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Crelate Talent

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Crelate Talent review by Christianne G.
Christianne G.
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"Crelate is a wonderful organizer"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to share all my info on candidates with my colleagues, that we can share notes and move candidates throughout the process. And I love the feature where you can send emails on behalf of your colleagues email address. That has been a great tool for me and our team.

What do you dislike?

When I open a new job, it immediately is listed as New Lead and not New Job, so I have to remember to switch it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent Application Tracking System. A wonderful tool to keep your team on track and organized. A way for everyone to see the progress of the team. Great analytics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a project we're working on for a client that is not necessarily a job fill, but more specifically an org chart. Crelate made it easy for our team to mark different departments and throw prospects into it.

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Crelate Talent review by Jeffrey O.
Jeffrey O.
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"Early review for Crelate is very good."

What do you like best?

The migration and ongoing support and training is very strong. Over time, this has not changed...still strong, quick responses to any issues or for training. They also make it easy to get a zip backup once per month to supplement my digital backup of the database. The Home interface can be customized to fit our use of the product which is nice. We now use that as our reporting mechanism as opposed to printing a physical report for each recruiter and management. This allows us to review in real time progress on each open job order, next steps with candidates, and how to get the position filled. Tying together all info can still be a challenge for some team members but again, the Crelate staff is very accessible and help to clarify steps when we get off track.

What do you dislike?

Like any new software, it can get confusing. Not really Crelate's problem, more that my staff has used the same software for a very long time, in its different iterations, so anything new would be difficult. The report mechanism is very thorough but the output to a printable document is weak.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I reviewed 5 software packages and this had the most of what I wanted in terms of features and the migration was exactly as they described.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This definitely helps to visual see what is happening in the business on a real-time basis. Much more robust than what we used in the past.

What Applicant Tracking System (ATS) solution do you use?

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Crelate Talent review by User
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"I have an administrator account for my company"

What do you like best?

I love the flow, simplicity and integration with my calendars. I really like the way that I can customize search queries so that I can keep track of all the things going on with myself personally, and with the company as a whole. I really like the notes and stages feature with respect to the UI. Every thing seems to be represented how I would expect it to be.

What do you dislike?

The mobile app allows me to take notes on contacts, but other than that I feel like the mobile app is useless. A recent update has limited my use - A note window was limited on minimum size and now I am unable to easily reference a resume while taking notes. Their customer support has been amazing at hearing my concerns with respect to other issues. I sincerely trust that they are looking into this one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This program is an excellent tool for your team. It allows you to customize, but some reporting needs improvement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are in much better communication both internal and external with Crelate Talent. We have streamlined our process and increased our sales drastically!

Crelate Talent review by Caely C.
Caely C.
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"Crelate is very useful and helps keep organized. "

What do you like best?

I enjoy using Crelate and utilizing all it offers because it keeps myself and my co workers up to date with each candidate that we speak too. It's also a great source to reference when an issue arises or you are needing to see where someone is at during the on boarding process. Crelate is helpful when it comes to building relations with candidates because you are able to put notes and reference them every time you pull up that candidate. All in all, what I like best about Crelate is how user friendly and how up to date and on top on tasks that Crelate keeps us on.

What do you dislike?

Something I would change about Crelate is the "Owner Status". If there was a way that Crelate could automatically populate who the new or current owner would be. Meaning - last person to contact that candidate. I would say what I dislike most about Crelate is keeping up with the "Owner" status.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Crelate is a great tool to use and a great way to keep everyone using Crelate within a company up to date throughout the on boarding process as well as any communication that is had with a candidate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company is solving business problems with Crelate by always documenting everything that is done/said while talking to a candidate so that each of us are aware of the situations that we are dealing with. Staying on top of communication helps us avoid problems and we are able to do that by using Crelate. I would say my company benefits by using Crelate in many aspects. It keeps each and every one of is up to date and on the same page with candidates/clients that we speak to daily. The tasks are also very helpful to use because it's an easy reminder so that there isn't anything that ever falls through the cracks.

Crelate Talent review by Julie L.
Julie L.
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"Crelate is Great"

What do you like best?

You can do everything in one window, instead of to program opening multiple windows. Our last ATS would open a window with every click, it became very cumbersome. Everything being in one window saves us, time, more is getting documented, and it's cut down on mistakes.

What do you dislike?

The mobile application is very watered down. It would be great to be able to see job descriptions in the mobile application.

Also, you have to know your password in order to change it, which isn't convenient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal communication is much more efficient with the task feature. The stage feature is nice too, using it to view a snap shot of candidate we have in play has been a big help.

Crelate Talent review by Ken F.
Ken F.
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"Solid Recruiting Tool with Integration to Gmail and LinkedIn"

What do you like best?

