Exelare Review

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Exelare At A Glance

Good: Has extensive customization capabilities for all levels of users, as well as Advanced Outlook and Gmail integrations to make it simple to track emails and perform other functions.
Bad: Some customers would like more reports included in the software package.
Bottom Line: A hybrid between an out-of-box ATS and recruitment solution and a custom built one, which streamlines many time-consuming tasks early in the hiring process.

Product Overview

Exelare is a robust applicant tracking system (ATS) and recruitment software tool, as well as a strategic customer relationship management (CRM) solution offered by cBizSoft. For this review, we’ll focus on the features provided to streamline the recruitment process.

Exelare is a cloud-based, modernized recruitment solution that alleviates headaches related to recruitment marketing, candidate management and resume parsing through simple dashboards, powerful reporting tools and mobile apps.


Exelare is a scalable ATS and recruitment solution that allows you to tailor every feature to fir your organization’s workflow. By combining the prime functions found in out-of-box solutions and custom built ones, Exelare offers a variety of features to streamline the recruitment process and simplify related hiring functions.

Candidate Management

Using an assortment of tools, Exelare allows your recruitment department to work smarter, not harder. By centralizing candidate information, automating time-consuming tasks and simplifying communication among your team, Exelare helps everyone on your recruiting staff stay on the same page while no candidate falls through the cracks.

The tools included for candidate management are:

  • Centralized communications
  • Email and calendar integration
  • Resume parsing
  • Advanced search
  • Pipeline/status tracking
  • Resume harvesting
  • Advanced Outlook integration
  • Mass emailing/mail merge
  • SMS/text messaging
  • Candidate marketing
  • Social-media integration
  • Saved/hot list management
  • Ownership tracking
Jobs Management

The Jobs Management functions help consolidate your efforts in maintaining online applications, job postings, vendor submissions and more. This improves your recruitment team’s productivity while allowing it to focus on matching the right candidate to an open position.

The Jobs Management module uses some of the same tools as the Candidate Management one, such as pipeline/status tracking, centralized communications and social media integration.

Other tools include:

  • Internal & external submissions
  • VMS integration
  • Job-posting integration
  • Job list email marketing
  • Online job portals
Sourcing & Resume Harvesting

SourceFirst is a cloud-based tool that allows you to search hundreds of job boards and social media sites with a single inquiry.

Since SourceFirst supports both major sites (e.g., Monster and Twitter) and smaller ones (e.g., university and college career networks), you’re able to quickly discover top candidates.

Recruitment Marketing

Easily manage all of your job postings, mass email campaigns and online job portal from one location.

The recruitment marketing solution simplifies and automates the management of your job openings by using the following tools:

  • Automatic job feeds
  • Bulk job-posting management
  • Social-media distribution
  • Online job portals
  • Job list email marketing
Dashboards & Reporting

Intuitive dashboards keep hiring managers up to date in the hiring process with real-time information at a glance. Powerful reporting tools and configurable key performance indicators (KPIs) allow users to drill down into the data they need to make better hiring decisions.

Exelare also makes it simple to share information among your recruitment team by exporting it as either a CSV (Excel sheet) or a PDF.

Mobile Apps

Exelare provides mobile apps of its solutions so you can access critical recruitment data, anytime, anywhere, from any device. These native apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android. They also have calendar sync so you can stay on top of all your upcoming interviews and events.

Online Job Portals

With Exelare, you’re able to create job portals to easily post job descriptions to your own website. Use either the pre-built templates or fully customize the portal to reflect your company’s brand.

The following abilities make building and maintaining a job portal simple for even the least technical person in the office:

  • Plug & play architecture
  • Configurable design choices
  • Advanced styling control
  • Mobile optimization

  • Applicant Tracking?
  • Automated Reference Checks?
  • Onboarding?
  • Recruiting?
  • Social Integration?
  • Video Interviewing?

Target Market

Exelare is an ATS and recruitment software, as well as a CRM solution aimed toward streamlining the recruitment efforts of staffing and recruitment companies, as well as small to mid-sized businesses.

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cBizSoft securely hosts Exelare in the cloud. Each customer will have a scalable database dedicated to information storage.

Exelare also has a variety of job board, social and mobile integrations available. Some notable ones are listed below:

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Career Builder
  • Monster
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Fee Trader
  • ShoreTel

Customer Service & Support

cBizSoft has a dedicated support team via live email and phone ready to answer any questions you have.

Before contacting the support team, you’re encouraged to find your own answers in the Knowledge Base, an online database with step-by-step instructions, along with videos and FAQs. You’re also able to schedule a free training session with support staff and participate on the Feedback Forum.


There’s Standard and Premium pricing for Exelare’s software, which is based on the number of user licenses you need. All plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you choose to pay annually instead of monthly, there’s an additional 20% discount on all user levels.

Standard Prices

  • 1 to 3 users: $79 per user/month
  • 4 to 10 users: $69 per user/month
  • 11+ users: $59 per user/month

Premium Prices

  • 1 to 3 users: $109 per user/month
  • 4 to 10 users: $99 per user/month
  • 11+ users: $89 per user/month


Customers have mentioned they’d like cBizSoft to provide more reports in its Exelare software packages.

cBizSoft does not offer a free trial period with the Exelare solution. However, they do offer a 30 day money back guarantee.


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Exelare is a recruitment software and CRM solution provided by cBizSoft, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider dedicated to the day-to-day challenges of HR departments and consulting firms.

cBizSoft is headquartered in Dallas, TX and has been helping companies reduce IT costs while improving productivity since 1999.

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