Cognology is a developer of people management software

Cognology is an easy to use system to power your people management strategy from onboarding to performance and learning. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and has been operating since 1994. Over 250 customers across the globe and a diverse set of industries use Cognology to automate and improve their people management.

Trusted by thousands of users

Victoria Police

“Cognology’s expertise and customer service went beyond all expectations”.

“Cognology are customer responsive and the quality of their work is first class”.


“We wanted to involve people from 6 countries in the 360 degree process in two languages, and Cognology’s service was excellent; – efficient, flexible and highly responsive to our needs”.

We exist to help our customers

We exist to help our customers bring their people together and achieve great things. The world of work is changing, hurtling toward a more connected, collaborative and fast-paced future. We believe technology is one of the core drivers of this transformation and that we can harness its power to fundamentally improve the way people work together. Our mission is to help you succeed in this new world of work.

Each customer is unique and has their own special requirements. We’ve built our software to be flexible to move with the changing needs of customers over time.

To help customers succeed we employ a mix of HR, customer and technical specialists. Customers appreciate being able to speak with people who’ve had real life experience in HR roles to advise and assist them in their technology adoption.

Our software is continually being enhanced and improved using feedback we gather from customers and our own internal R&D process.

I encourage you to reach out and talk to the team about how we can help you automate and improve your people management.

Jon Windust
CEO and Founder of Cognology


Why choose Cognology?

Dedicated HR Relationship Manager

  • An experienced HR professional will work with you to implement Cognology.
  • Once you’re up and running they become your ongoing relationship manager.
  • Your HR Relationship Manager will help you get the most out of the software.

Local Help Desk Manager

Support locally
  • In addition to your own HR Relationship Manager our help desk is available when you need it.
  • When you call our help desk you’ll be speaking with local support with no automated menu system to navigate.

Regular Software Updates

Cognology software updates
  • The Cognology software is continually being improved.
  • We take feedback from customers like you and put that together with our own innovations to build new capabilities.
  • You can choose to take new releases as frequently as fortnightly.

Integrating With Other Software

  • We integrate with all major recruitment, payroll and HRIS systems.


Industry strength security
  • Full control over visibility and privileges for administrators and users.
  • Industry strength encryption.
  • Single Sign-On capable.

Future Proof

SmartDesigner Capability
  • The only HR software with SmartDesigner.
  • SmartDesigner is an intuitive, inbuilt tool that gives back control to HR.
  • Meet your company’s unique requirements without incurring extra costs.

Our leadership team


Jon Windust
Chief Executive Officer

Ro Windust
Business Development Manager

Karen Willshire
Customer Success Manager

Saritha - QA Engineer

Saritha Doss
QA Manager

Daniel Flahive
Head of R&D

Ready to bring your people together and achieve great things?

Get in touch with our experienced and friendly team for a demo or to answer your questions.