Tracks and archives all emails. Extension

What do you dislike?

Monthly newsletter limited to 100 per "send"

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's easy to learn and has a lot of features that are hidden but all you have to do is ask.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Importing, storing and searching candidate and client data, archiving all emails with them and mass mailing of newsletter. It's nice to receive a resume and then have Crelate import it AND then have the Crelate Chrome extension add additional info from LinkedIn especially the photo which then appears in the top right of the Crelate record. I like how easy it is to create a distribution list and then add people to it when adding their record to the system and then creating an email template and then mass mailing it from within Crelate using the distribution list. I use this for marketing both recruiting services and opportunities. Crelate automatically handles the unsubscribes so I don't have to use a separate email service like Constant Contact. I'm also a fan of the integration to Gmail and Chrome which allows me to see my entire email conversation history when I open a candidate or client record. The fact that Crelate is still small and working hard to win customers has meant that support has been great as they've helped set up all these functions for me.

Crelate Talent review by Mark I.
Mark I.
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"CEO and Chief Talent Partner"

What do you like best?

You can tell it was created by a Recruiter. Everything just makes sense and a lot of functionality that would easily apply to any workflow. Even though they pack a ton of functionality into this product, but we were still able to start using it from day one. Customer support is prompt and detailed. They are great and real problem solvers even if the problem is something outside of the Crelate platform. The Chrome Extension is super effective and well designed. Having all details on one page (window) is a real help.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to state here. I look forward to additional feature rollouts from the team at Crelate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recruiting/Staffing. This has helped us make use of our candidate database as well as easily track candidates through a workflow.

Crelate Talent review by Christina H.
Christina H.
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"Transformed how I recruit!"

What do you like best?

Crelate allows me to search my existing database and parse new data into the system in multiple simple and convenient ways. Visually it is very eye-pleasing and easy to locate main functions. Customer service and review of feedback for improvements is outstanding.

What do you dislike?

Reporting features are good but could use some small refinements. I know that Crelate has been working on this and major improvements have already been made.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will not be unhappy! Customer service is beyond reproach and they are constantly looking for feedback on how to make the product better for you the user. Defining workflows, how your company utilizes metrics and continually adding free job boards that are specific to you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Search time for qualified candidates is down, missed notes and emails are better reported with the Outlook plug-in. Less cross-over or miss-communication on candidates and jobs between recruiters and account managers.

Crelate Talent review by Debbie K.
Debbie K.
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"Crelate Talent Review"

What do you like best?

I like that the site is set up to help match displaced employees find employment.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I have a difficult time finding the information I am looking for. It makes many clicks to get to where I need to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my experience, this is a great way to advertise for employees AND help employ displaced staff due to a recent plant closing. I am unsure if I would use it in another situation as I am unfamiliar with how potential employees find the site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem I am solving by using Crelate Talent is using another source to advertise job openings at no cost. The benefit I've realized thus far is having our companies represented in a job market where employees are difficult to find.

Crelate Talent review by Robin O.
Robin O.
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"Love this software"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and the support! Both amazing! I have been through MANY MANY ATS systems. This one is by far the best one because they are willing to listen and have constant updates improving the system. I also like the ability to customize and since I am a visual person, the platform is easy on the eyes and brings in several features most are not incorporating.

What do you dislike?

Haven't seen anything just yet. Still fairly new to the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommend! Your voice is at least heard and support really goes out of their way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

More streamlined process and a lot more use of the system.

Crelate Talent review by Martin M.
Martin M.
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"Crelate works the way recruiters work"

What do you like best?

Work flow- managing the work flow- looking at where each search is and moving candidates. The ability to get up and going and using the solution takes no time at all. Every time I tried to use another system, the time it took me to change my flow to work with system drove me crazy. Also, they come out with new updates all of the time that makes the product better. Tech support is easy to reach and they make you feel special- like you're the most important customer (Even though I am a small shop)

What do you dislike?

Recruiting selling module (they're building one) and the customization of the canned reporting they send out each week (It is hard to customize)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a recruiting system that helps you recruit- helps you managing candidate flow through the interview process extremely well. You can't go wrong.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding candidate and managing candidates through the interview process

Crelate Talent review by Ralph B.
Ralph B.
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"Happy Crelate user"

What do you like best?

It's an outstanding project management tool. I can track all my open projects on one page, and track every candidate through the recruiting process. Crelate is an incredible value, given that free updates are released periodically and I always feel I have current features.

What do you dislike?

Tough to say. The migration from my old database wasn't easy, but I found technical support to be outstanding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing multiple projects and keeping track of dozens of candidates in the pipeline was a challenge before Crelate. Now I have an instant snapshot of every open project with the status of all candidates on one page. Functionally, navigation between candidate and client records is easy, so I can access all contact and candidate information right from the project management page. It's made my administrative work much easier, which is important for a sole practitioner.

