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Top Echelon Software

Applicant tracking system and recruiting CRM for agencies
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Top Echelon SoftwareProduct Overview

  1. About Top Echelon
  2. Pros of Top Echelon
  3. Cons of Top Echelon
  4. Breakdown of core features

Top Echelon product overview

Top Echelon’s recruiting software for agency recruiters and executive search consultants delivers an applicant tracking system (ATS) and client relationship management (CRM) features in a single solution. It manages the placement and hiring process for growing recruiting teams and organizations. Top Echelon gives onboarding, training, and technical support to its customers for the life of the service. As a browser-based cloud solution, the software updates regularly, with reports regarding updates and upgrades emailed to users on a monthly basis.

The software specializes in saving time through the automation of applicant sourcing and tracking features like resume parsing, email parsing, and bulk resume uploads. In addition, Top Echelon provides capabilities such as custom fields, custom workflows, import/export spreadsheets, duplicate checking, and record merging. It facilitates tagging, full-text searching, and radius searching and brings a candidate portal for recruiting agencies’ websites.

Top Echelon offers CRM features to enable recruiters to stay in front of their clients and candidates and maintain high levels of communication during the hiring lifecycle. Its features include custom pipeline stages, email integration, and calendar integration. It also comes with custom workflows, activity planners, email templates, custom activities, reporting, and a notification system.

Pros of Top Echelon

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  • It focuses primarily on third-party recruiting agencies. It has an intuitive interface that allows agency recruiters and search consultants to navigate the software comfortably. Recruiters can use the software to streamline the recruiting process on a daily basis, resulting in both increased production and time savings.
  • Its Activity Planner lets users schedule events, meetings, calls, and tasks to monitor what they need to do, track completed tasks, and see what’s overdue. Moreover, the recruiting software’s reporting features enable agency owners to gain a better understanding of how well they and their teams are performing. The software has three report types: Activity Reports, Pipeline Reports, and Placement Reports.

Cons of Top Echelon

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  • It doesn’t offer integrations and partnerships with every complementary technology product in the marketplace. However, Top Echelon is constantly seeking new partnerships and software integrations for a better user experience.

Breakdown of core features

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Resume parsing

The software pulls out important data points from the resume and builds a record. These records contain contact information, work history, education, certifications, and customized tags.

Adding records

Top Echelon provides multiple options for adding candidate and job order data besides manual entry, including email parsing capability and a bulk data importing tool.

Email marketing

Users can save time by allowing the logging of emails in and out of the software and creating email templates. They can also send individual and mass emails from the system.

Job posting

Top Echelon lets users post opportunities to numerous job posting sites, like Monster and ZipRecruiter, improving exposure for job postings. When candidates apply for these jobs, the software automatically adds their information to the database.

(Last updated on 06/17/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    Staffing / Recruiting
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses


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  • Chrome Sourcing Extension
  • Bulk Resume Uploads
  • Contact Importer
  • Resume Parsing
  • Email Parsing
  • Advanced Searching
  • Notes and Tags
  • Job Order Pipelines
  • Hotlists
  • SMS Texting
  • Email Templates and Signatures
  • Activity Planner and Scheduler
  • Outlook Add-In
  • Activity Tracking
  • Notifications
  • Customization
  • Reporting
  • Privacy Compliance Features (CCPA/GDPR)
  • Job Board
  • Job Posting


  • Apple iCal
  • Facebook
  • Foxhire
  • Google Calendar
  • Gmail
  • hireEZ
  • Huntington Insurance
  • Interseller
  • Jobvertise
  • Jooble
  • LinkedIn
  • Monster
  • Nexxt
  • Office 365
  • Outlook Add-In
  • Spark Hire
  • Talent.com
  • Top Echelon Job Board
  • Twilio
  • Twitter
  • Verified First
  • ZipRecruiter

Pricing Model

  • Montly and Annual pricing packages


  • English