Workable Features

Workable

All-in-one recruiting software for hiring teams

4.38/5 (266 reviews)

Workable Feature Summary

  • Hiring & applicant tracking workflow
  • Post to popular job boards without paying a fortune
  • Hosted, mobile optimized, branded career pages
  • Social media recruitment
  • Fully-customizable questions and requirements for applicants
  • Lightning-fast resume parsing
  • E-mail candidates, including mass mailing and mail templates
  • Hiring tasks arranged as a straightforward to-do list
  • Recruiting and sourcing reports
  • Seamless integration with Gmail and Google Calendar
  • Easily import your existing resume database
  • Email & phone support
  • Google Chrome Extension for one-click candidate sourcing
  • API
  • Interview kits and scorecards
  • iOS and Android app
  • Offer letters & approvals

Workable Features In Depth

One of the more awesome features of the site is the candidate comparison browser, which enables you to compare multiple candidate profiles within a single browser instance. The layout is clean and accommodates multiple candidate profiles at the same time. In addition, it enables you to compare their qualifications against major criteria you have shortlisted for the job. Thus, it speeds up the hiring process.

The interface is simple, clean, and minimal. The homepage consists of two links: Dashboard and Activity. Explaining the concept behind the interface, Moraitakis says that they built a design “that helps you focus on what matters.” The designers seem to have succeeded in that endeavour. While my test account had little by way of details, Moraitakis informs me that most small businesses have packed dashboard with useful information, communicated in a visual format, minus clutter and confusion.

HR & Employee Management Feature Comparison

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API (296 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (221 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (182 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (222 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (148 other apps)
Customizable Branding (160 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (170 other apps)
Data Import/Export (161 other apps)
Employee Database (134 other apps)
Employee Management (215 other apps)
Employee Portal (144 other apps)
Employee Profile (129 other apps)
Employee Self Service (164 other apps)
Performance Management (130 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (132 other apps)
Recruiting Management (151 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (200 other apps)
Third Party Integration (153 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (143 other apps)
Time Off Requests (130 other apps)

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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Advertising Management
Applicant Tracking
Applicant Workflow
Application Integration
Applications Management
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Auto-Responders
Automated Sales
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Background Screening
Batch Processing
Boolean Search
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Compliance Documentation
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filtering
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Branding
Customizable Questions
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Digital Signature
Disaster Recovery
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Scheduling
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Group Calendars
Group Scheduling
Group Training
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Tracking
Jobs Board
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Multi-Company
Multi-Country
OFCCP Compliance
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Management
Pipeline Reports
Planning Tools
Productivity Reporting
Progress Tracking
Question Library
Ratings & Reviews
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Recruiting Management
Reference Checking
Referral Comparison
Referral Source Tracking
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Resume Database
Resume Management
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scorecarding
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Service Portal
Signature Management
Signature Workflow
Signed Agreements
Single Sign On
Social Advertising
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Talent Acquisition
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Usage Tracking
Visual Analytics
Website Integration
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Advertising Management
Applicant Tracking
Applicant Workflow
Application Integration
Applications Management
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Auto-Responders
Automated Sales
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Background Screening
Batch Processing
Boolean Search
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Compliance Documentation
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filtering
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Branding
Customizable Questions
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Digital Signature
Disaster Recovery
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Scheduling
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Group Calendars
Group Scheduling
Group Training
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Tracking
Jobs Board
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Multi-Company
Multi-Country
OFCCP Compliance
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Management
Pipeline Reports
Planning Tools
Productivity Reporting
Progress Tracking
Question Library
Ratings & Reviews
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Recruiting Management
Reference Checking
Referral Comparison
Referral Source Tracking
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Resume Database
Resume Management
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scorecarding
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Service Portal
Signature Management
Signature Workflow
Signed Agreements
Single Sign On
Social Advertising
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Talent Acquisition
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Usage Tracking
Visual Analytics
Website Integration
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Advertising Management
Applicant Tracking
Applicant Workflow
Application Integration
Applications Management
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Auto-Responders
Automated Sales
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Background Screening
Batch Processing
Boolean Search
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Compliance Documentation
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filtering
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Branding
Customizable Questions
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Digital Signature
Disaster Recovery
Document Templates
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Alerts
Email Integration
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Event Scheduling
Event Tracking
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
Filtered Views
Group Calendars
Group Scheduling
Group Training
Historical Analysis
History Tracking
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Tracking
Jobs Board
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Alerts
Mobile Integration
Multi-Company
Multi-Country
OFCCP Compliance
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Pipeline Management
Pipeline Reports
Planning Tools
Productivity Reporting
Progress Tracking
Question Library
Ratings & Reviews
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Recruiting Management
Reference Checking
Referral Comparison
Referral Source Tracking
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Resume Database
Resume Management
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scorecarding
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Service Portal
Signature Management
Signature Workflow
Signed Agreements
Single Sign On
Social Advertising
Social Media Integration
Social Recruiting
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Talent Acquisition
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Usage Tracking
Visual Analytics
Website Integration
Workflow Management
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Workable Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Workable's features:

Madelin Weston

My favorite ATS so far!

