APS – SmartSearch Enhances Outlook Integration with One-Click Import of Email Content

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New Outlook toolbar functionality features instant import of resumes, notes, and creation of new records from inbound emails.

We've successfully integrated with the MS Outlook Calendar function when we first launched our web-based solution, and are pleased to offer this enhancement to our Outlook integration and email handling capabilities.

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), a leader in talent acquisition management and recruiting business solutions, announced the addition of a new Outlook toolbar for users of its SmartSearch solution, which is the first web-based applicant tracking system to integrate with the MS Outlook Calendar in real time.

The new Outlook toobar is similar to the popular Google toolbar and provides users with a "power menu" that allows importing of inbound email content into the SmartSearch database with one click. The system can save email as a note in the sender's record, or create a new record, and if the email has an attachment, such as a resume, documents are saved within the record – no cutting and pasting required. The toolbar supports the latest Microsoft DOCX format, and features built-in duplicate checking.

Toolbar functions also log outbound email content. Users can choose to send and forward an outgoing email message so it gets logged in the notes or document storage area of the corresponding record within the SmartSearch database.

In addition, the new Outlook toolbar includes "short cut" access to records by searching for the email address of the sender. The menu selections allow users to instantly find the sender’s record by searching for the email address and automatically opening the corresponding record.

Another short cut, similar to the Express Look-up function within the SmartSearch application, allows users to enter a name, SSN, phone number, email address, company name, job title, or other information into a new "express find" field on the Outlook toolbar, and the system will open up a browser window, automatically log-in the user, and open the desired record.

This technology enhancement is now available to all SmartSearch users at no additional cost as part of its latest Version 11.3 updates. The SmartSearch system offers real-time, talent management software that centralizes sourcing, recruiting, applicant tracking, and hiring activities in an online database where all the pieces come together.

"SmartSearch is designed to seamlessly integrate with our clients' existing systems and applications for managing all employment related information," said Doug Coull, CEO of APS. "We've successfully integrated with the MS Outlook Calendar function when we first launched our web-based solution, and are pleased to offer this enhancement to our Outlook integration and email handling capabilities."

Recognizing the strategic advantages offered by the new toolbar, Steve Oliver, Corporate Operations Manager, Adecco Engineering & Technical Services, was one of the first SmartSearch customers to deploy the enhancement. "Please add my rave reviews to the list of those already using the Outlook toolbar."

Advanced Personnel Systems has been in the business of development and deployment of talent management and recruiting business solutions since 1986. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS remains a leader in web-based technology and innovative approaches to recruitment data management. Its flagship product, SmartSearch, is currently in its twelfth release and serves more than 6,000 users worldwide. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting http://www.smartsearchonline.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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