Corporate Overview

Founded on commitment, built on quality, unrivalled in delivery

Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1983, ‘chris’ – Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Solution – is the result of more than three decades of investment in technologies and people with a sharp-focus on the provision of world-class, integrated HR and Payroll Management software solutions.

Today, ‘chris’ is the cornerstone of HR and Payroll departments worldwide as it continues to evolve to meet 21st century requirements. chris21, our internationally proven solution delivers unsurpassed levels of modularity, flexibility and functionality.

International footprint

A world leader in HR and Payroll Management, Frontier Software serve more than 1,500 organisations in both the public and private sectors across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Far East. We have offices throughout Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Our operations span the globe with customers in such diverse locations as Aruba, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Falkland Islands and St Helena.

Frontier Software delivery options

Our products can be implemented as:

  • Licensed Software
  • SaaS- Software as a Service
  • Bureau / Outsourcing
  • ASP application service provider

Any combination of the above can be used to enhance your business strategic requirements.

Investing in excellence

Our policy of re-investing at least 20% of company profits in research and development is focused on delivering leading-edge software solutions.


Frontier Software possibly produces the easiest method of allowing a user to perform this important task. You will be able to change screen field names, delete fields that are not required, amend menu names. In addition, menu content, workflow rules and table data can also be customised by you. All of these changes can be made without affecting your software upgrades and most important – you do not need to be an IT expert.


Our advanced solutions operate on the world’s leading operating systems – Windows 2000TM, Vista, Windows 7, UNIX and Linux. This provides an enterprise-wide, local and wide area network topology with secure and comprehensive internet / intranet capability; plus OracleTM and SQL ServerTM database access.

Web Services

WS21 Web Services option enables the chris21 Business Rules Engine (BRE) to function as a service provider in a Service Oriented Architecture environment (SOA) with UDDI, WSDL and SOAP.

It allows the latest Web Services enabled tool applications to be used for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) projects.

The Frontier Software group

The operating members of the Frontier Software group are as follows:



 Registration No.

 Frontier Software Plc  United Kingdom  2512827
 Frontier Software Pty Ltd  Australia  57 005 751 879
 Frontier Software Limited  New Zealand  WN463583
 Frontier Software Asia Pte Ltd  Singapore  200201605D
 Frontier Software Sdn Bhd  Malaysia  355681-V
 Frontier HR & Payroll Private Limited  India  U72900KA2003 PTC050328

Corporate Overview brochure - (3.75 Mb).


HR & Payroll
Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Solution Click to read more »
Chris 21 - Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Solution
Self Service
Create a virtual HR office & realise significant savings Click to read more »
HR 21 - Employee and Manager Self Service
Recruitment Management
Effective management of applicants Click to read more »
Effective management of applicants
Time and Attendance
Capturing attendance from multiple time recording devices
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TA 21 - Time & Attendance
Learning & Development
Tools to manage an entire staff training programme Click to read more »
LD 21 - Learning & Development
Performance Management
Vital for both staff development and business growth Click to read more »
EPM 21 - Performance Management (e-Performance)
E-claim / Expenses
Self service expense claims management Click to read more »
ECL 21 - E-claim / Expenses
Human Resources Dashboard
Powerful tool for communicating critical information Click to read more »
DSH 21 - Human Resources Dashboard