For those experiencing any issues related to initial browser-based setup of BCOE&M, the bcoem_baseline_2.X.X.sql document is available the package in the /sql folder. It contains the necessary database structure and dummy data for a NEW installation that can be imported via phpMyAdmin or shell access. Be sure to follow the directions in the document before use, especially those relating to security.
As of version 2.0.0, help is available within the application itself for the most common BCOE&M user and administration functions.
In version 2.0.0+, help can be accessed on any screen that features a question-mark icon in the top navigation bar. Clicking the icon will bring up a modal window providing just-in-time help, such as this one for the My Account page: