SmartSearch® new Version 14 offers synchronization with Outlook/Exchange

July 16, 2010 — Oceanside CA — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of the SmartSearch®, a leading recruiting business software and applicant tracking system (ATS), announced an important new option to synchronize email and calendar functions from Outloook/Exchange directly into the user’s database. Offered as part of the recently released Version 14, the Outlook Exchange integration ensures that all user activities related to messaging and scheduling are accounted for in performance measurement and reporting.

Doug Coull, CEO at APS, said, “Organizations have struggled to accurately capture and report on all emails and scheduling events because users often enter information into Outlook directly instead of working within their database. APS is the first ATS vendor to reflect all Outlook/Exchange activities automatically with our new synchronization capability.”

In addition, SmartSearch® v14 upgrades its Outlook toolbar plug-in with the ability to forward an inbound email containing a job requirement and parse it into the database with a single click. This functionality uses the same parsing technology for email routing of inbound resumes, and is a direct result of suggestions from corporate customers who received job descriptions via email from Hiring Managers. It also makes it faster and more convenient for staffing agency customers to import job notifications via email from third party Vendor Management Systems (VMS).

SmartSearch® was the first ATS to integrate with Outlook in real-time, and its Outlook toolbar plug-in makes it simple to manage email from within the application, with tools that import inbound email or outgoing replies, as well as forward resumes into the database. The new v14 builds on these popular features with enhancements to the Outlook toolbar plug-in and option to synchronize with Outlook/Exchange.

SmartSearch® brings together the myriad building blocks of recruiting workflow in one easy-to-use application, with fully integrated web portals for candidates and employees, hiring manager self-service, and vendor partners to support employment branding, collaboration and communication. The system is designed to easily manage email from within the application for seamless online communication and integration with Outlook, Exchange, gmail and other existing email systems.

About Advanced Personnel Systems: Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized innovator in on-demand technology and recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch®, currently in its fourteenth release, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide.

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