Dear Beacon Users and Community, I am writing to update you on progress – and some problems – with Beacon. First of all, the existing system continues to perform well, and to provide u3as with a solid basis for administering membership and activities. We shall be continuing to maintain the existing system with help from […]
We recently published an article from the Beacon 2 Project team describing their approach to specifying Beacon 2. This article describes how design of the member records part of the system is being achieved through the medium of wireframes, non-functional mockups of the main design elements. Note that at this stage the screens shown are […]
We recently published a statement from our delivery partner, APT Solutions, about the challenges the upgrade project had faced in 2020 and what had been planned to enable us to move forward positively in 2021. This month we bring you an update on our progress against those plans. We’ll include further such updates in each […]
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Our Beacon 2 development partner, APT Solutions, has issued the following message to all u3a members. As we approach the end of the year we wanted to share a brief u3a-wide update on the ‘New Beacon’ project and outline our current plans for the new year. Project Update & […]
mailto:email@example.comIt’s always been the plan that the Beacon Upgrade Project will involve Beacon users at every stage. With your help we will ensure that Beacon 2 meets the needs of every u3a. One way we are doing this is by including various pilot stages throughout the project. The first of these will take place during […]
Thinking of moving to Beacon? There’s no need to wait for Beacon 2. Joining now will aid your journey to Beacon 2.
The most popular question on the Forum is “Will Beacon 2 enable me to ….?” or, as a suggestion, “I would like Beacon to be enhanced to …” Unfortunately there is often no answer, the reason being that all that is known about the functionality of the software is what is contained in the specifications […]
The first delivery of Beacon 2 software will happen by the end of this month. That will be the signal for the teams of Beacon 2 volunteers to spring into action.
Beacon 2 will include the ability tio write your own reports. But what reports would you like to see out of the box?
The specification documents for Beacon 2 have now been added to this site. Each document has its own page and there’s also an index allowing you to browse the documents. The Beacon User Forum has a new sub-topic for informal discussion of the specifications. The Beacon Help Centre will shortly be expanded to allow formal […]