Beacon for Business - Managing Manufacturing

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Passion. Experience. Empowerment.


Walstan Systems was formed in Sydney in 1982, to sell and implement software for the business of manufacturing, by Kim Walker and Kate Stanton.

Their 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

Kim and Kate 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.


Get in touch

We at Walstan Systems know that choosing the right ERP system is not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your constraints.

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Angeline Harris

From working at the prestigious Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP to opening her own practice in 2001, Angeline has represented Arts & Entertainment clients large and small for nearly 20 years. She made headlines in 2010 when she secured the “Kingston Woman” rights to songwriter Helen Jones and continues to provide the same dedication to all her clients. Practicing since the first internet boom, Angeline has hands-on experience with how technology affects the creative industry. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Angeline’s sixth sense.



Juris Doctor, 1997

B.A., Film & Music, 1994

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• IP Law for Creatives Association, Member-at-Large
• Civil Rights Conservation, Secretary

Bar Admissions

• New York, Tennessee, California




Spencer Ingram

Spencer focuses on the various facets of law that revolve around digital media and technology, whether that’s securing patents and trademarks for wearable tech or negotiating distribution agreements for the now prolific AZL App. Prior to co-founding Harris Ingram, he managed the tech startup accounts for Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP. Spencer has represented and advised entrepreneurs on best legal practices for their business for over 15 years.



Juris Doctor, 1999

B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• Constitutional Conservation, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, Illinois, California




Isabel Sonam

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.



Juris Doctor, 2002

B.A., Art History, 1999

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, California