The Top ATS Software Solutions on the Market Today

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Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software can fill a variety of functions, depending on the product. Generally speaking, the primary purpose of ATS software is to track and organize recruitment for a business. ATS can sift through employment applications , organize and schedule onboarding documents, and allow a company to collect their recruitment information all in one place, rather than having to constantly refer back to multiple websites and databases. In fact, ATS programs often integrate with many other software programs (like CRMs), so incorporating one usually does not mean a complete systems overhaul.

This may sound like a luxury that only a large business could afford, but, in reality, ATS software can save a company of any size a lot of money. On average, the cost of hiring an employee is about $4,000. This largely is a result of company resources spent posting on job boards, vetting applications, interviewing, and training — as well as revenue lost from under-staffing. ATS software mitigates all of these issues. In fact, employer satisfaction with ATS software may be as high as 94 percent.

And there is certainly room to shop around. Today, there are hundreds of different applicant tracking systems on the market.

BambooHR

A screenshot of BambooHR’s homepage

BambooHR is a catch-all ATS software that specializes in small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does integrate with independent job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: No
  • Number of Users: >13,000
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Calendar Feeds, Payroll Change Report

Mobile App

BambooHR provides a mobile app that is operable on iPhone and Android.

Pricing

BambooHR offers an “Essentials” package at $6.19 per employee, and an “Advanced” package at $8.25 per employee. But these may vary slightly based on company size or additional features.

Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting

A screenshot of Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting’s homepage

Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting is a branch of Bullhorn Inc., which offers other types of business management software as well.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: Yes (Through Bullhorn Marketplace)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: No
  • Number of Users: >8,000
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Activity Goals and Sales Quotas, Pipeline Management

Mobile App

Bullhorn’s app is supported on Android and iOS.

Pricing

Bullhorn bases their pricing on a case-by-case basis, depending on specifics about the company and which service package they choose.

Greenhouse

A screenshot of Greenhouse’s homepage

Greenhouse was founded by a startup business owner who was frustrated by recruiting work. It now boasts clients like BuzzFeed and Riot Games.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: Yes
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: No
  • Number of Users: Unknown
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Video-Based Training, Live Chat

Mobile App

Many of the basic features of the site are available on both iOS and Android.

Pricing

Greenhouse offers custom pricing depending on the size of the company and which service package they choose.

JazzHR

A screenshot of JazzHR’s homepage

JazzHR claims to have led the industry in making ATS software a viable option for startup companies.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does offer to export job postings to existing job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: No
  • Number of Users: >1,000
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Customizable Branding, Customizable Reporting

Mobile App

JazzHR does not offer a mobile app. However, some features are accessible through a mobile website.

Pricing

JazzHR offers a “Hero” package for $39 per month, a “Plus” package for $199 per month, and a “Pro” package for $309 per month. These are all part of annual plans.

JobScore

A screenshot of JobScore’s homepage

Jobscore offers a wide variety of service plans to accommodate any size of business.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does offer to export job postings to existing job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: No
  • Number of Users: >1,000
  • Goal/Task Tracking: No
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Candidate Tagging, Private Notes

Mobile App

JobScore does not offer a mobile app.

Pricing

JobScore offers a “Start” plan for $99 per month, a “Scale” plan for $299 per month, and an “Enterprise” plan for a customized cost based on the needs of a business. These are billed annually. Additionally, JobScore offers individual features at various prices.

Newton

A screenshot of Newton’s homepage

Another ATS service that specializes in small-to-medium-sized businesses, Newton was founded by two ex-recruitment-specialists.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does offer to export job postings to existing job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Unknown
  • Number of Users: >1,000
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Real Time Reporting, Compliance Management

Mobile App

Newton does not offer a mobile app, but the website is supported on mobile devices.

Pricing

Newton costs $399 per month.

SAP SuccessFactors

A screenshot of SAP SuccessFactors’s homepage

SAP SuccessFactors provides a range of human resource software, much of which is translated into over forty languages.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does offer to export job postings to existing job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Yes
  • Number of Users: >6,700
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Attendance Management, Performance Appraisal

Mobile App

SAP Successfactors offers a mobile app that is supported by both Android and iOS.

Pricing

SAP Successfactors does not publicly advertise their pricing, and requires that businesses contact them for a quote.

Workable

A screenshot of Workable’s homepage

Workable is especially notable for its flexible pricing options for employers who are looking for short-term ATS solutions.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: Yes
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Yes
  • Number of Users: ~1,450
  • Goal/Task Tracking: No
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Background checks, Social Media Links

Mobile App

A Workable mobile app is available through Android and iOS.

Pricing

Workable offers a “Hire as Needed” option at $99 per job, billed monthly. This option only includes basic features. They also have an annual plan — which includes all of their features — that varies depending on the needs of the business.

Zoho Recruit

A screenshot of Zoho Recruit’s homepage

Zoho Recruit is a branch of the India-based Zoho Corporation, which offers a wide range of software.

Features

  • Integrations: Yes
  • Job Board: No (Does integrate with independent job boards)
  • Onboarding: Yes
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Yes
  • Number of Users: Unknown
  • Goal/Task Tracking: Yes
  • Email Templates: Yes
  • Other: Track Source, Advanced Search

Mobile App

The Zoho Recruit App is available on both iPhone and Android.

Pricing

Zoho Recruit offers a “Standard” package for $22.50 per month, a “Professional” package for $45.00 per month, and an “Enterprise” package for $67.50 per month.

Choose an Applicant Tracking System Based on Your Needs

With the advent of ATS software, spending time personally vetting and emailing individual job candidates is becoming an unnecessary headache. Even for businesses that already utilize some form of automation in their candidate selection process, ATS software is still a great option thanks to ATS integrations.

Due to growing popularity, shopping for the best ATS software can feel overwhelming. This guide is a good starting point for an employer to compare the basic features of some of the most successful ATS companies in the game.


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This post was updated September 18, 2019. It was originally published September 19, 2019.