I would recommend using an ATS over an excel spreadsheet. But I would recommend doing your research and knowing exactly what features you need and the things you want to do with your ATS before selecting Lumesse. It is useful if you just want an electronic storage spot for resumes and requisitions. Also if you want to do intense reporting and are great at building very customized, very specific reports, then Lumesse is great. However, if many people across the organization will be asked to use it to create their own reqs, monitor candidates and interact with HR, Recruiters, and Hiring Managers there will be confusion. You need to be a super user and very technical to get the most out of Lumesse.