Spring launches next-gen HR platform that makes it easy to pay, insure, and support teams Forte Group

Spring launches next-gen HR platform that makes it easy to pay, insure, and support teams

The operations portion of any business can be a headache. In addition to payroll and benefits management, HR teams are tasked with staying compliant, onboarding employees, keeping teams happy, and a whole host of other tasks. These complex processes can pile up, particularly for growing businesses that have limited operational resources.

Spring, an HR solutions platform, sought to simplify HR and payroll processes with one seamless and easy-to-use platform. The company wanted to equip teams of all sizes with a tool that modernized how HR professionals pay, insure, and support their workforces.

AWS-powered expert HR software

Professional HR and payroll platform
Human resources management, insurance, finance, FinTech

Technology and Platforms:
AWS Cloud, Java Core, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Netflix OSS (Zuul, Eureka, Feign, etc.), Hibernate, Gradle, Docker, JavaScript, React.js, Redux, CSS Modules, Webpack, Git


  • After exploring similar HR products on the market, the joint team found that most available tools didn’t reach the goal of making HR easier and lacked an intuitive, consistent UI.
  • Spring identified a market opportunity to streamline HR and payroll processes for organizations with small operations teams, allowing employees to focus on the business, not mundane data processing tasks.
  • Spring turned to Forte Group to create a unique and engaging solution that simplified complex HR tasks, provided expert support, and felt personal.

Results achieved

  • Forte built the market-leading cloud-based HR and payroll services platform from the ground up.
  • Forte team’s agile organization and commitment to deliverables contributed to faster time-to-market. The approach included the industry-standard biweekly release cadence, predictable delivery, and outstanding software quality with an average test pass rate of 95 percent.
  • Forte’s alignment with Spring’s business needs and goals allowed the platform to successfully onboard its first corporate customers within eight weeks of the MVP launch.

“Our Forte team consistently delivered high-quality software. They were one of the first development teams I’ve worked with where I wasn’t constantly worried about delivery estimates, poor quality, or extreme tech dept. They consistently hit their goals and were a true extension of our team. Forte is always at the top of my list to recommend to others.”

Brandon Passley
CEO at Spring

Business challenges:

Offer accessible HR knowledge and easily customizable HR tools for teams of any size

Make the user experience consumer-like, confusion-free, and feature-rich to engage a growing millennial demographic of workers consistent with their digital experience

Provide payroll, benefits, time tracking, operational efficiency, and compliance under a single software suite

Feature-based challenges

Facilitate payroll processes, improve tax calculation speed and efficiency

Develop a new time-reporting and attendance approach, along with time-off policies for more convenient and time management

Simplify the open-enrollment and benefits-renewal processes to reduce enrollment time and improve the employee experience

Empower professional employer organizations with a sophisticated  “payroll-benefits-taxes” flow for large enterprise customers

Offer a user-friendly report generation and viewing experience, enhanced with custom filtering and grouping features

Additional features built into Spring

Introduction of a payroll flow, customizable by state.

Real-time tax calculations using a third-party tax engine to improve compliance and accuracy.

Highly-customizable features for payroll specialists.

Implementation of a foundation to accommodate and support professional employer organizations (PEOs).

Improved and scalable built-in reporting tool to easily explore, analyze, and share real-time business analytics.

A setup of a broad spectrum of benefits-management features, covering health insurance, 401(k), life insurance, and more.

Sophisticated “roles and permissions” management system.

Low-level tuning of the time-off management logic for extra flexibility.

Continuous solution infrastructure and performance monitoring.

Modern UX/UI to enable users to perform management tasks quickly and intuitively.

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Product features
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Months to the MVP


Custom business-related service integrations


Average tests
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