We have some changes to announce today.
First of all, thank you very much for your diligence and effort to help us beta test Clerk Resources new functionality. Our testing of the new move records out functionality has exceeded our expectations!
Today we are beginning a new beta with new functionality. Unfortunately, this means we have to discontinue the existing beta. We had hoped to release the existing beta functionality to all units worldwide, but we have not yet received back all of the different translations of our content. We expect that we’ll be able to release it by the end of May.
About the new beta. We are excited to introduce the ability to activate and manage temple recommends using Clerk Resources. This functionality primarily affects stake users of Clerk Resources. However, ward users will see that the temple recommend-related reports have been moved to a new Temple menu.
The downside to the release of this new beta is that as we begin a new beta we rollout small and then grow larger over time. We generally have three beta phases.
- Phase 1 is to a very small group of units. These are units tied to members of the project team, so we can quickly access and troubleshoot any major problems. This phase usually lasts three weeks. If things go well, it can be shorter.
- Phase 2 expands to additional units numbering between 500-1000 units. Most of these are English speaking because we usually haven’t received back any translated content. This phase usually lasts between 3-4 weeks.
- Phase 3 expands to additional units, primarily those in international Church areas. We introduce any translated content for languages which are available. This phase normally lasts 2-3 weeks.
So, today we are reducing our beta test units back to the Phase 1 group. This means that those of you who have been accessing the beta will not see the beta option in Clerk Resources until we expand back to the phase which includes your unit.
While we would love to include all beta testing units at once, experience has taught us it is wiser to prudent and start small.
Again, thank you for your testing! We really appreciate it. We will notify you when we are ready to add your unit as part of this new beta test.
The Clerk Resources Project Team