SmarterSelect

Online applicant & application management solution

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SmarterSelect Overview

What is SmarterSelect?

SmarterSelect is a web based application management platform that allows schools, awards organizations, and scholarship & grant providers to create, collect, analyze and evaluate customized application forms. The solution eliminates paper applications, helping companies to save time and focus entirely on selecting the right candidates.

The online application system helps organizations to manage the entire application process by first creating an intuitive form for applicants. Application forms can be made as simple or as comprehensive as necessary using multiple choice question types. The question flow can be tailored to change depending on the respondents answers. With the data collected, SmarterSelect automatically scores respondents based on predefined formula.

The solution helps users to schedule applicant interviews by sending invitations via text or email and provides a simple interface via which applicants can respond. The application authenticates users via single sign on and integrates with CRM/ MMS platforms from Abila/ netForum, Personify, iMIS and GIN systems to support SSO. SmarterSelect is mobile responsive and optimized to work on mobile devices. Users can analyze respondent reports on the move, through their smartphones and tablets.

SmarterSelect Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 000,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Create : $1,000/annum (500 users)
Enhance : $3,000/annum (2500 users)
Enterprise : $5,000/annum (Unlimited users)


SmarterSelect Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Create any type of program, award, scholarship, etc. and define application deadlines
Link to the application from any website and start accepting online applications immediately
Select the desired dates and times for application deadlines
Specify the unique contact for each specific program
Create program application forms easily
Change the flow of questions depending on the applicant's answers
Pre-qualify candidates with SmarterSelect's initial screening tools
Enable applicants to provide referee contact information
Automatically calculate totals, scores, and formulas
SmarterSelect video SmarterSelect screenshot: Create any type of program, award, scholarship, etc. and define application deadlines SmarterSelect screenshot: Link to the application from any website and start accepting online applications immediately SmarterSelect screenshot: Select the desired dates and times for application deadlines SmarterSelect screenshot: Specify the unique contact for each specific program SmarterSelect screenshot: Create program application forms easily SmarterSelect screenshot: Change the flow of questions depending on the applicant's answers SmarterSelect screenshot: Pre-qualify candidates with SmarterSelect's initial screening tools SmarterSelect screenshot: Enable applicants to provide referee contact information SmarterSelect screenshot: Automatically calculate totals, scores, and formulas

SmarterSelect Reviews

SmarterSelect Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
81

Very good
64

Average
7

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,5
94% recommended this app
Katrina P.

Great software. Great support. Great value.

It's easy to make custom applications and export the data from those applications, which saves time doing boring data entry work. The custom options help me offer tools to our review committees, which makes their partnerships with us more meaningful. It also has turned our application process nearly paperless, which saves us printing and paper costs, and makes looking up historical information easy.


Paige J.

The platform is easy to navigate and very helpful. I do have issues with getting responses...

This has helped our program streamline our application process. It also makes it possible to contact applicants and receive documentation more efficiently. Thank to this program we are able to track metrics and properly evaluate our recruitment and program.


Jenny W.

Would like more user-friendly and customization!


Gabby S.

SmarterSelect is a great tool to utilitize with any company!

Overall we love using this software. It has made it so easy for us to send out surveys and applications to our nurses.


Jessica S.

From scholarship application to chapter evaluation

As our chapter success plan process relies heavily on administrator access, multi-end user access, and evaluator access, SmarterSelect has been a perfect solution for use for this project.


Katrina P.

Great software. Great support. Great value.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/28
Review Source: Capterra

It's easy to make custom applications and export the data from those applications, which saves time doing boring data entry work. The custom options help me offer tools to our review committees, which makes their partnerships with us more meaningful. It also has turned our application process nearly paperless, which saves us printing and paper costs, and makes looking up historical information easy.

Pros

Smarter Select is an easy-to-use platform that meets many needs for our organization. We can easily and quickly create custom applications for our variety of grant and scholarship programs. We find it very valuable to have online evaluator access, which allows our committees to get a jump start on the review process, oftentimes allowing them to reduce their number of in-person meetings, which is a big plus for busy schedules. Because application data can be easily exported into a csv/spreadsheet file, it is easy to upload to our database management system, which saves me countless hours of data entry. When I have had issues in the past, their support staff have been amazingly responsive -- my issues are often addressed and fixed the same day. I also appreciate their focus on education. Their free webinars have made it easy for me to understand the software's capabilities and new features and upgrades. All around, I'm a big fan of Smarter Select and would not be able to do my job as efficiently or easy without it!

Cons

Honestly, I have very few negative comments concerning Smarter Select. There are a few quirks to the system that you have to get used to, but once you do, it's very reliable and easy to use. Honestly, I'm hard pressed to come up with an actual con. If I can offer an improvement, it would be that once users log in, they could see any applications they have yet to complete, instead of just past applications. I would also like a way to better sort disabled past applications -- we have a lot of different apps and it gets a little crowded looking through our history. Other than that, it really is a great product.

Response from SmarterSelect

Hi Katrina,
Many thanks for your review! Our support team will contact you shortly with info on how applicants can view apps they need to complete.
Regards,
Robert

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Paige J.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The platform is easy to navigate and very helpful. I do have issues with getting responses from CS.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/11/16
Review Source: Capterra

This has helped our program streamline our application process. It also makes it possible to contact applicants and receive documentation more efficiently. Thank to this program we are able to track metrics and properly evaluate our recruitment and program.

