What's new?

We're always working on making Biings better. This is the place for new features, official announcements, and updates on Biings.

October 2021

Revamped home screen

Biings: refreshed home screen

The home screen has been completely redesigned so that it always shows what you have access to – my team, general, my organizations – as well as all your favorite segments (reorganizable, like before).

The focus menu is now also accessible as soon as you connect to Biings.

New Turnover indicator

Biings: turnover indicator

Our next indicator is here for you to better understand the sustainability of your organisation. Building on Biings absence analytics, you can now get a precise understanding of your organisation turnover.

Since this is part of the report, the same filtering options are available, allowing you to understand which group has the highest or lowest turnover rate.

Updated HR-assistant

Biings: HR assistant

Reviewing tasks in Biings is now quicker and more comprehensive with the new HR-assistant side panel.

Notifications and alerts are now grouped by types. Each workflow notification gets its own illustration and practice recommandation (eg. how to perform a return-to-work meeting).

Improved user access page

Biings: improved user access

On top of a refreshed look, you can now easily toggle between the role and the user list.

The user list can now be sorted in just one click and adds visual cues for your Admin (the ones with a crown) and Expired users.

All user management options are now grouped in a single drop-down menu (•••).

August 2021

Workflow analytics

Biings

Biings preventive workflows are central to a good absence management policy and helps managers stay informed about their team and which action to conduct. Now Biings lets you see how many follow-up meetings are performed continuously in your organisation.

Since this is part of the analysis report, you can monitory this for any of your current or new segments.

Linking a Claim with an Absence

Biings: Link absence with to a claim

Before, Biings treated claims and absences as two separate informations simply living next to each other. Now, Biings is able to explicitly link an incapacity period (aka an absence) with a claim in order to bring in more contextual information in the case overview page.

Mark medical certificates as Sent

Biings: Mark MC as Sent

Ability to mark a medical certificate as Sent to the insurance. This helps keep Biings in sync with reality as medical certificates are sometimes manually sent to the insurance (e.g. by email).

New user permission for indemnities

It is now possible to allow (or disallow) users to either view, add or edit indemnities.

June 2021

Additional search criteria

Biings: additional search critera

New ability to find someone according to his or her date of birth. Likewise copy-pasting a claim number in the main search field will directly list the corresponding person.

Mark claims as Rejected

Biings: reject claim option

You can now mark a claim as rejected when the insurance has not accepted it. The claim is still accessible from the archive but won't show up as "open".


February 2021
Announcement

New release cycle 🔁

Starting on February 2021, we've decided to change the way we bring you new features.

From now on we'll update Biings every 2 months. Each update will include new functionnalities, big or small, along with the usual under the hood improvements.

We'll keep you posted here so you can keep track of what's new, and never miss anything.

– The Biings Team



February, 2021

Version 3.0


NEW
Complete UI redesign 🥳

NEW
Creation of a new Account page

NEW
Addition of the possibility of exporting the data entered in Biings in CSV format according to GPDR rules

NEW
Added the possibility of exporting the current timeline segment for 12 months

NEW
Addition of the possibility to change the type of absence on current absences

NEW
Added the possibility to link an action to an absence

NEW
Ability Added to attach multiple files per action

NEW
Added New permissions to give administrator roles the ability to manage users and staff contracts

NEW
Ability to assign more than one actor per assecurological action - to symbolize meetings and coordination

NEW
Possibility to download an Excel file summarizing the history of a person's absence over a calendar year

Better
Redesigned profile page, with sorted activities (current, upcoming and previous actions)

Better
Added the ability to edit personal details of a person's profile page

Better
Added the possibility of adding comments to claims

Better
Addition of the option to filter the causes of absence taken into account in the absence analysis report. Allow to permanently bypass the default “all unplanned” setting and choose your own

Fixed
The settings on the Workflow page does not open the modal for any of the enabled notifications

Fixed
Dynamic entry generates an error when creating a new person with a rate less than 10%

December, 2020

Version 2.4.339


New route for indemnity by person - add indemnity line to timeline
NEW

Add control to PME for job company
Better

Add policy number in email subject
Better

Add file attachment to claim event
Better

Debug if the user has only claim view or manager
Fixed

Debug birthdate in pme
Fixed

Debug permissions for claim attachment
Fixed

January, 2020

Version 2.4.167


NEW
Added compatibility with AXA Insurance

NEW
Added ability to “approve“ an attachement to a Claim

Better
Improved notification timing for medical certificate renewals

Better
Removed access to users without a role

Better
CSV file synchronisation now abords if file is empty

Fixed
Adjusted timelines statistics

Fixed
Fixed a few UI and IE bugs

July, 2019

Version 2.4.96


Timelines :

