Terminology for the PIE Abacus

NB: should you ever need to contact the Opeus Helpline for any technical support, it may also be useful to have in mind - and have to hand - a short document that explains the way the the Opeus team use slightly different terminology for some of these terms.

PIE Abacus initial licence :    The ‘initial’ licence just gets you started, with a ‘starter pack’ allocation of 5 users (aka 'contributors') and 4 Abacuses (aka ‘forums’)

‘Starter pack’: a phrase to describe the initial ‘allocation’ of 5 users and 4 Abacuses

PIE Abacus project manager :  The person who arranges (and funds) the contract with Opeus/TDK, via Robin’s company as intermediary

PIE Abacus project lead :  Any other individual tasked with the deployment of the IAbacus within their agency or network.

Contributor (Individual) :   Users enter their own individual views & plans

Contributor (Scribe) :   Users enter the views & plans of their team

Abacus:  The specific on-screen location for in-put and reading of the data for any project or group of teams

iAbacus: the software on which the PIE Abacus is built

Overview :   The ‘Top Tier’ picture obtained from overlay or stacking of all Abacuses that an agency manages.

Agency :  Any organisation that runs any kind of services

Network : Any network of organisations or individuals participating for a common purpose.

Project :  A specific development planned by either an agency, team or network, with participation by any kind of invitees.

Community of practice : A specific project run by either an agency, team or network, with participation by invitees, usually professionals or other ‘practitioners’.

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All FAQs

What exactly is an Abacus?  HERE

What is the basic ambition behind the PIE Abacus? HERE

Why is it called the PIE Abacus? HERE

How do we get a licence?  HERE

What are typical costs for a licence?  HERE

What other terms of use are there?  HERE

How are PIE Abacus costs calculated? HERE

How will the income be re-invested? HERE

What is meant by a 'Lead agency"?  HERE

What is meant by a 'contributor'?  HERE

Why have individuals as 'contributors' at all?   HERE

What do all these other terms mean?   HERE

Can we use the PIE Abacus with PIEs 1? HERE