Version 22.214.171.124 Highlights
Released on 7 September 2023
Version 126.96.36.199 released on 23 August 2023
The Employee Management module in the Windows application has been upgraded to the new platform. The module has been running solidly for over 12 years. The User Interface is now fresh, yet familiar and easy to use. The other modules are again seemlessly integrated, but are now more visually appealing with graphical representations. Not only is the UI easier to use, it now provides more information on demand. Most complex fields can now simply be “expanded” to see contextual information about the selected record without leaving the screen.
The Custom Data framework has been extended to the employees and it is now possible to create various types of custom fields and even group them by custom defined headings. The Employee Editor will also support custom developed plugins that can be developed and deployed per client where extreme custom functionality is required.
The ability update employees in large batches have also been redone and not only does it make it easier now, it also supports additional features like manually linking batches of people to custom requirement groups and even updating leave balances (which used to be a completely separate screen).
A lot of work has also been done on the Compliance Management functionality (with a lot more to come in the next versions, including electronic signatures). Management and overview of employee compliance can now easily been seen for an employee and easily updatable. Web application also allows managers to view the compliance status graphically for their sub-ordinates.
Version 188.8.131.52 Highlights
Released on 17 March 2023
Various smaller improvements and upgrades were done. HR Manage now uses the .NET Framework 4.8, the password security options have been extended and HR Manage now uses a new configuration platform.
Workflows of specified types can now be monitored and escalated automatically of they’ve been idle for more than a certain number of days. The process will send out an email containing a list of all idle workflows to the people involved.
Email groups can now be defined in the system and integrated with the Workflow module. It allows for sending emails from the workflow to external recipients with links to attachments / compliance data within the workflow. It can be configured which attachments will be available to the external recipients and a secure link will be generated for accessing each attachment.
Version 184.108.40.206 Highlights
Released on 29 August 2022
New Import Module
Our existing Import module was developed over 10 years ago and has been running stable for all this time and with various utilities, we’ve been able to adapt it to changing environments without issue. However, it was time for a rewrite and incorporate all that we have learned over the years into something even more powerful, with built-in support for new types of data.
We’ve expanded the data sources from where data can be imported from. Each Import Template can consist of one or more data sources and each data source can define custom tasks that must execute as part of the import package. These tasks can help with data retrieval and transformation like “Download file from ftps server” or “Extract data from encrypted archive”. The importer also now natively supports retrieving data directly from a web service or api which allows us to integrate with modern payrolls that support it as well as our new payroll partner, Sage 300 People.
This module is still a work-in-progress and we’ll make improvements along the way, but our previous importer is still working 100%. We’ll start new clients on the new import module while existing clients will be migrated at a later stage.
Other Improvements & Fixes
There were also various new features on the Workflow module, some improvements on Performance Management and also a new Custom Report Generator feature.
For full details about this version, please see the release notes.