What is an Application (Applicant) Tracking Software?

An applicant tracking software (ATS), also called candidate management system or recruitment system, is a software application designed to help an enterprise recruit employees more efficiently.

Wikipedia defines as "An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. An ATS can be implemented on an enterprise or small business level, depending on the needs of the company. An ATS is very similar to customer relationship management systems, but are designed for recruitment tracking purposes." You can read more here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applicant_tracking_system)

An ATS can be used

  • To post job openings on a corporate Web site or job board
  • To screen resumes
  • To generate interview requests to potential candidates by e-mail.

Other features may include

  • Individual applicant tracking
  • Requisition tracking
  • Automated resume ranking
  • Customized input forms
  • Pre-screening questions and response tracking
  • Multilingual capabilities

Similar Terms

  • Application tracking software
  • E-recruitment solution
  • Recruitment solution
  • Recruitment system
  • Job application software
  • Resume management software
  • Hiring software
  • Agency software