Crelate Talent review by Kelli K.
Kelli K.
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"Great Applicant Tracking System! Works very well for our needs."

What do you like best?

I love the layout and look of this ATS. Before we decided to go with Crelate, we researched many other options and this one is very user friendly and is just easy on the eye. Some of the other ones we looked at were very "texty" and all black and white. I love the ability to customize things to better fit our process and working needs. This has been a life-saver for our recruiting department!!

What do you dislike?

There are a few small things I dislike about the system but it seems like it is continuously improving with each update. As we are still getting used to all of the features, we are finding new ways to help make things easier and our work more efficient and timely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very customizable and easy to use! Would highly recommend!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps us keep track of everything. We didn't have an ATS prior to using Crelate and it was unbelievably hard once we had two recruiters on board. Now we can easily see who's been contacted, where candidates are in the process, and the jobs we are working on all in one spot.

Crelate Talent review by Christine S.
Christine S.
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"User Friendly ATS System"

What do you like best?

Crelate is one of the easiest ATS I've ever used. I especially like the multi-resume upload, auto record creation, LinkedIn profile parse, and the drag and drop functions. Most other systems require so much set up for custom workflows. Crelate takes less than an hour to set up.

What do you dislike?

1. I think the reporting tool can be improved. The dashboard reports are great but a standard reporting tool would be a great additional option.

2. My notes can be edited and deleted by a colleague

3. The map view is a cool feature and I would love to use it but it's not a user friend tool at this time

Recommendations to others considering the product

Crelate is a great tool for an ATS. I've used other ATS systems in the past and this is the easiest to configure, use and for collaboration. Additionally, their customer service is stellar!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a staffing and consulting firm and needed a project and candidate tracking tool with pipeline capabilities. Overall, Crelate is easy to set up and use.

Crelate Talent review by Meagan D.
Meagan D.
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"Great product, very customizable"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to customize Crelate to fit exactly how you want to run your recruiting desk. The team is fantastic at listening to what you need, if they don't already have a way of doing it, they will work on finding a solution. For third party recruiters, this is a dream product. I recommend Crelate to a lot of recruiters who are looking for a great ATS and not wanting to spend tens-of-thousands of dollars on a product that does not offer half of the features that Crelate will offer.

What do you dislike?

I wish we could bulk email and have a more sales-tracking approach for client activity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Offers a lot of great features that are very customizable to your business needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wish we could bulk email and have a more sales-tracking approach for client activity. I would like to learn more on how to track and manage my team's activity.

Crelate Talent review by Henry W.
Henry W.
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"Excellent modern ATS system"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Crelate is the usability.

- The product is extremely user frenziedly.

- The drag and drop capabilities are excellent.

- Many of you emailing tasks can easily be automated.

- Integrates well with email systems.

- Integrates well with job boards

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately Crelate does't integrate with outlook calendar. So I don;t get alarms on tasks and events. The other issue is that it is difficult to use as a CRM system. For my business, we need two different systems. a CRM system (Nimble) for the Business Development side and Crelate for our ATS system. It would be nice if Crelate added just a bit more functionality to allow it to be used on both side of the business.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have tried 6 different ATS systems. Try it out. It's not the cheapest, but it is very user friendly, which is critically important to getting the job done efficiently. You will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate allows us to very easily handle the entire recruiting portion of our business, including job postings on job boards, applicant tracking, and automated applicant communications.

Crelate Talent review by Cassie N.
Cassie N.
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"I don't understand why Talent Partners use anything else!"

What do you like best?

It's a long list. But off the top of my head:

- Ability to link to people, companies and searches using the "@" symbol - incredibly powerful network effect

- Easy, seamless customization - with the snap of my fingers I can create a new field or tag when I decide there's a new attribute I want to start tracking

- Agility and responsiveness of the team - they respond to issues immediately (it's incredible!) and they are also very receptive to new ideas. I'm so grateful for the number of times they've built new features from my ideas.

- Search capabilities. Love how easily I can layer on filters.

What do you dislike?

If I'm being honest, I don't love the name. No one ever knows what I'm saying when I brag about how awesome "Crelate" is. But that's really my only critique.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Crelate for our deal flow (we are an investor). We use it for recruiting at our portfolio companies. We use it to track great vendors and consultants. It is our main database for everything. We would be at a complete loss without it.

Crelate Talent review by Chris S.
Chris S.
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"Crelate Experience"

What do you like best?

It is a great tool for talent and employee management. It is easy to use and I am able to get in and out quickly. The performance is excellent and user interface is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

The security capability continues to improve, but I would like to see a more robust security model where I am able to assign managers to specific individuals and have a hierarchy of security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it heavily for candidate tracking and employee performance reviews including documenting kudos, performance issues, 1:1s and reviews. it is very good to see from the time of interview through the employee's career the journey they have taken with us.