2017-10-03

Workable saves me time in recruiting, with the options of templates, background checks, assessments, and other integrations.

Pros

The customizable pipeline is great, and they offer templates you can write, or use their provided ones.

Cons

They have many options for reports, but you cannot customize all of them, which makes it harder to track the lead sources in depth.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Robyn Porter

Verified Reviewer

I Love Workable!

2015-02-10

As the HR leader for several small businesses and as an HR consultant, I have used and recommend the Workable ATS whole heartedly!

Pros

Easy to integrate with other recruiting portals/boards automatically Ease of use Affordability Can brand different companies or departments and keep track with one login Collaboration tools with your hiring team Tracks EEOC compliance Support team is very friendly and helpful

Cons

A mass import feature would be nice.

Source: GetApp
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Jonelene Venerayan

Really work as HR assistant

2018-05-07

Pros

It has a real-time way also to communicate with the applicant.

Cons

Nothing negative to say so far. Price wise as well for the many help it can give to the HR personal.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jodi Bepler

Workable has been a huge time-saver for recruiting.

2018-07-06

Easy recruiting tracking.

Pros

Very easy to create a job post, customize the application and create unique screening questions that are unique to our company and the job itself.

Cons

Wish there was better overall pipeline reporting at the lower tier membership level.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Leslie McGill

Easy to use but not as robust as other systems

2017-04-13

We are looking for an overall recruiting tool that tackles the candidate experience and allows us to maximize on our pool.

Pros

- Good design and easy to use

Cons

- You have to buy jobs slots in bundles instead of being able to post unlimited roles - If you have a candidate that you want to upload that does not fit a role and you want to put them into a project of others like them, there isn't an option for that - The reporting is very basic - There isn't really anything there to survey or measure candidate experience - Cannot post for different company divisions under the same bundle - if you have different brands and need to purchase two accounts, cannot link the pool on the back-end to quickly check for duplicates

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jenna Montgomery

Very easy to get started reviewing applicants

2018-07-28

This is the perfect ATS and highly recommended as a great jumping off point into the world of recruiting and hiring software.

Pros

It has a great design and user interface.

Cons

Workable is a great first step into recruiting and hiring software, but for a business looking for more advanced features and uses, I would not recommend Workable.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Dimitra Nika

We were up and running in minutes

2013-09-04

We recently switched to Workable from another Applicant Tracking System, and the experience has been refreshing.

Pros

Stress-free internal adoption. Quick to learn and use productively. Great collaboration features

Cons

Would like to see some additional reports

Source: GetApp
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Konstantinos Papadogeorgos

Verified Reviewer

The software met our expectations

2015-02-06

In order to, make our recruitment procedure smoother and less time wasting we decided to use Workable as it combines in a great way both the applicant tracking system and an easy and effective way to promote our job vacancies.

Pros

The features that was of a real benefit to us were mostly the search per tag or headline, the customized recruitment pipeline and the quick way to send bulk emails alongside with the synchronization with the work email account.

Cons

One feature that we really miss is that on the email templates we cannot include attachments.

Source: GetApp
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Shay Brown

So helpful!!

2016-12-10

Hiring for the first time I really needed help tracking potential employees and trying to find the best software to use workable is it!!

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Source: Capterra
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Delgado Nathaly

The excellence of a company depends on the recruitment of its employees

2018-05-19

Good strategies for control in the search for employees, we are happy with this platform

Pros

Excellent platform for the recruitment of employees, it has a fast and very understandable interface, Easy to use and provides good application and communication templates

Cons

Some problems with the development of tabletime, the product could be a bit expensive but when you use it you realize the help it gives you. hopefully correct some technical flaws and keep updating

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Buckley

Verified Reviewer

Annoyed I didn't use it sooner

2015-01-15

There are countless Applicant Tracking Systems out there.

Pros

UX Customer service Price Huge range of features Easy for non-technical people to pick up quickly

Cons

Not enough money spent on marketing which would have saved me from wasting my time on useless ATS's.

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Awesome applicant tracking system that allows you to streamline your onboarding process

2017-12-10

Pros

Workable is great for the recruiting and onboarding process helping you keep track of all applicants and move them into bucketed status for follow ups and segmentation of your applicants.

Cons

The interface and UI could be a bit more modern.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Nivin Jospeh

Verified Reviewer

Simple and effective applicant tracking system

2018-08-05

Pros

It is one of simplest applicant tracking system.

Cons

The Application is a little pricey for small firms even though the features are well suited for startups.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I have used Workable in my startup's hiring process

2018-07-17

Quick hiring process, time saving, useful insights and tools, flexible, enhancing communication with full visibility of applicants. Better than alternatives since the job posting from different well-know websites.

