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Big Business can use SQLite
• to offload Client data
• to read data from other apps

Big Business 10.18 updates SQLite support.

This Solution gives a quick overview of SQLite support in Big Business. (6698)



Schedule Days helps you manage payments to Vendors by automatically setting the Scheduled Date on Bills, so they will come up for payment at the right time.

Big Business 10.18 updates Schedule Days calculations.

This Solution provides considerations for Schedule Days use. (6696)


Big Business may use QuickTime:
• to display graphic elements
• to display your Comapany Logo

Big Business 10.17 updates QuickTime Support.

This Solution gives a quick overview of QuickTime Support in Big Business. (6694)


Demo is a version of Big Business that runs on one computer, making it perfect for:
• learning the basics of using Big Business
• training new employees
• testing new features

Big Business 10.17 updates the Demo version to be free.

This Solution gives a quick overview of the Demo version of Big Business. (6693)


Big Business uses AppleScript:
• to automatically create Excel spreadsheets
• to automatically attach PDFs to new messages in Mail

Big Business 10.17 updates AppleScript Support.

This Solution gives a quick overview of AppleScript Support in Big Business. (6692)


Shows you how to install our macOS Demo:
• to try, train, or tutor yourself in Big Business
• to run Big Business on only one computer
• as a sandbox for testing, training, or tutorial



This feature uses your Employee info when you Duplicate or Convert existing Quotes, Orders, and Invoices. This is useful with the Shipping Add-On when using Shipping IDs on the Employee card. You can duplicate an order created by another user and it will be updated with your information.

This Solution details the Reload Employees feature. (6689)


This feature updates Shipping info when you Duplicate or Convert existing Quotes, Orders, and Invoices. This is useful with the Shipping Add-On. You can duplicate an order created before and address change and it will updated with new information.

This Solution details the Reload Addresses feature. (6688)


Maring Cost is new in Item Prefs and lets you change the basis of margin calcuations.

This Solution will provide details. (6687)


Prefs lets you add a variety of:
• features
• automation
• controls

Until you look, you may not realize these options--that you can click a checkbox to add a new feature into your workflow (or uncheck to reduce clutter). As much as possible these options are laid out on Prefs windows and have Info buttons (i) that link to write-ups.

This Solution gives you a quick overview of some available


Users Settings shows or hides the Settings tab in My Prefs. If you Hide Settings, users will not be able to change Settings themselves.

This Solution describes this setting. (6684)


User Settings let users change settings, such as Auto Zoom. By choosing System Setting they can use the setting you have chosen in the Company card.

User Settings Prefs let you control access to User Settings. By choosing Hide Settings you can block access to User Settings.

This Solution provides details. (6684)


The Inactive Checkbox lets you mark records Inactive.

This Solution provides details. (6683)


Big Business 10.16 fixes a scrolling error on the Master Tag List. The problem occurred when the user selected a custom Font Size, such as a smaller font that would compress one pane and not the other.

(6682)


Limit Payments is a custom feature, added for a distributor who sells through Amazon, to limit the number of Invoices displayed on a Payment. To use this feature, hold the Shift key while choosing the Customer. If you type Shift-Tab, to go to the Date field after entering Payment Received From, the Limit request may appear accidentally.

This Solution describes this feature. (6681)


Shipping IDs are additional fields for shipping information such as:
• Account Numbers for UPS or FedEx
• Email Addresses for notifications

Big Business 10.16 adds ShipID's to the Employee Card.

This Solution describes this feature. (6680)


You can now edit past Bank Reconciliations to make corrections.

This Solution describes this new feature. (6678)


Assigning Bins uses new tools that improve workflow:

• Autocomplete
• Popup
• Scanning

This Solution provides details. (6679)


This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and Windows 10 Creators Update launched April 11, 2017. (6676)


Big Business 9 no longer works on Windows 10. Big Business 9.10 released in September 2015 included updates to support the first release of Windows 10 only. Later releases of Windows 10 require Big Business 10. Now even if you are running the original 2015 release of Windows 10, Big Business 9 may no longer work. If you have Support for Big Business 9 please contact us for more information.


Big Business adds Paste to the Docs windows. Click to paste:
• a File copied from your desktop or email attachments
• a Picture copied from email, web browser, photo or picture program
• a Screenshot taken with Print Screen, Alt + PrtSc, Snipping Tool

This Solution provides details. (6670)


Sleep Alert appears in your Big Business Client when your computer goes to Sleep. Turn off Sleep to minimize disconnection from Big Business Server.

This Solution provides details. (6674)


Bins is an Add-On to help you locate items in your warehouse.

This Solution provides details. (6619)


Big Business 10 updates the selection of Fonts making it easier to choose fonts that are nice to work with and for printouts to reflect your business image.

