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Softgarden

Applicant Tracking Software and E-Recruiting System

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Softgarden Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Softgarden product overview

Price starts from

74

Per month

Usage Based

What is Softgarden?

+1,500 customers from all industries trust in the easy-to-use Applicant Tracking System (ATS) made in Germany, available in +15 languages. Optimal for recruiters, optimised for applicants - new customers benefit from a switching bonus and improve their recruitment processes and candidate journey at the same time. Post jobs easily on more than 300 connected job boards, integrate hiring managers more effectively and shorten your time-to-hire by more than half.

Key benefits of using Softgarden

*Unlimited users and transparent pricing*
Pricing that adapts to the jobs you're currently advertising
Personal consultant, onboarding and free customer support


*softgarden enables you to hire the best matching candidates*
Becoming outstanding in recruiting means valuing candidates on all levels. softgarden lets you attract, convert and hire the best matching candidates on all channels – from your job ad on all relevant job boards to your career website until your communication towards candidates.

*We make your candidates apply*
For better conversions, we provide you with job ads optimised for all devices. Candidates apply via LinkedIn Apply, WhatsApp, Xing or upload their CV, which is read thanks to CV parsing automatically. For candidates, applying is quick and easy; for recruiters, it is just as easy because they have detailed and comparable applicant data records.


*Free mobile app for recruiting managers*
Free iOS and Android app for decision-makers in the recruiting process. With the app, you can check applications on the go, vote on applications more quickly and make decisions together as a team. Even arranging interviews is as easy as a breeze with the app.


*More efficient recruiting in the team*
Recruiting is teamwork. Coordinate transparently on incoming applications to make the pre-selection process faster and more reliable. Automation saves you time and allows you to process more applications.


*Save time with the Smart Calendar*
With the Smart Calendar, you can connect your calendar and resources (e.g. for room planning) with the applicant tracking system, check colleagues' availability, and create calendar invitations directly from the system.

The following calendars are supported: Apple iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office365 and Outlook.com.

- Define availability rules weekly to simplify your interview scheduling.
- Send candidates multiple appointment proposals to coordinate interviews faster with all parties involved.
- Your softgarden users' calendars are automatically shared for use with Smart Calendar. Therefore, manually connecting your users to the softgarden candidate management system is not necessary.


*Data Protection*
Highest security standards thanks to ISO 27001 certified data centres in Germany. Certified by TÜV and DEKRA. softgarden makes data protection easy and enables you to recruit according to the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

*Talent Network*
Active sourcing made simple! softgarden puts you in touch with a unique network of motivated candidates, allowing you to approach potential candidates actively and directly.

*Referral Manager*
Activate jobs for employee referrals with just one click and receive suggestions for suitable candidates from your staff. Then, automatically inform your employees by email about new jobs, individual bonuses and successful referrals.
Employees share jobs by email publicly on social networks and business networks and privately via messenger services or by linking to the job offer.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Webinars
In Person
Documentation

Softgarden pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

96

Starting from

74

Per month

Usage Based

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Softgarden features

Functionality

4.4

/5

96

Total features

55

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integrations
API
Alerts/Notifications
Customizable Reports

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Softgarden users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

96

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.14/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

2

1

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31

3

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Pros
On the one hand, Softgarden naturally helps us to get more applicants. On the other hand, Softgarden also helps us to improve the application process and to make a better impression on the candidates.
The career page we have created with softgarden is not only an essential tool to promote our brand in a competitive market, but it is a great aid to the recruitment process.
Support Representative who is not only extremely knowledgeable but also very responsive providing effective solutions in a very timely manner.
Cons
It is difficult to see something negative to this software, it has a payment plan and depending its use can become expensive. I think this application should be developed in more languages.
It is a pity that you cannot use the search engine for searching candidates via their telephone number or e-mail address.
I had technical problems, many changes in the tool in a short time.

Overall rating contenders

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I would not change it to any other software!

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

After three years of using softgarden, I can confirm without hesitation that this system fully meets the needs of recruiting and building a positive corporate image! The most significant advantage of softgarden ATS is that it can be fully personalized for the organization, and there are no limits on the most critical functionalities (number of users, workflows, roles, messages). Such solutions make...

