SmartSearch Announces Version 13 Release

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Leading ATS incorporates redesigned user interface, advanced Web 2.0 social network sourcing tools, comprehensive self-configurability options, enhanced communication functionality including cell phone text messaging, plus Yahoo!-HotJobs integrated search, and more.

The new communication and automated email functionality of Version 13 truly takes the SmartSearch solution to the next level

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) announced its Version 13 upgrade to its SmartSearch talent acquisition and recruiting business software features advanced research tools to support Web 2.0 sourcing that enables users to search and import data from popular social networking and internet sites, including Google, ZoomInfo, Pipl, and LinkedIn, Facebook and others. The new Version also upgrades performance and reliability of its CSV importing tool using .NET technology, and improved its cell-phone text messaging capabilities.

The arrival of SmartSearch Version 13 marks an updated user-interface, with a streamlined look-and-feel that saves time, and makes navigation and reporting easier than ever. Features include a new Dashboard and redesigned Work-In-Progress menu as well as graphical "reports at a glance" summaries. The more intuitive interface makes extensive use of Ajax technology and adds improvements to administrative functions, particularly in the self-configuration and self-customizable options.

Another major enhancement included in Version 13 is the upgrade of automated emails, event triggers and advanced document management to the SmartSearch HireTrak toolset, all designed to improve communication between candidates, recruiters and hiring managers throughout the hiring process and facilitate on-boarding and off-boarding. This includes the ability to add documents to customizable email templates that embed required forms and documents, built-in notifications and event triggers, and the ability to automatically notify hiring managers, new employees, payroll departments, security departments, etc.

"The new communication and automated email functionality of Version 13 truly takes the SmartSearch solution to the next level," said Doug Coull, CEO of Advanced Personnel Systems. "We also made improvements to the system's ability to integrate with TextHub, providing recruiters with cell-phone text messaging capabilities that’s very popular with our Mobile Access module users on Blackberries and other hand-held devices."

For its staffing agency and executive search clients, Version 13 offers advanced Sales Helper tools to improve business development communications with automated emails. Several new enhancements to the SalesTrak allow users to better manage the sales process and related documentation, and facilitate more efficient communication.

Version 13 also features the addition of several new third-party vendor integrations with leading recruiting industry providers, including web sourcing tools such as Broadlook and AIRS SourcePoint, job posting aggregators eQuest and DataFrenzy, and fully integrated search with Yahoo!-HotJobs to expand search capability. Similar to previous integrations with Monster, CareerBuilder, and Dice, subscribers may now search Yahoo!-HotJobs resume databank from within the SmartSearch application and import selected candidates with a single click.

About SmartSearch:
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 thirteenth release and serves more than 6,000 users worldwide. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting

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