What is SmartSearch?

SmartSearch is a cloud-based applicant tracking system that caters to staffing firms, corporate, executive search and consulting companies. Primary features include applicant sourcing, applicant tracking, prescreening, email management, onboarding and workflow customization.

SmartSearch helps companies manage their recruitment and talent acquisition process by providing a central database for sourcing, recruiting, applicant tracking and hiring activities. Users also have access to a candidate database, automatic database entries, report generation, a vendor management system and customer relationship management tools.

SmartSearch also provides integrations with other human resources software, enterprise resource planning software, payroll, billing sys...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

44 Reviews of SmartSearch

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.61 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(30)

30

4 stars

(11)

11

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 44 results

October 2020

Amy from GeoLogics

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Defense & Space

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Best ATS on market

I've used SS for several years--and every couple of years we go out searching and do demos for other ATS and none can ever compare in the the three major categories: Function, Features and Price. The customer service and training is spectacular.

Pros

Ability to search across all job boards from single screen Ability to post across multiple job boards from single entry quick look ups for linked in profiles ability to schedule posts and notices to social networks fast and accurate parsing of search results

Cons

A little clunky on user interface so new users have some challenges but overall very simple

Reasons for Choosing SmartSearch

none of the others offered ability to search across all job boards from one screen none of the others offered ability to separate modules needed (we don't use the onboarding piece) none of the others could match pricing i have a spread sheet if you want to see it...

Response from Advanced Personnel Systems

Replied October 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Amy. We appreciate your partnership.

July 2017

Garrett from Staff Matters, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Staffing and Recruiting

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2017

10+ years I have used SmartSearch

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.

June 2017

Dannielle from Denali Advanced Integration

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2017

SmartSearch Review June 2017

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.

October 2020

Renee from Rail Personnel

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Excellent ATS/CRM and service provided!

Rail Personnel has been using Smartsearch since 2006 and we have always been happy with the system and service provided.

Pros

Smartsearch as an ATS/CRM has always been a powerful and fast system for conducting candidate searches, managing our recruitment activities and allowing candidates to update their own information via the Candidate Career Centre. The Smartsearch Support Team make every endeavor to assist their customers by responding promptly to any emails sent to support@aps2k.com to confirm receipt of the request, ask any follow up questions and ultimately resolve the issues. Also, for urgent requests, they make every effort to assist after hours and have been available to conduct Skype Calls and Goto Meetings to resolve any issues.

Cons

We have been using Smartsearch for 10+ years and we cannot list any cons at this time.

December 2018

DAVID from L. J. Gonzer Associates

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Staffing and Recruiting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Solid ATS Package

We have used SmartSearch since 1996, and have used some form of the product ever since. Technical support has always been outstanding. Training has been great. We really could not have asked for a better business partner. We have been approached by numerous vendors for years with different ATS packages and none made us consider moving away from SmartSearch.

Pros

Solid reliable product. Company is always working to add features and update the product to keep up with the changing requirements of the staffing world. Like the overall interface. The dashboard is customizable and really let's you look at the key indicators you want to see. The search capabilities are second to none. The basic system is fairly intuitive so bringing on new recruiters and getting them up to speed is not a big issue.

Cons

Some of the features and reporting are not what we need and the report designer is not user friendly.