Continuously In Development

HR Manage is constantly being developed and improved to stay up to date with the latest technology and incorporate best practices and client requests. Although we do plan our releases ahead and assign specific tasks and requests to specific versions, there are some some features that will still take a while and does not have any specific version number or release date linked to it. Some of these items can later be moved to specific target dates if orders for them are received. Our plans also change multiple times over the year as client priorities take precedence.

This page provides information on our short term goals (Current version in development) and long term goals.

Progress from 2018

At the end of 2017 we embarked on a massive upgrade of the HR Manage system to migrate to a new development framework and platform. That saw constant development for almost a full year without any releases but the investment was worth it.

Near the end of 2018, we released a major upgrade which included a complete rewrite of the Workflow module, designed from the ground up to be flexible and extensible.  The release came with a new web application, automatic updates feature and email platform.  We also upgraded the Windows application with a new filter engine, listing controls and report designers which is now used consistently throughout HR Manage.  The subsequent updates in 2018 dealt with fine-tuning and expanding on the base workflow module and adjusting it to cater for complex situations while implementing it at one of South Africa's largest corporations.

Unfortunately due to the large workload and the massive size of the system, we couldn't include the whole application on the new platform.  This resulted in the new and old web platforms being installed simultaneously and the new platform, "importing pages" from the old platform for the parts that haven't been migrated yet.  While this works, it resulted in an inconvenient user experience which is why our focus was to get the rest upgraded as soon as possible.

Progress from 2019

2019 has been an exciting year for HR Manage with much of the migration to our new platform being done.  We've released 4 major upgrades in 2019 with another 4 minor updates in-between.  With our upgraded updates delivery system, we can easily do minor updates and revisions between major releases as can be seen on our version history page.  Minor updates are done seamlessly and only contains a handful of files that are updated before HR Manage starts up. This has allowed us to improve our turnaround times and be more responsive to customer issues and requests.

Here are some of the highlights of 2019:

  • Released the new simplified Performance Management module on the new platform.
  • Leave Administration module migrated to new platform with lots of usability improvements.
  • Published documents library migrated to new platform.
  • Incident Reporting upgraded to use new workflow system and functionality, making it more powerful than ever before.
  • Developed various plugins for the workflow module for customers to perform custom actions / integrate with other systems as part of the workflow process.

Planned for 2020

In 2020 we'll continue with our migration to the new platform as well as releasing new modules and types of activities for our workflow module.  With new technologies being released by Microsoft on a regular basis, we'll also explore our development options with HR Manage to keep up and excel in the ever changing technological landscape.

  • New Consistency Review module has been developed and will be released in February.
  • Employee change control has been upgraded and will be released at end of February.
  • Upgrade Employee Management to new platform
  • Upgrade Training Administration to the new platform
  • Upgrade Job Profiling Module to new platform
  • Upgrade Training Module to new platform