SmarterSelect Features

SmarterSelect

Online applicant & application management solution

4.47/5 (93 reviews)

SmarterSelect Feature Summary

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

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SmarterSelect Feature Reviews

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

Jennifer Griffis

Reviewing applications within the system and exporting data

2017-11-16

Pros

We've been able to adapt it to our meet our application needs.

Cons

Data reporting/exporting is less than sector standard (i.e. doesn't export headers, only allows 40 fields per export).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SmarterSelect


Hi Jennifer,
Many thanks for your review! I'll have our Support team reach out with info about exports because we can export more all the fields in an app (over 100+).
Thanks,
Robert

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Katrina Perkosky

Great software. Great support. Great value.

2017-11-28

It's easy to make custom applications and export the data from those applications, which saves time doing boring data entry work.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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

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Barbara Stueve

Make your scholarship season easier

2016-08-29

We also export and upload our finished applications in a different way for the evaluators than most clients of SmarterSelect.

Pros

The sorting, reporting, and exporting make the application grouping to committees very efficient.

Cons

Because of our insistence to use only one application, The app rules on our application become very complex.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SmarterSelect

If you are still working with a paper application. What are you waiting for? Current students want electronic submission . The reporting and sorting is fast and easy. The value for even a really small organization is in the product.

Source: Capterra
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Darla Stitzlein

Love the free trial option and customer support is fantastic! Easy to customize to our programs!

2017-11-17

It saves us tons of time in the review and selection process.

Pros

It allowed us to learn about the software and to begin to create our applications. Everything we worked on during the free trial was saved and valid and usable when we purchased the software.

Cons

I'd also like to see the application and the evaluation data merge better for more efficient reporting.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob Bodor

Overall, great! Helps us with our programs.

2017-11-17

Ease of tracking and reporting

Pros

Saves a bunch of time.

Cons

Having to manually enter payments on 700 individual profiles. Sometimes it is challenging using the email system for support as opposed to phone.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rosybell Maria

Very informative and helpful

2017-12-04

Pros

There are a lot of opportunities for customization and it is relatively user-friendly.

Cons

It would be great if the integration were automatic, irregardless of your package.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kimberly Eaton

It is a good product and meets our needs.

2017-11-28

It allows us to keep our applications (scholarship & grants) uniform and easy to share electronically.

Pros

It is versatile enough that we can use it for both our scholarship and our grant applications. It is easy to have the option for attachments.

Cons

I wish there could be a way to create a chart for applicants to complete on questions such as activities or work history over the years.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Margaret Hollies

Carmel Education Foundation

2016-09-04

When the transfer over to the new platform, some of our applications didn't come through because there was an additional space.

Pros

It's fairly easy to use.

Cons

I dislike having to receive an email in order to get a report. It's just one more step especially when we are running over 80 reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering SmarterSelect

There are times that it would be great to be able to have a phone number for support. Usually we are in a time crunch and need an immediate reply which doesn't happen with email.

Source: Capterra
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Caroline Pierce

SmarterSelect largely meets our needs for our online scholarship application process.

2017-11-20

Pros

Our applicants and evaluators did not report many issues (aside from some log in problems).

Cons

., record of emails sent via "messages" feature and/or who received a broadcast message, current evaluator review status, etc.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SmarterSelect


Hi Caroline,
Many thanks for your review! I'll have the Support team reach out to you regarding our new Messages Log feature that was announced a few months ago.
Regards,
Robert

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Kristen Durham

Our association couldn't be happier!

2017-11-28

The ability to use this software for many different areas of our business. It has expanded more than we had originally intended because of the success rate with the program.

Pros

The evaluation process is super easy as well!

Cons

The inability to merge program data with other program data without exporting out of the website.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marilyn Render

ScholarSelect Is A Great Tool with Multiple Features

2016-09-09

I am a long time user for ScholarSelect.

Pros

The software provides a step by step, easy way to obtain application information and it also provides a way for reviewers to easy review all of the content online.

Cons

The program should provide us with the ability to delete partially completed applications and/or a safe way to delete an application with a safety feature that allows one to be sure this is something you wish to do before the final removal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SmarterSelect


Hi Marilyn, Many thanks for your review! We plan to add "app deletion" as soon as we work out the safety features. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Daniel Garcia

Great!! Service is constantly improving for the better and it is simple to use.

