iApplicants vs. PeopleStrategy

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
PeopleStrategy
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PeopleStrategy provides small and mid-sized companies access to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, hire-to-retire HR platform featuring integrated Payroll, Human Resources, Employee & Manager Self-Service, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Learning Management, Employee Engagement, Compliance, Reporting and Analytics. PeopleStrategy features a single, centrally located database for all employee,…N/A
Pricing
iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsPeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance, and support and a one-time Implementation fee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, the interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.
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Features
iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings10.01 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 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Candidate development00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
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User Ratings
iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(2 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
iApplicantsPeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
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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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PeopleStrategy
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
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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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PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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PeopleStrategy
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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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PeopleStrategy
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Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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PeopleStrategy
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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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PeopleStrategy
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
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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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PeopleStrategy
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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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PeopleStrategy
  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employeesScreenshot of Talent Acquisition: Configurable Career PortalScreenshot of Reporting Example: DashboardScreenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employees