What are cloud based ATS compared to traditional on premise systems?

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What are cloud based ATS compared to traditional on premise systems?

Cloud based applicant tracking systems differ from traditional on-premise systems in several key ways. Firstly, cloud based ATS are hosted on remote servers maintained by the provider, whereas traditional systems are installed and operated on the organization's own hardware and infrastructure. This fundamental distinction leads to various implications.

Cloud based ATS offer greater accessibility, allowing users to access the system from anywhere with an internet connection, while traditional systems are often limited to on-site access. Additionally, cloud-based ATS typically have lower upfront costs as they require no hardware investment and often operate on a subscription model, whereas traditional systems require significant initial investment in hardware and software licenses.

Furthermore, cloud based ATS generally offer more flexibility and scalability, allowing organizations to easily adjust their usage according to their needs, while traditional systems may require additional investment and time to scale up.

Security is another consideration. Cloud based ATS often benefit from regular security updates and data backups provided by the provider, whereas traditional systems rely on the organization's IT team for maintenance and security measures.

Overall, while both types of systems serve the same purpose of managing recruitment processes, cloud based ATS offer advantages in terms of accessibility, cost, scalability, and security.