Your Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems

* For a side-by-side comparison of systems, check the box next to each provider and the box beside each of the system attributes you would like to compare.


  ATS Provider


  • Lockheed Martin, Pandora, CBRE
  • Automated e-mail messaging, offer letters and e-signatures
  • Candidate-scheduling calendars publish to Outlook and Google
  • Integrated on-demand video interviews
  • Ability to track recruiter productivity and hiring manager activity
  • Library to design, store and share job templates


  • Huntington Steel & Supply
  • Ansarada
  • Architrave
  • Shares job postings on popular job boards and social media
  • Provides recruiting team collaboration tools
  • Offers customizable new hire packets
  • Analytics track time-to-hire and identify bottlenecks
  • Provides offer letter templates that auto-populate


  • Docebo
  • Booster Box
  • KCI Wireless
  • Posts jobs to wide range of proven job sites
  • Team scorecards get recruiters on same page
  • Offers candidate interview self-scheduling links
  • Provides customizable career and employee referral sites
  • Analytics track source quality, time-to-fill and conversion rates


  • Apex Systems
  • MedSys Group
  • ALKU
  • Automatically captures candidate data from job boards
  • Resume parsing engine extracts key candidate information
  • Integrates with Gmail and MS Outlook
  • Boolean logic and advanced keyword search help build short lists
  • Schedules candidate interviews and offers interviewing tools

CareerBuilder Recruiting

  • Contact company
  • Resume sourcing and full job distribution tools
  • Ability to combine past applicants, internal candidates, referrals and sourced candidates in one tool
  • Video interviewing and optional background checks
  • Analytics track recruiter performance, source quality and labor market data
  • Offer letter and document management functionality

CornerstoneOnDemand Recruiting

  • Fagron
  • Hyatt
  • Team Rubicon
  • Automatically posts job ads to career sites, job boards and social networks
  • AI insights and CRM identify and engage candidates across multiple channels
  • Offers personalized preboarding and onboarding tools
  • Tracks employee referrals of candidates and manages payouts
  • Measures key analytics and identifies areas for improvement

Eightfold Talent Acquisition

  • ConAgra
  • Hulu
  • Uses AI to improve sourcing
  • Screens and matches candidates to job needs at scale
  • Efficiently ranks available talent for positions
  • Schedules candidate interviews with calendar, e-mail integration
  • Integrates with HRIS to aid talent rediscovery


  • Pinterest
  • Airbnb
  • Evernote
  • Sourcing dashboard tracks real-time performance of key recruiting channels.
  • Identifies patterns of candidates rejected in later rounds, recommending how to filter them out earlier.
  • Open APIs integrate with top point-solution providers.
  • Detailed interview kits prepare interviewers in advance.
  • Profiles show where candidates are in the hiring process and how long at each stage.

iCIMS Recruiting

  • Uber
  • Rydon
  • Allstate
  • Candidate-friendly, “single click” applications
  • Video interviewing and multiple job assessment tools
  • Branded career sites
  • Ability to leverage e-mail, text and AI with use of a CRM
  • Robust recruitment marketing reports and source analytics


  • DialPad
  • Lytics
  • Imvu
  • Offers video-based job descriptions
  • Automatically posts jobs to free job boards
  • Analytics track source quality and reduce recruiting process bottlenecks
  • Automatically tracks all e-mail sent or received from candidates
  • Synchs with Google Calendar and MS Office 365

Jobvite Talent Acquisition Suite

  • Community Health Network
  • Trek Bikes
  • CDW
  • Recruitment marketing, applicant management, onboarding and employee referrals
  • AI connects key hiring processes with recruiting data to reduce administrative work
  • Process automation frees recruiters to build candidate relationships
  • Marketing-first approach to talent acquisition
  • Over 350 prebuilt integrations to complementary solutions


  • Atlassian
  • FullStack Labs
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Provides all-inclusive, historical record for each candidate
  • Offers customizable candidate interview kits
  • Candidates self schedule 1:1 interviews
  • Hiring managers use e-mail to review candidates and leave feedback
  • Provides standard and customizable reports on all key recruiting metrics


  • Contact company
  • Translates resume keywords into meaningful search results
  • AI-driven algorithms match and score the most qualified candidates
  • Tracks candidate progress over time and customizes pipelines
  • Consolidates all information, messages and feedback for each candidate
  • Tracks KPIs like time-to-hire, cost of hire and reasons for rejection


