The Home page of the website now has a short video of how the Beacon Database System works. It runs for around eight minutes and goes through the main features. Click on the Home page tab to watch the video.
Photo by Stephen Phillips – Hostreviews.co.uk on Unsplash Roy Biggs, the Team Lead for on-going help, gives us the following tips on how to maximise the chances of your Beacon email being delivered successfully, and how to approach problem-solving if problems do arise. An Insight to email Issues When a problem occurs with Beacon email, […]
The Beacon User Forum is a place for Beacon Users to discuss anything to do with Beacon, from hints and tips to the complexities of the finance module.
If your U3A has changed its Beacon administrator there are two things you need to do. A new step by step video will guide you through the process.
A link to the latest User Guide has been added to the footer of this site.
February will bring significant improvements to the way Beacon handles ledgers, with renamed fields, improved sorting and better handling of credit batches.
Member lists are at the heart of the Beacon system, and there are several features and tools available to users to make it easy to select some, all or none of the members on a given list – so you don’t need to tick them off one by one On all lists, you can click […]
Following my last notes in the Beacon Newsletter on using the Beacon Finance Package, where I presented a case for using a membership ledger in order to keep the current account uncluttered. Another area of the Finance Package which gets a bad press is its lack of ability to deal with accruals. In my discussions […]
This month’s tip for using Beacon is about spellling. As you may know, the Beacon software does not currently include a spellchecker. However, many web browsers now include a facility for checking spelling within the browser itself. One example is Google Chrome, which has a spellchecker that is usually enabled by default. If you’d like […]