iApplicants vs. Rippling

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
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Pricing
iApplicantsRippling
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantsRippling
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Features
iApplicantsRippling
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Rippling
8.7
168 Ratings
12% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings8.4124 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings8.7115 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings8.8117 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings8.2118 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings8.6123 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 Ratings8.9152 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.0
546 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.9362 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0380 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.3439 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.3371 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.0461 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.3391 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.4296 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.5
590 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6511 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.2315 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.8536 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.0517 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.5352 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.0292 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.9
508 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.1485 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.0446 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.7306 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.8
630 Ratings
8% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.2592 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.3619 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.8496 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.1299 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.8419 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
7.8
230 Ratings
1% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.2
254 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.0247 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.9232 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.6197 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.7
416 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.8408 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.7290 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
161 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.8136 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.6143 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.7142 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
189 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.3164 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.3154 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.0163 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.1178 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.5147 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
Rippling
9.1
148 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.9123 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.2130 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.2135 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.0127 Ratings
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User Ratings
iApplicantsRippling
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
8.1
(669 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
8.4
(666 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.1
(599 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
iApplicantsRippling
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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Rippling
Rippling shines in companies that prioritize streamlined HR operations and user-friendly experiences. It's ideal for: Growing companies: Easily manage HR as teams expand. Efficiency seekers: Automate tasks to save time and resources. Simple HR needs: Focus on core functionalities without overwhelm. Rippling might not be best for: Highly complex HR: Unique processes may require specialized solutions. Cloud-based hesitation: Some prefer traditional on-premises systems. Large international workforce: Current focus is on the US.
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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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Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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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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Rippling
  • The immediate learning curve of working with workflows and recipes
  • Building Reports from scratch can be fairly tedious and time consuming. Not streamlined because of having to drill down click by click.
  • I am still mystified by all of the formulas that can be used to make custom reports. Rippling is robust and it takes a lot to learn what it can really do.
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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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Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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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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Rippling
Great product, easy to use. We've had great employee buy in at this point, and want to continue to partner with Rippling to make the live of our employees easier, more productive, and get them back to the professional roles they are good at, while offering the administrative support they need through an HRIS.
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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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Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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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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Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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Rippling
Overall customer support for Rippling have been excellent anytime that I have emailed. Their team responds usually within the day and have a great explanation on the issue and the recommendation on how to proceed going forward. I feel that the person that responds actually have a vested interest and truly cares about the issue/problem that you have.
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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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Rippling
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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Rippling
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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Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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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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Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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ScreenShots

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.