First of all, I would add Blackdog Recruiting's software, Gopher to you list to demo.
Speak with Sofia at Blackdog and she will not only explain what their ATS system offers, she will provide a quick and free consultation that will provide you with all the questions that you need to ask. She will not SELL you, she will provide you with the information that you are looking for.
With her permission, here is her email address:
And again, Sofia is a wonderful person. Enjoy your interactions with her.
I am on Bullhorn currently and have a good friend on MaxHire. Let me know if you want insite in to either.
Based on our previous work together, make sure to ask about sales/recruting integration; auto lgging of e-mail, and (for your co) auto-post to job boards....
are you getting demos from all 4 in order to make a decision as to which one your firm or you will use? Thanks. My brain could not process 4 demos properly in one day.
I demoed Bullhorn and iCIMS years ago and found them both limiting in some aspects. When I am dealing with software, I don't like to hear 'We can't do that'.
Things to consider with those left on your list.
Data back up. How often and how secure? Where is it stored? Will they insure your data? How easy is it to restore lost data?
How easy will it be to get that data if you decide to use another vendor down the road?
Set up fees regarding your existing data into their system.
Since these are web based apps, I would ask them what their uptime guarantee is. What happens when you lose internet connection?
What are the upgrade and tech support fees?
Mail Merge Email campaigns?
Storage Space limitations and costs to expand? At what point are you charged more for storage?
Those four systems are apples and oranges....are you a staffing agency or a corporate recruiter?