About Adamas

"Our GOAL and MISSION - To become the predominant supplier of Aged and Disability Care Software in Australasia by providing superior tailored, total solutions to Community and Aged Care organizations requiring computerized business and administration software."

ADAMAS CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD was established in 2002 to enhance and expand the activities of the former Corporate Health Information Technology and Merlin Software.

ADAMAS is the owner and developer of TRACCS, the leading Australian Disability & Community Care software - distributed and supported in Australia since 1995.

ADAMAS has in excess of 150 active multi user sites in all states of Australia, ranging in size from 2 to 100's of users.

ADAMAS works to provide real life and practical answers to those organizations requiring functional solutions to their day to day problems. Involved in all levels of implementation, from pre sales consultancy through to training and support, you are never more than a phone call/email away from professional staff with expert product knowledge and/or local technical support through an accredited technical agent. With over 50 accumulated years of experience in Health, Rostering, Human Resource, Accounting and Office Management Solutions,

WHAT WE OFFER

  • TRACCS Aged and Disability Care Software
  • Pre and Post implementation consultancy
  • On site and classroom training
  • Bespoke software modifications
  • Custom report development

WHERE WE DELIVER

ADAMAS installs in and is strongly represented in all states and territories of Australia.

TRACCS

Is a multi user, multi department, corporate level aged and disability care system, developed using SQL Server Database technology.

Provides a suite of easy to use modules covering Client Management, Rostering, Time and Attendance, Award Interpretation, Mobile device capability, Staff and HR Management, Automated MDS and reporting outputs, Standard and user definable reports and Management dashboards suitable for use across all aged and disability service provision environments.

Is an easy-to-use NDIA, CDC, DEX, HACC, CSTDA, NRCP and ONI compliant software program which assists with the administrative functions of Aged Care, Disability and Community Care Service Providers.

Is essentially an integrated Client Management, Rostering, Time and Attendance System, developed to serve as a powerful tool in the aged and disability care environment, where organisations need to provide funded or commercial services requiring the matching of suitably qualified, available staff to approved service recipients.

TRACCS Roadmap

Roadmap for the current development of TRACCS.

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TRACCS Desktop/Admin

The TRACCS server app. Client, Staff, Timesheets, Reporting, Daymanager / Rosters, CDC, NDIA, HACC, CSTDA

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TRACCS Mobile App

Android/Apple app for real time recording of shift attendance and other staff admin. such as notes, leave, travel and incidents.

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TRACCS Client Portal

Web/cloud based portal for clients to update details, view statements, make/cancel bookings & edit preferences.

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TRACCS Provider Portal

Web/cloud based portal for workers to view timesheets, and other staff admin. such as notes, leave, travel and incidents.

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TRACCS Award Interpreter

Automatically converts all timesheets to correct paytypes and adds allowances according to worker specific award rules.

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TRACCS Travel Interpreter

Automates km claims using Google API for all workers for the pay period and adds to timesheets. (Google license required)

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TRACCS Auto Roster

Automatically allocates workers to all rostered shifts based on availability, competencies, preferences, distance and cost.

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TRACCS Incremental Roster

Allows for scheduled automatica creation of rosters on a daily rolling basis - eliminating the roster publishing process

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NDIA

TRACCS and NDIA

NDIA Business Process
NDIA Package Usage Dashboard
NDIA Plan Dashboard
NDIA Mobile Time & Attendance
NDIA Claiming
NDIA Client Portal

CDC

TRACCS and CDC Homecare Packages

CDC Business Process
CDC Package Usage Dashboard
CDC Plan Dashboard
CDC Mobile Time & Attendance
CDC Claim Generation
CDC Client Portal

GITC Approved

GITC Approved

HOW TO LOG A SUPPORT REQUEST !

You can log a support call/query with ADAMAS in one of 3 ways.

