Making investments to improve your business is an important decision. We get it - you have to be sure that the expenditure is cost-effective and proves a clear ROI. The same concept applies to improving your hiring process with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) - you want to pick the right one so that you get the best value for your dollar.
But after a few hours of research, you may have found that nailing down exact costs of ATS software is a tough task. Don't worry, that's to be expected - every brand offers different pricing structures, implementation fees, monthly or yearly recurring charges, fees by headcount or users, and other factors that affect the cost. It all depends on the business model.
But the question remains: how are you supposed to know how much you'll be paying for your ATS?
Start with Capterra's ATS Cost Comparison Report
In the Fall of 2017, Capterra released a hefty list of the top 20 most affordable Applicant Tracking Systems. Though not intended to replace your own in-depth research, the report is an excellent place to start.
In a blog post detailing the criteria for the report, Capterra explains exactly how they ranked each ATS. "To put the report together, we compiled a pricing scenario based on a 'typical ATS software buyer,'" they write. "We scored systems based on how many standard features they offered and the cost of those features. We also took into account what customers were saying about the product’s functionality and quality to determine just how affordable and valuable the systems really were."
In other words, Capterra didn't just look at pricing - they also factored in the features, functionality, and user experience when compiling their report.
How does TAM stack up?
In the graph below (taken from Capterra's above blog post), you'll see that TAM ranks in the Top 10 on the list of most affordable ATS!
Although we couldn't be happier to make Capterra's list, you might be thinking: Great...but what does this mean for me?
Why we're in the Top 10
There are a few key reasons TAM is one of the most cost-effective ATS systems available on the market.
Our costs have never changed
Our cost structure has stayed the same since Day 1 - not the easiest feat for an organization that's grown consistently for five years, but one of our most important promises to customers. You get the same simplicity of use, configurability of design, top-notch customer service, and all the new features we've added to TAM along the way for the same prices we set at launch.
Our costs are flexible
TAM features a three-tiered cost system that's adaptable to your brand, your needs, and your limitations. Every organization we work with has unique goals and challenges; our priority is to work with you directly to determine the best possible pricing option to ensure our partnership is affordable, long-lasting, and maximizes your ROI.
Value pricing yet robust
Don’t let our value pricing fool you. We have some of the most robust features in our space - email and calendar integrations, onboarding, custom forms, advanced search, and we invest in development and make donations to non-profits. But we don’t waste money on fancy partners and high rent. We run our business lean and mean just like you do.
We provide unrivaled customer support
Our team is dedicated to providing consistent support to all of our customers. While cheaper ATS providers might help you implement your software and then abandon you to figure it out on your own, TAM is there with you every step of the way. Read some reviews on our Capterra profile to learn more about our service straight from our customers.
Get pricing information
In order to provide you with the most accurate pricing information for your organization, start a conversation with us today. When you visit our Contact page, follow these simple steps to get started:
- Provide your basic contact information.
- Check the box labeled "I'd like pricing info."
- Include any additional comments about you and your organization.
Once we hear from you, one of our team members will reach out directly with more information. We look forward to hearing from you!