Version 9 Beta Test Participant Information
Existing Customers (with a v8 account)
Thanks for your interest in being a beta tester for the new WorkSchedule.Net! The next generation of WorkSchedule.Net is version 9 and it is a major overhaul of the previous version. WorkSchedule.Net v9 now has a sleek, new, modernized user interface, much improved security, full-featured mobile app, and much more!
Upon your request here and our approval, you will be beta testing the new WorkSchedule.Net system, version 9, both standard and mobile web applications. The current version of WorkSchedule.Net is version 8 which will continue to operate simultaneously with the new WorkSchedule.Net (version 9). This will allow for current customers to try out the new version before using it in live production.
WorkSchedule.Net v9 operates as a completely separate application from version 8. It operates in it’s own isolated space and therefore has no effect on your existing v8 company account operations. Think of it as a different employee scheduling solution, but with almost all the same features, plus more. One exception: Once you start data migration (if you choose it), version 8 users will be locked out during the time it takes to export your version 8 account data, in order to preserve data integrity, but there are clear warnings at that point in the process and this process will not change any data in the v8 company account. You can run migration at a time of your choosing when activity is low for your organization (eg., overnight).
Approved participants in the beta test of the new WorkSchedule.Net will be sent invites by email with a link to setup a new account. Using the provided link, participants will give some basic information and follow the brief steps to set up their new company accounts. Existing customers will be sent links that assign them the same Company ID they had in version 8.
EXISTING CUSTOMERS USER LIMITATION
Your WorkSchedule.Net v9 Beta account will initially have a maximum of 75 users, but you can request more from support if you need it, up to the Maximum Number of Employees set in your v8 account . You are not permitted to have more users in your v9 account than that maximum. Should the number of users in the Beta account exceed the Maximum Number of Employees subscribed to in the v8 WorkSchedule.Net account, the customer will be liable for the difference in pricing. There is no additional cost for using the Beta version, but subscription fees must be continue to be paid in the v8 account for access to either existing or beta accounts.
In the WorkSchedule.Net v9 accounts, participants will have the option of using the application for either real world production or as a “sandbox” (test only). In Company Settings there is an option to turn on or off “Sandbox Mode”. With Sandbox Mode on, a notice will show throughout the application at the top of each page (including the mobile app) and in all messages stating that the system is not real world but is for test only. This will allow you to test freely with other users and avoid confusion about scheduling that is real vs. for test purposes.
You will also be beta testing the new full-featured mobile app from a mobile browser at https://m.workschedule.app. Although this is technically a mobile “web site”, the installable mobile app is virtually identical, and therefore the mobile web site edition will suffice to beta test the app. You can create a shortcut icon for this link to have easier access.
FEEDBACK AND SURVEYS
Participants may be required to respond to surveys that will be sent from time to time, and to give general feedback on the WorkSchedule.Net v9 application. Please use the home page in your beta company account to send bug reports, enhancement requests, and general feedback. You can expect no more than one survey per month, and no more than 20 questions per survey.
Although you may use this in production, be aware that this service has not been fully tested. You could lose data, scheduled shifts could not appear to employees, pages may crash, downtime may occur for extended periods, etc. Do not use this service in production for any environment for which a failure of the WorkSchedule.Net application could result in damage of any kind to your organization or anyone. See the beta terms of service for more information.
The WorkSchedule.Net v9 Beta system may be brought down at random times and for extended periods for updates or to reconfigure servers, etc. If you are uptime sensitive, this beta application would not be advised for a production environment.
Documentation for WorkSchedule.Net v9 is generally complete, although there are a few less critical areas not yet covered as of the beginning of this beta period. During the beta period documentation will be revised to accommodate changes, as well as to clarify more nuanced functionality and will extend to some additional topics.
FUNCTIONALITY NOT AVAILABLE IN BETA
We have done our best to keep most of the functionality that exists in v8. However some of that functionality is still being built, and some will be handled in a different way or will be deprecated. Please refer to our roadmap here for updated information.
We are now beta testing migration from existing WorkSchedule.Net v8 accounts. The beta test period is expected to last until July 1st , 2022, but could last longer depending on the stability of the application. We will update you on the beta test web page as it approaches.