The validity period of medical certificats is now shown directly below the person's timeline
NEW


Profile / Biodata :

Added more information and details about the person's current job
NEW

More detail are now displayed on the activity list
Better

Absences and their claims are now grouped together
Better

January, 2019

Version 2.4


NEW
Extended employee profiles with more information on the person's Manager, current job assignements and other personal details

NEW
Ability to mark claims as ”Sent” without having to send it to the insurance

NEW
Added ”Zurich” and ”Generali” as a compatible insurances

NEW
Indemnities: a date range can now be specified for each indemnity record

NEW
Indemnities: ability to link a file to an indemnity record

Better
A few vulnerabilities and security risks. Biings is now stronger and more secure against XSS attacks.

January, 2018

Version 2.3.2


Login screen "Contact support" button can now link you to your company's administrator
NEW

Ability to attach a document to any follow-up action
NEW

Claim reports attachements: option to pick from already uploaded documents
NEW

Some UI anomalies
Fixed

December 20, 2017

Version 2.3


NEW
Navigation menu now remembers the currently selected Segment or Person

NEW
Claim Center : browse through all opened claims

NEW
Ability to track indemnities received from your insurance

NEW
Added ”Groupe Mutuel” as a compatible insurance

NEW
Absence departure notification

Better
Reworked My Preferences UI

Better
Reworked settings UI

Fixed
A few spelling mistakes we didn't see before

November, 2017

Version 2.2.33


Specific email notifications were sometimes not sent
Fixed

Support for non-ISO countries
Fixed

Allow city names longer than 30 characters
Fixed

Vaudoise claim report download issue
Fixed

Data syncers improvements
Fixed

October, 2017

Version 2.2.29


Better
Vaudoise Assurance : now both claim numbers and PDFs can be retrieved directly after the claim is sent

Better
Improved claim reports transfer with Vaudoise Assurances

Fixed
Unnecessary email being sent when a claim report generation fails

Fixed
Fixed a rare case where some users (with previously expired accounts) could not log into Biings

September, 2017

Version 2.2.26


Revamped user management UI with new options to invite users and edit expiry dates
NEW

Updated French, English and German translations
Better

Faster absence analysis
Better

Various user interface fixes
Fixed

See absence" button issue
Fixed

For some accounts persons were missing in Biings search results (now fixed)
Fixed

August, 2017

Version 2.2.22


NEW
Button to download a PDF version of the absence analysis report

Better
Additional details about the number of missed days in the absence side view (ie. skipped week-ends and public holidays)

Better
CSV exports now also includes planned absences

Better
Faster response time when searching for people

Fixed
Reminders configuration : last person notified was sometimes not considered

Fixed
Email reminders were sometimes sent too early

Fixed
"See absences" button now appears only for real-time reports

July, 2017

Version 2.2.19


Claims for the Vaudoise Assurance are now sent in XML
Better

Various back-end fixes
Fixed

June, 2017

Version 2.2.18


NEW
Added Italian version of the standard list of Swiss profession (NSP2000)

Better
Global search is faster and more accurate

Better
Claim reports now support last names longer than 25 characters

Fixed
Manager names in filter dropdowns are listed only once (no more duplicates)

Fixed
Other various fixes

March, 2017

Version 2.2


Brand new back-end architecture 🤓
NEW

Individual Profile: Activity Journal, for a quick access to any collaborator's biodata
NEW

Individual Profile: Ability to add an assecurologic action in the future
NEW

Report filtering option: Filter by Manager
NEW

Report: Support for custom filters (for client specific criterias)
NEW

Report: Support for custom filters (for client specific criterias)
NEW

New API, with OAuth 2 support
NEW

Reorganized HR Settings pages and presentation
Better

Greatly improved reminders settings (support infinite fallbacks configuration)
Better

Various UI and visual refinments
Better

Report: Report cards ordering (cards positions are now memorized)
Fixed

November, 2016

Version 2.1


Report:

