Press Release

January 13, 2020

Software Reviews names Checkster Reference Insights, Hireology Hiring Process, and Automated Reference Checking among Reference Checking Emotional Footprint Award Winners.

Reference Checking Software Users Review Vendors for Satisfaction, Revealing Their Top Three Through SoftwareReviews 
Checkster Reference Insights, Hireology Hiring Process, and HealthcareSource Automated Reference Checking win Emotional Footprint Awards. 
 SoftwareReviews announces its 2020 Reference Checking Emotional Footprint Award winners, as determined by software users who feel that the following three vendors have provided them with exceptional customer experiences. According to users’ answers to questions focused on satisfaction, which have been crafted by seasoned IT industry analysts at Info-Tech Research Group, the Reference Checking vendor champions are: 
·         Checkster Inc. (Reference Insights) 
·         Hireology (Hiring Process) 
·         HealthcareSource Inc. (Automated Reference Checking) 
The Emotional Footprint awards are showcased in an annual report published by SoftwareReviews focused on the vendor-user relationships from the customer’s point of view. Software users said that in their experience, Checkster Reference Insights is number one in providing efficiency and enabling productivity with a net-promoter score of +87%. The vendor scored the highest at +93%, in providing customers with fair conflict resolution. Hireology Hiring Process received a net-promoter score of +100% for its security features’ ability to protect, as opposed to frustrate. This vendor has received strong positive emotional scores in many areas including providing unique features, client friendly policies, generous negotiation, including product enhancements, resulting in its championship number-two spot. Automated Reference Checking scored exceptionally well in the negotiation and contract category with a net-promoter score of +86% for putting the client’s interest first, saving time and being transparent. 
What Is the Emotional Footprint Diamond? 

The Emotional Footprint Diamond illustrates the customer experience with software vendors and a complex relationship spanning procurement, implementation, service, and support. The Net Emotional Footprint of a vendor is a result of aggregated emotional response ratings in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation, creating a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product from the software users’ point of view. The data published in the Emotional Footprint Diamond is collected from real end users through authentic software review surveys and meticulously verified. The survey uses standard net promoter scoring (positive percentage minus negative percentage) to arrive at the Net Emotional Footprint score. These skillfully crafted survey questions are informed by two decades of IT research and advisory. Vendors with top user scores receive the Emotional Footprint Award. The Emotional Footprint Awards, an initiative proudly founded in 100% user-review data, is free of traditional components such as market presence and analyst opinion, which are opaque in nature and may be influenced by vendor pressure, financial or otherwise. 

About SoftwareReviews 
SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. 

By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software. 
For more information, please contact: 
Leanne O’Brien 
Director, Communications & PR 
1-888-670-8889 ext. 3409