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Akken Acquires Over 200 Clients in First Year, Helping Staffing and Recruiting Companies Put More People to Work

2008-08-06 02:00:00

Akken Acquires Over 200 Clients in First Year, Helping Staffing and Recruiting Companies Put More People to Work

Large demand for Akken Staffing™, the first All-in-One on demand software for the staffing and recruiting industry, fuels impressive growth

Nashua, NH (EMWNews) August 6, 2008 — Akken, (, the first All-in-One on demand staffing and recruiting software provider announced it experienced dramatic growth, acquiring more than 200 clients during the first 12 months of selling its flagship product, Akken Staffing™. Integration and automation of all core business functions, ease of use, and superior service are the primary features driving staffing and recruiting companies to purchase Akken.

An innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, Akken is causing a rapid shift in the staffing and recruiting software market. Akken’s impressive growth is a result of companies recognizing there is finally an affordable, All-in-One software solution to manage their entire business. More than just an applicant tracking system, Akken Staffing allows companies to be more efficient and effective in their sales and recruiting process while streamlining their back office human resources, billing, accounting and reporting functions.

A year ago, few knew about Akken. That’s changed. Bruce A. Bille, president of Technical Staffing Professionals LLC, had looked at Akken Staffing back in the fall of 2007. After reviewing 12 products, Bille’s team narrowed the field to three of Akken’s competitors.

“I don’t remember why I decided to give them (Akken) another look before making our final selection, but the timing was good,” says Bille. “… I had everyone look at Akken again, and it seemed to have everything the other three had, plus a more intuitive user interface and great resume parsing.”

The fact that it has grown to more than 200 customers in its first year is a testament to the value Akken provides its customers. “It reinforces our mission of empowering thousands of staffing and recruiting firms to manage themselves efficiently with an integrated, All-in-One solution that a business of any size can afford,” notes founder Giridhar Akkineni. “By automating daily tasks, companies are able to make more placements, generate more revenues, and increase their bottom line.”

And those companies are quickly learning that Akken’s team is committed to providing in-depth training, offering outstanding support, including 99.99% uptime and continuously enhancing its product – more than 70 percent of which stem from direct customer feedback.

Deb Schneider, VP and General Counsel of the Crossfire Group LLC, says, “We are impressed with the service that the Akken support team has been providing. Not only is the team incredibly responsive and available, but they are also fun to work with! They have helped us

through the transition to Akken, and we were able to begin use of the program the same day that we signed up. I would highly recommend Akken to any staffing company.”

Within the past year, Akken has upgraded system features including powerful summary screens, 360 degree visibility, client self service, invoicing, and reporting. “Their product has come a long way,” says Bille. “With a few more updates, which are scheduled soon, they will arguably be the best ATS out there.”   

About Akken

Akken provides affordable on demand software solutions for staffing and recruiting companies to run their entire business with one powerfully simple, integrated, web-based system. Akken’s flagship offering, Akken Staffing™, combines email, applicant tracking, CRM, job management, accounting, human resource management, and reporting into the industry’s first All-in-One software system. Akken helps its clients automate processes across all business functions, allowing them to generate more revenues and profits faster and easier while providing unparalleled client service. For more information please visit

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