Beacon for Business
Walstan Systems was formed in Sydney in 1982, to sell and implement software for the business of manufacturing, by Kim Walker and Kate Stanton.
Our Beacon for Business product evolved from their previous products PICMAN and PICKMAN. BeaconSteel (first implemented in 2005) includes special development for metal processors and traders.
What makes a good system
We share the philosophy that the way you judge the quality of a software package is how much outside support the company requires to run it.
The perfect system would be usable out of the box with no outside assistance at all. So far, we have got to where we can train an internal trainer, with periodic reviews.
The best systems are simple to use, while being comprehensive. They adjust to how the company runs, rather than the company changing to be able to use the software.
It is worth taking a bit longer to deliver ready to use software, with no known bugs.
Documentation should be available to the user at a keystroke, and easier to use than phoning for help.
Users should be able to make changes to suit their operation. They should not be able to make changes which stop the software working. Change control is required for internal development, and to track customer changes for reconciliation with upgrades.
Why choose us?
Fast, low cost start-up
Our education is aimed at empowering your staff to be more effective, quickly. Do not hand your company over to an army of consultants. You stay in charge.
Beacon pricing is per-user per-month. We have such faith in our system that we do not require a huge up-front fee before you start. Pay as you go. No capital outlay.
Beacon’s user interface is Microsoft Windows. The client/serve architecture operates in the Windows environment. Simplicity means less need for technical support.
Initial use of Beacon provides the solutions you need now. As these are assimilated, more are needed. You find even more tools in Beacon, enabling growth with ever increasing efficiencies.
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