4.5 / 5 40 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Staffing, Executive Search, RPO, Corporate Human Resources

Average Ratings

40 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Advanced Personnel Systems
  • Founded 1986

About This Software

Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc., makers of SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software, has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We lead the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions to help our clients recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.

  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Email Integration
  • Email Templates
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Board Posting
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Lead & Sales Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll & Commissions
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Workflow Management

SmartSearch Latest Reviews

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SmartSearch Review June 2017

3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: SmartSearch is a decent product but is expensive.

Pros: 1) Good customer service
2) Decent reporting tools
3) Auto posts to free and paid Job Boards - which is a great time saver. We post to Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster and Dice with just a one click for each job board.
4) BPM (Business Process Management) = automated req approval emails to the the approval chain. We have the approval chain set-up as Recruiting Department - Compensation Analysis - CEO. Once the hiring manager opens the Req - SmartSearch emails Recruiting for approval with a link to the job. Recruiting reviews the job and hits the "Approved" button. The process is then repeated unto CEO approves. Once the CEO approves, then the job auto-posts itself to free and paid sites.
5) Easy to use and customize reports and Req Fields.
6) Can build data pipes and integrate with ADP so candidate information flows in to ADP Workforce
7) SmartSearch can integrate with a company's web-site and be the back-end of the "Career" page.
8) Nice WIP (Work in Progress) side ribbon where at a glance shows #open reqs, pending approval, submittals & interviews that are taking place.

Cons: 1) SmartSearch is expensive.
2) If using SmartSearch as the company's Career Page be advised it is very ugly. The font of the req job fields are in Times Roman, size 14.
3) No auto capture of emails to candidates. Everything requires a manual copy and paste.

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10+ years I have used SmartSearch

4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you need a great applicant tracking system that was built for applicant tracking and candidate rating/search, plus some limited accounting capabilities and online timecards that upload to accounting software, this is a great system. If you need a full GL accounting system and not so much an applicant tracking system, this isn't for you.

Pros: Highly customize-able, versatile, EEOC compliance built in, job portal, some limited accounting capabilities too. Personable staff, most with long-tenure. Responsive to needs and even suggestions to incorporate into their core product at no cost. One of the largest 2 staffing firms in the world wanted to buy them multiple times. You can easily set up automated tasks at any step of the hiring process, which is awesome to help control how your staff uses the system and to ensure that they don't forget important things for their customers. I've used their system for over 10 years and I've never even thought of leaving due to need for something they don't have. And I'm a bit of a perfectionist.

Cons: Some reporting needs are difficult to achieve on your own with their built in reports. It's almost like both too many options and some important options aren't there. But they are generally willing to help pull the information for you from the back-end.