When the first did bps the system was as you described and worked well if there were few logged onI was told that the BPS system was a huge bodge of several elderly IT systems tied together with red string and gaffer tape that just about managed to limp through each year.
A brand new system was in the process of being developed and tested about 4/5 years ago with live online mapping updates, the ability to edit field borders and hedges without paper forms and many other useful features. Then CAP reform was announced. Then Bre*it and all development was paused and what we are left with is the operational parts of the new system welded onto the creaking remains of the old system.
Or at least so I was told by an RPA rep at a show....
I don't mind it. It sort of works.
now the uk runs it self they do not need to have the information on cropping down to a field levelI always thought the BPS screens did look like a first year undergrad project but it works so I am not complaining. I just wish they’d leave it alone now but everything will be up the air again soon and we will have to start all over again or not bother at all.