Beacon

Product Update: April 2022

David Simpson Posted on 4th Apr 22 by David Simpson

Here's your monthly roundup of solid gold features from us at the notably attractive and intelligent Beacon product team.

'Archive' and 'Delete' is now 'Delete' and 'Delete permanently'

We've changed the terminology around how records are deleted in Beacon to make things clearer. There's no change in functionality, but we'll no longer talk about archiving records, we'll talk about deleting them.

Filtering on timelines

You can now filter the different kinds of stories on a timeline. Use the checkboxes to choose the different things you would like to see.

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You'll also notice that it's now possible to include an organisation's timeline on a person's timeline, and vice versa! This is a special feature available on Person and Organisation records.

Sortable and searchable lists

You can now sort and search lists in a few different sections in Beacon:

  • Forms
  • Charts
  • Email templates
  • Document templates
  • Workflows

Click the arrow to the right of a column title to sort by that column, and you can search from the box in the top right.

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This makes it much easier to organise these things!

New pricing and billing system

We've been working really hard behind the scenes to completely redesign and rebuild Beacon's billing system. This isn't very glamorous work, but we think it's really important and we think this means that we can offer much better value to everyone. We're currently contacting all of our customers to get you switched over to our new billing system. You can read more about the changes here.

There's no foolin' you folks!

You might have clocked something a little incredulous about our 1st of April product announcement. Sorry to those of you who we managed to get hook, line, and sinker - but thanks for being such good sports! (If you'd like to see previous offerings from our department of mischief, check out Beacoin, Beacon VR, and Beacon Bucket)

Beacon Facebook Chat is the coolest place to be...

Beacon customers are invited to join our private Facebook Group. It's a place to exchange ideas, tips, and best practices.

You can find the group here and we'd love to welcome you in.

The group is only available to Beacon customers.

Up next...

We're currently in Beta testing of our new Enthuse integration - expect a release announcement shortly! We're also making improvements to how Beacon handles relationships.

David Simpson

About the author

David Simpson is the CTO at Beacon. He's dedicated to making Beacon the best charity CRM in the world.

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