Cons

It works very well for us; I don't have any comments.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Optimization of processes and excellent candidate experience

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Thanks to the implementation of softgarden, we optimized recruitment processes, shortened the time of analyzing the application, and ensured consistent communication with our candidates. The system is intuitive and allows us to manage applications from many sources. The additional "questions for candidates" feature helps filter candidate applications more efficiently and saves time for our recruiting...

Cons

I find this solution user-friendly and well-designed; I have no issues with it.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Effizientes und unkompliziertes Tool

Reviewed 6 months ago

Softgarden wickelt einen kundenorientierten Bewerbungsprozess mit einigen netten Zusatzfunktionen sicher ab und bietet vor allem eine einfache Administration, einen guten Support und ein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.

Pros

Die Einführung der Software kann auch durch IT-affine HR-Kollegen übernommen werden. Die Bedienung und Anpassbarkeit von Unternehmensinfos, Kommunikationsvorlagen und Prozessen ist einfach möglich. Die intuitive Bedienbarkeit des Systems und der Support- und Hilfefunktion erleichtert allen Usern einen schnellen Systemeinstieg. Auch die Reporting-Funktion ist einfach, schnell und unkompliziert.

Cons

Hier und da fehlen noch ein einige Anwendungen oder Funktionen, jedes System kann und muss ich weiterentwickeln und durch die Kunden lernen. Die Zusammenarbeit mit den Stellenbörsen und der Agentur für Arbeit hat sich stark verbessert, auch wenn einige Punkte noch wünschenswert sind. Gut finde ich, dass transparent alle Kundenwünsche eingereicht werden und dann auch wirklich nach Ranking umgesetzt werden.

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Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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softgarden helps us to find suitable candidates

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I value cooperation with softgarden mainly because the solution is tailored to the employer's needs. As we all know, the labor market, which is "the candidate market" - is changing dynamically, and therefore employers are increasingly struggling to find the right employees. The tools provided by softgarden (careers page or feedback solution), based on candidate market research, increase the chances...

Cons

No solution is perfect, but softgarden is performing well in all key areas.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Intuitiv in der Anwendung, groß in der Wirkung

Reviewed 13 days ago

Softgarden hat unser Bewerbermanagementsystem deutlich übersichtlicher gemacht und bildet hervorragend ab, welcher Stand im Verfahren ist, welche Aufgaben offen sind und wer diese zu erledigen hat. Das ganze mit einer sehr freundlichen Benutzbarkeit.

Pros

Das Programm ist sehr intuitiv, wenn man keine Scheu zum Ausprobieren hat. Die individuellen Bewerbungsprozesse lassen sich leicht erstellen und mit Textvorlagen hinterlegen. Die Dokumente und Daten sind sicher und zuverlässig gespeichert. Der Support ist sehr zeitnah und lösungsorientiert. Das Preismodell ist für "kleine" Unternehmen und Start-Ups super.

Cons

Ich fände es gut, wenn irgendwo auf der Profilseite der Bewerbenden die individualisierte E-Mail-Adresse des Bewerbers für die Kommunikation mit Softgarden zum Kopieren stehen würde. Es kommt aufgrund der Unternehmensignatur häufig vor, dass Bewerbende dann an die Unternehmensadresse E-Mails und Anhänge schicken. Diese könnten aus meiner Sicht relativ leicht durch Weiterleitung an die Adresse hinzugefügt werden. Die Auslesefunktion funktioniert bei ausländischen CVs eher mäßig und bedarf der Nacharbeit. Bei den "Tags" fände ich im Filter besser, wenn nur die Bewerber erscheinen würden, die alle Filterkriterien erfüllen. Aktuell muss nur 1 Filterkriterium erfüllt sein.

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Softgarden FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Softgarden offer?

Softgarden has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: €74.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Softgarden?

Softgarden has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Softgarden support?

Softgarden supports the following languages:
Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Softgarden support mobile devices?

Softgarden supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Softgarden offer an API?

Yes, Softgarden has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Softgarden integrate with?

Softgarden integrates with the following applications:
LinkedIn Jobs, Microsoft Outlook, Google Analytics 360, Jitsi, WhatsApp, Talentcube, Microsoft Teams, SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, Harver, Codility, Microsoft 365, Google Ads, Cammio, Textkernel HR Suite, kiwiHR, Google Meet


Q. What level of support does Softgarden offer?

Softgarden offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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