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SmartSearch partners with Superior Group
(September 7, 2012) SmartSearch partners with Superior Group to deliver full spectrum of workforce and business solutions
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch recruiting business software, works with one of its largest customers, Superior Group, an international workforce solutions company to keep pace with changes in technology, market trends and best practices by continually adding new integrations and functionality that bring all their front and back-office pieces together.
As a forward-thinking organization, Superior Group is an early adopter of new technology and has partnered with APS in the development of SmartSearch. Superior's team of recruiting and sales experts make suggestions, and are often tapped to help assess new functionality and integrations by working closely with the SmartSearch software innovators to drive product evolution.
"The communication between Superior and SmartSearch extends far beyond a typical client/vendor relationship," remarked Christopher Delaney, Director of Client Recruiting Services for Superior. "We are essential business partners, working together to build an applicant tracking system that contributes to the success of both companies."
Doug Coull, CEO at APS, said, "We are committed to the ongoing delivery of excellent products. Superior Group is a wonderful example of how our clients are key players in this continual process."
Since 1989, SmartSearch has supported the growth of Superior Group's business with strategic integrations for both talent acquisition and customer relationship management. SmartSearch integration with leading job boards and social networking sites enables Superior to post jobs to many major external sites—such as Monster.com and CareerBuilder—and search their resume databases. Superior recruiters are also able to post jobs and network within social media giants Twitter and LinkedIn without leaving SmartSearch. This ensures that Superiors' employees achieve the highest productivity possible by obviating the need for users to master numerous interfaces and systems and keep track of myriad account information and passwords. In 2011, SmartSearch partnered with Superior Group and its SAP implementation team to develop a custom integration that facilitates the flow of critical information from SmartSearch into SAP. SmartSearch Version 16 added Monster Power Resume Search capability and ProveIt! candidate assessment testing and results tracking from within the application.
"It's a rare thing to receive such personal attention from a vendor," adds Delaney, "Superior's system liaison meets regularly with APS's staff and management team to work through issues, address concerns and assess development concepts. The open line of communication helps both parties anticipate changes in the staffing industry and work toward solutions to evolving needs in a quick, concise manner. Where one has a need, the other has a solution and a desire to ultimately strengthen the tool for the benefit of all."
The SmartSearch recruiting software is best known for the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and applications for managing all employment-related information from one easy-to-use interface. The system shares data via XML or web services to export/import information and facilitate exchange of information to a number of HRIS, ERP, payroll, and accounting systems. Data exports can include new hires, pay changes, terminations, timecards, expenses, approval routing, and more. In addition, SmartSearch supports integration with many internal and external applications—such as Outlook and virtually any email server, as well as VoIP, text messaging, background checking, and pre-employment assessment vendors, and more —creating the optimum platform for sharing information, eliminating duplicate data entry, and ensuring data integrity.
The longstanding relationship and synergy between SmartSearch and Superior have helped both organizations stay ahead of the curve in a changing recruiting landscape by continuously improving products and services.
Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. has led 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, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.smartsearchonline.com
About Superior Group:
Founded in 1957, Superior offers a full spectrum of workforce and business solutions, including contract and direct hire, payrolling, recruitment and business process outsourcing, independent contractor compliance and risk mitigation, as well as managed service programs automated by its proprietary vendor management system, Work Nexus. With offices throughout North America—as well as in Argentina, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom—Superior delivers cost-effective and efficiency-generating solutions on behalf of many Fortune 500 customers. For more information, contact Megan Farry firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.superiorgroup.com
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