This Solution provides an overview. (6673)


Long Listing loads a longer Customer Lisiting.

This Solution describes this setting. (6672)


Logo Prefs control Logo printing. By default Big Business prints your Logo or Company Name and Address on all forms. A new setting for Letterhead does not print your logo when going to paper, only when you are going to PDF or Email.

This Solution describes this setting. (6671)


Inactive Prefs control whether you see records that are marked Inactive.

This Solution describes this setting. (6597)


Captuvo SL42 is a sled for iPhone that includes:
• Barcode scanner
• Extra battery
• Protective case

This Solution provides an impression of this hardware option when used with BigBizApp10L for tracking inventory locations.


This Solution describes the Bin Group field found on the Bin Card. (6668)

This feature is part of the Bin Quantity Add-On that tracks inventory locations in your warehouse(s).


Description Width lets you change the width of Descriptions on printouts. An entry like 50% will narrow Description 2 by half and widen Description 1 to fit.

Big Business 10.14 updates Description Width to work for zero, to remove Description 2.

This Solution describes this Setting. (6563)


Items Search can show calculations for the average quantity sold (for last twelve months and last three months) named:
• Avg. Qty Sold 12-Mos.
• Avg. Qty Sold 3-Mos.

This Solution describes using these entries. (6667)


Big Business 4 added a prompt to filter when there more than 256 Undeposited Items. Big Business 10.14 changes this to 999 and adds automatic sorting for ease of use. (5856)


This is our database and one of our favorite things is when customers say nice things, or nicely said things, such as...
(6666)


Big Business 10.14 tests Barcodes for Sales Order Line Items.

This Solution provides a quick overview. (6663)


Keyboard Shortcuts for Dates are being tested. To start, "t" for Today has been added. Dates should highlight when clicked once and change when the Up Arrow or Down Arrow keys are typed. Now typing the letter t will set the Date to today. (6664)


The Ship Date on Orders has been updated to automatically fill in today's date. (6665)


The Requisition tool was created for custom functions:
• to load a Sales Order for conversion to a PO
• to load a Sales Order for conversion to a Warehouse Transfer
• to load a Sales Order for consignment to a customer Warehouse
• to create a new request for purchase or transfer from another warehouse

This Solution provides details. (6659)


BizApp10L is for iPod Touch or iPhone for Locating stock in your warehouse.

This Solution provides a quick overview. (6660)


Stock Prefs control what inventory information you see on Line Items.

For starters, this setting lets you choose what appears on the Expanded tab of the Sales Order with choices for:
• System Setting (recommended)
• Hide
• Show Allocated
• Show Available

Ths Solution provides a quick overview. (6658)


If you are using Big Business Server for macOS with Windows Clients and have Updated from 10.3 or earlier to 10.13 or earlier, you may see this error:
Error when executing the method PrintOpt_DestSet... The plug-in method cannot be executed. External routine not found (TobitProXL).

This problem is fixed in Big Business 10.14 and does not occur if you are using Big Business Server for Windows or


Big Business 10 has cosmetic changes and removes Allocated Qty from the Expanded tab of an Order.

Big Business 10.14 lets you change Stock Prefs to see Allocated, Available (default), or not. (6657)


MySQL 5.7 updates installers for Windows and some of the syntax for typical changes needed to share data from your Big Buisness Server to shipping workstations running UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and so on.

This Solution provides details. (6655)


This Solution describes the procedure for updating Big Business Server on macOS. (5990)


The Inventory Sales by Customers report exports a list of items with quantites sold to customers.


The Payments Received for Category Group report will provide a detail list of paid invoices and their category amounts for the selected category group. The report will contain payment date, customer listing, customer code, invoice number, invoice date, invoice amount, group amount, and applied amount, sorted by customer listing.


Big Business 10 lets you mix Client and Server from different Updates. Updates are different "dot" releases like Big Business 10.9 and Big Business 10.12. You might want to use the newest Client for newest Macs without changing your current Server. Or you might update Server to get new features without needing to change any Clients.

You cannot mix Upgrades, though. Upgrades are different vers


Font Book is located in Applications on your Mac and includes utilities to validate fonts and check for duplicates. Checking for Duplicate Fonts may fix intermittent slowness or crashing.

Download the latest release. (6645)


Big Business 10 adds the Docs tool. Docs Prefs let turn on the Docs tool.

Big Business 10.11 adds Drag and Drop for the Docs tool and Docs window.

Big Business 10.15 adds Paste to the Docs window.

This Solution provides details. (6646)


Big Business 10.11 updates Profit % to show negatives only for items being sold at a loss. Previous versions show negatives for returns. For clarity, negatives are displayed in red (except during data entry).