  • Use the Contact Us Page on our web site to enter details of your query/support request. (NB This is the PREFERRED OPTION)
  • Send an email directly to support@adamas.net.au - including the same details as are requested on the contact us page.
  • Phone the support line on 0892719192

It is important that you understand that priority is given to support queries initially based on there submission method where all other priorities are equal. So a medium urgency support call will be prioritized against other medium support calls as follows

  • First priority - Calls logged through the support page
  • Second priority - Call logged via email
  • Lowest priority - Calls logged by phone

In most cases if you elect to phone - we will request that you also send confirming details etc by email or from the support page - and cannot begin support until those details arrive.

This helps us deliver the most efficient resolution of queries by allowing us to focus on the actual information regarding the problem rather than verbal explanations and unclear descriptions. It also allows us to process multiple support queries simultaneously (this cannot be done if we are on the phone)

When logging a support call you should make sure you include all requested information as well as any relevant screen shots of the issue you are having difficulty with. This speeds up the process by bypassing the first three steps in any communication where we need to get detailed information about the problem.

Please ensure when you nominate a priority - that it accurately reflects the true urgency of the situation. Customers who abuse this system by continually putting urgent when the call does not fit into the urgent category will have there calls re-prioritized according to Adamas Staff interpretation of the problem - followed by an email to reconfirm the priority - before any resolution can commence.

Let's Work Together!

Downloads

TRACCS CD Image

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SERVER/SINGLE PC INSTALL v5.xx

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WORKSTATION INSTALL v5.xx

Is a full installation of TRACCS

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WORKSTATION UPDATE v5.xx

All latest Updates of TRACCS

Mobile Time and Attendance

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TRACCS Mobile Time and Attendance

4.1.4

WEB SERVICE ANDROID APK

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TRACCS Mobile Time and Attendance

4.1.5

WEB SERVICE ANDROID APK

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TRACCS Mobile Time and Attendance

4.1.7

WEB SERVICE ANDROID APK

Updates and Release Notes for TRACCS

TRACCS Release Notes
TRACCS 17_10_31
Technical Manual SQL 2000/ Win XP and earlier
Technical Manual SQL 2005/8/12/ Win 7

Documents and Manuals for TRACCS

TRACCS Work Instructions
TRACCS Admin Setup Manual
Mobile Time & Attendance
WebKiosk
ATTACHE Accounting Interface
EPICOR Accounting Interface
ATTACHE Payroll Interface
PAYGLOBAL Payroll Interface
CONSISTO/LATTICE Payroll Interface
GREENTREE Payroll Interface
WAGE EASY Payroll Interface
MYOB Payroll Interface
NELLER PRECEDA Payroll Interface
EASYTIME Payroll Interface
Recipient Manual
Staff Manual
Day Manager Manual
Rosters Manual
Timesheet Manual
Reports Manual
Pay Update Manual
Payroll Manual
Billing Manual
Document Management
Incident Management
CDC Manual
NDIA Manual
HACC MDS 2 Manual
NRCP MDS Manual
CSTDA MDS Manual
CACP Manual
ONI (QLD) Companion Guide
“ How To
ONI (QLD) Companion Guide
- Manual

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Policies and Documents

GITC

ADAMAS is GITC approved

REFUND POLICY

TRACCS is classified as software and, software as such is usually not refundable. We gladly offer refunds on any items that prove to be incompatible with your particular computer configuration. If you have installation problems with any product, please contact us as soon as possible. We can help resolve the issue with technical assistance, or refund your purchase price.

END-USER LICENCE AGREEMENT FOR ADAMAS SOFTWARE TRACCS

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Adamas Corporate Solutions End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Adamas Corporate Solutions for the Adamas Corporate Solutions software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT; you may, however, return it to your place of purchase for a full refund.

SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold.