Crelate Talent review by Rich R.
Rich R.
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"Best ATS for the money and it keeps getting better"

What do you like best?

Easiest system on the market

powerful system - with all the features you need to be successful

-ton of info at your finger tips-- best of all you can actually look at the resume while taking notes (on the same screen.)

What do you dislike?

the way the alarm box pops up in the middle of the screen and stops you from working on your current activity. .. this is getting fixed

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want an easy to use solution

great feature set

mass email, fully customizable, great support staff if you do run into a problem, very responsive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

quick easy and automation of some of my recruitment functions

Crelate Talent review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Helping to Make the Recruiting World A Better Place"

What do you like best?

The functionality is incredibly simple. Everything is straight-forward, and you don't have to go far to find what you are looking for in terms of candidates and posting jobs. One of the top things my firm enjoys the most is the email integration. It's also very easy to sift through candidates and find what you need with the ability to add tags.

What do you dislike?

Definitely the chrome app. It gives me an issue every time I log into it, and always list me as the candidate I'm trying to feed in. Otherwise, Crelate does fit our needs to a T and there's really nothing else about it I dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having to go in and keep everything in an excel spreadsheet. When candidates are uploaded to Crelate, they're already organized in the same way a spreadsheet would be, with including some more options.

Crelate Talent review by Ke V.
Ke V.
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"Crelate is Super Amazing ATS!"

What do you like best?

What I do like best is how Crelate Parse Resumes easily hence buying more working time. Also, I like the email system where you can easily message candidates from just a click.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is how Crelate doesn't parse work start date. I have been doing this manually whenever Crelate parse resumes during uploads.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would like all Recruiting and Staffing firms to use Crelate because it is very easy to use and customer support is wonderful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been building a team of candidates for VR Candidates and Crelate has made it easy and convenient to track all candidates.

Crelate Talent review by Alissa M.
Alissa M.
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"Best CRM Ever!"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of use. It is so user friendly, and the customization features are amazing. We don't know how we functioned without it! The stages and moving candidates through them are perfect!

What do you dislike?

Honestly, nothing major comes to mind. I wish there was the ability to show job orders by selected users. I think right now it is just yourself or everyone on the team. Also, I would love for the time card entry and invoicing capabilities to be up and running.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the switch now - you will wish you would have done it sooner. Once you check out the demo, you will be amazed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solved our problem of proper tracking and notation of activities. Now it is so easy for all team members to open a record and know where things are at.

Crelate Talent review by Mary Ann M.
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"Crelate, for a year now "

What do you like best?

Crelate has been a breeze to transition from Sendouts. I love the quick views of the open jobs, any new applications, and ability to bulk email to candidates.

What do you dislike?

I have not mastered searching for candidates, and what I need to tag and not tag. The support is very responsive though and I will take the time to train soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you get the training, this has been a super tool for me. Ease of use, training and ongoing improvements. Be sure to ask if you don't see what you want, they are very interested in adding features for us.

The above I wrote last year and they have delivered!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate is constantly improving and adding to their ATS. The number of new applicants for job postings has been overwhelming, so they are doing something right.

Crelate Talent review by Alexis A.
Alexis A.
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"Great!"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that I can send emails off crelate. I can also track customer interaction just by pulling up a candidate.

What do you dislike?

I want it to track my activity more accurately. I am unable to see what I did yesterday specifically.... I also don't like the fact that you can't merge candidates retroactively,.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating a CRM to track interaction between recruiters and candidates.

Crelate Talent review by User in Hospitality
User in Hospitality
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"Great budget ATS"

What do you like best?

- Fast and easy to setup

- Quick posting to multiple job boards

- Great response from Crelate support on issues

What do you dislike?

Focus is on USA and there are issues with tracking Canadian addresses. There are no issues with posting to Canadian specific job boards. The job board is a bit limited in it's customization and website integration. The application form only allows one document to be uploaded at a time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure you spend extra time working with the Crelate team to setup your workflow stages before you start accepting applications. Incorrect setup will make it difficult to track activities or develop KPIs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An efficient electronic system to manage our hiring process. Transitioned from a paper based recruiting system to Crelate. Allows us to keep a searchable history of current and previous applicants.

Crelate Talent review by Andrea C.
Andrea C.
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

I like that Crelate is easy to you and in particular, the extension for LinkedIn is very helpful. I came from working at Oracle, so I had in my mind that solutions similar to those that Oracle provides are the best and it's a waste to invest in others. Once utilizing Crelate at my new company, I realized that this is not the case. Crelate is a perfect tool for a company like BioPoint.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that sometimes when I click on a candidates profile, it shows there is no activity. I have to refresh the page to show what really has happened.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate easily manages all my candidates. I have all the information I need on them. I can see everyone else's activity including people on the business development side.

