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Beacon Quality : Update

Beacon Quality Update : Roll-out starts July 14th, 2018

During the past several weeks we have had an open beta for an upcoming new version of Beacon Quality, and we thank everyone for your feedback. We’re excited to announce that we’re now ready for the next step: a complete roll-out! During the next few weeks we will be upgrading everyone onto this new version and although a lot of updates have happened on the ‘back-end’ of the system, to our users almost everything is the same. These updates will increase performance, make maintenance easier, ensure consistency, and keep us up to date with the latest web technologies. To ensure it’s a smooth transition for our admins and auditors we’ve put together the below help article as well as a quick 2 minute video that walks you through all the user interface changes you may notice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our support channel.


Page Load Time Improvement


The biggest improvement you'll notice for the Beacon Quality update is the page load time, which is up 66% from the older version! You'll also notice:

  • Attaching photos while conducting audits offline will be easier on the iOS app
  • Improvements in conducting audits while in low internet connection on the iOS app
  • Improved data load times for large data sets, such as document lists, question library, tags, etc.

Feature Changes

Feature Older Version Newer Version (As of Today)
Home Page Home page has four panels
My Activity
All Activity
Recent Mitigations (15 Days)
Recent Delinquent Audits (15 days)
Home page has three panels
My Activity
Recent Mitigations (15 Days)
Recent Delinquent Audits (15 days)
Home Panels Users can Drag and resize panels on the Home Page Feature is not currently available
Ad-Hoc Audit No Site Selector field when starting an ad-hoc audit The users will now have to select a Site before starting the Audit
Filter Options (Assign and Report pages) User needs to change a selection to view the changes User must select ‘Apply Filter’ to view the changes
Repeat Functionality on Assign pop-up window Default: End After Field Default: End On Field
Admin Org Settings and Mail pages are available Org Settings and Mail pages have not been upgraded yet
Admin (Org Tree) All the options across a location are available in line All the additional features are available under the ‘more’ menu


User Interface Changes

Feature Older Version Newer Version (As of Today)
Calendar Number of audits due displayed as
‘X Audits Due’
Number of audits due displayed
as a dot (.)
Add Questions from Library (Also, use Existing Item)
Add Random Questions
Bulk Edit Feature Icon
Tag Question (within a document)
Copy Item Feature not currently available
Open Tag Click on the Tag
Sort and Filter Icons
Assign Page Icons
Assign pop-up window – Start Window and Grace Period Outside the Repeat Setting Options Within the Repeat Setting options
Report Panels Chart Settings Options – Open against the panel Chart Settings Options – Open as a new pop-up window
Admin (System Options); Documents (Group questions) No Accordion UI The UI has been changed to split different options under different accordions