Managing financial accruals with Beacon

Posted Posted in Beacon Support

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 […]

“Beacon: Efficient, Reliable and Fast”

Posted Posted in Testimonial

Membership Secretary of Chalfonts U3A, Val, tells Beacon News how the system has helped her in her role.   Three words to describe Beacon: Efficient, Reliable and Fast. As the Membership Secretary of a new, and rapidly growing, U3A I was so pleased to find Beacon. Our data was moved into it very quickly by the […]

A day in the life of a Beacon Supporter

Posted Posted in Beacon Support

We thought that an idea of a “typical” example of a Beacon Supporter’s activity might both be of interest and assistance to anyone considering joining our small friendly team. So, here is a general example of John’s schedule.   As members of the Beacon team we have a specific personalised email address.  This ensures that […]


Posted Posted in Tips and Tricks

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 […]

News on Beacon News

Posted Posted in Beacon

Our talented newsletter editor, Ken Wheatley, has decided to take a break from Beacon duties for a few short months. We look forward to Ken’s return and thank him for his time and expertise in making Beacon News a regular fixture. In the meantime, you may have noticed that the format of Beacon News has […]

Beacon Upgrade: where we are now

Posted Posted in Beacon Upgrade

After the Third Age Trust’s AGM on Thursday, Sam Mauger (Chief Executive) updated the conference on the progress of the Beacon Upgrade Project. The event was the perfect opportunity to bring members up to date with the work that has been taking place over the past months. If you weren’t able to attend, do not […]

Supporting Beacon Users

Posted Posted in Beacon Support

The Beacon helpdesk, which was announced in the previous edition of Beacon News, has been gratefully received by Beacon users who find themselves in a spot of bother. If you are a Beacon user and you have a problem, issue or query, simply visit or follow the links from the Beacon website. From there, […]