Pros

Secondly, the integrarion with indeed.com and glassdoor is boosting the number of applicants and increase your visibility even if you are a small company has no budget for promoting jobs.

Cons

While passing between different profiles, sometimes you feel lost.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Diana Helmuth

The Easiest Applicant Tracking Software to Figure Out

2017-07-11

After getting in touch with other ATS' (Lever, BreezyHR, Jobvite, HiringThing, the Applicant Stack), we went with Workable.

Pros

-Easy, one step posting to multiple job sites (free and premium) -Custom links so applicants can apply from anywhere and still end up in your pipeline.

Cons

-A few bugs (software doesn't always fetch a photo when you put in an email, even if it finds multiple social profiles) -Customer Support isn't immediate (you have to email, but they usually respond in <6 hours)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Roxy Keshavarznia

Made my life easier!

2018-05-18

Organized candidates, kept track of communications to candidates, easy to pull reports!

Pros

Keeping candidates organized, create own pipeline stages, communicate with others or with candidate directly.

Cons

Messages meant to be sent within the company were sent to the candidate by different stakeholders, ie more than one person made this mistake which means this is a flaw in the design. Talent pool was also a bit confusing, I'd like to move candidates from Talent Pool to a pipeline and vice versa.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Vice President of Public Relations (Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Best Cloud-Based Recruiting Tool for SMEs!

2015-01-23

With limited staff and resources, we needed an easy to implement recruiting tool that would seamlessly integrate with our new website.

Pros

Easy to Use Detailed Analytics Beautiful design, clean UI/UX Cloud-Based - access from anywhere Time Saver Economical

Source: GetApp
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Lauren Munar

All your hiring needs in one place

2018-05-09

Highly recommend, especially for small teams with limited time to devote to the recruiting process.

Pros

You can do just about everything through its interface: search, view resumes and screening questions, outreach, set appointments that sync with my calendar, compare candidates, share candidates, rate and comment on candidates (great for teams), easily follow candidates through their path to hiring, buy advertising with all the major job portals.

Cons

I really only have 2 comments regarding ways to improve: 1) When printing resumes, allow them to maintain their original formatting submitted by the candidate 2) Integrate a feature like Assistant.to for scheduling so that I can give candidates several different time slots to choose from that automatically sync to my calendar

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Zoltan Toth-Czifra

Verified Reviewer

Great tool, room for improvement

2015-01-21

The screening questions and mass rejection tools are great too of the number of applicants is very high.

Pros

- easy to use - great improvement over email - integration with other tools (Linkedin, Indeed)

Cons

- lack of sophisticated role management - some convenience features missing

Source: GetApp
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Christian Strand CIPD

Verified Reviewer

Streamlining Recruitment

2015-03-16

I have used Workable at several different companies and love the way it is simple yet functional enough for line managers to be able to use the system without much training; but still give me the oversight I need in HR.

Pros

Easy to learn (and good looking) Great integration with automatic job posting Simple to manage recruitment for several jobs at the same time Frequent updates and new functionality added

Cons

Would love for the software to increase the number of job boards that it can post to automatically especially websites that are used for internships and startup companies.

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Design company, 11-50 employees)

Great customer service!

2017-11-27

Pros

The employer careers pages are simple and clean- could be more customizable and interactive but the product is fairly cheap compared to competitors.

Cons

I'm a huge pipeline recruiter- their hashtags to categorize help but a boolean search function would be awesome.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy Carney

Workable a strong HR Software

2016-10-14

Highly recommended for those companies that are trying to put all their HR focus in one place, make it easy for your employees to access information and capture what's needed to remain compliant.

Pros

Easy to use, clickable Appealing visually Has all the basics needed for an HR suite Sharing recruiting information/resumes, super easy

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Workable

Check out Workable, it's convenient and cost effective.

Source: Software Advice
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David Knapp

Best ATS Tool on the Market!

2016-01-21

Pros

The main reason I chose Workable for our company's Applicant Tracking software is due to its user friendly capability.

Cons

My least favorite aspect about this tool is the time lag between viewing candidate profiles.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Workable

I would highly recommend this software to other users who are looking for a quick and simple approach to an applicant tracking tool. It does not take long to learn and has been highly effective with everyone on the hiring team. I have even been able to generate reports from the different job posting sites to determine which sites have been most effective in submitting candidates to our company. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking for a user friendly environment.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Solid ATS

2018-06-26

Pros

It's great that you get access to a mobile app to do some recruiting on the go.

Cons

The interface is easy enough to navigate and the recruiting profiles look great, but it would be great if the recruiting pipeline had a better visual representation.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Daniel Bonilla

HR Manager

2017-01-30

Great reporting system to get quick data. Very affordable, for a number of functions this system can use.

Pros

Easy to use, affordable, able to get good data, flexible, and reliable.

Cons

I would like to integrate this with my HR system

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Workable

If you want an easy, affordable, and good looking recruiting system, I recommend using this system.

Source: Software Advice
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