Crelate Talent review by Deb B.
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"Great ATS for any size company"

What do you like best?

This program is designed with the hiring managers and recruiters in mind. Easy to maneuver, and can be set to the specifications that work best for each company. Also, the staff with this company truly have your best interest at heart. The company is open to hearing ideas and improvements, which, to me, shows they have a vested interest in their product and customers.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I've had is with common names, that the system is combining all applicants with same names together vs parsing by email address flagging for clarification

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give this program a try, as I think you will find a substantial increase in the number of qualified people applying for your positions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am gaining more qualified candidates and applicants using this program over other comparable programs

Crelate Talent review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Great CRM/ATS for the price"

What do you like best?

One of my favorite parts of Crelate is the Chrome extension, which makes it much easier for me to add candidates and edit their profiles in the database. It's also nice that I am able to select the fields that I want to be displayed on the extension.

What do you dislike?

The search functionality within Crelate isn't great; it's not the most intuitive, though once you go through training and get the hang of it, it's simple to use. Interface is effective enough though aesthetically could be improved. My other hope is that they come out with a client-facing extension or a tool wherein profiles within the database can be automatically synced to the actual LinkedIn profiles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool - definitely attend all the training sessions so you are fully aware of all the functionalities

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate is a great tool for recruiting - it's a nice database that has a lot of functionality, and they are constantly improving it as well

Crelate Talent review by TJ K.
TJ K.
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"Extremely Impressed with Crelate"

What do you like best?

- Fast and sensical user interface

- Prompt, knowledgeable, and attentive customer support

- Smart data management policies

- Easy auditing

- Superb note-taking integration

- Smart and simple job portal

- Excellent Chrome extension for importing profiles

- Regular update cycles

What do you dislike?

Some bugs and minor things are still being worked out. Nothing major and nothing I would not expect from an operation of this size. Still, the team has been responsive to feedback. No major complaints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you demo and trial the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software gets me on the phone. Simple.

Crelate Talent review by Emily L.
Emily L.
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

Crelate is easy to add new candidates and keep notes for tracking. With multiple recruiters, it's nice to see comments from all users.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to sort by any field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great for candidate and open job tracking. We can easily see who has talked to a candidate and what progress has been made.

Crelate Talent review by Mark K.
Mark K.
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"Great for any size Talent Firm"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of movement and visibility of the platform. it is very intuitive and makes managing candidates a breeze. The customer service is also lightening fast!

What do you dislike?

The only downside I have seen so far is that it is not yet been Canadianized regarding the address's and search functions, but they promise me they are working on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework, then choose Crelate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a remote multi city based Talent Network and Crelate make it very easy for us to share information and updates in real time.

Crelate Talent review by User in Financial Services
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"One of the Top 50 "

What do you like best?

It has come at a time when need it. It is highly customizable with light features to help get started with ease. Such features are not easy to find in similar tool in the market. When it comes to training, we have received that and more from their customer support team. They have been of great help where our users are able to understand how features in the tool work over time. With the improved features after every upgrade, we are able to adopt this tool and entrust it with our projects in full. They add new features in their upgrades depending on the issues we raise to them. This works best in our favor.

What do you dislike?

We only have one problem with this tool, which might be on us anyway bearing in mind that the sole purpose of the tool is not about that. We want the developers of Crelate to include business development functionality. We do a lot of that and it would be better if they added such a feature to help us with our processes. We have made this issue known to them and they have promised to add it. Once this takes effect we will be able to smoothly utilize the product in our business environment smoothly. However, we are not worried much about that as the business development processes are not robust. It is thus possible to work around them with ease.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to search for candidates and clients

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is simple system which means the features are easy to learn. Before Crelate, we had a robust system which was not easy to get around it. Then we had to switch to the use of Google Spreadsheets as the previous system did not allow our employees to collaborate on the same platform for the projects we undertook. With Crelate, it has come to solve all those problems, as users can access all the information about candidates on the same platform. It has allowed us to create a database on which we can search for a candidate on the same database for the qualities we are looking for.

Crelate Talent review by Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Great for Agencies, but not as intuitive as some ATS systems"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to use in an agency setting and I like the display of the candidates as tiles for each job. I also like being able to drag/drop them into the categories (hired, rejected, phone screen, onsite etc).

What do you dislike?

Crelate is not as intuitive as some other ATS systems out there. To review a resume is pretty time consuming because you have to click open more screens instead of just seeing it right there with the candidate profile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The team at Crelate is really great at taking feedback and adding it to their product. I feel very well supported when using this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate helps us as we recruit for different startups that don't have their own ATS systems.

