iApplicants vs. symplr Talent Management Solutions

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
symplr Talent Management Solutions
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
symplr acquired HealthcareSource in July, 2021. The former HealthcareSource now forms the foundation fo the symplr talent management suite.N/A
Pricing
iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
Editions & Modules
ATS
$800.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
symplr Talent Management Solutions
6.8
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.03 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.03 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Resume Management8.02 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.42 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate Search8.62 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Collaboration10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Email Templates9.42 Ratings7.02 Ratings
User Permissions8.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Reporting10.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
symplr Talent Management Solutions
9.2
2 Ratings
23% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
symplr Talent Management Solutions
8.1
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
symplr Talent Management Solutions
9.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
symplr Talent Management Solutions
6.5
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
iApplicants
-
Ratings
symplr Talent Management Solutions
8.4
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
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User Ratings
iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
6.1
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(10 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 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
iApplicantssymplr Talent Management Solutions
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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symplr
If their HRIS system holds all their data - employees, supervisors, positions then HealthcareSource can really take advantage of that data and save you a lot of time. We looked at a lot of systems and one of our needs was both Applicant Tracking and Performance Management and these systems work very well together. Other systems we looked at didn't have all our most needed features - we needed a vendor that could do both, integrate with our HRIS, report back data in a customizable fashion, and be user friendly. Some systems listed the features but during the demo and product reference calls we found they didn't perform as advertised. Some had reporting but the reporting was missing key data or didn't export in a data friendly manner. We have found HealthcareSource to be not only "pretty" - aka user friendly/non-cluttered but also had the engine under the hood as well that met our data analyst needs.
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Pros
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  • 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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  • When any company implements a new program they have specific needs that they want customized for them. Healthcare source did a great job providing excellent customer service to our HR and IT professionals working behind the scenes to help us maximize the programs potential at our organization. They did not limit us to any standard uses or prohibit us from reaching our internal goals. Some examples include specialized reports, data uploads of employee data and time frames for our annual reviews.
  • They provided us with training and retraining and more training on using the system. This included training new members of our team when we had turnover in HR and inviting us to conferences and webcasts regularly.
  • The presentation of the software was very appealing and that may seem small but it really helps appeal to the employees that use it for their reviews.
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Cons
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  • 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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symplr
  • To allow our team members choice, we offer training as either/or. The current system does not record either/or completions
  • To end enrollment of new hires for training at a set date, requires also ending the training of all those not yet completed.
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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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symplr
Looking back we can say that every year we used Performance Manager and other products too like HeathcareSource's Compensation and Position Manager we saw the ease of use for employees and HR staff members increase, we saw employees getting more comfortable with the product and HR Staff getting better at expressing their needs to the HealthcareSource team and this made us want to stay with the same company, when things are getting better each year we know we are in the right place.
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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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symplr
The product is very intuitive to the end users and our online documentation seems sufficient to train our new employees.
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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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symplr
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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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symplr
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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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symplr
On the previous rating scale, I kept thinking "it depends". If I know it's an easy question or easy fix, the response is super fast. If I know I am asking something complex, custom or I just know it's not going to be able to be answered by 1st tier, it can take some time. I have worked on these issues with them (they are all very nice) I do now have avenues for finding things out from one person. We had one issue where we had a major problem and it required a software patch and their support team worked throughout the weekend to create, QA, and deliver the patch as promised. I was very impressed
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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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symplr
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Implementation Rating
iApplicants.com
Great product support!
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symplr
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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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symplr
Both Health Stream and Healthcare Source have to-do lists, completion lists, and tracking. However, the functionality of Healthcare Source is far superior to HealthStream. The notifications are much better and helpful. The tracking on Healthcare Source is easy to use and see. Overall the interface in Healthcare Source is more intuitive.
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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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symplr
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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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symplr
  • NetLearning has increased our nursing CEU credits with the most efficiency. Now nurses can take courses on NetLearning and have it track their hours.
  • On a compliance standpoint, NetLearning has benefited us when we are being audited and we have to show what trainings or classes an employee has made. Also, to make sure that their certifications are up to date.
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