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Product Update: April 2020

David Simpson
April 1, 2020

       Here's all the latest Beacon product news brought to you from the living rooms of Beacon's engineering team.

       Email templates

With Email templates you can send emails to people in your database directly from Beacon.

Beacon now makes it even easier to reach out to important people in your database. Whether you need to email someone to say thank you for a cash donation, thank a volunteer for a job well done, or let a member know that their renewal is due, you can do it all from Beacon.

Create email templates that pull data from fields in Beacon to create personalised emails automatically - no need to open a separate email application.

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You can find out more by reading the Email template article in our guide.

       New list views

You may have already noticed that we've overhauled how lists of records are displayed.  Lists now load and scroll much faster, and you can resize columns to make your views fit your screen perfectly.

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       Delay to ticketing system

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak we've decided to pause the development of our new ticketing system.  We're still going to build it, and we'll be reviewing the situation as it develops, but while there are no events taking place we're going to divert our engineering team to other projects.

       There's no fooling you folks...

You might have noticed something a little fishy about this morning's product announcement about Beacon's new product, CRM-VR. As many of our customers pointed out, this is abosolute nonsense! Hope you all had some much needed April fools laughs at our expense.

       Up next...

You can read a summary of what we're going to be working on in 2020 in our recent blog post.  Next month we'll be concentrating on our new apps infrastructure and releasing some brand new integrations.