HireAbility and iXmatch: Complementary Technology for ATS/HRIS Industry

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ALEX resume processing pairs with advanced search and matching engine iXfind. Companies co-write visionary human capital article for Fordyce ATS guide.

HireAbility(r), a leader in integrated recruiting software and services, announced today that it signed a partnership agreement with iXmatch(r), a leader in advanced search and matching technology. Under the agreement, the companies will integrate and co-market their solutions: HireAbility's ALEX(sm) automated resume processing, and iXmatch's iXfind(r) matching engine. The partnership recognizes the high value that the two companies' products can deliver synergistically to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), job boards, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). It will combine highly accurate document processing with intelligent matching that takes into consideration individual preferences at a very granular level. The companies also collaborated to produce an article that will be published in the forthcoming Fordyce(r) Letter's ATS Guide.

The integration of ALEX and iXfind creates a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts. iXfind searches and matches any permutation of HR-XML formatted data that ALEX extracts from resumes, and it lets users weight various factors to reflect their personal preferences in order to provide the best match. For example, if a recruiter cares most about finding a candidate who worked in development at Oracle Corporation, and cares little about the candidate's location, iXfind is able to weight those factors with its patented technology to locate candidates that are the best matches. It learns from users' stated preferences and adjusts its matches accordingly, as well. The hybrid approach of using structured and relative matching delivers the best search results, and should be an important decision criterion for any forward-looking company evaluating new HRIS solutions, as mentioned in the upcoming Fordyce(r) Letter's ATS Guide.

"It's a perfect combination of smart product technologies that deliver immediate ROI for our customers, who see their human capital as a key competitive lever," remarked Ken Smith, Director of Business Development for HireAbility. "When Fordyce approached us about writing a technology article for their ATS Guide, iXmatch was a logical company to tap for a collaboration."

Automatic resume processing minimizes time spent on manual data entry by extracting detailed information from resume files, accurately and quickly. ALEX clients gain the convenience of accepting e-mailed cover letters and resumes, while greatly reducing their administrative effort. The high quality of the resulting structured data makes searches even more powerful and accurate.

iXmatch's matching engine provides a giant step up in finding data and making it available to recruiters at the right time. iXfind does more than just search for documents via arbitrary or global criteria. iXfind enables candidates and recruiters to specify all their skills and requirements easily, and delivers a ranked list of matches based on how well each fits a request. iXfind provides this personalized match while learning user requirements dynamically.

Daniel Bork, Chief Technology Officer for iXmatch, remarked, "iXmatch recognized the customer-demand for a variety of resume document processing technologies. Further, it recognized that HireAbility does the best job of providing it. We welcome the opportunity to associate our two complementary technologies."

About HireAbility

HireAbility.com, LLC is a privately held recruiting services and software company based in Salem, NH and San Mateo, CA. Since 1999, HireAbility's technologies, including ALEX resume processing software technologies, have powered solutions from leading providers of Applicant Tracking Systems, job boards, HR Information Systems, and services to the human capital industry. For more information, check out http://www.hireability.com or contact Ken Smith, 603-890-1099, x118, or by email at ksmith(at)hireability.com.

About iXmatch

iXmatch is a leading provider of advanced searching and matching software. It creates a positive impact on a customer's business by presenting people with the most contextually-relevant information. iXmatch is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its customers include Broward County, Florida, Carlson Companies, Edgenet, F.W. Webb, HighJump Software, Pfizer Health Solutions, Pro Staff, Sagebrush Corporation, ShopNBC, Thomas Publishing, TrueBeginnings, U.S. Department of Defense, and Xiotech. For more information, check out http://www.ixmatch.com or contact Daniel Bork at 612-325-5386 or by email at dan(at)ixmatch.com.

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