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Advanced Personnel Systems Releases SmartSearch Online, Version 10

OCEANSIDE, CA, Jan. 24, 2006 - Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the leader in talent management solutions, announced today the release of SmartSearch Online, Version 10. Rated the #1 Enterprise Level Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by Electronic Recruiting Exchange in its 2005 ATS Buyer's Guide, SmartSearch Online's latest version offers many upgrades for 2006. With a new, streamlined interface and enhanced feature set, SmartSearch Online continues to set the standard for recruiting software.

New and enhanced functions in SmartSearch Online v10 include:

Streamlined User Interface - Elegant, redesigned icons and convenient submenus make screens easier to read, and users can navigate faster with fewer mouse clicks and less scrolling. Hovering "snapshot" icons throughout the program display help, detailed instructions or general information at a glance. Text links are highlighted with a "soft button" look, and Save and Cancel buttons are more globally accessible.

Integrated Email - SmartSearch Online v10 adds significant enhancements to our email management tools. Our new "one-click inbox" feature enables users to add email messages as notes to existing records, or create new candidate records from emailed resumes. The system supports virtually any POP3 email server like Exchange, AOL, Cox Cable and many more. Email is also more secure because, unlike competing products, SmartSearch Online does not store user passwords on the system.

Redesigned Work in Progress - The enhanced "Work In Progress" (WIP) menu enables users to manage daily activities with relevant real-time data at their fingertips. WIP is displayed in its own frame, and accessible from most anywhere in the program. Plus, WIP features a "show/hide" function that lets users choose whether to display inactive items.

Enhanced Configurability - Customers can define dropdown lists, choose which data elements are viewable on primary records, indicate which fields are required to save records, and even custom-design their own "Defined" screen for any record. Users can select a program color scheme and choose their own SmartSearch Online "home page". The popular self-configurable workflow management toolsets have been made more powerful and easier to use.

"We are very excited about v10", says Doug Coull, CEO of APS. "Our users help drive our development, and this is the best system we've produced in our twenty years in business. We feel it is a testament to our commitment to provide advanced solutions that drive business results for our customers."

All the functionality and value that have made SmartSearch Online the #1 ATS year after year are still an integral part of the Version 10 upgrade:

  • Comprehensive applicant sourcing, searching, tracking and management tools
  • Fully-integrated "career center" pages for the customer's website with optional RSS feeds directly to candidate desktops
  • Portals for hiring managers and contingent labor suppliers
  • Extensive partnerships and collaborations with leading vendors such as Monster, CareerBuilder, Talx HireXpress, TalentHook, Arrin Systems and others
  • Customizable "on-boarding" component
  • Expansive reporting capabilities including performance measurement, metrics and EEOC compliance.

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) has been developing and implementing recruitment management software since 1985 and has successfully provided systems to thousands of users. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS remains the leader in developing innovative approaches to recruitment data management. An example of this leadership is SmartSearch Online - the top-rated ATS in the Electronic Recruiting Exchange 2005 ATS Buyers Guide Enterprise Edition - now in its tenth release with more than 200 customers worldwide. www.smartsearchonline.com.

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