaded. The files are not in a table-by-table format. Any one file can contain data from two or more tables. The format of the Data Mart makes it difficult to load the data into a database and format it in a table structure that is comparable to the Access database provided with version 5.8.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
We are evaluating our options as it relates to PeopleAdmin. We are likely to renew as we can not find another product that gives us the functionality we have with PeopleAdmin 5.8 in the area of Position Description. Outside of that, we would likely be close to finding another product solution.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
I've used both Target Recruit and HR Smart. When working with Target Recruit it quickly became apparent it was not the right solution for us. Another solution we examined prior to selection PeopleAdmin was iCIMS. iCIMS is a very social system but was not as familiar with the Higher Education recruitment processes as was PeopleAdmin.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • We are now able to track our recruitment sources to determine our ROI on university paid subscriptions.
  • We have reduced our recruiting approval review times by 50%
  • We have identified areas for improvement substancially by having robust reporting available at our fingertips.
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