Set up Bp Service

Bp Service is a Windows operating system service that runs on the server to perform various functions such as scheduled backups, importing of results, and scheduled SMS communication. Bp Service is configured from within Bp Premier.

Bp Service replaces Bp Link, which was used by versions of Bp Premier prior to Lava. If you are running Lava or later, Best Practice Software strongly recommend discontinuing use of Bp Link and using BP Service to manage integrated functions.

Set up Bp Service

  1. Select Setup > Configuration from the main Bp Premier screen. Select the Bp Service tab.
  2. Bp Service Configuration

Bp Service runs the following functions:

  • Scheduled and automated backups
  • Scheduled and Automated SMS messages
  • Importing linked files
  • Importing results
  • Importing Argus messages.

Tick the functions you want to run through Bp Service:

  • To run scheduled backups through BpService, tick Use BP Service for running automated backups. Click Configure Automated Backup to display the details of any scheduled backups.
  • To run scheduled SMS reminders through BpService, tick Use BP Service for running automated SMS. Click Configure Automated SMS to display the details of active SMS schedules. You must configure SMS reminders in Bp Premier first.
  • To run third-party link file imports, such as billing data and patient demographic data exchange with billing software, through the BpService, tick Use BP Service for importing links on this machine. You must configure linking through the Links tab first.
  • To run Result files imports through the Bp Service, tick Use Bp Service for importing results on this machine. You must configure Results importing from the Results import tab first.
  • To import Argus messages through the BpService, tick Use Bp Service for importing results on this machine. You must have installed Argus first.

Click Save to save your Bp Service settings. Restart the service from Windows.

Start or restart the Bp Service

For any Bp Service changes to take effect, you will need to stop and start the Windows Bp Service.

  1. From the Windows desktop, select StartControl PanelAdministrative ToolsServices. The exact path will depend on your version of Windows.
  2. Find the service 'Bp Service' in the list. Right-click Bp Service and select Start or Restart.

Stop Bp link

Prior to the Lava version, Bp Link was the process responsible for running automated functions. If you are running version Lava or later, Best Practice Software recommend that you use Bp Service over Bp Link for these functions.

If you have configured all Bp Link processes to run through BpService, you no longer need Bp Link running as a background process and can shut the process down.

Note: After you have configured a function to run via BpService, that function will no longer be run via BpLink. Best Practice Software recommend that if you move to using BpService for any function, you use BpService for all functions. Select all checkboxes on the Bp Service tab of the Configuration screen.

Stop Bp Link from auto-starting on server reboot

  1. Click on the Links icon on the Setup > Configuration screen.
  2. Untick Load BpLink on Startup.
  3. Click Save.

Close Bp Link on the machine you are currently using

  1. Bp Link could be running as a background process. This is indicated by the Best Practice Software bird icon in the Windows system tray along the bottom of the screen.
  2. Right-click the bird icon and select Exit. Enter the Bp Premier username and password of a user with permission to edit Configuration settings.

If Bp Link has been configured by a Windows administrator to run as part of a service, disable the service.