  • Paramount Software Solutions
  • Yochana IT Solutions
  • Resume harvesting allows recruiters to focus on candidate engagement
  • Automated job upload, resume parsing and real-time mail sync
  • Job finder identifies new opportunities for existing employees
  • Gmail and Outlook integration turn e-mail into an ATS
  • Analytics create visual representation of recruiting KPIs

Oracle Taleo

  • Auto Zone
  • Perisher
  • Pella
  • Provides a modern, intuitive experience to drive efficiency
  • Configurable to meet unique recruiting needs
  • Offers personalized career sites, automated job postings and referral tools
  • Intelligent digital assistants answer candidate questions and provide guided experiences
  • Analytics track source quality, candidate assessments and more

Paycor Recruiting

  • Pure Dental Brands
  • Donaldson
  • Chive Media Group
  • Text-based candidate communication
  • Embedded interview scheduling and video interviewing tools
  • Collects post-interview feedback automatically via scorecards
  • Automated offer letters with e-signature
  • Analytics track time-to-hire, source quality, conversions and more


  • WakeMed
  • Serco Inc.
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Automated, mobile-enabled requisition approval
  • Sends SMS messages to candidates from profiles or recruiter inbox
  • Candidates can self-schedule interviews via text
  • Integrates with Slack to help recruiters and hiring managers collaborate
  • On-demand video assessments and live video interviews


  • Olark
  • Berlitz Japan
  • Crisp
  • Automated resume screening by keywords or phrases
  • Job posts automatically distribute to career pages, job boards and social media
  • Centralized hub for all hiring-related communications
  • Real-time application status tracking
  • Candidate information is consolidated in central location

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

  • American Airlines
  • Atrium Health
  • NAF
  • Helps remove any bias in job descriptions
  • Nurture campaigns build relationships with passive talent
  • DStreamlines workflows and enables consistency with automation, rules and self-service tools
  • Leverages machine learning for salary recommendations
  • Streamlines candidate offers with e-signature management

Silkroad Recruiting

  • Accenture
  • OnTap Credit Union
  • Stetson University
  • Offers a free job distribution network
  • Generates branded job offers and manages approvals at scale
  • Hiring managers create digital job offers and launch onboarding
  • Provides consistent brand presence with content tailored as needed
  • Automates scheduling of candidate interviews


  • LinkedIn
  • Etsy
  • Equinox
  • Distributes jobs widely with integrated channels
  • Uses AI to automatically screen resumes at volume
  • Native text recruiting leverages SMS and WhatsApp
  • Manages all candidate communications in one central inbox
  • Offers 600 pre-integrated recruitment apps and services


  • Phoenix Suns
  • Arc Broward
  • Conexus Credit Union
  • Provides an intuitive mobile and desktop experience
  • Assesses candidate qualities that determine long-term fit
  • AI helps match applicants to opportunities
  • Empowers candidates to apply through LinkedIn
  • Complies with nondiscrimination laws with robust reporting


  • Cytora
  • Frosch
  • Alexander Dennis
  • Automatically posts job ads to 200+ job sites
  • Candidate self-scheduling and one-click calendar integrations
  • Over 700 job description templates
  • No-code creation of career sites
  • Analytics integrate with business intelligence software

Workday Recruiting

  • CarMax
  • Arizona State University
  • Salvation Army
  • Machine learning gleans skills from resumes and recommends matching opportunities
  • Candidates can track status of applications and select interview times
  • Simplified job requisitions for hiring managers
  • Hiring teams deliver feedback via Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • Points-based leaderboard encourages employee referrals of candidates

Zoho Recruit

  • Career Up
  • Full Stack Talent
  • Actualize Consulting
  • Integrates with popular SMS vendors for text-based recruiting
  • Parses resumes and helps quickly shortlist candidates
  • Offers one-way recorded and live video interviewing capability
  • Provides customized career pages and employee referral portal
  • Reports and dashboards track key recruiting KPIs


Source: Software Advice Inc. and industry estimates.

$ = Free for individuals (under 20 jobs per year) or up to $5K annually

$$ = $5K–$10K annually

$$$ = $10K–$25K annually

$$$$ = $25K–$50K annually

$$$$$ = $50K+ annually

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