Okay here it goes.....I have spent the last few weeks researching Staffing Software for the company I work for. We plan on implementing this change sometime in January 2010. I have seen a couple of demos, one of which I was pretty impressed with. I have even posted a Blog and a Discussion here on this site, in hopes of getting some feedback on what seems to be the most widely used or most popular, yet satisfying software out on the market today. I don't know if I'm not being clear on the info I posted in earlier blogs/discussions, but I'm kind of frustrated that I haven't gotten more feedback or the info I have gotten is links to JUST an ATS software, or JUST a CRM Software, etc.
What we are looking for is a software that will replace what we are currently using, which is Temptrax (not sure if any of you are familiar with that dinosaur software). It was actually an excellent software back in it's day, but due to the buyout of the company that supported it, it no longer has the support it needs to keep up with the times and we are now experiencing issues with the software itself, to the point that we are slowly losing the ability to do what we used to. The program itself, is an ATS, CRM, with payroll capabilities/integration with our accounting system rolled all-into-one. It's extremely user friendly and the interface is far from being complicated.
This type of software is ultimately what I am looking for. I am primarily seeking the advice of recruiters or anyone who works within a staffing environment. Not to single anyone out, but I would prefer not to get links or advice from Software Vendors or Software Consultants, I have already spoken to several and now I get hounded day in and day out with phone calls asking if I have made a decision on whether I want to purchase their software. What I have to say to those sales people is....NO I am not ready and will NOT be ready until later on this year, BUT I do want to get my research done on everything out there available, because I do have to present my research to the owners of the company.
PLEASE!!!! I am begging all of the staffing individuals out there to read my post and let me know what they would suggest and why or why not. I am not looking to bash any particular software, I just want to know that the money my bosses will be forking out for this, will be well spent.