Many of the popular applicant tracking system (ATS) vendors continue to strengthen their client retention rates. Hirebridge currently boasts a better than 98% retention rate. However, there are a number of users looking to switch to a different ATS for a variety of reasons. Below are highlights of the biggest factors I’ve found for changing to a different ATS.
The pricing of ATSs has become one of the largest areas of competition for vendors. Many web based (SaaS model) ATS vendors offer a $100-200 per-user per-month model for their subscriptions. New ATS vendors entering the market with similar features and functions are offering subscriptions at a lower price. The following is a list of newer ATSs that are offered at a lower cost:
- $179 a month for unlimited users
Catch the Best
- Basic plan is $29 per-user per-month
- Basic plan is $49 per-user per-month
- Entire offering is $49 per-user per-month
There are a lot of new features and functions released in each ATS through in-house development, acquisitions and partnerships. All are designed to simply the complexity of the hiring process, yet differentiate the solution enough to breakout of the pack of competitors. This usually last for just a few weeks or months until the competition catches up. However, for some users, the new features and functions can pose a great enough value to cause them to switch.
The support available to users is very important for the day-to-day success and impact on an organization. If the proper support isn’t available in the beginning, it is likely the solution adoption will fail during either the install, implementation or incorporation phase. This will lead users to abandon the ATS all together, or look for a vendor with top rated support. The same is also true if the support dwindles over the continued use of the solution.
As large systems continue to evolve, they are starting to include ATS functionality. For example, ADP
is offering an ATS component that easily ties together with the rest of the system. This allows for a higher level of automation, which allows users to eliminate a duplicate or unneeded system.
Best of luck!!!