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April 2024 Updates (v12 Beta Release)

As we gear up for the launch of our next-generation web-based platform (eBECAS/EDMISS Next Generation), significant enhancements have been implemented across our system. Although many of these improvements are behind-the-scenes and might not be directly visible or available within the desktop application (eBECAS/EDMISS Classic), we've introduced the following updates to the desktop version.

The following updates are available from version 12 of the desktop application. As of April 2024, we have commenced the beta release of this version to a selected group of customers.

Updates to Offer Holidays


Holidays can be applied to an offer in two different ways:

  • At the faculty level: These holidays apply to all the offers with courses under the faculty. These holidays can be of type ‘Extend’ or ‘No Extend’.

  • At the offer level: These holidays are added directly to the offer and only impact that offer. These holidays are always of type ‘Extend’.

In previous versions, the offer-level holidays were managed under the offer item window.


As holidays added to an offer, impact all the courses in the offer, and not only the course where the holidays are created from, we have extracted the offer holidays to a new ‘Holidays’ tab in the offer where you can see all the holidays that impact the offer (including the faculty holidays) in one single place.


[1.61 Offer and Application Details]

Users Readiness to Use eBECAS/EDMISS Next Generation


A new feature has been added to check the readiness of users for the Next Generation version.

In 10.3 User Search, you can quickly confirm if a user is ready through the Web Ready column, and in 10.4 Modify User Details, you can find details through the Next Gen Web Requirements section.


[10.3 User Search]


[10.4 Modify User Details]

Users must meet the following requirements to use the Next Generation version:

  • Initials: Users must have their Initials entered and they must be unique in the system (including inactive users).

  • Email: Users must have a valid email address and it must be unique in the system (including inactive users).

  • Username : Usernames must be at least 5 characters and it must be unique in the system (including inactive users).

  • User Type : Users must be of type Administrative.

Additional Validation for the Users Details


Additional validation has been added when creating/modifying users in 10.4 Modify User Details. Now, the user's initials must be unique within the system (including inactive users) and can have up to 5 characters.

New Options on the Send Email Template and Bulk Email Form


Due to the redesign of the templates engine, the templates between the Classic (Desktop) version and the Next Generation (web) version are incompatible. However, templates created in the Next Generation version are available and can be used from the Classic version but not the other way.

To view/use the Next Generation templates in the Desktop version, select the NextGen Merge options from the Merge windows:


[ Send Email Template ]


[ Bulk Email ]

Learn how to manage NextGen templates through the following eBECAS/EDMISS NextGen article: Templates.

New Options on the Document Merge Form


As with email templates, document templates created in the Next Generation version can be users in the desktop version to merge documents.

To view/use available NextGen templates in Desktop version, select the NextGen Merge options within the Word merge forms.


[ Word Merge ]

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