Shortlist Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Freelancer Management System

4.76/5 (38 reviews)

Shortlist overview

Shortlist is a beautiful, simple, easy to use contractor management software. We make it easy for companies to on-board, manage and pay their external workers.


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Free trial
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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Japanese
Shortlist screenshot: Organize your talentShortlist - Freelancer Management SystemShortlist screenshot: Rich, self-managed contractor/vendor profilesShortlist screenshot: Process payments and manage invoicesShortlist screenshot: Onboarding workflowShortlist screenshot: Flexible onboarding workflow creationShortlist screenshot: Freelancer dashboardsShortlist screenshot: Visual searchShortlist screenshot: Post job openings and grow your network

Shortlist reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Justine Schofield

Excellent product! Shortlist has streamlined several of our internal freelancer management processes

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

A streamlined solution to freelancer management! We used to have a fragmented system that involved using several tools for various parts of freelancer management: onboarding, information tracking, project assignments, performance tracking, etc. We are now able to fulfill all of these duties using one single platform, which drastically cuts our admin time and creates a smoother, more consistent workflow and user experience. From an internal perspective, Shortlist greatly reduced our admin time spent on freelancer management and allowed us to centralize many management duties. The platform helped us to streamline freelancer onboarding, information tracking, project assignments, performance tracking, and more. Before Shortlist, we were using several different tools to accomplish what is now done in one single platform! The project assignment functionality was the biggest attraction for us. It's the most robust I've seen, offering several assignment workflows. Our company works on a bidding system -- freelancers essentially opt into potential projects by bidding for work -- and Shortlist seamlessly supports and has enhanced our system. In addition, the platform is very user friendly for both administrators and freelancers. Although the platform offers a robust selection of tools to assist in freelancer and vendor management, the interface is clean, simple, and easy to navigate. The user friendly workflow greatly reduces the potential for confusion or questions, which is vital when working with a large external workforce. Lastly, the Shortlist team is clearly committed to the success of their customers. The team has been extremely communicative, receptive to feedback, and quick to offer helpful insights or suggestions on how to maximize use of the platform.

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Loryn Elizares

The FMS of my dreams!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

When I began the hunt for a FMS for our small start-up, I was working out of no less than five massive spreadsheets -- not to mention the hundreds of files floating around -- just to keep track of our freelance projects and payments. I found Shortlist via Google search, and from my very first contact I've been impressed with the software and especially, the team. I was able to consolidate all of my scattered processes into one location, and the ability to manage all aspects of a freelancer's work cycle, from on-boarding to assignments to payment, has shaved countless hours off my work day. I think my absolute favorite part of working with Shortlist though has been the amazing team of people devoted to helping ensure that we have the best product to work with. The sales team wasn't pushy, the tech team is always available for help or improvements, and our customer success rep has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I can't say enough good things about Shortlist, and how vastly it's improved and streamlined our processes, and in turn, our own work flows.*Integration with Hello Sign takes so much pain out of the on-boarding process *Speaking of which, the customizable on-boarding is bar none *Payments are easy to set up and schedule *Freelancers love it *Intuitive set up; you can tell it was designed with the user experience in mind *Amazing responsiveness of team

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Jessica Rosenbaum

Vital Tool for Our Business

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, our experience with Shortlist has been fantastic. Our business uses the tool a little differently and they have been accommodating to our needs. They are constantly improving their product and it is great to see those updates frequently. The customer service is top notch and everyone is warm and friendly. Most of my contractors are impressed with the system. They appreciate how easy it is to do business with us now that we have Shortlist. I really like that this system allows me to keep everything in one place. I used to have information all over the place (emails, Adobe cloud, paper files, Sharepoint, word/excel files, etc). My team used to wait on me for information that they now have at the click of a button. It has streamlined my process so significantly and it costs less than hiring another person to help me.

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Overall, the Shortlist team has exceeded my expectations! I look forward to my interactions w/ them.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

-Effective process techniques for recruiting, onboarding, growing, and managing our network of partners -Enables our business to scale -The Shortlist software enables us to do our business and be successful -User interface (UI) is intuitive to use -Friendly and personable customer support, they want to help us grow (awesome!) -Open to accommodating and exploring our needs (e.g. updated search functionality based on our needs & feedback) -Shortlist team has the technical capabilities to support our industry-specific needs -Most of our users accept and fill out their profile in <24hrs of us sending the invitation (Indicates this process doesn't take too much of their time and is easy to work through)

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Nate Best

Shortlist is great and getting better!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Customer support and the rest of team at Shortlist have been great to work with. They have followed through constantly to make sure the system is working for us and are quick to turn around any requests or answer any questions. Great customer experience!Shortlist is user-friendly and has a lot of nice features that help me better manage my team of freelancers. I like that freelancers can set up their own profiles and set their availability, so I know at a moment's glance who will be best for a particular project.

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Shortlist pricing

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Pricing options
Free trial
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Shortlist user based plans starts from $50 per users / per month, and varies based on the number of features required and scale of the implementation.

Shortlist features

Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Document Storage
Invoice Management
Real Time Data

Activity Dashboard (302 other apps)
Auditing (250 other apps)
Compliance Management (189 other apps)
Custom Fields (181 other apps)
Data Import/Export (241 other apps)
Inventory Management (193 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (195 other apps)
Monitoring (182 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (217 other apps)
Third Party Integration (217 other apps)
Workflow Management (205 other apps)

Additional information for Shortlist

Key features of Shortlist

  • Vendor & Freelancers Management
  • Vendor & Contractor On-boarding
  • Global Payments Processing
  • Invoice Management
  • Profile Management
  • Time tracking
  • SOW & Bid Management
  • Task Management
  • Time tracking
  • Contractor Sourcing & ATS
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- Hire and onbooard your contractors in minutes not days
- Highly flexible onboarding workflow tailored to your hiring policies
- Reduce your workforce compliance risk
- Reduce your hiring spend
- Gain operational efficiences by managing tasks and requests in one place
- Customizable reports
- Payment processing and Tax forms managementt