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"Add a creation date for customers so we can tell how long they've been customers and search by this "Customer Since" date."

Bi... (more)


This feature is part of the Multi-Currency Add-On, which is an additional module for Big Business that supports transactions in ... (more)


The Warehouse Quantities Search includes quantity values from Warehouse Quantities, as described below.

This feature is part of... (more)


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Big Business aims to support all current versions of Windows and macOS, all the time.

You need current operating systems to sup... (more)


Big Business 13.66 and Big Business 14.23 fix a problem with TaxJar Lookup blocking Created Date on new records.

Big Business... (more)


There are a lot of options for icons, backgrounds, and resizing of windows in Big Business. Often there is a combination of set... (more)


Add Shipment lets you enter Tracking, which is normally entered by your connection to UPS or FedEx. It sets Shipping Status to ... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Ecwid Fields. Ecwid Connect is an add-on for Big Business that lets it get Customers and Orders automat... (more)


Big Business 14 Open Edition supports the option to set up your server in the cloud.

This enables full control of access to you... (more)


Big Business 13 adds the Control toolbar for tools to control data and services options. For example, a user might add their em... (more)


Locked By lets you click the Lock or In Use icon to find out why a record is locked.

You might know you can click the Lock icon... (more)


The A/R Aging report will provide a listing of open receivables as of a specific date. This report includes a Customer Search t... (more)


Auto Email is a new setting in My Prefs for testing new options in emailing.

• Classic is the setting used by default and uses... (more)


Field Style was added in My Prefs in Big Business 13 for customized outline of Fields.
Big Business 14 does not support this o... (more)


Lock Invoices lets you exceed your regular system protection settings for just invoices. Enter a Lock Invoices Date and any inv... (more)


Credit Cards are handled in two ways in Big Business: safe storing and fast processing.

Safe storing of credit cards is built-i... (more)


Allocated shows you the items on orders that allocate the item you are viewing.

Allocated for BikeSpoke shows one order for Bik... (more)


Big Business includes built-in Database software, which means:
• no additional purchase
• no additional installation
• no add... (more)


Big Business 13.42 updates Listings to use Listboxes, including Account Listing, Advanced Print Options, Auto Update Listing, Ba... (more)


Apple is making new Macs with its own processors, referring to the new chips as Apple Silicon.

Big Business 14 runs natively fo... (more)


Big Business 14 was released on April 19, 2023. This took a bit longer than expected.

Mac-only releases were available start... (more)


Big Business 14 is system adaptive and has native support for Dark Mode on macOS.

Making this useable has required numerous cha... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Drop User so it can be used from the Company Card.

With options to allow Sleeping computers to wake and... (more)


Big Business 14.07 does not automatically create a new Misc Sale when you open the Misc Sale tool. Instead, you must click on t... (more)




Big Business 14 uses a new Database and is a Universal application that runs natively on Macs with Apple or Intel chips and runs... (more)


Big Business 14 updates the Form Tool used for creating and editing custom forms.


PDF Reset is an optimiztion for Windows and in particular Remote Desktop Server or Terminal Services, for printing PDF's and res... (more)


Big Business makes many changes to be optimized for Macs. This Chapter lists changes to help spot problems and benefits so they... (more)


Last Shipping Update is a date for tracking the latest date a shipment was posted to the Shipping tab of an Order. It is automa... (more)


Last Status Update is a date for tracking the last date the Status of an Order was updated. It is automatically updated when an... (more)


Big Business 13.44 fixes Upgrade Options to fit all buttons including Cancel button.

This is the tool for entering a Trial Code... (more)


Big Business 13.44 starts changes to windows like Deposit to use modern Listboxes. This will add new options, like moveable col... (more)


Networking ToolKit (NTK) enables advanced networking features for Big Business. It extends built-in functions for communication... (more)


Big Business 13.44 updates Trial Dates for Add-ons including Any API, Bins, Ecwid Connect, Folder Connect, Hub Connect, MRP, Ope... (more)


Big Business 13.44 updates Networking ToolKit to be the same in all current versions.

Networking ToolKit (NTK) enables advanced... (more)



Big Business 14 updates Windows display to be more in keeping with new standards.


Set Lock updates locked fields.

These Fields include Customer Receivables Category, Customer Terms, Customer Credit Limit, Cust... (more)


Set Color updates color changes for locked fields. Classically these fields are grey.

These Fields include Customer Receivable... (more)


Set Protected updates color changes for locked Dates. Classically they are Red.

These Dates include Customer Since, Customer C... (more)


Set Messages updates color changes for messages. Classically they are transparent.

Big Business 14 has native support for Dark... (more)


Assertion,


About Big Business, Auto-Pay, Refund, Warehouses


Changes to Database and Operating System prompt changes to objects in Big Business that then need color correction for seamless ... (more)


Big Business lets you list Alternate Vendors and their Part Numbers for an item in the Alternate Item Codes window. This featur... (more)


Bank Reconciliation is a simple but detail-oriented process for ensuring your records agree to those of your bank, which in turn... (more)


Mark is an advancing tool and prone to regression bugs, where a new change breaks an existing feature. Mark appears on the Depo... (more)


Bank Prefs, Customer Prefs, Employee Prefs, Item Prefs, System Prefs, Vendor Prefs,


Updated for Big Business 14, Sales Order Preferences bring together simple setttings that improve your workflow and advanced set... (more)


Big Business 13.48 updates Dialogs to Apple Optimize. This changes the movement of OK and Cancel buttons on most dialogs. If y... (more)


Filters appear above columns on Lists like Customers. Find All and type ">0" (greater than zero) above Balance to see those who... (more)


Big Business includes Filters on most lists to find what you're looking for,fast. In fact you can turn off the Find Dialog and ... (more)


Big Business lets you drag in files, like a PDF, to the Docs folder on any transaction. This is handy for saving PO.pdf with yo... (more)


Big Business 13.48 fixes Rounding on some MRP Calculations to use System Settings.