2017-11-16

The ability to manage our scholarship program makes this service ideal

Pros

It is an ideal tool for managing a scholarship program and it is priced very reasonably.

Cons

I wish it would integrate seamlessly into our data base so that there is no need to navigate in and out of platforms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Murphy

Switched from emailed applications to SmarterSelect - saved us a ton of time!

2017-11-16

Pros

I love that I can customize the application to meet my needs.

Cons

And setting up the application and revising it to be exactly what you want can be cumbersome.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie Sellers

SmarterSelect for Grants and Scholarships

2016-08-29

Each of these programs including a application, grant acceptance, and final report component.

Pros

The creation of 40+ scholarship programs, some requiring unique applications and some utilizing a common application was initially a daunting task, but once the initial time investment was made, each year requires less and less time.

Cons

The time it takes to move between applications can cause frustration for system administrators and evaluators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joanne Olnhausen

Get Bang for Your Buck

2016-08-31

Once the product was introduced, we have been tweeking it to fit our needs and make it a better user experience for both those applying and those reviewing the applications. SmarterSelect has been very responsive to our needs and worked with us to find solutions to most of our requests for assistance.

Pros

Ease of use and fantastic customer support.

Cons

Some places not flexible enough to provide what we need; and the fact that you cannot get aggregate reporting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from SmarterSelect


Hi Joanne, Thanks for your feedback! Stay tuned for aggregate reporting coming soon.

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Mariann Williams

SmarterSelect saves us time and money.

2016-08-29

Our evaluators find it easy to use and our applicants have grown significantly.

Pros

The ease of use and the continual upgrades to improve it on a regular basis.

Cons

Also, the ability for evaluators to download data would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering SmarterSelect

I don't know of another app that works so well.

Source: Capterra
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Ryan Turner

I have used Smarter Select for scholarship applications.

2017-11-16

Pros

It's fairly straight forward and integrates with Salesforce.

Cons

It would be nice if it attempted to auto-fill the field to field integration, such that I could just make corrections where needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Abel Ochoa

Easy to use and good features.

2017-11-28

Made my organization go from paper applications to completely electronic.

Pros

The main application design.

Cons

It's hard to get customer service support when issues arise with the application. Too long of a delay.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dre Law

Over the years the service level has decreased

2017-05-18

Pros

Cost is reasonable - there is not much more here to say about this product. I'd had it for over 5 years and is just not what it used to be.

Cons

Sometimes the problem if ever resolved, will not be communicated to you. The reports are not easy to manipulate, large, and take forever to be emailed to you.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Basha Coleman

Very easy to use and edit.

2017-12-04

Chapter Feedback.

Pros

The ability to have multiple applications live at once.

Cons

The reports are hard to read in PDF.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy Dell

Overall, okay. Have been many issues; most satisfactorily resolved.

2017-11-16

Pros

Matching feature for scholarship program; online evaluation function; linkage between applications that eliminates need to fill-in fields multiple times.

Cons

The inability to contact customer support is not specifically a software issue, but it complicates the process as a user/administrator, particularly when the issue is time-sensitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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kate fenneman

Smarter Select has been an incredible resource and application provider for our program

2017-12-04

Pros

And the ability to run reports. The admin is also very helpful

Cons

I sometimes wish I could make changes to our application by entering the whole app at once and not just by section

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alison Lewis

We use SmarterSelect for the scholarships our honor society provides, both applications & judging.

2017-11-29

You can imagine the savings in time, energy, and resources by going to an electronic system.

Pros

I can also easily "clone" last year's applications to set up this year's applications.

Cons

I wish there was some way to "archive" non-active users in regard to our account.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jill Penafiel

This software has saved my life. It used to take me 1.5 hours/day to open mail and sort applications

2017-11-28

It saves a tremendous amount of time and work for me.

Pros

It's very time saving and I don't have people calling to ask if their application is complete.

Cons

I would like for the attachments to print along with the rest of the application with the click of a button.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Elton Lytle

Our experience with SmarterSelect has been fantastic! It is an amazing tool for our applications.

2017-11-28

Pros

When we design and update our applications, these features make evaluation and selection process much easier to verify and lightens our overall workload.

Cons

This is a very minor issue overall as the look and layout of the form is actually very helpful for mobile users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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