The term Applicant Tracking System comes from the American and is generally defined as software that automates the recruiting process i.e. enables the electronic handling of the recruiting process. In German-speaking countries, the term E-Recruiting software or applicant management system is more common.
However, ATS also means the possibility of tracking the application channels of the candidates. This function was not possible in the software of the local providers for a long time, despite its importance.
In the next two sections, learn about the general benefits of an ATS and why it is so important to evaluate the channels.