SoftActivity 14.0 on-premise major update

September 11th, 2023

SoftActivity is glad to announce the release of new version 14.0, a major update of its employee productivity tracking software, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor.

Version 14.0 includes improved security features and important fixes. Upgrade is recommended to all users.

What’s new in version 14.0

  • upgraded PostgreSQL database server from version 9.6(x32) to version 15 (x64). This brings improved performance, security, and reliability of data storage.
    Note: Upgrade to PostgreSQL 15 will be performed automatically. Please follow the steps in our guide for admins here: Migrate database from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 15
  • improvements and fixes in screenshots recording.
  • webapp: fixed real time alerts in browser
  • webapp: improved Attendance report export to pdf and sent by email. Added visual session duration representation
  • fixed security vulnerabilities found in older Python version by upgrading to the latest Python 3.11.
  • official support for secure TLS connection to PostgreSQL servers. Bundled server does not come with
    TLS enabled, but if you have an existing PostgreSQL server that supports TLS, SoftActivity will utilize the secure connection. TLS connection should be used when connecting to any other databases than on localhost.
  • webapp: dropped support of IE11 browser.
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SoftActivity Work – What’s new. 2023 changelog

May 31st, 2023

September 2023 updates

  • Download multiple screenshots at once. If you want to save a few screenshots, select them and click Download button. All of them will be downloaded in .webp file format.
  • Attendance PDF report: add session length visual representation.
  • fix: idle time percentage was wrong sometimes in Attendance PDF report.
  • Changed the screenshot image format from jpeg to WebP, which reduces images size and traffic from the client computers by up to 50%. WebP format is supported by all major browsers. Downloaded .webp files remain easily viewable on Windows and other operating systems.

August 2023 updates

  • fix: there was an error in when trying to download a screenshot
  • fix: remote client name for RDS sessions was not always recorded. You can see it in Attendance on session details.
  • fix: client app in Visible mode not always recorded a session start when clicking Start Work button.
  • other improvements in the client app
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If you’re wondering, as an employer, what you can monitor, you’re in the right place. If you’re an employee and you’ve stumbled on this blog, you, too, can learn what exactly your employer can track when at work. 

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To make matters worse, employers can’t always rely on chats around the water cooler or office gossip for a heads-up about what colleagues might think. 

The good news is that employee monitoring software can help employers detect signs of quiet quitting and take proactive steps to prevent it before it’s too late. 

In this blog post, we will outline how you can spot possible indicators of quiet quitting (so that preventing turnover isn’t impossible) and practical strategies to retain your top talent if further services are necessary. Get ready: we’re diving into all things employee management! 

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If so, you’re not alone. 

Employee burnout is becoming increasingly common in today’s competitive business environment–but it doesn’t have to stay this way! With employee monitoring tools like time-tracking software and activity management solutions, employers can reduce employee stress while motivating their teams— all at once. 

In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics behind stopping burnout with employee monitoring software so that no person has to suffer an office meltdown again!

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Working with a data loss protection solution provides you or your data safety team with very effective tools to identify, investigate, and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data at the source level on endpoints such as laptops and mobile devices. 

In this guide for business owners, we’ll explore what endpoint data loss prevention entails and the important steps in implementing these measures throughout your organization. 

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Fortunately, technology has made it easier for small businesses and remote business owners to monitor employees even when working from home. 

This blog post will cover steps you can take today to monitor employees while working remotely effectively.

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