Number Formats on the Company card let you s... (more)


Big Business uses a variety of user interface elements to make the UI fast and easy.

This chapter covers basic techniques for d... (more)


Quantity Format is updated for new Database. Quote, Order, Invoice, Requisition, Purchase Order, Bill, Item Adjustment, and War... (more)


Update MTD/YTD is a recalculation of Quantities on the Item card for Month-to-Date and Year-to-Date.

This option is only needed... (more)


Big Business updates Screen Shot to Apple Optimize. If you turn on the feature to save Documents and Notes with any transaction... (more)


MRP Access lets you enable the functions of the MRP Add-On to fit your workflow.

Show Allocated - adds Allocated in the Show me... (more)


Split Error occurs when you choose Split in Advanced Print Options in some versions. It says, Error when executing the method P... (more)


Mark Released lets you set orders to Released Status to be filled.

This option works with the MRP Add-On to allow planning


Clicking the HubSpot tool on the Connect toolbar, if not Registered, would hang.

This problem has been fixed to show the Alert ... (more)


MRP Settings lets you choose how to Sort and Display results for Allocated items.

For example, you may want to sort Orders by S... (more)


Orders Response shows you alerts from any action like Mark Released for orders.

Pictured is a selection of 4 orders and we have... (more)


Controls is a new Tab on the Employee card for added security and controls options, such as whether the employee can use Mark Re... (more)


Orders Checkboxes let you see the state of new Status options, such as Released, so it is easier to work in the Orders window us... (more)


Double Quit helps you quit Big Business Client when it is disconnected.

Still, you may need to Force Quit or End Task on your B... (more)


Sleep is irresistible.

Big Business has tried various Plugins for Sleep Notification:
• for Legacy Networking to let you know ... (more)


Connect Settings is a new Tab on the Company card to make more room for Settings. These Settings tools are where you store Keys... (more)


Reset Comments are options when duplicating orders to clear Printed or Private Cmts.

Reset Printed Comments erases printed comm... (more)


Released Status is used in the MRP Add-on to indicate an Order is released to be filled.

Released orders are locked. If you cl... (more)


Shipped is a Status used in the MRP Add-on to indicate an Order is ready to invoice.

Shipped orders are locked. If you click o... (more)


Big Business Client is preset to instantly connect to your Big Business Server. However, there are some Clients in versions bet... (more)


Invoices tab on the Sales Order window is updated to show all items on all invoices. When a substitution is made, and items are... (more)


This Chapter will provide information about changes to objects in Big Business as they are updated to work with system color set... (more)


Deposit Ticket has been updated to use a standard line height for each Deposit Item.

Previously the line height would vary with... (more)


Advanced Listboxes is a toggle on the Company card to test new Listbox forms, like:
About Big Business, Bank Reconciliation, Ban... (more)


Add Shipment was Shipped
Connect Settings was Company Settings
Controls toolbar was Control
Controls tab was Control


• Disable New Listings removed from Company card, Advanced Controls


Orders Controls are implemented with the MRP Add-On to let you control workflow.

Big Business shows you order totals for an it... (more)


Use the Tab key to move to the next field for data entry. Use Shift-Tab to move back.

Big Business 14 updates the Tab Order on... (more)


October 19, 2022: Big Business 14 is available for Macs. It is identical to Big Business 13 but has a new Database, native for... (more)


Big Business has many options for Printing. This chapter will provide a quick overview so you can choose next steps such as:
• ... (more)


Big Business 14 will fix Dynamic Windows with misalignments and incorrect colors.

These do not affect workability and may not b... (more)


macOS Ventura will be released October 24, 2022.

This chapter will list issues and considerations that come up. (7521)


We have seen a few instances in macOS Ventura where networking for Big Business does not resume as it should after the computer ... (more)


Big Business 14 is more strict and the Settings for eCommerce can show errors when opening, such as the pictured Array error.

T... (more)


Big Business 14 is more strict and Memorize can show errors when opening, such as the pictured Array error.

This error from Bil... (more)


Big Business 14 is more strict and Search can show an error when opening, such as the pictured Array error.

This error in Conta... (more)


There are reported errors for Big Business 14 using Network Drives when running on macOS Ventura.

We expect a fix in Big Busine... (more)


There are reported errors for printing on macOS Ventura. We did not find a problem so assume this is setup specific.

We expect... (more)


BizApp Orders will add a new dimension to connected iPad or iPhone solutions by offering new tools such as Barcode Scanning and ... (more)


Not Converted tells you that customizations made for your company have not yet been converted to work in newer versions of Big B... (more)


Allocated shows you the items on orders that allocate the item you are viewing.

Allocated for BikeSpoke shows one order for Bik... (more)


Preset Customers lets you send customer details to BizApp Orders or another custom solution using FileMaker Go on iPhone or iPad... (more)


Customers in BizApp solutions for iPhone or iPad include fields in Big Business for: Listing, Code, Company, Contact, Billing Na... (more)


Big Business 14.19 uses an updated Database that is certified for macOS Ventura. This means database operations have been teste... (more)


Big Business 14.19 uses an updated Database that is certified for Windows 11 22H2. This means database operations have been test... (more)


Put Order lets you send changes you make in BizApp Orders, or another custom solution using FileMaker Go on iPhone or iPad, back... (more)


Preset Items lets you send item details to BizApp Orders or another custom solution using FileMaker Go on iPhone or iPad to be r... (more)


Lock State is automatically set for many actions to protect sensitive data.