  1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights Applications Software. The Initial Licence allows the use of TRACCS Application Software on a single computer only. The software will allow you to set up multiple users but access is limited to one user at any one time. Additional copies of the program may be installed on multiple computers, however concurrent access is limited by the number of User Licences purchased. Full User Licence. This allows use of Application Software on a single computer only. Storage/Network Use. You may also store or install a copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a storage device, such as a network server, used only to install or run the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on your other computers over an internal network; however, you must acquire and dedicate a license for each separate computer on which the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is installed or run from the storage device. A license for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT may not be shared or used concurrently on different computers.
  2. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS. Not for Resale Software. If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is labeled "Not for Resale" or "NFR", then, notwithstanding other sections of this EULA, you may not resell, or otherwise transfer for value, the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. Separation of Components. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer. Rental. You may not rent, lease, or lend the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. Support Services. Adamas Corporate Solutions may provide you with support services related to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT ("Support Services"). Use of Support Services is governed by the Adamas Corporate Solutions policies and programs described in the user manual, in "online" documentation, and/or in other Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd-provided materials. Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the Support Services shall be considered part of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA. With respect to technical information you provide to Adamas Corporate Solutions as part of the Support Services, Adamas Corporate Solutions may use such information for its business purposes, including for product support and development. Adamas Corporate Solutions will not utilize such technical information in a form that personally identifies you. Software Transfer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA, provided you retain no copies, you transfer all of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA, and, if applicable, the Certificate of Authenticity), and the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is an upgrade, any transfer must include all prior versions of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. Adamas Corporate Solutions retains the right to charge a fee for the updating of information on their internal systems. This fee may vary from time to time without notice. Termination. Without prejudice to any other rights, Adamas Corporate Solutions may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts.
  3. COPYRIGHT All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including but not limited to any img, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT are owned by Adamas Corporate Solutions or its suppliers. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. You must therefore treat the SOFTWARE PRODUCT like any other copyrighted material except that you may install the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a single computer provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. DUAL-MEDIA SOFTWARE. You may receive the SOFTWARE PRODUCT in more than one medium. Regardless of the type or size of medium you receive, you may use only one medium that is appropriate for your single computer. You may not loan, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer the other medium to another user, except as part of the permanent transfer (as provided above) of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
  4. MISCELLANEOUS This EULA is governed by the laws of the State of WA. Should you have any questions concerning this EULA, or if you desire to contact Adamas Corporate Solutions for any reason, please contact Adamas Corporate Solutions on (08) 92719192, or write: Adamas Corporate Solutions Sales Information, P.O. Box 42, MAYLANDS WA 6931
  5. LIMITED WARRANTY Adamas Corporate Solutions warrants that (a) the SOFTWARE PRODUCT will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt, and (b) any Support Services provided by Adamas Corporate Solutions shall be substantially as described in applicable written materials provided to you by Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd, and Adamas Corporate Solutions support consultants will make commercially reasonable efforts to solve any problem issues. Some states and jurisdictions do not allow limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation may not apply to you. To the extent allowed by applicable law, implied warranties on the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, if any, are limited to ninety (90) days. CUSTOMER REMEDIES. Adamas Corporate Solutions and its suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Adamas Corporate Solutions option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) repair or replacement of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT that does not meet Adamas Corporate Solutions Limited Warranty and which is returned to Adamas Corporate Solutions with a copy of your receipt. This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication, virus, hardware or windows failure. Any replacement SOFTWARE PRODUCT will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. NO OTHER WARRANTIES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ADAMAS AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT, AND THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHERS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE/JURISDICTION TO STATE/JURISDICTION. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL ADAMAS OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, EVEN IF ADAMAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, ADAMAS ENTIRE LIABILITY UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS EULA SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT OR A$5.00; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO A ADAMAS SUPPORT UPDATE AGREEMENT, ADAMAS ENTIRE LIABILITY REGARDING SUPPORT SERVICES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE TERMS OF THAT AGREEMENT. BECAUSE SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

SAMPLE Code Maintenance Agreement (CMA)

