Most people use a fairly wide variety of hardware and software on a daily basis, both on the job and during the off-hours. Whether you’re talking about a laptop or a word processing program, there’s one question that is sure to crop up eventually: When is it time to get a new one? What if you can obtain a newer model that does the job better than the old one you’ve been using for years? Applicant tracking software is no exception to this rule. Here are a few indicators that your old ATS is past its expiration date.

Old Tracking System

It’s not connected to the cloud. Cloud computing is a revolution still very much in progress, so it’s no surprise that many of us have to tolerate old software that wasn’t designed to take advantage of this new technology. If you’re not using the cloud, though, you’re doing yourself no favors in an increasingly competitive recruiting landscape. Being able to access your ATS from any device, wherever you may be, provides you with a number of time-saving benefits. With Exelare, you have a 24/7 resume harvesting engine that is entirely hosted in the cloud.

It has limited archive searching capabilities. As a recruiter, you need to be able to hold onto resumes for a while—and be able to search through them easily. This is especially important, these days, when so-called passive candidates have assumed a progressively more important role in the recruiting process. Digging up those old resumes can be a difficult procedure with an outdated ATS. If so, it’s probably time to perform an upgrade.

It has limited customer support. If you have an issue with your ATS, you need to be able to find an answer ASAP. That’s not always possible with older, unsupported solutions. Exelare maintains an online support center where you can get the help you need, when you need it.

It’s designed for only one user. In days past, applicant tracking systems were generally engineered with the idea that they would be operated by only one party. These kinds of systems should be considered out of date. You need an ATS that can accommodate the needs of the entire team. Exelare’s recruiting solution enables administrators to assign varying levels of user permissions, so everybody can access features appropriate to their role.

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