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APS Recognized by Gartner for Top-Rated HR and ATS Software

APS Recognized by Gartner for Top-Rated HR and ATS Software

APS has ranked in the top 20 companies out of all software listed on Gartner, for its HR and ATS solutions. Learn more.

APS has been recognized as a Category Leader, Shortlist Top 20, and FrontRunner by Gartner Digital Markets. APS outranked other payroll and HR providers by earning awards for its Human Resources and Applicant Tracking (ATS) offerings. Achievements like these show APS’ dedication to providing products and services that make payroll and HR easier. It’s an accomplishment for an organization like APS to earn such a large number of awards from thousands of software providers listed on Gartner.

You may be wondering what GetApp Category Leader, Software Advice FrontRunner, and Capterra Shortlist awards are and why they matter to your business. We’ll discuss these recognitions as well as how Gartner Digital Markets chose APS for these accolades. We’ll also talk about how awards like these can help you choose a payroll and HR provider.

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FrontRunner’s Methodology For Payroll

This award recognizes a vendor dedicated to creating a functional and easy product for small businesses to use. Awards in this category provide specific insight into a system’s functionality, integration capabilities, security, and mobile abilities.

A vendor who earns this award may offer various system integrations, both IOS and Android compatible apps, secure cloud databases, and other core features that positively impact small businesses’ user experience. Considering there are thousands of software vendors in the technology space, this kind of award aims to set vendors apart from the competition.

GetApp Category Leader 2021
Capterra Shortlist 2021

What Is The Capterra Shortlist Award?

Capterra’s Shortlist awards help prospective buyers learn which products are most popular across select categories. Capterra plots its top Shortlist award winners on a chart so potential buyers can see which vendor’s products are most robust.

APS earned awards in both the Human Resource and Applicant Tracking categories. APS’ awards are displayed across category graphs, tailored to buyer preferences. This graphical representation makes it easier for potential prospects to find software that best fits their needs.

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What Are Software Advice FrontRunner Awards?

FrontRunner awards illustrate a software provider’s commitment to creating user-friendly products that solve customer problems. Since they are based on customer satisfaction and research analysis scoring, these awards reflect vendors that push boundaries in their designated product market. APS earned awards for its Applicant Tracking System and Human Resource offerings because we proactively provide customers with solutions that make their payroll and HR processes easier.

Software Advice Frontrunners 2021

Gartner Digital Scoring Methodology

Vendors earn Gartner awards when they receive at least 20 product reviews within a given timeframe. Besides product reviews, Gartner looks for vendors whose products specifically serve the North American market, who have higher than average ratings for functionality, and are relevant to buyers across multiple industries and sectors.

GetApp Category Leader Scoring

To earn a GetApp Category Leader badge, a vendor needs to have unique reviews that explain customer satisfaction with a system’s core offerings. In addition to these reviews, a software vendor must also earn ratings based on five areas that GetApp considers essential for small businesses. These areas include:

  • Ease of use
  • Value for money
  • Functionality
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend

These ratings, combined with reviews, a system’s web presence, and multi-industry functionality, determine a company’s Category Leader award. For more information, read the GetApp Category Leader Scoring Methodology.


Capterra Shortlist Award Scoring

Capterra Shortlist Awards identify top products based on a blend of user ratings and popularity: 

  • User Ratings:  These are overall user ratings for products based on reviews written in the last 24 months—users rate products on a scale of 1 star (lowest) to 5 stars (highest). 
  • Popularity: Considers average monthly search volume for a standardized set of keywords for each product, as well as where each vendor’s website ranks on a search engine results page (SERP). This scoring helps measure overall user interest and system popularity.

Both ratings and scores are weighted to become a value between 1-50. Top earners become Capterra Shortlist Top 20 award winners. 

Understanding FrontRunner Scoring and Graphs

Software vendors like APS earn FrontRunner awards when their user reviews cover two categories: product usability and customer satisfaction. This combined methodology allows potential users to evaluate a vendor on more than just the system itself. FrontRunners like APS are an elite group within the entire software market. APS scores high for customer satisfaction and usability, providing customers with user-friendly technology and top-rated customer support.

These awards provide prospective buyers with a deeper understanding of what makes APS unique and our commitment to the customer experience. We focus on delivering functional, user-friendly products that help clients solve their everyday needs.

Software Advice FrontRunners Graph

FrontRunners in the Entire Software Market

2021 Front Runner graph

   APS As a Leading FrontRunner

How Gartner Awards Can Help You Choose A Software Provider

Recognitions like Category Leader, Shortlist Top 20 Product, and FrontRunner offer prospective customers insight into what makes a software vendor unique. Finding a payroll and HR solution that solves your specific problems can be challenging. These accomplishments can help you become a more strategic software purchaser. You can tailor your buyer journey to focus on vendors that provide exceptional features like functional ATS, user-friendly HR products, etc.

Likewise, the unique customer feedback that scores these awards enables you to visualize working with each vendor. This vicarious experience eliminates buyer’s remorse, so you can confidently choose a platform that supports your company for years to come.

How APS Can Help

APS has a mission to make payroll and HR easier for the customers it serves. Since 2017, we have consistently ranked on Gartner for attributes like ease-of-use, functionality, popularity, and customer satisfaction. We have earned awards across our payroll and HR core offerings, showcasing our ability to provide customers with a unified system that meets their needs. Working with APS gives you the following support and success benefits:

  • Lifetime Training: Receive lifetime training from our team of experts to help you master the APS system at no additional cost to you.
  • Dedicated Support: Leverage a four-person dedicated support team that is just a phone call, email, or support request away to answer any questions you may have.
  • Commitment to Success: Partner with a success coordinator who understands your business, challenges, and goals for a quicker return on your investment.

With APS, you’ll gain a workforce partner committed to your success and focused on providing you personalized customer experience. To learn more about what APS can do for you, schedule a personalized demo today!


FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.

The FrontRunners badge is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.

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