Release Management

This agreement is between the site and Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd and covers the provision of entitlements under the Code Maintenance Agreement (CMA) to an identified Adamas Corporate Solutions Site. This agreement will remain valid for a period of twelve months (12) and will be reviewed twelve months from the date of issue to the site. All amendments to service levels documented in the Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd Service Guide will be reflected on this service level agreement. All issues directly relating to the Code Maintenance Agreement agreement and the services provided under this agreement should be forwarded in writing for the attention of Customer Service either by:

Mail Adamas Corporate Solutions, P.O. Box 42, Maylands WA 6931
Email support@adamas.net.au

Please note: That all service targets will only pertain to those sites who have signed and returned this document.
  1. Standard Processes and Service Levels

    1.1 Annual Costs ADAMAS have implemented the Code Maintenance Agreement (CMA) for the provision of services. The cost for subsequent CMA renewal costs are based on number of TRACCS Software users.

    1.2 Services Provided ADAMAS has processes in place to support and maintain these services to ensure that they continue to meet agreed service levels. In order for Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd to provide an efficient and effective service it is highly recommended that the site appoint an experienced staff member to liaise directly with Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd. This agreement does not cover any charges for on site attendance to problems/training. Any of these charges are between the site and either Adamas or recommended IT consultants.

  2. Support

    2.1 Purpose of the Help Desk The Help Desk is the standard first point of contact for site staff to Adamas Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd. It should be used to:

    • report any faults encountered with software so that ADAMAS can investigate them;
    • ask for assistance in using software;
    • make change requests to existing service level agreements;
    • make comments or suggestions about improving software;
    • request software updates.

    2.2 Contacting the Help Desk The Help Desk can be contacted by:

    Email: support@adamas.com.au

    2.3 Information required by the Help Desk To assist the Help Desk in resolving a fault or answering a query, the customer should supply the following information:

    • Agency name
    • customer number (Txxxxx),
    • details of the fault, query, request, etc;
    • Screen dump in Word Document form– showing the nature of the query/fault
    • An assessment of the business impact of any fault (see section 3 on business impacts for further details).
    The Help Desk will log each fault, query or other service request as an incident on the help desk system so that it can be tracked through to resolution.

    2.4 Help Desk hours of Operation

    The standard hours of operation for the Help Desk are 09:00 – 17:00 (Local Time) Monday – Friday inclusive, excluding National Public holidays. On state holidays, the Help Desk will have one team member working to provide support for interstate sites.

  3. Business Impacts - Functionality
  4. Target Response Times for Incidents
  5. Privacy Statement

Our commitment to you...

What we collect and how we collect it: make sure your personal information remains confidential on the Internet or in all respects of electronic commerce, Adamas Corporate Solutions is committed to provide the privacy policy for our online visitors. We do not sell your name or any other information collected from you. This Privacy Policy is to inform you of our online information practices and the choices available regarding the collection and use of your information.

Cookies Like many websites today, we may employ a standard technology called cookies to collect information about how you use our site in order to provide you with a better experience by measuring which areas of our website is of greatest interest or to remember you when you return to visit us. We have no desire or intent to infringe on your privacy while visiting our site. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You can choose to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the choice of rejecting or accepting the cookie. Cookies may also be used by third party ad-serving companies when they place ads on our website and control which ads are shown. These ad-serving companies may use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Advertisers use this information to target the ads and measure their impact. It is important to note that we do not inappropriately or willfully use such cookies technologies.

What we do with personal information The information you provide will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with Adamas Corporate Solutions. Among other things, we want to use this data to tailor your experience on our website. Adamas Corporate Solutions will not share your personal information to any outside organisation for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of Adamas Corporate Solutions for the purpose of performing services for Adamas Corporate Solutions. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We only provide third party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction.

Linked websites Other sites which are linked to/from our website may have different policies. Adamas Corporate Solutions does not share any personal information collected with those sites and is not responsible for any information or content of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those sites for details.

Security measures We protect the personal information you share with us. At Adamas Corporate Solutions, access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job. In addition, it is our policy to maintain the integrity of any personal information within our possession. To prevent security breaches, Adamas Corporate Solutions collects and stores all personal information in a separate location from this website, with no connection to the Internet or any other network.

