Open Source HRM provider for small-mid organizations, OrangeHRM has released a new version of their HR Suite, Orange HRM 3.12.
This recent release includes features that are client-centered and security improvements. “…For this release, OrangeHRM’s engineering team wanted to make sure that information data continues to meet the highest security compliance levels. One such improvement was to improve the password hash security by using bcrypt to generate the password hash. Although all versions of our open source products and add-ons have been secure, this adds another layer of security to our platform for the ongoing protection of user data…”
You can find the news release here
While previously I have reviewed open source HR software from the applications side, there is also an interesting area that deserves mention.
- Employee Onboarding
- Employee Leave Management
- Recruitment and Selection
Interestingly for those who would like to have an easy start to HR, but without the depth that full blown open source HR applications such as A1 eHR provide, using a BPM solution might just suffice!
Open source BPM solutions also have the added advantage of automating even the most complex HR business processes due to their use and conformation to the BPMN Standard.
Nirvana would, however, would be HR Applications that use BPM solutions to automate their business processes and I should write about that soon.
The world of open source hr has been quiet lately, but it looks like things are warming up again with the release of A1 eHR 1.5.
It seems A1 eHR has gone down the path of making a really competitive solution for the mid-large market with addition of modules such as global payroll, staff housing, transport management, gate pass & security management that would be of more relevance to mid-large firms.
A quick review of this solution seems that it can more than match the Tier 1 proprietary HR solutions such as from Peoplesoft, SAP & Oracle.
A quick look can be found here
OranheHRM has also released version 3.0 of their hr system with a completely re-engineered interface that meets the latest standards while focusing on usability improvements. 3.0 plans to enrich your experience with OrangeHRM while it can be now accessed via mobile and tablet PC browsers with ease.
We will be reviewing the new indepth features of these two flagship open source hr systems shortly.