NEW
Automatic naming when based on age, seniority, gender or occupancy

NEW
Link to quickly display the timelines of the current report

NEW
Quick search for each filter drop-down list


Timelines:

NEW
Rearranged navigation and display options (now with tabs)

NEW
Drop-down menu to choose which group of persons to display – with option to select only the employees of his own team

NEW
Ability to navigate directly on a specific date – with a quick link to today's date

NEW
Added CSV-file link to download all displayed absences (from the submenu in the tab bar)

NEW
Date bar is now always visible (even when scrolling down)

NEW
Job titles are now displayed under each person's name

NEW
Visual clue for linked absences

NEW
Top menu link renamed to "Absences"


Other improvments:

NEW
Notifications list with recommended action and ability to delete a notification

NEW
General renaming and reorganization of several follow-up actions and actor types

NEW
Extended use of Gravatar throughout the app

NEW
Revamped login page

Better
Miscellaneous visual fixes and improvements (especially new buttons)

Better
Server-side stability and performance improvements

June, 2016

Version 2.0


Complete UI redesign 😎
NEW

Absence indicators with cases per person, absent FTE, cases history for all 6 categories and daily work-overload
NEW

Revamped Timlines interface with infinite time navigation
NEW

Absence creation mode (click and slide on the timeline to quickly add an absence)
NEW

Support for half-day absence – absence can now start or end at noon (with additional morning and evening options)
NEW

Improved absence rates computation with holidays support and editable variables (holiday allowance, week-ends, hours per week)
NEW

Person profile with dedicated timeline and claim tabs
NEW

New Assecurologic module : manage and monitor each long term absence with predifined actions and actor types
NEW

HR Knowledge Base with advices on how to conduct talks
NEW

New Insurance Policies settings panel
NEW

Additional filter options in analysis reports including rate, age, seniority and gender
NEW

Improved notification system with support for retroactive modification
NEW

Improved permissions and role management
NEW

Added ”Vaudoise Assurances” to the list of compatible insurances
NEW

Language prefence can now be set per user (rather than for the entire application)
NEW

Many UI and performance improvements
NEW

May, 2015

Version 1.4


NEW
Multiple groups and jobs filtering : several groups and/or jobs can be selected at the same time

NEW
Dynamic timelines: the length of each timeline is now adapted according the collaborator contract (start and end dates)

NEW
Added ”Nationale Suisse” to the list of compatible insurances

NEW
Ability to see a summary before sending a claim report to the insurance

NEW
Case-history chart options to show each of the 6 length-categories

NEW
Button to download the data (absences) of a particular analysis/filter

NEW
XML data-interface support

NEW
Fixed incorrect total number of days for timelines with linked absences

Fixed
Various UI bugfixes

March, 2015

Version 1.3


Ability to fill and send an insurance claim report to a set of XML-ready insurances
NEW

New alert (online or email) for absences that need to be claimed to the insurance
NEW

Option to "save for later" any insurance claim form
NEW

Claim history of each collaborator
NEW

Added ”Allianz” to the list of compatible insurances
NEW

Ability to link several absences together
NEW

New indicator showing short/long-term repartition of on-going absences (within the current filter)
NEW

Added Gravatar photo for connected user (with auto-generated pattern for non-Gravatar users)
NEW

Various bugfix and improvements
Better

December, 2014

Version 1.2


NEW
Revamped diagnostic report

NEW
New timeline UI

NEW
Ability to filter by jobs and by date

NEW
Additional timelines sorting options

NEW
Revamped settings panel

Better
Improved card management

Better
Refined controls for access permissions

Better
Performance and security improvements

July, 2014

Version 1.1


Talk-alerts for return, appraisal and HR talks
NEW

Email notifications for talk-alerts
NEW

Cards positions are now saved
NEW

Absence bubble display problem in timelines
Fixed

Various visual corrections and fixes
Fixed

January, 2014

Version 1.0 (Beta)


NEW
Absence diagnostic report according to ismat methods and principles

NEW
History chart for each absence category

NEW
Chart showing absence repartition for each contract rate

NEW
Absence timeline for each collaborator

NEW
Manage all collaborator absences

NEW
Ability to add/edit Roles and their permissions

NEW
Ability to add/edit absence cause

NEW
CSV files data-interface support

Biings was founded on October 17, 2013

Back then the company was called ”Forsys Interactive“ ;-)



In 2011 we started thinking about a new kind of absence management software that would put social climat and people first.