Children's guidelines Adamas Corporate Solutions will NOT knowingly collect online contact information from children or minors (as defined by local requirements) and if we learn that we have personal information on a child or minor, we will delete that information from our systems. Adamas Corporate Solutions encourages parents or guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in their online activities

Use and disclosure of anonymous aggregated information Adamas Corporate Solutions may also collect, aggregate and maintain anonymous information about the online visitors to our website. This data can then be used to tailor Adamas Corporate Solutions's website content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our visitors.

Policy governs use; changes to privacy policy The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. Adamas Corporate Solutions reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Changes to this privacy policy are effective at the time they are posted to this site. Last update: March 27, 2002.

Questions For any questions or comments regarding Adamas Corporate Solutions's privacy policy , please contact us at: support@adamas.net.au

Adamas Release Management & Update Policy - 30/7/2006

Adamas recognizes that the ongoing success and relevance of TRACCS in the community care market place is dependent on functional and performance enhancements, as well as the meeting of any mandatory or statutory reporting requirements.

Adamas also recognizes the inherent impossibility of perfect software. There will always be technical shortcomings, bugs and issues in any software product.

To this end, a continuous program of software development is in place to allow the ongoing improvement and maintenance of TRACCS and the inclusion of any necessary mandatory or statutory functionality.

This policy outlines the structures and procedures Adamas has in place to support this development and the release of new versions into the market place.

In general terms, Adamas adheres to the Incremental Build model of Software Release. This is supported by a progressive refinements system which has been shown to be the superior method for developing timely functional releases to end market.

  1. Versions

    Adamas follows the widely implemented industry standard 3 tiered version numbering system.

    • 1.1 Version Number

      TRACCS versions are denoted by a 3 part number identifying the major, minor and build number in the form xx.yy.zz

      xx denotes the major TRACCS version. (e.g. 5). A major version change identifies major functional and cosmetic rewrites of TRACCS. (Eg porting from Access to SQL Serve). At the date of the last amendment to this document – there had been 5 major versions of TRACCS.

      Major releases occur on average once every 18-24 months

      yy denotes the minor TRACCS version. (e.g. 10). A minor version change indicates significant functionality change incorporating clearly identified additional modules or rewrites of specific modules or identifiable sections of the TRACCS application.

      Minor releases occur on average once every 6-12 months.

      zz denotes the minor build/service pack number. A minor build or service pack change occurs whenever there is an addition or code change to any portion of TRACCS, and includes minor functional and cosmetic changes.

      Minor releases typically occur on a weekly basis.

    • 1.2 Past Version Maintenance

      At any given point in time - Adamas will maintain 3 versions of TRACCS.

      1.2.1 Development Version (DV)– this is the latest version of TRACCS

      1.2.2 Current Production Version (CPV) – this is the currently distributed production version of TRACCS

      1.2.3 Previous Production Version(PPV) – this is the previous production version of TRACCS.

      The setting of a version number as either development, current or previous is determined by the major and minor version numbers. A build number change is not considered to be a version change. So – the creation of either a new major version or minor version will trigger a change of version status. On the other hand, the release of new builds or service packs will not trigger a change of version status. As an example – current build status’s at the date of this document are as follows

      DV version number is 5.11.12

      PV version number is 5.10.38

      PPV version number is 5.9.51

      A change to a build number (eg 5,10.38 to 5.10.39) will not trigger a version status change.

      The release of the DV to PV will trigger a cascading version status change. So when 5.11 goes to production – the following version status changes will result

      5.9 series will become unsupported

      5.10 series will become the PPV

      5.11 series will become the PV

      5.12 series will become the DV

    • 1.3 New Service Packs/Builds

      As with any software package – there will always be a requirement to provide maintenance of existing versions for a variety of reasons

      These reasons fall broadly into 4 categories

      Bugs/Faults

      Significant functional gaps

      Functional Enhancements/Modifications

      New Strategic Development

      • 1.3.1 Bugs and Faults

        Where Adamas is notified of or detects an actual fault in the TRACCS software – or where Adamas is notified of or detects a high priority functional gap in the TRACCS software (ie causing high priority issues with sites – as defined in the code maintenance agreement) – Adamas will correct the issue in any supported versions of TRACCS affected. The corrected version will then be posted to the Adamas web site on the downloads page with a revised build/service pack number. The Major and minor versions will remain unchanged.

