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Latest Versions for 2014

PineSoft Version 12.6

  • Major upgrade with a common structure for Single-user, Network and Enterprise Versions, making future developments and upgrades easier to implement and maintain
  • Enhanced ability to send emails to groups of recipients with easy to create distribution lists and Auto Correspondence log
  • New "NO ISSUES/ACTION REQUIRED" option with associated memo pop-up - great for tracking outstanding issues
  • Extensive new Student Preference options to monitor and match student job requirements

PineSoft Enterprise Web Version

If your university IT Management has a preference for an SQL Server solution then the Enterprise Version would be appropriate.

Benefits of our Enterprise Web version include :

  • Web Access Modules for students, visiting tutors, companies and administrative staff
  • Increased security with minute by minute backup
  • Support for a larger number of concurrent network users
  • Effectively, no limit to the size of your PineSoft data file

NOTE : The latest PineSoft Videos, created using Camtasia Studio Express Show have a toolbar which gives viewers the option to adjust volume and expand the video to full screen, if required, by clicking on the 'Fullscreen' button shown to the right:



Historical Developments


New Developments for 2011 Version 12.1

The newest enhancements include:

  • Group Email option
  • Active / Archived flag
  • Graphical Timeline Export option
  • Improved tabbed interface option

January 2009 Updates V12.0d & V11.4g

January 2009 saw the launch of our new company FinDon IT, and also coincided with the following feature upgrades:

  • Multiple Placement option added
  • Task Selection Criteria extended
  • New task reports added

What's new in PineSoft Version 12?

A new version of PineSoft is now available for universities who have made the switch to Office 2007. Existing licensed users are eligible for a free upgrade - this will involve PineSoft updating existing data files to the new Access 2007 format to take advantage of exciting new features. These include :

  • Revised layout, toolbar and help files.
  • A new attachment field in company and student records - this facilitates links to external files, graphic images etc. and avoids database bloat, as they are stored externally - a major improvement.
  • Addition of address fields for students while on placement with associated new mail and report options - a user requested feature.
  • The main text Memo region in Letters and Memos now uses Rich Text, so you may mark sections of text to apply different font and alignment options. Check out the Video to see an example of this.

What's new in PineSoft Version 11.4 (Access XP / 2002)

The current XP version of PineSoft supplied with an Access 2002 Runtime has continued to evolve, with new features added to meet customer requests. These improvements are detailed in the Newsletters

Some of the main new additions are listed below :

  • Report and Mail Output Dialog forms now incorporate Tabs to group items together and facilitate easier selection.
  • The Setup submenu form has been re-designed to cope with the growing number of user definable fields.
  • A new Placement Summary report has been added which includes the student ID / Ref field as well as the student name. (First option in Placement Report List)
  • A new Placement Summary report has been added which includes the student ID / Ref field as well as the student name and the full company address (second option in Placement Report List).
  • New Applications - totals report.
  • Addition of counter to two Application reports.

Development of an Enterprise Edition using SQL Server

An Enterprise edition of PineSoft using an Access 2007 front-end and Microsoft SQL Server back-end is under development and testing. If your university IT Management has a preference for an SQL Server solution then the Enterprise Version would be apporiate. Benefits of an SQL Server back-end include :

  • Web Access Modules, enabling students to peruse jobs and visiting tutors to access and edit placement specific information online from any location. Access under the control of Placement Manager(s) with secure login for authorised users. The flexibility offered by the Web Access modules is only available within the Enterprise Version and further modules can be added to meet the particular needs of different universities.
  • Increased security with minute by minute backup.
  • Support for a larger number of concurrent network users.
  • Effectively, no limit to the size of your PineSoft data file.

PineSoft Version 11.3

PineSoft Professional Training Database Version 11.3 introduces significant improvements.

The newest enhancements include:

  • Auto scaling forms
  • Hyperlink options
  • New "Jobs" module
  • Font Changes

For a list of earlier enhancements see Why PineSoft? and the Newsletter archive.

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