What is ATS?


1What does ATS stand for?

ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System.

An applicant tracking system is software used by recruiters to track their interactions with individuals who have applied for a job. Applicants are also referred to as candidates. Check out this article on Wikipedia for more info.

Applicant Tracking System
2What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An ATS system allows you to plan, execute and track the hiring plans for an organzation.

Within a hiring organization, the applicant tracking system acts as the single source of truth for all hiring activities. The ATS resume database can store millions of applicant resumes and organize all of the historical correspondence with job seekers.

ATS systems ultimately represent the organization's hiring plan. BrightMove is the most configurable ATS on the planet. It can be configured to fit your specific recruitment strategy. With BrightMove, you can rest assured, when a recruiter on your talent team enters their ATS login credentials, they are being asked to follow organization's recruitment process.

3What does an ATS do?

ATS systems optimize the interactions between applicants, jobs, hiring managers and recruiters.

Depending on the supplier, ATS systems have different features and functionality. BrightMove's applicant tracking systems can help your recruiters be more effecient by automating many repetitive tasks. ATS automation increases the efficiency of your talent team. ATS recruiting reduces the acquisition cost of job applicants. By implement an ATS in recruiting within your organization, you will save time and money. Additionally, as the name suggests, an ATS allows you to track all of the interaction that occurs between recruiters and job applicants.

BrightMove is the most configurable ATS on the planet. Through ATS mods, it can be configured to fit your specific recruitment strategy while providing specific and deep analytics into the performance of your talent acquisition team. The omnichannel applicant tracking system can be configured to integrate with your website's career page, automatically post jobs to all of the major sites and centralize all candidate engagement.

4What is the difference between an ATS and an ATS resume database?

A standard feature for most applicant tracking systems is to store applicant resumes within the ATS database.

Recruiters using BrightMove can automate ATS format resume instantly for sharing with potential hiring managers. ATS automation like resume parsing saves recruiters a lot of time by eliminating repetitive data entry. BrightMove's applicant tracking system resume check helps keep an organization's ATS resume database clean by preventing duplicates. When loading a new applicant record into the system, the ATS resume checker scans the resume database for similar candidates, and enables recruiters to merge with duplicate records when found.

BrightMove has a ATS resume scanner feature too. Using our Chrome Extension, recruiters can load an applicant's resume directly from any webpage or LinkedIn profile. Using BrightMove's ATS portal candidates can view posted jobs, upload different versions of their resume and manage communication preferences with recruiters.

5Do I need an ATS?

This question is best answered by the organization.

If you've made it here, the answer is probably yes. With an applicant tracking system like BrightMove, you would benefit from features like automated job posting, resume parsing and improved candidate engagement. If you are expecting a hiring increase and you are currently struggling to keep up, a fresh look at your recruitment process would be a good idea.

6How much does applicant tracking system cost?

Our retail pricing is public.

We often get the question, are applicant tracking system free? The short answer is no. We do offer a free trial, but our ATS system has a monthly or annual fee, depending on which plan you select. For more information, check out our

pricing page