SmartSearch ATS vs. Timelabs

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SmartSearch ATS
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
SmartSearch is a web-based talent acquisition and staffing management software. Features include job posting to job boards and social media outlets, resume parsing, and automated workflow. SmartSearch advertises robust customer service and implementation assistance.N/A
Timelabs
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Timelabs is a pro-domain HRMS solution that comes with system modules and advanced features helping businesses to manage, track, assess, and empower people to perform with the end-to-end HR management system.N/A
Pricing
SmartSearch ATSTimelabs
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartSearch ATSTimelabs
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
SmartSearch ATSTimelabs
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
3.4
17 Ratings
80% below category average
Timelabs
9.1
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Job Requisition Management3.017 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Company Website Posting3.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media1.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting1.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management1.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search3.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking3.017 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Collaboration1.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation1.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates1.016 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions1.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts5.413 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Reporting8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
8.1
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
8.2
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
8.9
1 Ratings
8% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
8.5
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
7.3
1 Ratings
9% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
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Ratings
Timelabs
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
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Ratings
Timelabs
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Timelabs
7.7
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
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User Ratings
SmartSearch ATSTimelabs
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(31 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SmartSearch ATSTimelabs
Likelihood to Recommend
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
I think our environment has stretched SmS and their capabilities (positively) but we have grown together and developed an enormously capable system together that is now very well integrated into our business. For doing applicant tracking, requisition management and offer management that has really been strong. I think we can partner together and build some better analytics and reporting capabilities that would be better suited for our business.
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Timelabs
It's best suited for an organization where you have over 20 employees. Not for a company that has a lower count.
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Pros
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • The search functions are outstanding. It is the reason we originally went with SmartSearch many years ago. The ability to do very simple or complex searches gives the recruiting staff great flexibility in how they look for and narrow down candidates.
  • The hire and onboarding traks allow us to create very specific processes we want our staff to follow to insure a consistent and repeatable result. I can create traks that can be very general or traks that literally provide emails and reminders to all of the players (recruiters, managers, candidates, etc...) every step of the way. This is particularly helpful where we have customers who have extremely stringent contractual guidelines that must be followed.
  • Support. Their customer support is second to none. We always joke that they are our favorite vendor to deal with.... Anytime we have an issue or question. They are there to walk us through it. The training is on target and the staff has always been friendly and more than eager to help make us successful with the tool.
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Timelabs
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Cons
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • SmartSearch has a steep learning curve if you want to extensively use the features like automated tasks and the report writer
  • Technical support is spotty and sometimes very frustrating, they don't respond for weeks at a time.
  • SmartSearch user interface is old and has far less ability to customize the interface than other tracking systems
  • SmartSearch has virtually no ability to connect directly with other software and allows now other software to connect in - so no Microsoft Flow, no Zapier, no mail parser, etc. and since Smart Search capabilities are limited, not being able to integrate it with other platforms easily is unfortunate.
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Timelabs
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Likelihood to Renew
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
I believe over the past 30 or so pages (or so it seems), you have every reason for my business to continue as a SmartSearch ATS client and user. The support is off the charts great the few times I need them (generally not even once per year). My business has been a client since 2004. That should say it all.
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Timelabs
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Usability
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
There are so many facets of SmartSearch, that to know everything about it is nearly impossible. While it is mainly straight forward, there is a lot. After using the program for a while, you become pretty comfortable with the basics and can start adding some of the other features.
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Timelabs
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Reliability and Availability
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
My license for SmartSearch goes back to 2004. It has always been available for me - don't remember a single time it was not available in all of those years.
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Timelabs
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Support Rating
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Once you get the 1 person on the phone they are very knowledgeable and tend to solve the problem. The issue is there are not enough resources to handle all the clients. Their primary clients are "recruiting firms" and I think that is where most of the their support resources go
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Timelabs
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Implementation Rating
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Using the basic functions of SmartSearch is an easy implementation. But consider carefully what your organization needs to really drive placements. Because we only did a basic implementation first, we were caught off guard when later trying to implement more functions and realizing that the capabilities were limited or were difficult to learn and implement and realizing that tech support was not going to be consistent.
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Timelabs
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Alternatives Considered
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
Functionally, SmartSearch is not on the same page as ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter as a platform is much more geared toward helping applicants and is essentially a glorified resume database. SmartSearch offers so much more in terms of features and abilities, that would not really be appropriate to try and compare the two. Similarly, the overall use of SmartSearch is an apples and oranges comparison to LinkedIn Talent. LinkedIn is great for sourcing and attracting talent, but in terms of tracking candidates all the way through a hiring process and tracking a heavy volume of job orders across a variety of states and locations, the two just don't really compare.
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Timelabs
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Return on Investment
Advanced Personnel Systems (SmartSearch)
  • That's easy - they have helped us grown and make more money. The core element of their technology (e.g. the ability to search for, identify and contact candidates is excellent).
  • They are a business partner and do their very best to help us succeed.
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Timelabs
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