With new settings some Tools are needlessly locked ... (more)


Big Business API is an Application Programming Interface that lets you read and write, update and insert, and add or delete data... (more)


Put Customer lets you send changes you make in BizApp Orders, or another custom solution using FileMaker Go on iPhone or iPad, b... (more)


BizApp Orders, or another custom solution using Filemaker Go on iPhone or iPad, can automatically use Price Levels copied from B... (more)


iPad Pairing is the process of linking your iPad to your Employee card in Big Business.

This makes is possible to designate rec... (more)


Trade Show is an iPad App that lets you create Orders and save them to Big Business.

By preloading Customers and Items, you can... (more)


The option for Price Labels Custom has been added to Print Options for:
• Bill
• Bill Search
• Item
• Item Search

This Solu... (more)





Click the Other button in Ship To on Order to show a dialog for choosing an address.

Pictured is the basic dialog that displays... (more)


Click the Other button in Ship To on Order to show a dialog for choosing an address.

Pictured is the Contacts dialog used with ... (more)





Wix did not present a Public API and while a custom connection would be possible, turnkey is not practical. Wix Tool and Wix Se... (more)


Other Contacts lets you access Contacts from Orders by clicking Other in Ship To.

Depending on settings you can:
• Choose an A... (more)


Full Docs just means we write down each change as it happens. This causes headaches for design but means we can deliver customi... (more)


Full Nine is our design objective that a new version include all the features you rely on.

For example, there are four Toolbar ... (more)


Sales Tax Groups creates a hierarchical menu for Sales Taxes.

This feature does not work in Big Business 14 and get the followi... (more)


Here's a quick video, installing Big Business Client 13 on Windows 11.

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Stocked is a Warehouse Count that indicates how many you should find on the shelf. It is part of the MRP Add-On and differs fro... (more)


Warehouse Counts track stock in your warehouse, so you know what you have where. With the MRP Add-On, they show you what you ha... (more)


Order Qtys are being added to help track partial or short shipments as they happen.

After invoicing a partial shipment, the Ope... (more)


USPS Tracking is a new menu choice in the Shipment Information window pulldown. Stamps.com Professional Shipper can post your US... (more)


Shipment Information is the data posted back to Big Business from shipping systems like UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, and S... (more)


Audit Stamp automatically assigns a Created Date or Modified Date along with the name of the User, when an entry is created or e... (more)


Send 1099 is a checkbox on the Vendor card to include them in 1099 Statement reports.

1099 Statement reports show total payment... (more)


This Chapter describes using the Audit Feature, which saves the date a record was created or modified in regu


Created Date shows the date a record was created if it was entered in its normal tool.


Modified Date shows the date a record was modified if it was edited in its normal tool.


Q&A Help is a new column on the Q&A list, making it easier to find help. Just click the number of the help document, like (1234... (more)


Big Business 14.24 fixes a problem where it decides to move your preset choices in the Find Dialog off screen. This problem occ... (more)


Other Asset is an Account Type being added. To start it works with a new report, Balance Sheet, New.


Paged Form are updated in Big Business 13.67 and Big Business 14.24 so they do not cause the displayed problem pictured, which i... (more)


Big Business automatically recognizes the .csv extension and imports CSV files in lieu of .txt, Tab-Text files normally recommen... (more)


BigCommerce has you define Products as Digital or Phyical, so if you sell electronics with optional controller software you may... (more)



Balance Sheet, New aims to provide a more dynamic financial report to make it easier to add new Account Types or suppress unused... (more)


The pictured error can occur when trying to launch Big Business Server for Windows, from its Shortcut, as an Application, when i... (more)


Balance Sheet, New aims to provide a more dynamic financial report to make it easier to add new Account Types or suppress unused... (more)


Auto Help reminds you of uses or settings that may affect your operating procedures. If you use new Account Types you want to u... (more)


New Reports are added alongside existing reports to give you more choice and options.


The Import Dialog for mapping fields has been updated for future Mac compatibility.


Inactive has been updated on Employee cards to work in conjunction with Load Only. Load Only is the option in Employee Prefs to... (more)


Big Business 14 lets you select any entry to Copy, like an address, even when Locked. Also, the color of each field is automati... (more)



Write Access is the checkbox on Employee card, Secure Web tab, that enables changes. Without this checkbox their connected iPad... (more)


Show Lines automatically enables access to the List tool when using a Show pulldown.
For example, on the Customer card the Show ... (more)


Quick List is updated for Apple. The List tool on the Reporting toolbar is used to display results from the Show dropdown. Acc... (more)


Discount Fields are updated for Apple. These include Customer History, Invoice Expanded, Invoice Billing, Quote Expanded, Order... (more)


Big Business turns various fields red to highlight a negative value or date that is locked.

These include Invoice Date, Invoice... (more)


Edit Released lets you edit release quantites on Order Line Items and use the checkbox.
Click the checkbox to set the Release Qt... (more)


Protected Periods protect existing, dated transactions, not allowing them to be changed.
Protected Periods still allow the addit... (more)


Subform Color changes the appearance of Line Items to support Dark Mode on Macs.


Search Color changes override automatic coloring for objects like Filter that may iritate. The need for documentation is that t... (more)


Formatting changes resulted in Discounts not printing on built-in forms with Discount.

This problem is fixed in Big Business 13... (more)



Price Level lets you use different pricing for different customers when entering Orders.

Preset Items add your five Price Level... (more)


Add Prices is a customization to increase Price Levels and Margins from five to fifteen.

