Multi-year rewrite of Shepherd's Staff!


What’s new with Shepherd’s Staff?

At Concordia Publishing House, we are rebuilding Shepherd’s from the ground up. We are not moving Shepherd’s Staff online; the new version will still be desktop-based. This multi-year project will extend the life of Shepherd’s Staff, making it easier to use the software as technology continues to develop.

Specifically, we are rewriting Shepherd's Staff in a new, more modern, computer language. This allows the program to operate more effectively on the newest computers, work well with future versions of Microsoft Windows, and allows us to employ new tools and techniques to add better features that are more helpful to you! 


A new rewrite means new features

We are adding and redesigning many features. In some cases, we are removing features that are not used by most users. If a feature was removed that you like to use, please feel free to contact us either by email, phone, or a comment on this help center. If enough people want the same feature, we can add it back into Shepherd's Staff. 

Lastly, the layout of Shepherd's Staff will be changing drastically. Instead of dozens of different windows for each data grid, each module will be contained in a single window with tabs and different categories for each tab. Eventually each module in Shepherd's Staff will mirror this layout.