Evaluating new applicant tracking system (ATS) software is the first step in a successful implementation project plan. While it seems like an easy task (just get better than what you have now!), a lot of headaches throughout the project can be avoided by approaching this evaluation stage deliberately. As most large projects do, you’ll begin with your implementation team. For smaller companies, this may be people in HR who use your ATS. Larger companies can assemble implementation teams that include users in HR, user experience testers, and an IT project manager.