What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is software that enables the electronic handling of recruitment and hiring needs from receiving resumes to hiring employees. There are several available to employers and recruiters. ATS is very similar to customer relationship management (CRM) systems, but are designed for recruitment. A critical aspect of ATS is Résumé parsing. Also known as CV parsing, résumé extraction, or CV extraction, it allows for the automated extraction, storage a