Anonymous UserIT Strategy and Innovation Director at a insurance company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I would recommend the solution. It's very stable and scalable, which makes it a reliable solution."
"The solution's scalability is good."
"Peoplesoft is the best payroll software in the market."
"The new version of this solution is very scalable."
"The customizations allow us to come up with a lot of complex labor rules. In the Philippines, there's a lot of different kinds of rules you need to be in compliance with. The solution offers up a lot of flexibility and customization that is perfect for our region's requirements."
"PeopleSoft is easy to understand, where any end user that is logged in can easily navigate through the menus."
"In general, this solution is user friendly and also performs well. There are two types of forms. One is a standardized form, which you can define things into. The other, you can customize so more repetition can be done in an even manner. That way, it can be designed for what the public or user actually wants. It's not very tough for any person, or layman to understand exactly what the screen requires one to do."
"The recruiting is most valuable. It saves time in having easy and fast applicants tracking as well as candidates' contact plus pipeline management."
"The all-encompassing ability to manage the process cohesively out of the SmartRecruiter system was valuable."
"With this solution, I was able to add diversity to my recruiting. I was able to source from multiple locations, and I could show where applicants came from. The reporting tools that are on offer, allowed us to expand our reach. We were able to add meaningful diversity into recruiting."
"The most valuable feature is the way that they've set it up for collaboration."
"The candidate experience was better because the whole process was there."
"What I really like about it is that it feels minimal, but is also dynamic. There aren't a lot of ways to get lost, which is good."
"I used the free version, which I found valuable."
"The features that were most important for us to have were that it is user friendly and functional, which is definitely the case with SmartRecruiters. Our organization is located in developing countries where the bandwidth and internet stability are not the strongest and SmartRecruiters accommodates this challenge. It was a very big plus that we are able to use the system even in these locations."
"I found the core product quite useful. It is easy to use and quite user-friendly. They have also got other options, such as CRM and HRS. They have other versions such as smart distribute, which is an HRS type of system to analyze and get permissions needed from the applicants. In terms of pricing, SmartRecruiters is much better than its competitors."
"The solution could have better processes and automation, or features that allow for a paperless environment."
"The solution needs to work on its mobile technology. We're hoping in the next version we're working on implementing, 9.2, will have more of this."
"If there is another release, they should look at going to mobile computing to stay competitive."
"There could be more adaptability of the system."
"Often support just asks people to install a lot of upgrades. Sometimes they don't really give you clear details as to why you need to upgrade. They just say, "You need to upgrade this because there's a newer image, etc". They never really give you the reason underlying why you are having errors."
"It would be helpful for the end-user if the reports were customized. They would be able to select the fields while generating their reports."
"I think the inventory part it should be simplified. There is the GR, or good receipt note, which is the time that the materials comes in, and the work days, etc. There is a lot of shuffling through pages, which creates a lot of problems for our users. They don't know which page to go to, where to create a GR, or where to create a stock entry. In other words, all the information is very daunting. It's very easy for people to understand and get a better clarity over it."
"Parsing of CVs is productive but accuracy can be improved."
"There were limitations with the system that we would have liked, not in the time, but the company in Germany really dictated that. So we couldn't do everything in the system we would have liked to it."
"Around 2015 and into '17, I worked at a federal contractor. I had to switch to a different applicant system as I didn't know if SmartRecruiters was OFCCP compliant, which is something that, as a US-based federal contractor, you have to ensure. They should work to appeal to the contractor industry and get the product OFCCP compliant."
"There were problems with integrations around other systems and each one had to be custom-built, which took a little while to get set up and running."
"We ran into some serious issues related to language barriers."
"The solution needs to work on a single sign-on."
"SmartRecruiters' on-click application process could be better."
"Some features are not as straightforward or user friendly to implement."
"Sometimes, there is this language or communication barrier in terms of what the applicants mentioned. SmartRecruiters sometimes has trouble understanding certain types of keywords or has certain types of language, translation, or grammar issues."
"It's approximately $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 USD per year."
"The licensing cost for PeopleSoft is 3,500 per course and the annual subscription fee is 6,500."
"I don't know if they are still providing licenses or if they have suspending licenses."
"There are no additional costs for licensing."
"Back in 2018, when I engaged with their sales, they wanted to charge around $10,000 for an annual subscription. Depending on your organization, that either could or couldn't be expensive. I personally think it's a fair price. However, I engaged them and negotiated a lower price with them. I think I got closer to $6,000. It came with a commitment of three years."
"There were implementation costs in the first year to get everything set up and running, and then they have various modules on top, which are optional and available at an extra charge."
"SmartRecruiters is much better than its competitors. Considering the type of features and services it provides, it is probably one of the best solutions in the market. Others may offer a similar price, but their services won't be that good or the user-friendliness won't be that great. The licensing works based on how many users are there in a company. If you are using other functionalities, like CRM and HRS, the price increases."
"I haven't been so involved with pricing, so I don't have all details, but I know that we are paying per head when it comes to different countries. There is an additional fee for new features that they release. If it is something that we would like to use, we need to pay some extra for it."
"They are pretty competitive. As the product matures, it has much more functionality and different pricing models. It can relatively cost a lot more if you want to use additional features, but, in general, it is competitive in the industry. We work on a yearly license agreement based on the company size. There are the support costs, which are a part of the additional cost based on the percentage of the licensing fee. So, it has a license plus support cost. Then, of course, there are other add-on options that we can purchase and procure whenever we want to based on certain negotiated arrangements."
PeopleSoft is ranked 3rd in Talent Acquisition with 16 reviews while SmartRecruiters is ranked 5th in Talent Acquisition with 11 reviews. PeopleSoft is rated 7.6, while SmartRecruiters is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of PeopleSoft writes "Mature with a variety of features and multiple use cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartRecruiters writes "Dynamic with great centralization of resources and excellent collaboration capabilities". PeopleSoft is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle ERP Cloud, whereas SmartRecruiters is most compared with Avature ATS. See our PeopleSoft vs. SmartRecruiters report.
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