To start it works by adding Prices and... (more)


Statement Comments are originally a customization to print a comment at the bottom of Statements when a Discount for early payme... (more)


Requisitions Search is updated so it prints Requisition List.

This is fixed for Big Business 13.72 and Big Business 14.29.


Color is an important aspect of Big Business which has colors for Tools and Toolbars.

Color is also import for data entry to ma... (more)


Invoice Categories caught a regression bug in the Big Business 13.46 Database Update. The Categories pane loses focus and does ... (more)


Big Business 13 is more strict and could give errors when using Verify to recalculate. The pictured error, Error when executing... (more)


Verify Payments can fix invoices with payment issues. With Locking disabled, it is possible to edit payments and create problem... (more)


Invoice Payments was not updated for Advanced Listboxes. This oversight is corrected in Big Business 13.74 and Big Business 14.... (more)


The pictured error, Error when executing the procedure "PrintOptions2" at Line number 41, is a regression bug from Big Business ... (more)


Big Business lets you have five prices for each item and assign these Price Levels to customers to easily manage retail, wholesa... (more)


PDF Emailer lets Big Business Client for Windows send PDFs using Microsoft Outlook.

To use, download and install PDF Emailer, t... (more)


SDI Client uses Single Document Interface. The Toolbar and each Tool open their own window and you can see your Desktop or othe... (more)


Save Server updates Client for Mac to save the address of your Big Business Server. This supersedes the default behavior of usi... (more)


SDI Client for Windows uses Single Document Interface. The Toolbar and each Tool open its own window. This changes the present... (more)


WooCommerce Advanced includes additional settings for WooCommerce Connect.

To start it features Default Customer--handy for mul... (more)


Woo II offers you advanced or customized features to extend WooCommerce Connect.

WooCommerce Connect is an Add-On that allows B... (more)


Qty Pricing lets you set pricing based on quantity, such as lower price for buying 100. Turn on this feature in Item Prefs by c... (more)


Big Business Server can be set to run as a Service in Windows Server to automate start.

Test the new Service by click Start in ... (more)


Live Locking helps protect your data and prevent errors by Locking records on the fly.

If you open an existing record and it is... (more)


Big Business uses Price Level 1 as the default price. If you are invoicing a customer who uses Price Level 2 and an item being ... (more)


Big Business protects the data you enter from accidental change by Locking as needed.

This chapter includes basic entries about... (more)


Qty Pricing is a feature you turn on to add quantity price breaks on sales transactions. An Order for 20 units of an item might... (more)


Billing Name and Address are available for import in WooCommerce Connect. This may be helpful when using a Default Customer to ... (more)


Billing Address lets you handle Billing Address in the same way you handle Shipping.
• Import billing details such as from a we... (more)


Billing Contacts let you select a Contact for Billing and loads their contact information. Use the Other button in Bill To on a ... (more)


Big Business 14 removes Sheet Window which is a Mac-only feature that is unreliable.

Sheet Window was used only with Auto Zoom ... (more)


Billing IDs are additional fields for billing information in the Quote, Order, and Invoice.


List Dialog is being updated and added for more Dialogs such as Billing, Contacts, etc..


Big Business 14 Server for Mac, run in Dark Mode, displays gray text. This is normal.


Released is a Warehouse Count that shows quantity that is allocated to specific orders. It is part of the MRP Add-On and calcul... (more)


Picked is a Warehouse Count that shows quantity that is has been picked for orders. It is part of the MRP Add-On and calculate... (more)


Shipped is a Warehouse Count that shows quantity that has shipped on open orders. It is part of the MRP Add-On and calculates u... (more)


FileMaker Encoding is updated to allow special characters, like Ampersand, in entries.


MRP Counts show Pegged or Released Qty's as they affect what's available otherwise.

MRP Settings let you rename Released


Tags List lets you assign Tags to a record, Add new, Edit existing, and Delete old ones.

Big Business 14 updates the Tags List ... (more)








This Quick Start provides instruction for building a new Data File in the quickest way.

Click through the steps here and then e... (more)


Ship Date in BizApp Orders or Trade Show for iPad is now copied into Big Business.


Ship Date in BizApp Orders or Trade Show for iPad is now copied into Big Business. This sets the Ship Date found on the Expande... (more)


Price Level in BizApp Orders or Trade Show for iPad is now copied to Big Business. This sets the Price Level on the Customer ca... (more)


Item MRP is a new Tab on Item card to show counts for Materials Resource Planning.

MRP is an Add-On that helps with planning to... (more)


Lock Backgrounds were gray backgrounding for Fields to show they are non-enterable.

Big Business 14 replaces these with automat... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Smart Enterable features for using modern operating systems.

Smart Enterable lets you use options to un... (more)


Updated for Big Business 14, Sales Order Preferences bring together simple setttings that improve your workflow and advanced set... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Customer Prefs starting with the of Receivables Categories.


Big Business 14 updates Customer Prefs starting with the of Receivables Categories.


Big Business 14 updates Customer Prefs starting with the of Receivables Categories.


Big Business 14 updates Customer Prefs starting with the of Receivables Categories.


Edit Cost is an option to change the Cost on a Line Item on a Sales Order for reference.

Edit Cost is being updated so that it ... (more)


Shopify Connect allows Big Business to bring in Customers and Orders from Shopify. Automatic settings create, or update, Custom... (more)


Sales Tax is being updated in Big Business 14 to keep full featured with easier options.

Pictured, the dialog to Add or Edit a ... (more)


Alt Codes lets you set alternate item codes with special commments, counts, or prices.

Typical uses include:
Barcodes like UPCs... (more)


Alt Codes Import lets you create Alternate Item Codes using a spreadsheet or text file.