Download the latest release. (6645)


Add PDF is a customization to automatically includes a PDF containing Terms and Conditions or other needed information when printing or emailing a Sales Order or Purchase Order. (6331)


Company Upgrade lets you activate Add-Ons and Addtional Users for your Company.

This Solution provides details. (6643)


PDF Tools is an Add-On to support customizations that manipulate PDFs to merge, insert, print and more. It is a suite of state of the art tools that may require special installation or support.

This Solution describes this option. (6644)


Big Business includes Print Styles with options for:
• graphics
• fonts
for better looking output.

Big Business 10.10 expands this feature to apply to Reports. Big Business 10.15 fixes some Customer reports.

This Solution describes the feature. (6296)


Big Business 10.9 ignores your setting for Auto-Enter Qty and always enters zero. This is a bug that is fixed in Big Business 10.10.

Download the latest release. (6642)


Big Business 10 lets you choose Prefs for changing features and include choices for:
• System Setting - use the system setting, built-in or set by your system administrator
• Classic / Hide - use the original feature / hide the new feature
• New / Show - use the new feature / show the new feature

New System Prefs include:
• Column Prefs
• Dialog Prefs
• Docs Prefs
• Export Prefs
• Inactiv


The Accounts Receivable Aging (Summary) Report provides a standard A/R Aging which can be run As Of a specific past date (backdated). It also includes an Invoice Search so the results can be narrowed to a Department, Salesperson, or other criteria. (6165)


The Accounts Receivable Aging (Summary) Report provides a standard A/R Aging which can be run As Of a specific past date (backdated). It also includes an Invoice Search so the results can be narrowed to a Department, Salesperson, or other criteria. (6165)


Big Business 10.10 updates Customer Lookup. (6640)


Big Business 10.10 tests reading credit card numbers with a Swiper.

Ths Solution will provide test results. (6641)


Big Business 10 adds the Docs tool for all transactions. Docs Prefs let you choose how to use the Docs tool.

Choices for Docs Prefs are:
• System Setting
• Hide
• Documents
• Documents and Notes

This Solution provides details. (6589)


B2C Connect automatically connects Big Business to your Business-to-Consumer (B2C) web store.

Ths Solution provides a quick overview. (6625)


Big Business 10 adds a Deposit on the Sales Order. This allows you to import a paid amount from an online store and have it automatically converted into a Payment.

This Soution describes this feature. (6636)


Big Business 10.9 adds the option for Line Numbers and updates Sort for transactions with Line Items like Orders and Invoices.

If you have Custom Forms, they can be automatically updated to support these options.

This Solution describes this option. (6635)


Big Business 9 adds new fields for Imports, including:
To combine separate First Name and Last Name entries:
• Add Billing Name
• Add Shipping Name
• Add Customer Listing

To combine Item Descriptions:
• Add Item Code
• Add Description 1
• Add Description 2

This Solution describes this option. (6516)


Big Business benefits tremendously from SSD performance from fast storage options:
• Solid State Drives (SSD's)
• Fusion Drive
• Flash Storage

Big Business 10.9 is optimized for:
• SSD hardware
• Virtual Servers (VMWare, Parallels, hypervisor)
• Remote Desktop (RDS, Terminal Server, VDI)

This Solution describes this change. (6633)


To connect Big Business needs an API Key and Password from Shopify. These are generated in the Private App setup described previously and copied into Shopify Settings in Big Business.

This Solution tells you how to enter private app credentials from Shopify into Big Business. (6632)


This Solution describes Registering the Shopify Add-On. (6630)


To connect Big Business to Shopify you need to log into your Shopify Admin to create a new Private App and get an API Key and Password.

• Private App settings let you control access to Shopify
• API Key and Password let Big Business connect

This Solution tells you how to generate private app credentials for Shopify. (6631)


Big Business Searches include an Inline Filter at the top of the list window.

This Solution describes this feature. (6629)


Line Numbers are now an option for transactions with Line Items:
• Quote, Order, Invoice
• Request, Purchase Order, Bill
• Item Adjustment, Warehouse Transfer

Line Numbers enable new features to:
• Show - click to show the Item
• Insert - click to add a row above or below
• Sort - use the Sort button even on saved transactions
• Reorder - click to Move To another row

This Solution describ


Line Prefs control whether you see Line features like Line Numbers.

This Solution describes this setting. (6627)


B2C Connect automatically connects Big Business to your Business-to-Consumer (B2C) web store.

Ths Solution provides a quick overview. (6625)


This Solution describes Registering the Warehouses Add-On, permanently or in Trial Mode, with your existing data file or the Demo Data File. (5941)

This feature is part of the Warehouses Add-On, which is an additional module for Big Business Server that tracks inventory at multiple Warehouses.


