Advanced Personnel Systems releases SmartSearch® Version 16

OCEANSIDE, CA May 11, 2012 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch® recruiting business software announces the release of its new Version 16.

The latest version of SmartSearch® features a new user-configurable search interface called Search My Way that allows each user to define preferred search parameters and drag data sections into any order. This simplifies and streamlines most common searches to find candidates faster. The Search My Way function includes an option to harness the “Power Search” tools engine for integrated resume search. Version 16 also offers cross-database searching for large clients with multiple database environments.

In tandem with the v16 release, SmartSearch® rolls out updates to its built-in Mobile Access module with the addition of two new Apps for Android and iPhone, both available for download at the smart phone App store. The new Apps feature an updated interface and adds new features to mobile capabilities such ability to view documents, match candidates to jobs, and additional access to Work-In-Progress dashboard items.

“In addition to the highly anticipated Apps for recruiters, we’ll soon be releasing an optional Apps for Candidates and Hiring Managers,” said Doug Coull, CEO at APS, “These Apps will be branded to the company site to complement existing web presence.”

Version 16 also features a S.M.A.R.T. (Social Media And Recruiting Toolkit) menu that brings new and existing social media integrations together in one convenience place. Built-in search tools reach across social networks to find people, post jobs, view and update activity on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and easily import candidates and contacts to the SmartSearch® database either individually or in bulk.

Version 16 enhances SmartSearch® text messaging capability in partnership with to better support mobile recruiting, and adds optional integration with ProveIt! – one of the nation’s leading skill/knowledge assessment services. Users also have access to added job posting options via new integrations available with and Simply Hired to expand recruiting reach across the web, and posting jobs to selected niche sites such as Rig Zone and Oil Careers.

SmartSearch® new version expands self-configuration options that allow Admin Users to define pre-set user “roles” to make it easier and faster to add new users by pre-populating access rights, roles, permissions, groups, location, and interface settings. User self-config is also enhanced to set personal preferences, streamline data fields to manage workflow, and apply Shortcuts to any activities defined in the built-in applicant tracking toolsets.

The SmartSearch® recruiting software is best known for the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and applications for managing all employment-related information from one easy to use interface.

About SmartSearch®: Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. has led the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized innovator in on-demand technology and recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch® serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. For more information, visit:

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