Alt Codes search lists Alternate Codes for items with the Item Code and Descriptions.


Alt Codes search includes an Update option to let you get set data to a common value.

First select rows with Command-Click, Shi... (more)


Alt Codes search includes an Export option to help you get your data to a spreadsheet.

When you click Export and choose All, Bi... (more)


Alt Codes includes an Update option for Customer Margin %, that then changes price.

Any time you change Margin, Price is automa... (more)


Customer Pricing uses the Price for the selected Customer assigned in Customer Prices.

When entering Quotes, Orders, and Invoic... (more)


Big Business 14 updates the Bank Card for new systems requirements and to simplify.

Bank Card keeps account records for Cash, C... (more)


Order Imports can use Customer Part Numbers to auto-enter an Item, Units, and Price.


Customer Prices let you select a Customer and enter their Price to be used for all sales.



Part Numbers allow you to use alternate part numbers to find or reference your items.


Part Numbers support a variety of key functions each of which are enabled separately.

You might choose to use the feature to in... (more)


Random Errors can affect connected Big Business Clients if Big Business Server stops.

Pictured is error, Error when executing t... (more)


Qty Prices are being updated for Big Business 14 to help reliably entering price breaks.

Pictured is the Item Card with many op... (more)


Big Business Server relies on state-of-the-art security to connect Big Business Clients.

Searching online for BEX64 and APPCRAS... (more)


Margin % is the percentage of selling price that is profit, and profit is price minus cost.

Big Business gives you several wa... (more)


On Hand is the Qty of an Item that you own as the result of accounting and inventory.

Big Business records when you buy and sel... (more)


Allocated is the Qty of an Item that you owe as the sum of Qty Open on Sales Orders.

Big Business records that a Sales Order is... (more)


Available is the quantity of an item that you own minus the Qty committed to Orders. In other words, On Hand minus Allocated. H... (more)


Sales Tax Groups are updated for Big Business 14 which is strict for hierarchical lists.

By assigning Groups to your Sales Tax ... (more)


MRP Counts help you track production and material requirements through scheduling.

Set the Ship Date on Orders to allow Big Bus... (more)



Begins With is the default setting for text search and begins with [blank] runs correctly.

However, it is much more effficient ... (more)


Warehouse Code had to be updated for Export of Displayed on Warehouse Quantities.

If you are exporting and choose Displayed col... (more)


Released Components are assigned as needed for Release items that need to be built.


Open is the quantity of an item you have minus the quantity released to fulfill Orders. In other words, On Hand minus Released. ... (more)


Item Allocation is automatic and determines what is available and needed for all orders.

Item Allocations set Allocated, Availa... (more)


Warehouse Allocation occurs when an order is Released to a warehouse for fulfillment.

Mark Released is an option in the Orders ... (more)


Warehouse Counts help track items through any production and fulfillment processing.

Components can be available to sell as Ope... (more)


Backorder Qty is the amount of an Open Qty that you chose to ignore when Released.

Pictured, the Backorder has been keyed in as... (more)


Release Qty shows the amount of Qty Open that is counted as Released to warehouse.

Release Qty is automatically set to Open Qty... (more)


Pre-Release is a checkbox on the Expanded tab of the Order to update select line items.

If the order is saved as Placed, items ... (more)


Order Release functions designate items on order to be reserved, picked, built, shipped.

Mark Released is an option in the Orde... (more)


MRP Screens options add content or formatting to tools like Allocated for Warehouse.

Allocated for Warehouse shows a complete l... (more)


MRP Automation options allow automatic updates, which enable better real-time data.

Statuses for Orders include Released, Picke... (more)


Show Open lets you change the number shown on the Expanded Order to Whse Open.

Warehouse Open indicates available-to-sell when ... (more)


Drill Down is being extended to work in more places such as drill down on a Line Item.


Warehouse Transfer is updated to use Line Numbers as other line item transactions do.


Subform Restore is updated for Lock State to extend Drill Down features to Item card.

Subform Restore is the feature that selec... (more)


To Add a line item on a transaction like a Quote, simply Double-Click on a blank row.


Planned Builds let you enter Item Adjustments for built items you are planning to build.

Planned is a new Status that allocates... (more)


Status is a new column that can be added in the Adjustments tool to see your past adjustments as Completed and see new Planned B... (more)


Planned Builds is a new option in Item Prefs which you can turn on to work with built items, such as kits made from other invent... (more)


Planned Builds let you build items from components in steps, Planned and Completed.

Planned updates Quantity Allocated for the ... (more)


MySQL is the world's most popular open source database--simply the best for access.

Big Business has setup options to share dat... (more)


Double-Click Prefs let you override new double-click feature to drill-down to an Item.


Allocated Qtys are updated by Orders and Planned Builds using settings in Item Prefs.

Allocate Builds is the setting in Item Pr... (more)


Mark Released lets you set Planned Builds to Released status to be built.

This option works with the MRP Add-On to allow planni... (more)


Big Business lets you access data such as Customer, Items, and Orders, using MySQL. We can connect Shipping for you, or you can... (more)


With Planned Builds you have the option to have Big Business change the Date of the Build when it is Completed.


As with orders, you can pre-release line items on Planned Builds to reserve inventory.

This feature works with Warehouses and M... (more)


Start Dates for Planned Builds can be shown on the Adjustments list as a new column.

Planned Builds defer changes to inventory ... (more)


QuickSupport is updated in Big Business 14 for new systems.

If you need help with Big Business go to About Big Business and cli... (more)


Shopify Editions are updates in Shopify billed as creative, productive, and powerful. New versioning enables changes such as us... (more)


Shopify lets you enable Custom Apps so you can use Big Business Shopify Connect.

