How to buy an Applicant Tracking System

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The benefits of a well-chosen and implemented Applicant Tracking System are immense. A survey from Capterra reported that 94% of recruiters and hiring managers say their ATS or recruitment software has positively impacted their hiring process. However, too often mistakes are made through a lack of understanding and some projects sadly fail. According to Information Age, 19% of IT projects fail completely.

For HR, Recruiters and Talent Acquisition professionals the planning, buying, and implementing of technology is something not many will have had any training or guidance in - and we’ve yet to find anyone that offers it!

Download this definitive guide on how to successfully plan, research, evaluate, buy, and implement an Applicant Tracking System with confidence.

What’s included:

  • Understand the reasons why you are buying a new ATS

  • The strategic return on investment from an ATS

  • Why it’s important to create a business case for buying an ATS

  • How to find and select ATS providers that are right for you

  • Putting together evaluation teams, a requirements list and running demonstrations

  • Understanding ATS providers’ roadmaps, development, integrations, and security

  • Pricing, licencing, negotiation, and avoiding hidden costs

  • How to set yourself up for success - stakeholder alignment & forging productive partnerships with your provider

  • Scoping, implementation, and change

About Jobtrain

Jobtrain uses its extensive HR and recruitment experience coupled with a 20+ year track record in online recruitment technologies to develop and deliver innovative, flexible and easy-to-use applicant tracking systems and support services.

Used by organisations across the UK and beyond, Jobtrain’s expertise and technology empowers a wide variety of organisations, including NHS Scotland, Odeon Cinemas, University of London, Toshiba and many more.


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