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Secaucus, NJ, United States, 2009/10/06 - With a new look and feel, OrangeHRM 2.5 is user friendlier and stable than ever before.
OrangeHRM, the worlds most popular Open Source Human Resource Software, today announced the release of OrangeHRM 2.5. The much awaited release is now available for download.
"OrangeHRM 2.5 is designed to meet the needs of our community", says Sujee Saparamadu, CEO and co-founder of OrangeHRM. "We were asked for better usability for HR administrators, supervisors and employee self-service users, and also for greater administrative control to manage information flow across the organization. We have addressed both these needs with this new version of the application.”
“We thank our users for their support in making OrangeHRM 2.5 the most robust release in OrangeHRM history."
“Since November 2008 we have dedicated our efforts into making this version a success.” says the development team of OrangeHRM 2.5, “We paid special attention to make the system as user friendly as possible. We have also developed a comprehensive user guide targeted at non IT personnel. We especially thank our community members who helped us with alpha & beta testing and provided their inputs to this release.”
“We hope OrangeHRM 2.5 will surprise a lot of people with its appearance, speed and stability.”
New features in Version 2.5 include:
New look and feel: With community collaboration we have created a new look and feel for version 2.5. We have taken into consideration key usability issues from the previous version. For an example in the PIM module you can display up to 100 users (up from 10 in the previous version). Software ergonomics, human factors science and design considerations were used to ensure usability and consistency throughout the application.
Separation of the project time tracking and attendance: With the new release, administrators can track employees’ attendance (Punch In/Out) and create reports separately. Project time tracking can be done with the new grid view that allows users to enter time spent on project activities for the week.
The Recruitment engine is better equipped with new features including the ability to attach resumes and expand or collapse the Job description.
Over 150 issues were fixed and the system is much more stable than the previous version.
Implementation of Advanced security measures: Cross-site scripting (XSS) security vulnerabilities that were discovered by our global community members have been fixed.
The performance of the application has been increased by optimization of the database and re-factoring of the code base.
About OrangeHRM, Inc.
OrangeHRM Inc. (orangehrm.com) is a highly flexible emerging organization in the area of Human Resource Management (HRM) also known as Human Capital Management (HCM). Being the provider of an Open Source HRM application, OrangeHRM offers an array of modules, such as Personal Information Management (PIM), Employee Self Service (ESS), Leave Management, Time and Attendance tracking, Health Saving Plans and Recruitment, all free of charge. In addition, OrangeHRM offers an On-Demand solution - a subscription-based hosted service that eliminates the need for installing and maintaining the product internally. Further, OrangeHRM has stretched its wings with the introduction of its new Platinum Support Plan, which supplements existing Gold, Silver and Basic plans, to provide continuous technical support to its user community.
Free availability, ease of installation and use, professional support and customization services, short development cycles, fast growth, and the leveraging of collective knowledge and intelligence, are just some of the factors encouraging SMEs everywhere to choose OrangeHRM as the solution for managing their most valuable resource – their people.