Crelate Talent review by Felicia W.
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"Crelate makes life easier"

What do you like best?

I love that the system is incredibly intuitive. Once you get the hang of how everything works it's so easy to flow from one area to another and bring candidates/jobs through the pipeline!

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more CRM features, I know this is a feature that the company is rolling out, but anxiously waiting!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give their trial a go, after being immersed in the system you won't want to switch to anything else!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were previously on a completely paper/Excel system so it has been great to move things onto this platform. So far, things have been more streamlined, I am able to find candidate/information quicker and make matches I most likely wouldn't have been able to make before.

Crelate Talent review by Emily C.
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"So far so good"

What do you like best?

I like the pop-ups that tell me how to navigate a new system. I like how clear the functions are.

What do you dislike?

The inability to do actions in large quantities, you are limitied to add to lists and send bulk emails, just makes doing tasks longer and more complicated. I don't like that its hard to search by name- need to know exact spelling, if they are a candidate or contact and some times have to search last name first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your current system is not working for you, you should be very interested in considering Crelate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not sure at this point in the process.

Crelate Talent review by Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting
Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Great Customer Service - Easy to Understand!"

What do you like best?

Crelate is super easy to learn to use. I also love that it's available in the Cloud, allowing me to work from anywhere. Their customer service team is incredible, respond quickly and are always happy to jump on a video call and explain things to us. It's made our business much more organized.

What do you dislike?

I wouldn't say I "dislike" anything - Crelate is definitely still developing. This has allowed us to make some suggestions and give feedback about things we'd like to see. I'm looking forward to seeing its compatibility with other databases expand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate Talent makes communication much more seamless, it's WAY quicker to add candidates than our old software, and it's a great place for us to store documents.

Crelate Talent review by Joe W.
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"Easy to use and phenomenal support"

What do you like best?

Easy tool to meet your needs and follow a process. No problem navigating and an easy to find help menu with simple follow along instructions for any question. Configurable to users and a fantastic ability to draw in resumes and LinkedIn profiles on demand.

What do you dislike?

I wish you could change the default font on templates

Recommendations to others considering the product

Truly easy to use. Communicate with the support team, they have been 100% spot-on and helpful beyond my expectations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a strong recruiting tool, able to store candidate records and communications related to them.

Crelate Talent review by Phillip L.
Phillip L.
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"Wonderful support team!"

What do you like best?

Their deployment team is incredible and they move very fast. Got all of the specs that I need and integrated quickly. I feel like the process flow is exactly what I want.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes can be hard to manipulate a lot of data all at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it! They are awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of each of the companies that I work with and candidate pipeline.

Crelate Talent review by Shannon L A.
Shannon L A.
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"Clean, simple, powerful, great for external exec search "

What do you like best?

beautiful design, clean, simple CRM interface. lots of customization available for the admin (like enabling custom workflow stages and names of stages that we define we can change ourselves). amazing Crelate team: dev team & customer service team are super responsive to questions, requests for help and product features, and training on demand. the product has so far managed not to get too 'heavy' like most recruiting tools eventually tend to to when trying to be all things to all people. Crelate works best in my opinion for boutique external firm (vendors) who need to be able to easily customize things, and not for internal (corporate).

What do you dislike?

the product is still young so it's obviously a work in progress. this is not a criticism; we signed up post-beta knowing there would be iteration but well worth the trade off because we have influence as the product matures. we love having this opportunity. search tools and results, (ranking, relevance) need to be better and this is also a work in progress. all of the things that could be better are things the team is aware of and are addressing with each new release. weekly office hour for all users with a customer service rep would be awesome (via joinme or zoom or whatever tool). the current solution is a candidate relationship management solution, but there is not yet a great client relationship management feature or a workflow that supports business development / prospecting/ sales process but i would love that some day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are a recruiting firm looking for a solution, i highly recommend crelate. we love this solution!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are executive recruiters. so we solve one-of-a-kind talent searches for our clients. every search we do is custom designed within Crelate : our Crelate enables us identify people that we already know of (through search, or through affiliation with another project, etc) , and helps us easily import data on new candidates into one new project . We can see what conversations we've had with candidates in the past and outcomes of those. we can move candidates through the workflow and activities of a search project logically, using our unique labels & language.

Crelate Talent review by Agency in Hospital & Health Care
Agency in Hospital & Health Care
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"Great Experience!"

What do you like best?

I really love the fact that the system is very user friendly and the search feature for candidates is spot on. Also, it's great to be able to attach your list of candidates to the Job Order and bulk email the list you created.

What do you dislike?

