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Chapter 65 Units

Big Business includes options for Units of Measure, including:
• Abbreviations for units of measure
• Counts for each item's units of measure
• automatic conversion of Price and Quantity

Chapter 65 Units

Chapter 66 Smart Units

Smart Units is a customization for Units of Measure to automatically calculate fulfillment. When enable, Smart Units will look up an entry, like 24 EA for 24 Soda Pops and replace with an optimized entry, 1 CS (one case of Soda Pop).

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Chapter 66 Smart Units

Inventory Reporting

Big Business provides a number of ways to report inventory:
• Item Status - get current counts and values that represent all transactions
• Inventory Sales Analysis - get counts and values for past periods and transactions
• By Warehouse - get counts per warehouse
• Count Sheets - print a list for counting
• Export - export to a spreadsheet or other system for counting or coordinating

Update Margin

Big Business updates Margins for changes in Price and Cost or Landed Cost.

Margin is Price minus Cost, divided by Price. (7140)
Margin Cost

Ship To

Ship To has been made taller to fit System fonts.

Chapter 2 Basics

Close Button

Click the Close Button to close any window. On the Mac it is in the upper left. In Windows it is in the upper right.

Click the Close Button on the Toolbar to Exit or Quit the program.

Chapter 2 Basics

Secure Clients

Big Business Client is how your users access your data on your Big Business Server. It is an App that is built for instant access to your latest changes and lets you control what each person can see, change, or create.

To be safe Clients always use built-in encryption, the same security you use when shopping or banking online. Big Business is optimized for in-house use, where you keep your inve
Chapter 63 Security

Chapter 64 Install

Big Business has always taken a couple of extras steps to install. Way back, it took shuffling nine (9) floppies. Now is download-only and requires overcoming security defaults. This chapter provides details to help you Open or Keep Anyway.

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Chapter 64 Install

Keep Download

When you download Big Business your browser may block the file. Choose the option to Keep the download.

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Chapter 64 Install

Keep Anyway

When you download Big Business your browser may block the file. Choose the option to Keep Anyway.

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Chapter 64 Install

Forms Tool

Big Business 13.07 updates the Form Tool, which lets you print custom forms.

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Landed Zero

Landed Cost is an optional entry which can be used for Quotes and Margins for setting pricing. If you enter a cost in Landed Cost it will calculate a Landed Cost Percentage, which is used to adjust Landed Cost when Vendor Cost changes.

If you enter zero (0) for Landed Cost it will erase Landed Cost Percentage, too, effectively disabling this option. If you want Landed Cost to be zero (to be use
Quotes Use Cost, Average Cost, or Landed Cost

Landed Margin

Big Business calculates Margins using Landed Cost when Margin Cost in the Item Prefs is set to Landed Cost. If Landed Cost and Landed Cost Percentage are not entered it uses Vendor Cost for the calculation.

Margin is Price minus Cost, divided by Price. (7140)
Margin Cost

Mark Shipped

Mark Shipped lets you enter Tracking, which is normally entered by your connection to UPS or FedEx. It sets Shipping Status to "Shipped" and sets Tracking to the entry provided. This information is used for Notify features, which automatically send these entries to your customer. (7138)

Notify Reference

Notify Reference enables automatic notifications.

For an online order, you might put the web order number into Customer PO# so you know how the order was placed. If you want the customer automatically notified, put the same web order number into Notify Ref#, so they will know what order shipped.

Notify Ref# is required so the customer receiving notifications can identify the source. If they re

Chapter 63 Security

Big Business has built-in strong security.

This chapter provides an overview so you can see the importance of Passwords and other Access Controls.

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Chapter 63 Security

Built-In Database

Big Business includes built-in Database software, which means:
• no additional purchase
• no additional installation
• no additional setup or configuration
You simply install Big Business and start it.

For one user only, there is one piece of software. For multiple users, there are two pieces of software:
• Server goes on one computer and manages your Data File
• Client goes on all computer
Security Update
Built-in Database (Recycled)

Security Internals

Big Business includes Security Internals to automatically encrypt all connections. When Updates to the Built-In Database change the Security Internals, you can update Clients when you update Server and get better security.

The following Updates include a New Database, and you might update Clients, too
Big Business 13.06 updates Security Internals.

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Security Update

Geekbench Results

Geekbench publishes results so you can see where your Mac stacks up, performance-wise. This may help if you comparing a choice like Intel i5, i7, and i9.

For entertainment, when we got a new Mac desktop with an Intel Xeon and a new Mac laptop with Apple's M1, we raced them by running Geekbench 4, which must run in Rosetta 2 on Apple Silicon. The laptop won, 5654 to 5395.

Rosetta 2

Note Checking

Note Checking is being recycled. To continue to use this feature you would need to turn it on in Company, Prefs. Leave it Off for instant, Instant On, though.

The Solution describes this setting. (7130)
(Up) Chapter 62 Deprecated
Instant On

Instant On

Instant On allows Big Business Client to Sleep. Shut your laptop or leave your computer set to sleep and when it wakes on the same network, Big Business Client will resume working instantly.

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(Up) Chapter 19 Networking

Shipping Status

Shipping Status is a new Field for showing if an Order has any shipments. If you have UPS, FedEx, or USPS posting shipments, and you have Order Tracking turned On, Big Business will automatically set Shipping Status to "Shipped".

Order Tracking

Rosetta 2

Rosetta 2 enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for a Mac with an Intel processor. Big Business 13 needs this. The usual question then is, "Is it fast?"
Rosetta 2

Apple Silicon

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

Big Business 13 is supported on Apple silicon and runs in Rosetta 2, which automatically translates Intel apps for new processors like M1.

Rosetta 2

Prorated Protection

Prorated pricing lets you purchase an Upgrade at a discount if you have purchased the prior version in the past year. The calculation is simple. If you purchased half a year ago, you get half off Upgrade pricing. If you purchased four months ago, you get two-thirds off. If you purchased less than three months ago an Upgrade is free with Buyer Protection. (7112)
Prorated Pricing

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