Pros

I love the new features and how easy it is to contact/update applicants. Creating our own blast emails and having the capability to edit pre-formatted ones also helps us with our unique application process.

Cons

Whenever I have an issue with the platform, or unsure about the limitations of a feature I find it difficult to contact customer service or a specialist. The "Submit form" process is not personable and difficult to explain the issues I experience. I would prefer to have an account manager to discuss how to maximize the efficiency of the platform rather than the videos, which are not helpful in our unique process. Also, I would like to have the capability to split the application into phases, and not sure if that is possible with this platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jenny W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Would like more user-friendly and customization!

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I like that it meets the basic needs of our program in terms of letting students apply to our program.

Cons

The user interface feels very slow and clunky. It's not super intuitive. For example, when creating an application form, I assume I can just edit by clicking on what I see, but in order to actually edit a section, I have to click through the sections on the right hand side first, and that doesn't seem very intuitive.

I also wish we could create our own statuses that would allow us to do specific autoscoring. For example, one of the things we need to do is make sure that the applicants have submitted the correct attachments. I wish we could check for that in SmarterSelect continuously throughout the application period and not just at the end.

Response from SmarterSelect

Hi Jenny, Many thanks for your review! We appreciate your feedback on our user interface as we continuous work to improve it. Regarding your own statuses, create them with a multiple choice question with the Admin question class so that only you can see them.
Regards,
Robert

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Gabby S.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 11-50 Employees

SmarterSelect is a great tool to utilitize with any company!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/09
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we love using this software. It has made it so easy for us to send out surveys and applications to our nurses.

Pros

SmarterSelect made it easy for us to make applications for different volunteer groups that we have. It is so easy to put the information into SmarterSelect and create applications and surveys, and send those out to our nurses.

Cons

I thought about this question for a while and truly cannot think of anything that I would say negatively about this program. We haven’t run into any issues using this software. It is easy to use and very functional.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jessica S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

From scholarship application to chapter evaluation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/02
Review Source: Capterra

As our chapter success plan process relies heavily on administrator access, multi-end user access, and evaluator access, SmarterSelect has been a perfect solution for use for this project.

Pros

We have used the system for years as part of our scholarship and fellowship application process. This past year, we introduced a new chapter planning and evaluation tool for our organization. We decided to put this tool in SmarterSelect because of the ease of use by both the administrator and the end-user. The ability to have the end-user save work and come back has been invaluable. Since this is an evaluation tool, the ability to give multiple individuals evaluator access was a key factor in our decision to put this process in SmarterSelect.

Cons

The form builder fuction can be confusing at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 154 user ratings
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SmarterSelect Pricing

SmarterSelect Pricing

Starting from
US$1 000,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Create : $1,000/annum (500 users)
Enhance : $3,000/annum (2500 users)
Enterprise : $5,000/annum (Unlimited users)

Create : $1,000/annum (500 users)
Enhance : $3,000/annum (2500 users)
Enterprise : $5,000/annum (Unlimited users)

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 154 user ratings
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SmarterSelect Features

SmarterSelect Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for SmarterSelect

Additional information for SmarterSelect

Key features of SmarterSelect

  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Analyze data
  • Applicant interview scheduling
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Application forms
  • Auditing
  • Automatic reminders
  • Customizable application forms
  • Customizable questions
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • Email & text reminders and broadcasts
  • Email monitoring
  • Instant messaging
  • Links to Facebook
  • List printing
  • Match applicants to programs
  • PDF conversion
  • Pre-screening
  • Question library
  • Real time notifications
  • Request tracking
  • Scheduled emails
  • Send SMS messages to users
  • Single sign-on
  • Website integration

Benefits

• SmarterSelect enables organizations to create their own custom application forms, to which respondents can attach documents or files.

• SmarterSelect can automatically calculate totals, scores and formulas for initial applicant screening and ranking.

• Users can design customized reports to analyze applicant data.

• Users can share data with others in PDF format or export it to an internal database for further use.

• The software provides real-time updates on the status of all applications, notifying users of any application modification or progression.

SmarterSelect FAQs

SmarterSelect FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SmarterSelect.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SmarterSelect offer?

SmarterSelect offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1 000,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Create : $1,000/annum (500 users) Enhance : $3,000/annum (2500 users) Enterprise : $5,000/annum (Unlimited users)

Q. What are the main features of SmarterSelect?

SmarterSelect offers the following features:

  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Analyze data
  • Applicant interview scheduling
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applicant workflow
  • Application forms
  • Auditing
  • Automatic reminders
  • Customizable application forms
  • Customizable questions
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • Email & text reminders and broadcasts
  • Email monitoring
  • Instant messaging
  • Links to Facebook
  • List printing
  • Match applicants to programs
  • PDF conversion
  • Pre-screening
  • Question library
  • Real time notifications
  • Request tracking
  • Scheduled emails
  • Send SMS messages to users
  • Single sign-on
  • Website integration

Q. Who are the typical users of SmarterSelect?

SmarterSelect has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SmarterSelect support?

SmarterSelect supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SmarterSelect offer?

SmarterSelect has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SmarterSelect support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SmarterSelect supports

Q. What other apps does SmarterSelect integrate with?

SmarterSelect integrates with the following applications:

Zapier

Q. What level of support does SmarterSelect offer?

SmarterSelect offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Forum