Nothing comes to mind yet. We've been using the system for under a week now and everything seem very easy to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this product to other recruiting firms. It's very easy to use, the search features a great and being able to go to the dashboard to see everything in one place is also a great benefit. I am a numbers person and I really like the reporting feature that shows my activity in the system. Our old system did not have any type of reporting at all and was difficult to measure my efforts in order to reach my goals.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to parse LinkedIn pages into Crelate is a great feature that our old data base system was not able to do. Also, I like the Home Screen feature and the ease of viewing reports.

Crelate Talent review by Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Crelate is a good, intuitive ATS"

What do you like best?

I enjoy using the site, the UI is easy to pick up on. It's aesthetically pleasing and the extension is absolutely great for my job as a recruiter. I like using it. Plus it's easy for us to reference candidates we have while looking for others and find emails we've already found quickly.

What do you dislike?

So many windows, things can get messy. Some features are hidden through many buttons and sometimes thats fine, but sometimes its annoying. Apart from that though, I like it. It's hard for information to NOT be cluttered when it's so much of it, we have a ton of candidates in crelate and some have been parsed better than others.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Crelate is a good company with a good product. It was created by people who understand ATS and recruiting. You can send out emails directly from the site, or just use it as your own candidate database.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're a full-service contract recruiting/staff augmentation firm. Because we work with other companies as their in-house recruiters, we often just use whatever ATS the company is. But for us as a company, we now own our own data and ATS, and I'm surprised it has taken us this long to get one.

Crelate Talent review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Great and Intuitive Service"

What do you like best?

Crelate works, is reliable, and is intuitive to use. When they add a new feature, or we are training someone on how to use it for the first time, it takes very little time to train them. The interface is clean, easy to use, and looks nice and makes you want to be "in it" all day.

What do you dislike?

I think there are some ways to make the bulk emailing or more "salesy" features better in terms of getting out form emails, setting up or scheduling follow-up emails, tracking responses, etc... In other words, integrating (or making it more obvious) to use for digital email purposes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Crelate as an ATS to track all of our candidates and to keep track of our clients. It's great for keeping track of all of this information, including centralizing documents like resumes and contracts, and keeping notes of everybody. We use it to stay organized and accurate for recruiting purposes.

Crelate Talent review by User in Construction
User in Construction
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"Solid, Dependable Talent Management & ATS Platform"

What do you like best?

ATS systems can be difficult to learn and become acclimated. Crelate is not necessarily immediately intuitive, but Crelate offers one-on-one service, walk-throughs and responsive customer service. If you have a question or need help, Crelate provides you friendly and knowledgeable support.

What do you dislike?

Thanks to Microsoft, we've been trained to follow certain keystrokes and mouse clicks to make things happen. Many other mainstream software packages and ATS platforms follow that same logic. Crelate's platform doesn't seem to follow that accepted "norm."

Recommendations to others considering the product

If a feature doesn't work the way you need or something needs to be added, don't hesitate to ask! The Crelate team has made adjustments to certain features to enhance our experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate allows our company to have an affordable tool for managing the majority of our job postings as well as a place to keep / reference our future talent data. Our company requires us to have proof of professional certifications and it is extremely easy to store scans of such documents within the Crelate system. It's nice that they are viewable in a talent record without having to click on them!

Crelate Talent review by Liz W.
Liz W.
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"Crelate is working great for our boutique engineering search firm, and keeps getting better."

What do you like best?

The simplicity and "light weight" of the tool coupled with the flexibility to mold it to our existing processes made the adoption of the Crelate go very smoothly. The continued improvements to the product with new features and performance in response to our requests from the Crelate team is very unique and not likely found in many (or any) other software CRM/ATS product companies. The support in training has been great and allowed us to learn a little at a time as needed to help us use more of the tool's features when we were ready to take it on. And, they are great people to work with!

What do you dislike?

We are still exploring how to leverage the system for business development efforts as it is not set up with that specific workflow in mind. I am confident it will come as the other features we wanted have been implemented as promised. You can work around it, and we don't need a lot of processes for Business Development, so its not causing us too much pain. The candidate search features are more important for now and the new release looks to close any of the remaining gaps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are not operating a big team of biz dev "dialer" type sales people with a lot of contract volume, you should check out Crelate. The simplicity of the UI and system and ease of adoption keeps the "new system adoption" pain factor really low. Remember to get a couple of training sessions on the system after you have started using it to make sure you are getting the most out of it as it relates to the way you like to work best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were working off of Google docs/Outlook primarily before because our previous ATS had a horrible overcrowded UI and didn't allow us to collaborate on projects the way just using a shared spreadsheet did. We wanted to have a place where we could capture all of our work, search in our database easily and allow anyone on the team to have access candidates and information we collect. We don't have a large team or much time to learn a big system, so the lightweight and flexible configuration options made this one a great choice for us.

Crelate Talent review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Simple product, great for entry level"

What do you like best?

