Top ATS systems (2023)

Top ATS systems (2023)


Workable provides an end-to-end solution for recruitment to source, screen and interview applicants with their rich ecosystem of 70+ partners.

Workable Product
  • Unique: AI sourcing capabilities and mobile recruiting (Android/ iOS apps)
  • Free trial: 15 day free trial
  • Pricing: Pay-as-you-go and annual plans
  • Startup friendly: Yes


Greenhouse offers a complete recruitment solution that helps mid-size companies hire and onboard new employees. It can also be integrated with HRIS and payroll systems for a seamless transition from candidate to employee.

Greenhouse Product
  • Unique: With custom Interview Kits and scorecards, Greenhouse makes it easier to compare candidates and make collaborative hiring decisions.
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Annual plans
  • Startup friendly: Not for early stage startups


Lever is a modern ATS, which focuses on candidate relationship management and attempts to make recruiters more efficient at that.

Lever Product
  • Unique: Lever has advanced analytics for customers to review their recruitment data and metrics and track progress
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Starter, Professional and Enterprise plans based on the size of the company
  • Startup friendly: Yes


SmartRecruiters is a cloud platform offering full functionality for recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring, with an open ecosystem for third party recruitment services.

SmartRecruiters Product
  • Unique: SmartRecruiters’ AI, SmartAssistant helps recruiters automatically screen and identify the best candidates using a Match score that indicates the candidate’s fit for a job.
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Available on request
  • Startup friendly: Yes. SmartRecruiters offers a free version, SmartStart for companies hiring for < 10 active roles at any given time.


Intuitive ATS designed keeping in mind the changing needs of a growing company.

Recruiterbox Product
  • Unique: Flexibility for customization and simplicity
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Available on request
  • Startup friendly: Yes


Workday is an industry leader for enterprise-level software solutions for financial management, human resources, and planning.

Workday Product
  • Unique: Deeply integrated with business applications, more functionality than alternative solutions
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Enterprise, available on request
  • Startup friendly: No

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud-based HR solution, which offers a comprehensive HCM suite and is designed to meet the requirement of enterprise-class organizations.

SAP SuccessFactors Product
  • Unique: Deep integration into SAP ecosystem, provides software for benefits, attendance management, payroll etc.
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Starts at $8 per user per month or $85 per user per annum
  • Startup friendly: No (cost of implementing SAP SuccessFactors is quite high)


iCIMS offers an end-to-end solution with their recruitment marketing, communications and hiring suites, built primarily for enterprise companies.

iCIMS Product
  • Unique: End-to-end solution for enterprise companies
  • Free trial: No, need to request demo
  • Pricing: Enterprise, available on request
  • Startup friendly: No


JazzHR is powerful, user-friendly and affordable ATS. Along with their application portal, they also have an advanced company career site to attract candidates.

JazzHR Product
  • Unique: custom reporting to help build a data-driven recruitment function
  • Free trial: 21 day free trial
  • Pricing: $39/ month, $219/ month and $329/ month plans
  • Startup friendly: Yes

Top ATS systems for SMBs


Manatal is an affordable cloud-based AI recruitment software designed to simplify and streamline all recruitment operations for agencies and HR departments of any size.

  • Unique: Manatal offers an intuitive user interface, career page builder, AI-based recommendations, candidate scoring, powerful candidate sourcing tools, and more.
  • Free trial: 14-day free trial
  • Pricing: Two price plans (USD $15 per user/month and $35 per user/month)
  • Startup friendly: Yes


Occupop is a no fluff, beautifully simple end to end recruitment software built for small and medium businesses. Simplify and streamline your entire hiring process, in about a day.

  • Unique: Easy to use, Occupop is the ideal solution for SMBs looking for a less complex hiring solution and get up and hiring fast with limited training required.
  • Free trial: Free 14 day trial
  • Pricing: Annual plans that work for businesses of any size, and scale as you do.