Capterra Ranks BrightMove the Number 1 Most Affordable Applicant Tracking Software in 2017

Published on 1/4/2018 by Jimmy Hurff
Last Updated on 3/22/2023

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Capterra Ranks BrightMove the Number 1 Most Affordable Applicant Tracking Software in 2017

Capterra's Top 20 Most Affordable Applicant Tracking Systems report reviewed over 300 Applicant Tracking Software products in 2017

Key Takeaways

  • BrightMove was ranked Number 1 Most Affordable Applicant Tracking Software in 2017 by Capterra

  • Capterra reviewed over 300 Applicant Tracking Software products in 2017

  • BrightMove offers an affordable, robust enterprise-level, feature-rich recruiting platform to help customers be competitive and higher performing

 January 4, 2018 - St. Augustine Beach, Florida - BrightMove, Inc. a global leader in applicant tracking, hiring and recruiting software announced it was ranked as the Number 1 Most Affordable Applicant Tracking Software product by Capterra, Inc., one of 3 properties within Gartner Digital Markets.

"We are thrilled Capterra has ranked BrightMove as the most affordable Applicant Tracking Software in 2017 in their Top 20 Report Series," said David Webb, Co-founder and CEO, BrightMove, Inc. "Making our robust enterprise-level, feature-rich recruiting platform affordable is just another way we are helping our customers be competitive and higher performing."

Capterra explains within the report how they compiled a pricing scenario based on a "typical ATS software buyer." They included standard, expected features in this pricing scenario, as well as a certain level of customer service. They then scored systems based on how many standard features they offered and the cost of those features. Capterra also took into account what customers were saying about the product's functionality and quality to determine just how affordable and valuable the systems really were. Reviews data was compiled from customer reviews related to feature fit and quality submitted across all Gartner Digital Markets properties (Capterra, GetApp, and Software Advice). To read the report:


Are there any free ATS? 

Yes, there are several free ATS’ available. However, some free ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) are usually free at the trial level. Free applicant tracking systems may not be the greatest option. 

There are real limitations to the features they provide, and in many instances, upgrading to a paid program is far more cost-effective. But, as a small business owner, free ATS might be a good starting point. 

How much does an applicant tracking system cost?

The cost of an ATS can range from a few hundred dollars per month for a basic cloud-based solution to tens of thousands of dollars per year for a fully-featured enterprise-level solution. 

Some ATS providers also offer pricing based on a per-job or per-candidate basis. Researching and comparing different ATS options is important to find one that fits your organization's needs and budget.

What are the benefits of using an applicant tracking system?

Some of the benefits of using an ATS include: 

  • Saves time for value-added work

  • Better overview of applications

  • Easy job posting

  • Simple interview scheduling

  • Flexible system for both employer & the agency

  • Improved cost-per-hire

  • Enhanced inter-departmental communication

  • Raised quality of hire

  • Improved candidate experience

  • Lower bounce rates on job ads

  • Improved employer branding

  • Streamlined recruitment process

  • Improved GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) & EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity).

What should I look for in a free ATS? 

If you're looking for a free Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), there are a few key features you should look for to ensure that the system meets your needs. Here are some things to consider: 

  • User interface and ease of use

  • Job posting and candidate sourcing

  • Resume parsing and screening

  • Candidate communication and tracking

  • Reporting and analytics

However, keep in mind that while a free ATS can provide many benefits, it may have limitations compared to a paid ATS. Make sure to thoroughly evaluate any free ATS you are considering to ensure that it meets your specific needs.

Which ATS is the most popular?

There are several Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) available in the market, and the popularity of each one may vary depending on factors such as the size of the organization, the industry, and the specific features needed. However, some of the most popular ATS currently on the market are:

  • SmartRecruiters

  • BreezyHR

  • Freshteam

  • iKrut

  • Indeed

  • ZohoRecruit

  • iCIMS

  • Oracle Taleo

  • Greenhouse

  • SAP SuccessFactors

Why do you need an applicant tracking system? 

ATS software allows you to concentrate on job applicants and new employees rather than the recruitment process and its numerous repetitive tasks. This increases company productivity and ROI (Return on Investment). 

Furthermore, it guarantees greater precision and conformance with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and other employment laws. ATS also facilitates collaborative recruiting and improves communication with job applicants.

Why is an ATS used in recruitment?

To streamline the recruitment process by managing job postings, tracking applicants, parsing and assessing applicants, interviewing, making offers throughout the hiring process, and providing insights into the recruitment process. ATS’ are intended to assist recruiters in managing prospects from initial outreach to the final interview and (ideally) accepted offer. 

How do applicant tracking systems work?

Any applicant tracking software is built around a database that stores candidate information. The software will take a resume or application and show it to recruiting managers in an easy-to-use HR tool.

Do applicant tracking systems read PDF files?

While ATS is an efficient way of shortlisting candidates, not all ATS systems are able to read pdf files. On the contrary, the ATS can read word files easily.


About the Author, Jimmy Hurff

Jimmy is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for leading business transformations. Over his 25+ year career, Jimmy has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of engineering, data analytics, security, compliance & business transformation. Starting in 1995, Jimmy worked with his best friend, David Webb, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. From then to now, Jimmy has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.

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