I love the user interface and the ease of the system, it's very appealing to use and generally very user friendly. Great support from the service team as well! I love the email journaling function and the color coding.

What do you dislike?

We will likely need to switch to something else in the near future because of the lack of API functionality. We need a system that can work across our various company databases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Crelate to match students in our education programs with employers for job opportunities. The tool allows us to track the relationships and movement of students through the process, and see easily where the process is being stuck or stalled, and determine quickly and easily who has been submitted for what opening. It is helping manage the efficiency of the recruitment process for sure, and minimizing pain and time in the process.

Crelate Talent review by Administrator in Human Resources
Administrator in Human Resources
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"Great for recruiting firms, a few glitches"

What do you like best?

I love the Hiring Manager access, unlimited job postings, and how easily my team can collaborate. Crelate did a great job training my team members to understand the system, and also in training and onboarding myself as the business owner.

What do you dislike?

Every now and then, Crelate does a technical update and doesn't tell it's users. I wish they would give us a heads up. I also wish there was a toggle for notes that you wanted clients/hiring managers to see. Right now, you just have to send it to them as a task, which then they disappear once the task is completed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to do all of the trainings. It is worth it to not skip through things and take the time upfront.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I love the insight my clients have- they can log in when they want and see where there money is going.

Crelate Talent review by User in Hospitality
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"Easy to use tracking tool"

What do you like best?

How easy it is to drag and drop candidates into stages. It's also easy to create custom categories so if you have multiple levels of interviews it's easy to see where each candidate is.

What do you dislike?

Names don't always get pulled off the resumes correctly. Sometimes the name will be blank or it will pull in the job title instead of the name.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do a lot of hiring this is a good product. Not sure if its a good fit for small companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With so many different locations and often many open jobs spread across many states, this is an easy tool to track where candidates are in the process so no one falls through the cracks.

Crelate Talent review by Sonya R.
Sonya R.
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"Excellent applicant tracking software and great Customer Service"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that the staff is local in the United States and technical help is readily available.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything that I dislike. I can't find any issues that inhibit my ability to function at peak performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crelate is a tool which our company values because of our ability to track applicants. The way in which all valuable content is organized is what I like best.

Crelate Talent review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Xtra Effort's review of Crelate"

What do you like best?

Xtra Effort Solutions, Inc. is a 16 year Sales, Sales Engineering, and Customer Success recruiting firm for enterprise technology companies. We have a national reach.

The diverse nature of our client requirements make it imperative that we are agile when responding to super specific requests around candidate tenure, technical skills, industry knowledge, performance metrics, location, career stability, and countless other soft traits. Our challenge, as a contingency based search firm, is providing enough "high touch" service to satisfy each client's nuanced request, while maintaining enough velocity and volume to continuously feed the candidate and client pipeline.

A flexible, reliable, and powerful Applicant Tracking System is critical to achieve these goals. Crelate was suggested to Xtra Effort by another small recruiting firm. We were hesitant to consider change because of the fear of disruption associated with the data conversion and learning curve. However, these fears were alleviated when speaking with Crelate, mostly for two reasons:

1) Crelate's technology is intuitive, flexible, and really well designed

2) Crelate's people are SUPER responsive, thoughtful, creative, and resourceful

Crelate made Xtra Effort feel as though we were a 1000 employee prospect. They made every perceived major hurdle go away through listening and making resourceful suggestions.

We agreed to convert to Crelate and had the same favorable experience during the conversion and training period, and with the post conversion support organization.

Mostly importantly, Xtra Effort users are now offering unsolicited comments about productivity gains.

Xtra Effort would definitely suggest Crelate if you feel a need for improved value and function from your ATS technology AND vendor team. It is fantastic to truly valued as a customer by the vendor who is most critical to supporting our efforts. Contingency recruiting is challenging, it is nice to know that such an important partner cares and "has your back"

What do you dislike?

It would be great to have "required fields", forcing users to enter information on critical areas; and it would be helpful to limit users to specific pick lists, and not enable them to enter any data they want

Recommendations to others considering the product

be open minded to their suggested workflow. It is super visual and helpful

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Xtra Effort is better fortified to add candidates to its funnel and move them through the qualification funnel with greater speed and agility, and also more easily identify their fit for future client requirements

Crelate Talent review by Marc K.
Marc K.
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"Well origanized SaaS ATS"

What do you like best?

The reminder "pop-up" feature has become invaluable to me. I like how easy it is to set up. I is just as intuitive as the rest of the well laid out interface.

What do you dislike?

The process to merge duplicate candidates is a little bit clunky. Also, candidates can reapply to the same job again, even after you have 'blocked" them - a better filter is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a recruiter, I am using Crelate to manage applicants. Just standard ATS features.

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