The stSoftware application life cycle consists of weekly incremental releases with stake holder planning and demostrations. The release cycle is two weeks from the planning phase to feature release, features are broken down into small enough tasks to be able to fit into the two week release cycle. This project management methodology is known as Agile/Scrum
Agile project management is broken up into three main phases:-
stSoftware cloud systems have three main environments
stSoftware's complaints management policy is intended to ensure that we handle complaints fairly, efficiently and effectively.
We are committed to seeking and receiving feedback and complaints about our services, systems, practices, procedures, products and complaint handling.
Any concerns raised in feedback or complaints will be dealt with within a reasonable time frame.
People making complaints will be:
stSoftware follows the principles and processes of the GPG2013 Business Continuity Management Lifecycle (BCM Lifecycle) model as the basis for business continuity management. The model is shown below:
The model identifies the six stages of activity, and repeat, with the overall aim of improving corporate resilience.
Simplicity and usability are very important to us here at stSoftware. To make your life easier we have optimised some of the layouts on your control panel for the iPad and iPhone screen sizes.
1. Moved Navigation buttons into top right section of screen on iPad.
2. Changed the Menu on IPad and IPhone to be a drop down rather than extending the screen.
3. Added spacing to margins to reduce clutter.
4. Added Shading and borders to various page menus to better distinguish between buttons
A new Progressive Web App demo has been released. This Demo shows how a phone app can be integrated with a database giving powerful real-time mobile functionality. It is supported on both IPhone and Android. The Demo shows just a few of the possible features that can be implemented:
The Demo App utilises new technology and libraries such as framework7.
More details about our progressive web Apps
The Test tab is located in the top menu when creating a new CMS website page. Under this tab there is the title 'Setup'. This is where you can create tests. To create a test simply click 'Add' located down the bottom
Advanced keyword searching is now available on PDF, WORD and HTML files once automatic indexing is enabled and the indexing process has been completed.
The standard email gateway for sending emails is Amazon Simple Email Service
If your domain has configured an SPF record you will need to include the domain amazonses.com
"v=spf1 include:amazonses.com -all"
stSoftware privacy and security policies are based on Australian government regulations. All data and files of Australian clients are stored on Australian based servers.
When implementing new processes which are likely to result in a high risk, stSoftware shall before the processing, assess the impact of the envisaged processing operations of the protection of personal data in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles. This assessment is to ensure the safekeeping of the data subjects personal information. The assessment will contain
stSoftware takes pride in its security policies and ensures the highest security levels for our clients' data. In the unlikely case of a data breach, stSoftware will follow the Australian government guidance to notify the data breach.
The notification form will contain
stSoftware collects personal information for billing, sales and support. stSoftware meets or exceeds principles covered in the Australian Privacy Principles Privacy Act 1988.
Timesheet App report allows users to regulate and monitor jobs assigned to them.
The Timesheet App is located under the Timesheets tab in the control panel. Clicking on Overview and then the Timesheet App link will cause a pop-up taking you to the application.
The Timesheet App has 3 views:
The Transaction Report is a powerful and useful search tool allowing site Admins to keep tabs on any changes made across their system.
This tool allows Admins to clearly see what changes were made, when they where made and who made them. Having this clarity allows for better information management as specific changes can be tracked along with having the ability to pick and choose what information is relevant to you.
The Transaction page is located under Admin towards the bottom of the main menu. Under admin, Click on Logs
Many client systems have for a number of years used "in memory" or "private" databases for the engine/app layers. Private ( in memory) databases can be used for the engine and application layer databases which are effective static between releases. Private ( in memory ) databases allow for many performance enhancements and reduces downtime when upgrading servers. Private databases should not be used for data layers ( ones that we want to keep data between releases).
All the data from a stSoftware server can be fetched via the standard ReST API, all the standard ACLs and validation rules are applied whether the data is access via the standard screens or via the ReST API
Progressive Web Apps (PWA) offer faster, leaner cross platform (iOS/Android) app development with the look&feel of a native app but with the maintainability of a web site. PWA templates have been integrated into our CMS. PWA are a game changer for old native app development with it's lean low cost development life cycle, automatic security updates and rapid design tools. The user experience is smooth & consistent with offline access.