We are looking for an applicant tracking database that can be accessed through the web and are looking to evaluate several systems. Are there any that you would recommend? If so - what do you like about it? Are there any systems that you would not recommend and why?
I would highly recommend LongJump. It is an OnDemand SaaS webased Sales Force Automation system that can be very easily customized to become a great ATS. My company has 5 divisions and one of them implements LongJump, so I can introduce you to someone that can explain it to you further. I was tasked to find an ATS for our small consulting practice of recruiters, and had a tiny budget. We found Longjump to be the least expensive and most comprehensive without being so full of bells and whistles that it becomes too complicated to easily use. We've been using it for 6 months now and we all love it. It's very reasonably priced!
I'll start off by admitting that I'm obviously bias being an AE at BULLHORN however, I'm also a former Recruiter from RHI who ran a desk for 5 years and have used many systems in the past. I'm confident a discussion about BULLORN is time extremely well spent.
Bullhorn is the global leader in On Demand, integrated front office software for the staffing and recruiting industry. Founded with a vision to empower staffing and recruiting professionals worldwide to achieve the highest placement rates in the industry, Bullhorn’s leadership is based on innovation and service, providing the only On Demand and completely integrated staffing and recruiting software for the industry. Acclaimed by more than 1,400 customers and 14,000 users worldwide, including emerging, medium and large sized staffing and recruiting firms servicing a wide range of industries.
If you use online job sites you could try having a look at Broadbean Technology's ADCOURIER V4, which offers a very advanced applicant tracking reporting suite, and is currently being integrated with Bullhorn . It's also integrated with Bond Adapt and offers a range of other tools too.
There are many great ATS offerings to choose from and the best one for you and your company depends upon your needs and budget. We currently use CATS. It is web based and very functional! It is the most cost effective tool I have used in the 22 years I have been in the business. They have a "free" version that will provide basic functions and the professional version is just $28.00 per user. It will integrate with your website, provide a careers web page, EEOC reporting, applicant AND yes, I also use it for CRM as well. They are constantly adding features and it is very very customizable. Check them out at http://www.catsone.com/index.php?cap=ABC907
and yes...if you do sign up I get a little spiff but that is not the reason I am promoting this tool. I am very happy with it and use it daily. Let me know what you think.