The 5 best ATS in 2024

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by Neha Gunnoo
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Key takeaways:

  • Not all ATS are resume parser
  • The combination of ATS and resume parsing makes wonders
  • Parseur is a powerful resume parser that integrates seamlessly with ATS

Ah, you found our article for the 5 best applicant tracking systems in town. I get it - ATS systems are like the cool kids on the block. Now, I know what you're thinking. "But where's the fun in talking about ATS software?"

Hold on to your seats, because we're about to turn this seemingly mundane topic into funny memes.

We’ll also have a bonus section: did you know that when you integrate an ATS with Parseur, it can make wonders and revolutionize your HR processes?

What is an ATS?

In layman terms, an ATS helps to streamline HR processes by scanning and sorting job applications.

Does all ATS have resume parsing?

That’s a good question! But, before we answer that, let’s first understand what resume parsing is.

Resume parsing is the process of automatically extracting data from resumes and exporting them to an HR database or tool. The best resume parsers are usually integrated with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

So, if you can integrate an ATS with resume parsing, it means that you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

There are applicant tracking software that have a built-in resume parsing such as Zoho Recruit or Affinda but, they are in minority and may not fit your requirements too.

We have a solution for you, but first let’s praise those ATS resume parser.

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Praising ATS resume parsers

#1 Zoho Recruit: Zoho or Ho-ho

First up on our list is Zoho Recruit. In the vast sea of ATS options, Zoho Recruit stands tall as the island of hiring dreams with its user-friendly interface, and powerful features.

Features of Zoho Recruit

  • Built-in client portal and resume processing tools to ensure hiring processes are fool-proof
  • AI assistance to help you match the right talents
  • Provides data driven dashboards for further analytics

Zoho Recruit Pricing

Zoho Recruit has a couple of plans, including a free plan and it is per recruiter per month.

Zoho recruit dashboard

Zoho recruit dashboard

#2 Affinda: The sleek ninja

Affinda is the perfect choice for those who value precision, efficiency, and a touch of ninja-like mystery in their recruitment process. Affinda is an ATS resume parser that extracts data from different documents in 56 languages and ensures highly accurate parsing outcomes.

Features of Affinda

  • It can process documents in different languages
  • The platform offers customization for businesses
  • It delivers rich, data driven insights

Affinda heavily relies on artificial intelligence technologies for efficient data extraction.

Affinda’s pricing

Affinda has a free trial with limited features, and their paid plan is $80/month.



What’s common between Zoho Recruit and Affinda?

They both offer resume parsing but like I said, they may not suit your HR requirements. Maybe another HR tool like BambooHR is a better option but, it does not have resume parsing.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 ATS that do not offer resume parsing but, are still great tools used by millions of recruiters.

#3 BambooHR: The friendly HR hero

When you think of BambooHR, picture your favorite friendly neighborhood superhero, but in the HR world. BambooHR is more than just an ATS; it's your go-to HR sidekick, ready to swoop in and save the day. Perfect for small to medium-sized businesses, it transforms the daunting world of HR into a place where every challenge is an opportunity for heroics.

Features of BambooHR

  • Simplify payroll, track hours, and manage benefits.
  • Measure the employee experience and performance.
  • Connect additional tools through pre-built integrations.
BambooHR platform

BambooHR platform

#4 BreezyHR: More than just a breath of fresh air

BreezyHR provides the compass you need to navigate through these tumultuous waters. It's not just an ATS; it's your guiding star, leading you to the shores of top-tier talent.

Features of BreezyHR

  • Streamline candidates' screening with automated workflows
  • Integrates with the popular HR tools
  • Track and improve your hiring process with real-time recruiting analytics.

BreezyHR pricing

It offers a free plan where you can test its features and if you are happy with them, you can switch to the paid plans that start at $157/month.

#5 Workable: The wise old wizard

Workable is one of the leading ATS and recruitment software that offers resume parsing. It is also powered by AI which helps evaluate and hire better candidates.

Workable platform

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Features of Workable

  • Automated targeted outreach
  • AI-powered candidates' recommendations
  • Advanced reporting and analytics

Workable’s pricing

Workable has 3 subscription plans: starter, standard and premier. It starts at $149/month and goes up to $599/month.

Which is better? An ATS with or without resume parsing?

Definitely one with resume parsing. But what if you like using an ATS software like BambooHR or BreezyHR, but they are not integrated with a resume parser?

We have the solution for that! And, it’s called Parseur

Parseur… who or what?

Parseur is that incredible thing that’s going to happen to you in a few minutes. You know how sometimes, meeting the right cat at the right time can change your whole life? Parseur has the same effect on people.

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Serving the cat

The only difference between Parseur and a cat is that Parseur will serve you till the end of time (and not the other way around).

Parseur is a resume parser integrated with advanced AI features that automate data extraction from resumes. But, that’s not the awesome part.

It connects with thousands of applications through Make and Zapier.

So, it can send resume data to tools such as BambooHR or Workable?

Yes, you’ve guessed it correctly! And, Parseur is so affordable and easy to set up.

Extract data from resumes with AI
Free to start with. All features are enabled on our Free Forever plan!

How does Parseur integrate with an ATS?

Let’s say you are in the process of hiring new employees for a specific job, and you are receiving countless resumes. Parseur takes away the manual time of going through every resume and retrieving key information, such as:

  • Applicant’s details (name, address, phone number)
  • Education background
  • Work experience
  • Skills
Creating your first field in Parseur

This is how the CV data will appear with the AI

Once your resume is parsed, you can download the data, send it to Google Sheets in real time or export it to an HR application.

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Parseur has native integration with Zapier and Make that enables a seamless flow of data.

Parseur native integration

Native integration with Zapier, Make and Power Automate

Make scenarios

Make scenarios

Zapier integration with HR tools

Zapier integration with HR tools

These ATS options not only steer away from traditional resume parsing but also embrace the power of collaboration with Parseur via Zapier or Make.

So, fellow recruiters, set your course for the future, where hiring is fun, innovative, and as seamless as integrating memes into your daily conversations. May your talent seas be calm, your candidates be stellar, and your hires be legendary! Happy recruiting, and here's to another year of navigating the vast ocean of talent!

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