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2019: A Year in Review

2019 was a big year at GoCo, with lots of new feature announcements and growth across our teams

December 19th, 2019

2019: A Year in Review

2019 has been a big year for GoCo, and with the new year just a few days away, it’s a great time to reflect on some of the milestones that made 2019 our best year yet. Here are some of the big moments of 2019 that were meaningful to our team and to our customers.

New Features & Enhancements

At GoCo, we value our customers' feedback and incorporate it heavily into our process for deciding which parts of our platform to work on next. Based on conversations with GoCo users, we spent this year working on:

  • Time Tracking
    With GoCo Time Tracking, now you can easily keep track of your team’s hours, overtime, meal breaks, holidays, and PTO all in one place. It’s easy for employees to clock in and out, and seamlessly syncs the hours to their timesheet to keep all of your HR data together. Learn more.

  • Even Better Magic Docs
    MagicDocs have always been a customer favorite for electronically signing and completing offer letters, agreements, and more. But now it’s even better, because you can create Magic Doc templates yourself, see data stored in GoCo automatically populate in all relevant documents for employees, bulk send documents from within GoCo, and more. Learn more.

  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Integration
    We made a lot of new friends in 2019, but one of our favorites is JazzHR, a user-friendly, affordable, award-winning ATS that now syncs to GoCo for a seamless hire-to-onboard experience. Once you integrate the platforms, you can push any candidate profile from JazzHR to GoCo - no entering employee data into multiple systems or re-uploading documents. Learn more.

  • More Improvements
     We also made improvements to critical illness, billing, life events, benefits administration workflows, creating a new hire benefits preview, and more! Reach out to your CSM to learn more about the extensive feature updates we accomplished in 2019.

Around the Office

Not only did the GoCo platform see tremendous growth in 2019, but our team did too! We’ve nearly doubled our team size in the past year and are still hiring. Some other exciting events from the past year include:

  • Series A funding
    Back in the beginning of 2019, we made a big announcement about our $7 million Series A funding round and kicked off a year of growth.

  • Bringing CodeBar to Houston 
    Codebar is a non-profit initiative whose purpose is to increase diversity in tech that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free regular programming workshops. GoCo’s team hosts and serves as coaches at these meetups. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest events.

  • Moving to a new office space 
    We quickly outgrew our old office space by adding so many new team members this year! Our new, gorgeous, open office is located on the 13th floor of the same building, giving us excellent views of Houston.

  • Hosting our very first Little GoCoNuts Day 
    Work/life balance is important to us here at GoCo, so our leadership team makes a big effort to include our loved ones in what we do. This year, we hosted our first annual kids’ day at the officework to show our children them what goes on behind-the-scenes at GoCo (and have lots of fun!).

  • Winning some awards
    GoCo was recently honored with the 2019 Gold Brandon Hall Group Award for Best Advance in HR and Workforce Management Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and listed as one of Tech Tribune's 2020 Best Tech Startups in Houston!

2019 was a great year, and we're proud of the growth we've seen across our product and our teams. But the thing we're most proud of, and grateful for, are our amazing customers. Thank you for your continued support! We can’t wait for what’s to come in 2020 and hope you’ll join us for the ride.

If you want to see any of these new features in action, or see how you can streamline your people management with a modern HRIS in 2020, let’s chat! Book some time on a GoCo expert’s calendar today.