In Shopify Admin, go to Settings, App And Sale... (more)


Big Business needs you to Create a Custom App to allow Big Business to connect.

In Shopify Admin, go to Settings, App and Sales... (more)


Big Business needs you to configure your Custom App in Shopify to allow access.

In Shopify Admin, in your Custom App, go to Con... (more)


Big Business needs you to Install your Custom App you have created and configured.

In Shopify Admin, after saving Configuration... (more)


Big Business needs the Admin API Access Token created with you new Custom App.

In Shopify Admin, after you installed your Custo... (more)


Shopify Endpoints are addresses where Big Business Shopify Connect would connect.

These can now include a Version to enable new... (more)


In Shopify Admin, you can only view the entire Admin API Access Token one time.

Big Business 14 displays tokens the same way, h... (more)


In Big Business Client, on Company card, Connect Settings tab, is Shopify Settings.

Big Business 14 updates Shopify Settings to... (more)


Description lets you enter a name on a connection in Shopify Settings for clarification.

When creating your Custom App in Shopi... (more)


Admin URL is a Shopify Endpoint minus the resource, so https:// followed by store-id dot myshopify dot com slash admin slash api... (more)


Admin API Access Token allows Big Business to connect to your Shopify Admin with the configuration you set up when you created y... (more)


Get Orders lets you set which Shopify Orders Big Business finds for processing.

Open tells Big Business to find all orders on S... (more)


Set Orders sets the status of Shopify Orders so Big Business sees them as processed.

Archive tells Shopify to remove the order ... (more)


Import Customers lets you choose an import option you want for Shopify Customers.

Automatic uses a standard mapping to create ... (more)


Import Orders lets you choose an import option you want for Shopify Orders.

Automatic uses a standard mapping to create new Or... (more)


Send Notifications lets you choose an Employee to receive Notes from Auto-Connect.

Auto-Connect runs automatically and sends No... (more)


Auto-Connect sets Big Business to check for new Shopify Orders every few minutes.

Auto-Connect runs on Big Business Server so y... (more)


This chapter covers improvements you might make to get more from Shopify Connect.

The basic function is to bring in Customers a... (more)



Big Business Shopify Connect can get orders that are Open and set them to Archived. This ensures each Shopify order is imported... (more)


Big Business 14.52 fixes the Modifiable Categories window to work with single-click.

In the picture, one click highlights the r... (more)


Big Business 14 extends Inactive settings to Imports and connections like Shopify.

When you turn on Inactive Prefs for your sys... (more)



Big Business 14 extends the list of Properties available for mapping Shopify Orders.

As noted elsewhere, the Summer '23 Edition... (more)


Modified Date shows you when a modified record was last changed and by whom.

This information is for reference and is by no mea... (more)



Automatic Dates are assigned or updated automatically when your Big Business data changes.

This Chapter will list some of these... (more)


Dark Notes are subtle changes for shading Dark Mode in macOS to improve useability.

In specific, only Enterable Fields should... (more)


Light Shading is subtle changes for shading Light Mode in macOS to improve legibility.

In specific, only Enterable Fields sho... (more)


Big Business 14 will support macOS Sonoma, expected in Fall 2023.

Big Business 13 will not support macOS Sonoma.

Sonoma adds n... (more)


Big Business 14 supports Sonoma Beta, available for current Macs starting June 2023.


MacOS Sonoma updates Tabs which now do not display correctly in Big Business 14. As pictured, the Name of the tab (Customer) ap... (more)


Older versions of Big Business can crash on macOS Sonoma. Pictured is Big Business 12 which crashes on Ventura and Sonoma and s... (more)


This Chapter collects Solutions regarding macOS Sonoma, testing and developments.

To list chapter contents click the Chapter bu... (more)


Big Business 14 updates the Qty Pricing Tab on the Item Card to improve useability.

Qty Pricing is separated from Item Pricing ... (more)


Big Business 14 renames the Qty Pricing Import (was Item Pricing) to improve clarity.

Qty Pricing is a complete feature set, tu... (more)


Big Business 14.55 fixes the Sign In to be legible in Dark Mode.


Product Discounts in Shopify let you create discounts for specific items. Options include using codes, for specific customers l... (more)


Big Business includes several options for selling different Quantities at different prices.

There is a optional feature (for a ... (more)


Contact is a new icon set that copies Contour and changes the coloring for visibility.

Pictured are Contour on top, which becom... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Tool Icons, to add choices for Dark Mode on the Mac, or and some better looks for Windows. Icon Prefs l... (more)


Big Business 14 increases the size of vendor fields to allow for larger addresses.


Big Business 14 increases the size of contact fields to allow for larger addresses.


Diamond is a new icon set that copies Carbon and changes the coloring for visibilitly.

Pictured are Carbon in Light Mode, Carbo... (more)


My Prefs empower you to set the look and feel you want while using Big Business 14.

Big Business 14 includes a variety of updat... (more)


Show Inactive Accounts is a checkbox on the Access tab of the Employee card


In Employees Search you Add(+) columns to see settings for Inactive access settings, such as Show Inactive Accounts or Unlock St... (more)


Picture Prefs are new in Big Business 14 to show a Thumbnail Image on the Item card.

Shown is the Compact view of an Item card ... (more)


Compact Windows are a key feature of Big Business and when Auto Zoom functions were added, original-size windows were called Cla... (more)


Big Business 14 touts Image Handling as a redefined feature. Its new Database makes numerous changes that help with:
storing fi... (more)


Thumbnail images are reduced-size versions of pictures or files used for fast display.

