Big Business 12 offers Old Clients so you can make an instant switch to the newest version of Big Business without making changes to your current computers.
Old Clients are 32-bit, which makes them more compatible with:
old Microsoft Outlook
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Big Business 9 added the option to Update On Server. This feature tried to improve Client performance for Remote Clients by offloading updates to the server.
Unfortunately, this feature make errors possible, like making repeated changes before updates are processed.
This feature is being removed and its setting is ignored in Big Business 11.30.
When sending a PDF by email, such as the Quote in the picture being sent to Ted, Big Business will show an error if it is unable to connect to your email program.
In the pictured error, PDF Send Error 9, Big Business 11 cannot connect to Microsoft Outlook which is 64-bit. Big Business 11 requires 32-bit Outlook. Big Business 12 works with 64-bit which is the new default. (6972)
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Big Business aims to run on all current computers. It was not possible to fix Big Business 11 to work on newest Macs, but it is possible to fix Big Business 12 to work on Old Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012, which are still wildely deployed but may be losing support from Microsoft soon.
This Solution will provide details. (6969)
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Windows Release Information
Database optimizations or efficiencies sometimes save time by not redrawing something it doesn't know changed.
An example, fixed for Big Business 12.8, is the Pay All button on the Pay tool that lets you write a check. When you click Pay All and changes totals but did not immediately show each Bill's new To Pay amount.
This solution describes Redraw Fixes. (6956)
Longer Histories fixes the error pictured (Array Range Check error in MgrCustReg), sent in by a user who accumulated more than 32,768 transactions for a single Customer and got this error double-clicking on the History.
Big Business 12 raises this limit to 2.1 billion.
This Solution is for reference in case a similar error is encountered. (6954)
MacOS Catalina does not allow any applications that are not Optimized to run. We found this workaround helpful. Just go into Parallels before updating and create a new virtual machine, just like you would for Windows, but install Mojave. Then you can run Mojave on Catalina, and thereby any old app.
How To Run 32-bit Apps in macOS Catalina
Big Business uses installers, like InstallShield, which evolve with operating system updates. If you are unable to install, this might be because we broke something. It also might be that your computer is not up to date. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
This Solution provides a quick refence for Installer changes. (6917)
This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and Windows Server 2012. (6912)
This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and Windows Server 2016. (6913)
This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and Windows Server 2019. (6914)
A Range Error, such as the pictured Array Range Check Error, can appear anywhere, even on Server. Simply click Continue to keep working. The point, though, is to find anomalies and fix them, so please report these to email@example.com.
This Solution provides more details. (6888)
Big Business makes it super easy to set up repeat Imports and options to automatically connect to eCommerce, EDI, POS, Sales Tax, etc. by using the same Mappings.
If you have imported inventory changes from a spreadsheet, you can easily setup updates to your web store because it uses the same mapping tool.
If you are changing settings to put more fields in a mapping, check your existing mappings
Data Flow can be a tough concept in business software. You want to put in an Address, once, and use it on multiple transactions. Then, when it changes, you want to replace it once, without affecting past transactions. The software does this for you. It helps you be efficient, while it preserves history.
This Solution gives you a quick overview of how data flow makes your work easier. (6833)