Version 5.0 Features List
Version 5.0 of all People-Trak products will be available in
March, 2000. If you are a current user of People-Trak and would
like to be one of the first to receive this new version, please
call the technical support line and schedule an upgrade appointment:
800-273-3760. People-Trak Version 5.0 will retain all of the
performance and features of the current version and will also
include the following new features.
Language Upgrade. People-Trak 3.x was developed
in Visual Basic 3. People-Trak version 5.0 is being developed
in Visuable Basic 6.
Access Database. The xBase database is being
replaced with a 32 bit version of Access. This provides far greater
flexibility, complete SQL compliance, and future scalability
to the robust SQL Server database for large scale implementations.
Office 97 User Interface. The new user interface
takes its cue from Office 97 and Windows 98. It is state of the
art and more importantly: familiar and comfortable.
Enhanced security. All user security has
been switched from a heirarchical method to a binary method.
This provides for even more flexibilty and control. The interface
for establishing security is very simple point and click.
Complete New Help Engine. The Help Engine
is entirely new along with the Help itself. Help for customized
fields can still be changed to reflect that customization.
New Customization Features. You may now
change both the length of fields and the type of field. For example,
if you wanted the middle initial field to be 20 characters instead
of 1, you can change it. If you wish to change a currency field
to a date field, you can do it.
Improved Document Viewer. The document viewer
now has extensive editing capabilites so that you can modify
a report before actually printing. External headers allow you
to change font sizes and modify the document without causing
page overflow and underflow problems. External headers are translated
to MS Word if you wish to modify the document within Word. Columnar
reports can be output directly to MS Excel.
Improved Form and Letter Editor. The new
document editor allows Word like capability. You may now create
forms with full tabbing, font changes, lines, and insertable
Salary Batch Processing. There are two new
programs for salary batch processing. One program allows you
to make salary changes in a batch where the changes are unique
per employee. The other program allows you to make bulk changes
using a query and a formula. For example, if you wish to update
all members of a union with a 5% increase, you can do it in one
pass while automatically creating salary history.
Alternate Compensation History. A new grid
on the compensation screen tracks bonus and commission history.
A button allows you to calculate an annualized salary by adding
the base rate for the year to the sum of the bonuses and commissions.
This is just a sample of the many, many new features
in the 32 bit version. Look for additional details in the weeks