Don't Copy Warehouses is a preference in Sales Order Preferences that clears Warehouses when Orders are Duplicated. This feature is a customization for a company that uses Duplicate to save time entering repeat orders, for the same items from different warehouses. (6191)


Big Business automatically creates a Warehouse Quantity record for tracking an Item in a Warehouse. For Warehouses with Auto-Create checked this is done when new Items are created. Otherwise this is done as neeeded the first time you buy, sell, or adjust an Item for a Warehouse. (6624)


Pick Prefs control whether you see the Pick tab.

This Solution describes this setting. (6621)


Big Business 10 is adding Production features for testing, including:

• Pick Tab on Orders
• Orders to BizApp 10 for iPod
• Bins for locating inventory

This Solution will describe these features. (6622)


Employees Search lets you view My Prefs settings for employees, such as:
• Search Prefs
• Docs Prefs
• Zoom Prefs

This Solution describes this option. (6623)


Pick tab is being added to Sales Orders as part of Production. It will automatically list the components and subassemblies needed for Built items on the Order.

This Solution will describe using this feature. (6620)


Bins is an Add-On to help you locate items in your warehouse.

This Solution provides details. (6619)


Export Prefs let you choose how you want to save exports.

Choices for Column Prefs are:
• System Setting
• Classic
• Archive

This Solution describes the settings. (6617)


Column Prefs let you choose how you want to display Searches.

Choices for Column Prefs are:
• System Setting
• Reset
• Kept

This Solution describes the settings. (6616)


Early Builds of Big Business 10.7 for macOS Sierra and Windows 10 Anniversary can generate a runtime error if Unit of Measure is turned Off. It says, "Error when executing the method "UoM_CheckLI" at line number 38".

Download the latest release, or as immediate workaround turn On the Unit of Measure feature as described here. (6615)


On Exports, Big Business automatically replaces Returns with a Double Space. Big Business 10.7 adds the complementary feature to replace Double Space with Return in Text fields on Imports. This allows easy editing and import of changes to Text fields such as Detail Description or Custom Fields (for web store data) you might change with Update Item Import.

This Solution provides instructions for


Units Prefs control whether you see Units for Qty's on transactions including Quote, Order, Invoice, PO, and Bill.

This Solution describes this setting. (6596)


Big Business 10 adds new Searches. This a big feature change, which you can turn On or Off in Search Prefs or toggle by holding Option/Alt while opening the Search. Fixed issues include:
• Sorting by Status, Date, or Number using multiple Sort Columns
• Removing Phone # 1
• Sorting by text numbers
• Category Code blank
• Search Refresh

This Solution details Search fixes. (6598)


Big Business Server includes the option to check your Data File for errors and performance problems. If you suspect any problem you can run Verify Records and Indexes at any time including while Users are connected.

This Solution provides instructions to Verify Records and Indexes. (6614)


Big Business lets you manage Idle Connection handlling with a Custom Timeout.

This Solution describes using this feature.
(6177).


This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and Windows 10 Anniversary, being released August 2, 2016. (6612)


Big Business includes the option to mark Items as Obsolete. Marking an Item Obsolete removes several Item attributes including Bought, Sold, Inventoried, and the values in Order At Least, When Below, and Quantity Needed.

Once an Item has been marked Obsolete, it can no longer be added to any transaction (e.g. Invoice, PO, Item Adjustment). It is recommended that you wait to mark an Item Obsolet


This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and macOS 10.12 Sierra, available September, 2016. (6611)


Lock Lists denies all users access to use the Add (+), Delete (-), or Edit options unless they have the Unlock List setting on their Employee Card.

This Solution describes this feature. (6195)


Big Business 10.6 adds Auto Zoom for beta testing and with it various bugs for displaying and scolling. :)

This Solution details Zoom fixes. (6610)


Big Business 10.6 enables Maximize on Windows. In earlier versions of Big Business Maximize is disabled to prevent windows from growing too big. Maximize now repects boundaries.

This Solution describes this option. (6608)


Big Business 10 has a regression bug that changes for Refunds can cause blank columns for Date and Invoice # on a Payment. Big Business 10.6 fixes this problem.

The problem can also be fixed by turning On the Refund tool. This Solution explains how. (6607)


Big Business 10.6 uses Sheet Windows for dialogs on the Mac when Auto Zoom is turned on. On Microsoft Windows a resizable windows is used.

This Solution describes this feature. (6607)


Zoom Prefs let you choose how you want to display windows. Big Business 10.6 adds Auto Zoom for beta testing.

Choices for Zoom Prefs are:
• System Setting
• Classic
• Auto Zoom

This Solution describes the settings. (6605)


Auto Zoom is being added in Big Business 10. It includes many changes:
• windows automatically open wider
• fonts automatically grow
• margins are added
• windows can be resized
• windows can be maximized

This Solution provides details. (6606)



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