Big Business 14 adds the option to displ... (more)


Launch Instance is an orange button that you need once to get to the window pictured.

Enter a Name, click on an image like Wind... (more)


Instance Summary in AWS has the tools and information you need to complete setup.

In your AWS Console, in EC2, in Instances cli... (more)


Security Rules in AWS are simple. Just add a rule that allows Big Business to connect.

In AWS, go to Instance Summary, Securit... (more)


RDP Client is a good way to connect to your AWS Server computer to install and run.

In AWS go to Instance Summary and click Con... (more)


Install Big Business Server 14 on AWS is the same as for a local computer but remote.

Remote into Windows Server, run the Edge ... (more)


Windows Firewall is On by default and you must allow Big Business to communicate.

Click Windows Start, type "Firewall", and fin... (more)


Installing Big Business Client 14 is the last step to connecting to a Big Business Server.

On you local client computer open a ... (more)


AWS Cloud Server is an example of running Big Business using Amazon Web Services. Deployment requires Open Edition for licensin... (more)


Teminate Instance erases your AWS Instance. Do not use this option without backup.

If you have put a copy of your Data File on... (more)


Big Business 14.59 fixes the Bill Of Materials Component window for single-clicking.

In the picture, one click highlights the r... (more)


Show Boxes displays a column for Box in the Bill Of Materials Components window.

On an Item, you click the BOM tool to open the... (more)


Bill of Materials (BOM) functions start with Components for Build and Bundle items.

Big Business supports multi-level indented ... (more)


Payment Method in Shopify Settings lets you group Payments created from incoming Shopify Orders so they are easy to see, sort, a... (more)


Big Business 14 adds Payment Method to the Invoice Line Item Import field listing.

Payment Method only applies if Paid is also ... (more)


Big Business 14 adds Payment Reference # to the Invoice Line Item Import field map.

Payment Reference # is only used if Paid is... (more)


Big Business 14 adds Payment Comments to the Invoice Line Item Import field listing.

Payment Comments are only added if Paid is... (more)


Big Business 14 renames the Build/Bundle Component tool on the Item card to BOM.

BOM stands for Bill of Materials which often m... (more)


Getting started with Big Business is easy. Installation takes just a few minutes. You use simple dialog boxes to set up the prog... (more)


Try Big Business 14 by downloading and installing Single-User. On startup, it will open the default Demo File, Jillian Jellybea... (more)


Thumb Image is an optional field, starting on the Item card, which is a reduced-sized.

When you Drop an picture file into Thumb... (more)


Double-Click is a shortcut to drill down to original data, in this case the attached image.

Thumb Image is an optional field, s... (more)


Icon Mashup occurs when icons that are preloaded in Client for high performance get supplemented by icons from Server using the ... (more)


Big Business needs people trying new features. Our best innovations are your front line requests, often because we screwed up a... (more)


Wix Tool appeared as a tool on the Connect toolbar with no icon. Wix did not present a Public API and while a custom connection... (more)


Icons are optimized for Big Business 14.61. 2023 Icons are installed in Big Business Client


Big Business 14.61 updates its built-in Database to be compatible with macOS Sonoma, which will be available September 26, 2023.... (more)


Number Formats icon is fixed in Big Business 14.62.


Big Business 14.62 fixes the Currencies tool in the Company card which gives an error.

The pictured error, executing the method... (more)


Big Business 14.62 updates Barcode printing with plugin update using generic settings.

The pictured error, Zint_Encode at line ... (more)


Big Business 14 updates Barcode features for printing barcodes on printouts or labels.

Orders can print a barcode to save your ... (more)


Big Business 14.63 makes slight changes to improve aesthetics for your enjoyment.

Some objects such as the Show dropdown have b... (more)


Big Business 14.63 updates the logos used by Secure Credit Cards to use current logos.

After you Add a Card Number, Big Busines... (more)


Planned Builds let you build items from components in steps, Planned and Completed.
Saving new Builds as Planned lets Big Busine... (more)


Widgets Prefs are new in Big Business 14 to show new widgets, such as for credit card.

Credit Card Widget appears on Customer, ... (more)


Big Business 14 updates the Finance Charge tool to use Listbox for moveable columns.


Big Business 14 allows you to make Substitutions in a built item using Planned Builds.

If you are missing a component for a bui... (more)


Big Business 14 adds new Shopify Connect options to suppport Shopify Versioning, Access Tokens, and Editions starting with their... (more)



Big Business 14 fixes BigCommerce Connect for Upload gets blank BigCommerce ID.


Big Business 14 updates Cloud Server, available with Open Edition, to include Setup, new Security, and Support for Windows Serve... (more)


The Classic Icons hand-drawn by Dave during original coding were absent for a minute.

Big Business 14 optimizes icon sets for f... (more)


Warehouse Available is fixed in Big Business 14.65 and in prior versions may be blank.


Big Business 14.65 fixes the Classic option, which can be chosen in the Toolbar Prefs.


Big Business 14.65 fixes Library Icons such as for dropdown buttons in new Database.

Print Options, Comment Button,


Big Business 14.65 fixes the decimal display of Warehouse Quantities in the Item card.


Windows 11 2023 Update version 23H2 will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Big Business 14.61 includes a Database upda... (more)


Sorry there does not seem to be a way to disable Caps Lock bubble in macOS Sonoma.


Toolbar Prefs let you choose your toolbar: Classic, Palette, Window, or Full Window.

Classic and Palette can both be dragged, w... (more)




Toolbar Prefs let you choose your toolbar: Classic, Palette, Window, or Full Window.

MDI is Multiple Document Interface, which ... (more)


Toolbar Prefs let you choose your toolbar: Classic, Palette, Window, or Full Window.

