It’s 2017, but your Applicant Tracking System & CRM didn’t get the memo. Many ATS & CRM products in the market are stuck in the past because of its limited functionality and slow adoption of industry technology standards. It’s time for you to move on from outdated software, and switch to an Applicant Tracking System that is constantly evolving with the latest technology as it progresses.
Cloud Based vs. Server Based ATS
When it comes to practical functionality for a software as a service (SaaS), there may not be anything more important than being cloud-based. Server based systems limit how you can use your solution. If everything is hosted onsite, that means you won’t have access to your system or your information from anywhere except your office. This severely limits what you’re able to do as an organization. Instead, any SaaS that you choose to implement should be cloud-based so you can access from home and the road, as well as in your office. This will allow you and your employees the freedom to work remotely and while traveling. One of the main concerns about cloud-based SaaS is that it isn’t as secure as a server-based solution. While the concern is understandable, most SaaS (like RecruitBPM) have bank level security and encryption, so your data is just as safe as it would be if it was located onsite. Moreover, cloud-based products generally have exceptional backup protocols and recovery centers, so if something were to go wrong, your data stays safe.
Open API vs. Closed API
Is your Applicant Tracking System locked down and unwilling to work with the products you use? For some reason, many ATS & CRM solutions refuse to integrate with many of the products their customers are using. Whether this choice boils down to not wanting to tie up their developers or an inclination to keep their technology secluded from third-party resources, it’s a decision that ultimately pushes limitations onto their customers. As Marissa Mayer once said, “[w]hen you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” That truism specifically holds weight in an industry like staffing and consulting because of the sheer amount of products that organizations like yours rely on every day. ATS & CRM solutions that have an Open API are more likely to be able to integrate with the systems you use, which streamlines your workflows and increases your ROI. Don’t allow your organization to be limited by a closed-off software.
Applicant Tracking System and CRM – Combined
You have a Sales team and a Recruiting team, so why are they still using two different systems? The best-case scenario is that your two different products have a rough integration that allows each system to talk to each other. More often than not, however, trying to use two products results in a clunky, inefficient system. If your organization is still in this situation, the time to rethink your products is now. There is plenty of full workflows, 360° solutions that will align your Sales team with your Recruiting team in one convenient Applicant Tracking System and CRM platform. Be wary of Applicant Tracking Systems that have recently added CRM functionality, as there is a difference between a comprehensive ATS & CRM solution and an Applicant Tracking System with a fledgling CRM add-on. You don’t want to be stuck in a contract with a product that is limited in any way.
RecruitBPM Applicant Tracking System and CRM
Our software has evolved over time as technology progresses around us. RecruitBPM is a browser- and cloud-based software with an Open API that allows us to integrate with your company’s products (assuming those products offer integration options). Most importantly, RecruitBPM is an Applicant Tracking System and CRM — not just an Applicant Tracking System with limited CRM functionality. If you’re looking to make a switch to a more effective solution, request a demo of RecruitBPM today. Stuck in a contract? Ask about our Contract Buyout Option.