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Updates for Tablet Devices
30 Oct 2018

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.  Changes include:  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...

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Integrated Demo App
21 Oct 2018

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: Uploading photos Loading jobs Site locations Reporting on individual tasks Answering questionnaires  The Demo App utilises new technology and libraries such as framework7.  More details about our progressive web Apps...

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Testing Simplified
14 Sep 2018

The new Test tab is now available in the CMS and makes the testing process simple and easy. This incredibly useful tool allows the developer of a site to easily debug their product.  The Test Tab utilises QUnit Testing which is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit testing framework. Navigation:  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...

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File content searching
31 Aug 2018

Overview Advanced keyword searching is now available on PDF, WORD and HTML files once automatic indexing is enabled and the indexing process has been completed.  https://www.stsoftware.com.au/site/ST/blog/article/advanced-text-search/ Enabling automatic indexing of file Under the setting menu choose the tab 'Database'.    Choose "single" as the file index queue at the very bottom of the tab and then press "Apply".  The system will now schedule all PDF, WORD and HTML files to be indexed. The background...

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What changes to the SPF record are required to send emails via stServer?
3 Apr 2018

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 For example:-  "v=spf1 include:amazonses.com -all"  

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Overseas act required by foreign law
5 Feb 2018

In response to 13D EU legislation amendments and the APA 1988 overseas act required by foreign law. stSoftware does not transfer any personal data to a third county or international organization. If stSoftware did transfer personal data it would in accordance with the commission ensures an adequate level of protection. The commission on an ongoing basis monitor developments in the third countries and or international organization that could affect the functioning of decisions.

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Notification and Collection of Personal Information
5 Feb 2018

In response to principle 13, 13.2b of the APA 1988  stSoftware takes many precautions in ensuring that your personal data is safe and secure at all times. Before, during and after collecting data, the individual will be notified that their personal information has been recorded. The user is notified before entering personal information and after in the form of a pop up. This is to ensure the individual is aware their information has been recorded into the system. In accordance with the Australian...

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Erasure of Personal Data and Restriction of Processing
5 Feb 2018

In response to Article 19 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Control over your own Personal Information is important to us at stSoftware. We pride ourselves on our transparency and the ability to acknowledge clients requests quickly concerning their personal data in a safe and secure fashion. stSoftware makes sure to communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this provides...

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Data Protection Impact Assessment
5 Feb 2018

Data Protection Impact Assessment In response to Article 35 EU regulation 2016/679  When implementing new proceedings which is likely to result in a high risk, stSoftware shall prior to the processing, carry out an assessment of the impact of the envisaged processing operations of the protection of personal data in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles and the (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT. This assessment is to ensure the safe keeping of the data subjects personal information...

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Notification of Personal Data Breach
5 Feb 2018

Notification of Personal Data Breach  In response to Article 33 (EU) 2016/679  stSoftware takes pride in its security policies and ensures the highest levels of security for our clients personal data. In the unlikely case of a breach and in accordance to the APA (Australian Privacy Principles) and the (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, stSoftware shall without delay and where feasible notify the data breach to the supervisory authority. If the the notification is not made within 72 hours, ...

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Notification Procedures of Personal information
5 Feb 2018

stSoftware collects personal information for billing, sales and support. stSoftware meets or exceeds principles layed out in Australian Privacy Principles Privacy Act 1988. 

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Collection of Personal information
5 Feb 2018

In response to principle 5, 5.1 and 5.2 APA 1988 Your Privacy is very important to us at stSoftware and we abide by all rules laid down by the  APP (Australian Privacy principle) 5.2 Collection of Personal Information. In compliance with APA Principle 5.1 you will be notified when your Personal Information is or has been collected. stSoftwares to the best of our ability will make sure the user is aware of this recorded data in the form of  a Notification .  Any Personal information collected and...

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Timesheet App Report
18 Jan 2018

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 Calender View The Data view The Chart view Calender View The Calender view is laid out in a typical calendar format showing the day, month and year.     You can navigate by clicking on a different day. Changing...

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Transaction Search
24 Nov 2017

How it works 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...

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How to set up in memory database?
21 Aug 2017

Overview 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). Optimizations Searches...

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How to call ReST services from Excel?
16 Aug 2017

Overview 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 Example Excel Spread Sheet Click here to download an example Excel spread sheet which shows how to fetch data from an ST Server into Excel. How to use 1. Open spread sheet and click "Enable Macros". 2. Click "add-ins" menus 3. Click "Login" icon 4. Enter connection details Enter the ...

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stSoftware October 2016 Release Notes
26 Oct 2016

Summary Performance enhancements Excel template for accessing ReST services  Screen expander Xero sync support added Fixed all XSS issues in core system identified by scans with https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com Fixed text expander  ReST sync fixed Upgrade of core components  ReST v7/class enhancements Other Performance enhancements DBResult will page ahead for large record sets using a separate thread. Reduce logging of deprecated ReST calls ( was once every call, now once a minute) No need to check...

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Progressive Web Apps: Best of both worlds
28 Jun 2016

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.

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Progressive Web Apps have been integrated into to CMS
23 Jun 2016

The CMS has now integrated support for Progressive Web Apps ( PWA).  PWAs are reliable, fast, and engaging. They can be accessed when the user is offline or on unrelaible networks.  

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How compatible are the template Progressive Web App ( PWA)?
22 Jun 2016

Below is the current lightouse report for the template app-contract-list

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