Staffing industry leader, Nesco Resource, eliminates redundant data entry with SmartSearch® Accounting Gateway integration to AS/400

OCEANSIDE, CA October 1, 2012 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) announces the success of a highly customized integration to facilitate the flow of critical information from SmartSearch® recruiting business software into Nesco Resource’s AS/400 back office billing and payroll system.

“We are always enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with our clients enhancing SmartSearch® to better meet their business needs. Integrations with external third-party systems have always been a strong point for us,” said Doug Coull, CEO of APS. “What makes this particular effort extraordinary is Nesco’s AS/400 platform, our back office integrations in the past have been to more standard environments and systems that support web-services transfer of data.”

Founded in 1956, Nesco Resource, initially implemented SmartSearch® in 2000 to support its front office sales and recruiting. By 2012, Nesco had expanded to 56 offices in 15 states, and it grew increasingly difficult to collect new employee data, time cards and expenses in a timely manner for processing through its highly customized AS/400 back office system.

Nesco Resource had been exporting new hire transaction reports from SmartSearch® and running them through a number of macro scripts to export employee employee data in a nightly batch, but this was not frequent enough to keep pace with the growth of staffing placements and pay/bill changes. In addition, this time-consuming process involved a line-by-line comparison of data on spreadsheets to insure accuracy of job information, pay and bill rates, and other new hire data along with workers comp codes and state/local codes. Nesco needed a better, faster way to transfer this critical information and retain data integrity. Complicating the task was the AS/400 platform used at Nesco for back office data processing since Smart Search® typical web-services approach to moving data were not supported.

After installing the SmartSearch® Accounting Gateway module for online time and expense collection, APS designed custom data sets to accommodate the AS/400’s unique requirements. A customized data feed was also created along with automated schedules for moving new hire transactions from SmartSearch® to the AS/400. This solution allows critical payroll and billing data to be batched and transferred out of SmartSearch® via FTP file in a format that is accessible to the AS/400 system.

Scott Gammon, Field IT Specialist at Nesco Resource said, “We are very pleased with the functionality of the SmartSearch® Gateway; it is working out very well for us. We knew going in that moving data automatically to our AS/400 system would be a challenge but the technical experts at APS worked their magic and made it look easy. We are saving a lot of time and energy and can count on having the data more readily available in our back office system. I would highly recommend SmartSearch® with its user friendly functionality, flexibility and scalability — it’s really supported our success and the rapid growth of our organization. I also find the technical support to be exceptional and we know we can count on them as a reliable and capable business partner.”

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:

About Nesco Resource
Nesco Resource was founded in 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio as an engineering and design firm. Today, Nesco Resource is a recognized industry leader that provides a full range of staffing and consulting solutions within the Engineering & IT, Clerical & Light Industrial, Accounting and Finance sectors. Additionally, Nesco offers specialty services such as in-house design and drafting, vendor management solutions, on-site operations and much more. The company’s clients range from dynamic start-up organizations to many leading Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about Nesco Resource at