        Any changes or corrections made in the build will be detailed in the version release notes – also available on the Adamas web site on the downloads page

      • 1.3.2 New Minor Versions

        Adamas has in place both a conceptual and practical commitment to -

        • Any statutory changes requiring amendments to TRACCS.
        • Useful enhancements at both a design and functional level of TRACCS

        Adamas maintains a list of all enhancement requests lodged by sites, as well as a strategic plan for both required statutory changes and strategic product improvements.

        Adamas will incorporate nominated items from 1 and 2 above according to priority on an ongoing basis.

        Such changes will be of a significant scope and will involve both functional and cosmetic changes to TRACCS.

        Such changes will be added to the test and development version of TRACCS and tested internally by Adamas for a period of not less than 1 month or equivalent business cycle.

        After completion of satisfactory testing - the changes and enhancements will be incorporated into the production build of TRACCS. The updated production version of TRACCS will then be posted to the Adamas web site on the downloads page with a revised minor version number. The Major version will remain unchanged.

        Any changes or corrections made in the build will be detailed in the version release notes – also available on the Adamas web site on the downloads page.

      • 1.3.3 New Major Versions

        Adamas has in place both a conceptual and practical commitment to medium and long term strategic changes in the TRACCS product to support

        1. Advancing technology
        2. New coding and programming methodologies
        3. Significant NEW functionality outside the scope of minor builds.
        4. Any statutory changes requiring large scale programmatic changes to the TRACCS product.

        Adamas maintains a medium to long term strategic plan up to 3 years in advance of current production. This plan includes -

        • Major product rewrites at both a functional and cosmetic level
        • Updating of support for latest technologies

        Adamas will incorporate nominated items above according to priority on an ongoing basis.

        Such changes will involve major rewrites of sections or modules of TRACCS – and will be outside the scope of either a build change or a minor version change.

        Such changes will be added to the test and development version of TRACCS and tested internally by Adamas for a period of not less than 3 months or 3 equivalent business cycles

        After completion of satisfactory testing - the changes and enhancements will be incorporated into the production build of TRACCS. The updated production version of TRACCS will then be posted to the Adamas web site on the downloads page with a revised major version number.

  2. Release Structure
    • 2.1 Application Files

      Any version changes made to TRACCS are posted to the Adamas web site www.adamas.net.au on the downloads page – and made accessible for licensed users.

      Full instructions on how to download and update TRACCS from the web are posted on the TRACCS web site on the Home Page.

    • 2.2 Change Management

      Any changes to TRACCS are documented in the first instance in release notes accompanying the release of each posted version to the web.

      The release notes are posted simultaneously with the posting of a new build, major or minor version

      Release notes summarize key points of any change in the new build/version. The release notes will provide a concise functional summary of the changes with accompanying screen dumps where necessary. It will also include a description of any notable flow on impacts as a result of those changes.

      The release notes are not intended or designed to be a manual.

    • 2.3 Manuals/Documentation

      On an ongoing basis the release notes are used to update the Adamas procedures manuals.

      Update manuals are made available to customers on the Adamas Web site via the downloads page.

      At any given point in time – the total documentation for the current TRACCS version consists of the current manuals + release notes for any changes instituted after the release of the current manuals.

    • 2.4 Customer advice/communication

      In accordance with anti spam/marketing email ethics – Adamas will not notify customers directly of all new versions available. Adamas will however provide up to date information on its web page covering new features, release notes documenting any changes and news pages outlining current topics of interest that may affect a customers desire to update to the latest version.