SmartSearch ATS vs. Viventium Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SmartSearch ATS
Score 6.6 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
Viventium Software
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Viventium Software, Inc. provides a cloud-based HCM solution that, according to the vendor, offers a remarkable user experience and design that is enjoyable, personable, and intuitive, along with analytics and actionable insight into your business. Additionally, the vendor aims to provide exceptional HCM client service.N/A
Pricing
SmartSearch ATSViventium Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartSearch ATSViventium Software
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
SmartSearch ATSViventium Software
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
3.4
17 Ratings
80% below category average
Viventium Software
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management3.017 Ratings00 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 Ratings00 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 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SmartSearch ATS
-
Ratings
Viventium Software
10.0
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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SmartSearch ATSViventium Software
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User Ratings
SmartSearch ATSViventium Software
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(31 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(18 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(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 ATSViventium Software
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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Viventium Software, Inc.
I love it for health care. It does everything we need including auto pay, auto deductions, API's to incorporate with other software, and I can always find the info I need. If you're a super large company (big box store, major chain), you probably need more than Viventium can do. But I haven't run into a single thing yet that we need it to do that it can't. And since we've been with them, they've added new features so they're always improving it.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • User-friendly, easy to navigate around the system. Employees love it.
  • Payroll is very fast and quick, logical steps.
  • Customer support is great.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • More support staff would be helpful.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
After 2 weeks of one-on-one phone calls with my "trainer" from ADP, I ran my first payroll by myself. They called me the next day and asked if I needed help and I said I THOUGHT I had done it ok. The trainer was floored. He actually said to me "NOBODY is ever able to run their first payroll on their own!" Doesn't that just say it all??? It was SO confusing. There was so much to navigate around and things that I did not understand. With Vivenium, they did a 60 minute walk through on video with me and I was ready to go. I had questions after that as I hit unique situations, but I had someone to call and email and I always got my questions answered. They would fix the issue for me AND tell me how to do it myself so that I could learn for the next time.
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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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Viventium Software, Inc.
  • Decreased liability
  • Decreased time spent on weekly payroll
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