SmartRecruiters vs. The Applicant Manager (TAM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SmartRecruiters
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is a cloud-based recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring platform. It features an open marketplace for third party recruitment services. SmartRecruiters also offers talent sourcing and screening as add-on features.
$0
per month
The Applicant Manager (TAM)
Score 0.0 out of 10
N/A
The Applicant Manager is a cloud-based applicant tracking system designed to enable small businesses to manage their applicant database in a cost-effective fashion, from the company of the same name in San Rafael. The Applicant Manager (TAM) is presented by the vendor as an intuitive tool for folks who want to manage the applicant process cost effectively, and with a personal touch.N/A
Pricing
SmartRecruitersThe Applicant Manager (TAM)
Editions & Modules
Corporate
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
Global
Varies, per FTE
Billed annually
SmartStart
Free
up to 10 active job postings
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartRecruitersThe Applicant Manager (TAM)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 No setup fee
Additional DetailsThe software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.
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Features
SmartRecruitersThe Applicant Manager (TAM)
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
SmartRecruiters
8.5
112 Ratings
6% above category average
The Applicant Manager (TAM)
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.296 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.3100 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.2100 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.1104 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.292 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.5105 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.7100 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search7.6108 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.1111 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration9.0102 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.687 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.7100 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.494 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.4106 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting7.192 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SmartRecruitersThe Applicant Manager (TAM)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(114 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.9
(20 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SmartRecruitersThe Applicant Manager (TAM)
Likelihood to Recommend
SmartRecruiters
I highly recommend SmartRecruiters for all organizations to make job searches and applications smoother and easier. This application is currently well suited for this. I find it easy to search and review the job posting, job description, and criteria. It even shows the direct hiring manager and hiring recruiter. This allows me to send a separate email to either one if I had questions that were not answered directly on the posting.
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The Applicant Manager
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Pros
SmartRecruiters
  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
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Cons
SmartRecruiters
  • Not having feature of referral data, who has referred
  • Another problem is that in [the] emails section it shows 'company name' field will show as Smartrecruiters vs. the name of our agency that will make confuse to [candidates]
  • Major problem of this is that it does not support api in the free version
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Likelihood to Renew
SmartRecruiters
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
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Usability
SmartRecruiters
I would give this rating as overall it a great combo of all your problems. With just one click you can get away with all your problems such as recruitment, candidate update, Interview scheduling, updating candidates, reports of a job perspective, and recruiters perspective. Usability is worth of SmartRecruiters. The dashboard is also very attractive and once you open you will love working on this platform again and again. I would say it is the best platform to use once for smooth work in your organization.
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Reliability and Availability
SmartRecruiters
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
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Performance
SmartRecruiters
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
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Support Rating
SmartRecruiters
Response is normally very fast. There are times, however, when the response is not useful. It is difficult to work with the reporting and the offer letter templates, and the front line support agents usually are not very knowledgeable. Second, if there are any issues with integrations, the regular support agents will not be able to help you. You'll have to create that ticket and ask them to escalate it to an integration specialist.
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In-Person Training
SmartRecruiters
Quick and easy to learn.
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Implementation Rating
SmartRecruiters
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
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Alternatives Considered
SmartRecruiters
I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
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Scalability
SmartRecruiters
No explanation really, just a great product.
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Return on Investment
SmartRecruiters
  • In terms of ROI, SR helped our business greatly in returning precious time to my productivity in business management, as well as my team's, so that we could get back to the main work we were hired for. The SR process did most of the heavy lifting.
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The Applicant Manager
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ScreenShots

SmartRecruiters Screenshots

Screenshot of A candidate experience to  reach, engage, and connect with talent wherever they are.Screenshot of Engaged hiring managers empowered by collaboration tools and applicant tracking to drive better hiring decisions.Screenshot of Digital offer management, onboarding, and reporting deliver a seamless journey for new hires and recruiters.Screenshot of SmartRecruiters eases the burden of juggling multiple open roles and hiring large volumes.Screenshot of Frees up hiring teams to focus on making great hires and delivering a better candidate experience by automating routine tasks.Screenshot of Find and discover qualified talent while getting the most from the advertising budget.