Written by Holly Watson | April 5, 2017
If you’re considering investing in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of suppliers and various options on the market.
When it comes to choosing your system, before even thinking about which supplier you’d like to work with, you need to think about whether you’d prefer a web-based system or software that’s physically installed on your computer.
Both types of ATS have their advantages, however here at Webrecruit, we’re strong advocates of web-based software.
Why? Check out five key benefits of choosing web-based recruitment software:
1. It can be accessed from anywhere
Remote working is becoming increasingly popular as employees strive for more flexibility and a healthier work/life balance.
As such, it’s important for your recruitment software to be easily accessible from anywhere. Using web-based software means that your team can log in by simply visiting a URL; there’s no need for them to have the software physically installed on every device they wish to access it on.
This provides scope for your team to work from anywhere there’s an internet connection – they can log in from home or when they’re travelling. It’s much more in tune with modern working trends.
2. It takes little time to implement
Some ATSs can take weeks, even months, to implement; this isn’t ideal if you have big plans to transform your recruitment process and you want to get started immediately.
One of the main benefits of web-based recruitment software, such as Webrecruit’s Fusion, is that you can be up and running within hours, meaning that your business will be able to reap the rewards of the software so much quicker.
3. It’s easy to maintain
In the case of web-based software, the system is held centrally, meaning that your supplier can undertake maintenance work and fix any bugs without causing disruption to your daily activities.
There’s very little that you need to do, meaning that you don’t need to be a technical genius to make sure that your system is running smoothly; your supplier will handle everything for you.
4. It’s more cost-effective
Many ATSs require you to pay an implementation fee to cover the set-up and installation of the system within your office. When you use a web-based system, you avoid this charge.
Additionally, using web-based software means that you don’t need to have a dedicated IT team on site, making it an ideal choice for small businesses who might lack the internal technical resources.
5. It’s scalable
Web-based software has the capability to scale and grow as your company’s requirements grow. New features and updates can easily be installed with minimal downtime, making it a fantastic option for future-proofing your recruitment process.
Want to learn more about Webrecruit’s Fusion software? See it in action for yourself today by booking a demo.