SDI is Single Document Interface, which op... (more)


Big Business 14 adds support for Custom Order Statuses, an optional setup in Ecwid.


Ecwid II is additional functionality for connecting Big Business to Ecwid Ecommerce.


Big Business 14 uses System Colors, which means large swaths of grey or gray prevail.
People may prefer a background with super ... (more)


Background File is a setting in My Prefs that lets you select an image for a background.

Pictured is Light-Marble which autom... (more)


Unicorns is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Metal is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Marble is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Hue is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Parchment is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Gold is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Bubbles is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


White is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Big Business 14 adds the Background File option in My Prefs. If the list is blank, you need to update your Big Business Client.... (more)


Big Business 14.69 fixes a problem adding a fourth Posting in Misc. Postings window.

Misc. Postings are used in Aatrix Payroll,... (more)


Tabbing In lets you to type a Tab to go to first field on a new window to speed entry.

Big Business 14 updated all data entry w... (more)


Big Business' Aesthetics are secondary to its continuity. For continuity, it uses shared elements across systems. Each system ... (more)


Big Business Client keeps a folder of textures for Backgrounds. Do not add your own.

If you find an image, such as by Googling... (more)


Big Business Client keeps a folder of textures for Backgrounds. Do not add your own.

You could copy files into Big Business 14... (more)


Big Business 14 Backgrounds include Dark-Name and Light-Name files in Client App.

Select either and Big Business 14 will automa... (more)


Units Defaults are updated in Big Business 14 to make it easier to set units of measure.

Turn on Units of Measure in Item Prefs... (more)


Big Business 14.70 fixes checkboxes on Windows that display one letter unexpectedly.

Pictured, Windows 11 in the background sho... (more)


Big Business 14.70 fixes the locking of the Employee Listing behind another window.

This problem occurs in Auto Zoom when one o... (more)


Big Business 14.70 fixes Line Numbers to show a Popup when clicked without focus.


Big Business 14.70 hides the focus rectangle that appears on Quote Line Items.


Big Business 14 updates Smart Units which automatically fills in Units of Measure.

In the pictured Quote, 25 EA were entered an... (more)


Big Business 14 takes advantage of massive performance gains in RISC chips, so far in the new Macs and next in new PC's, by spli... (more)


Background Fixes update wide windows like Show Comments for Item Adjustments.


Window Alignment is updated for new Systems. Ideally, the first window opens with one pixel of space on the left and on the top... (more)


Alignment can be irksome because many options add many vacancies and adjustments.

The simple solution in many cases is to send ... (more)


Big Business 14 includes changes to work with a new database for Biz App 14 on iOS.

Starting with Biz App 8, there have been se... (more)


Convert Orders is a new import mapping to automatically convert Orders to Invoices.

The import needs the Order Number to conver... (more)


Shipped is a new Status for tracking Orders that are shipped and waiting for invoicing.

Filled is the status for orders that ... (more)


Big Business 14 adds Convert Orders Import, which checks the order before invoicing. If one of the following errors is reported,... (more)


Convert Orders is a new import mapping to automatically convert Orders to Invoices.

This chapter covers different ways to autom... (more)



Customers, Quotes, Orders, Invoices, Mappings, Attachments, QuickList


Dialog Backgrounds for message windows like the pictured Assertion will need update.

Adding Backgrounds to these will be done i... (more)


Add Prices updates Export for Quotes, Orders, and Invoices, which could give an error when processing and leave Price Level blan... (more)


Big Business 14 updates WooCommerce Connect to add Delete and Advanced control.



Convert Orders supports select Fields which can be included to update new Invoices.

Order Number is required to find the order ... (more)


Convert Orders is updated to use TaxJar for assessing Sales Tax on new invoices.


Convert Orders supports Auto-Build, to automatically build any out-of-stock items.


Windows 11 printing errors may be fixed by installing the newest Big Business Client. If errors continue, where the same printe... (more)


Payment Method in WooCommerce Advanced lets you group Payments created from incoming WooCommerce Orders so they are easy to see,... (more)


Shopify Connect can automatically assign a Store to new Orders being imported.

Stores is an option for Big Business to help m... (more)


Default Customer is a setting in WooCommerce Advanced. If you don't import a Customer or the system doesn't find a match, the D... (more)


WooCommerce Salesperson lets you set an Employee to be assigned as Salesperson.

This setting applies to Auto-Connect,the fully ... (more)


WooCommerce Entered By lets you preset an Employee to be assigned as Entered By.

This setting applies to Auto-Connect, which is... (more)


WooCommere Connect can automatically assign a Store to new Orders being imported.

Stores is an option for Big Business to hel... (more)


WooCommerce Auto-Connect allows Big Business to connect automatically. This is convenient if you want get any new Customers and... (more)


Bayou is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Binder is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Foil is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Grid is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Pastel is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Patterned is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Splotch is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Swirl is a Background File choice in My Prefs that changes Big Business windows.


Shop Prefs are removed. They were created in the move-fast era and proved unuseful.


Spell Prefs let you set Spell Checking to run automatically. This feature is for testing.

To enable Spell Check for your compa... (more)


Spell Check is a new option in Big Business 14 which works on all text fields, underlines misspelled words, and offers replaceme... (more)



Spell Check will alert you to spelling errors, when it is turned on, by underlining in red.

Right-Click on the underlined word ... (more)


Automatic Correction and other spell check options may not be suitable for multi-user.

Options including Automatic Language, Au... (more)


Spell Check is a built-in feature of the new Database in Big Business 14--worth a look.

Spell Check has some additional options... (more)





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