Shipped Status

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 on the Lock icon the Help link takes you here.

To edit a Shipped order ask your system adminstrator to change Shipped Status.


  Released Status

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

Released orders are locked. If you click on the Lock icon the Help link takes you here.

To edit a Released order ask your system adminstrator to change Shipped Status.


  Wix Connect

Big Business tried a custom connection to Wix eCommerce. This was unworkable due to their access restrictions, which are different than others'. (7504)


  FileMaker Connect

FileMaker Connect lets you share data between FileMaker and Big Business.

FileMaker Go runs custom apps on iPhone and iPad.

FileMaker Pro builds custom apps and runs custom apps on Macs.


  Orders Checkboxes

Orders Checkboxes let you see the state of new Status options, such as Released, so it is easier to work in the Orders window using the MRP Add-On for planning.


  Orders Response

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

Here the assumption is you wouldn't be marking the orders as released, to be filled, if you didn't think they were ready. If Big Business thinks different, it will tell you here.

For example, if you select several orders to be released and inadvertently select one that is On Hold, Big Business will not change the st


  Over Apply

Big Business now blocks over-applying a payment to prevent problems reconciling.

If you need the option to Over Apply, in order to save the payment temporarily, you can now enable it on the Advanced II tab of the Company Card.


  Default Customer

Default Customer is a setting in Shopify II. If you don't import a Customer or the system doesn't find a match, the Default Customer is assigned to imported Orders.

You might create a Customer you call Shopify Orders for this purpose.

Within an Order you can import all contact information, so it is possible to use one Customer card for all Shopify orders. Or, catch errors where a customer is


  Billing Name

Billing Name and Address are available for import when using Shopify II.

Fields include Billing Name, Address 1, Address 2, City, State, Zip, Country, Phone 1, Phone 2, Email, Attention, and Address 3, which match shipping fields.

If a Billing Name is imported, the Bill To copied from the Customer card is replaced.


  Show Allocated

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

Allocated for BikeSpoke shows one order for Bike which Allocates 24 BikeSpoke.

This Solution will provide details. (7406)


  Interactive Allocate

Interactive Allocate gives you a snapshot of your fulfillment schedule based on criteria you choose such as when to buy, build, expedite, or transfer from another warehouse.
(7403, MRP)


  MRP Add-On

MRP is an Add-On for displaying Orders and PO's to help plan, purchase, and fulfill.

From the Show menu on an Item choose Allocated and you will see Orders and PO's that are allocated.


  Forms Units

This Solution provides quick step-by-step instructions for creating a new Form that displays Units of Measure.


  Excel Connect

We can offer a new way to create Excel files, automatically and with custom formatting, to replace the Applescript way, which is now severly impeded.

If you are using an Applescript customization to generate formatted reports in Excel, it still works, but is terribly slow. Please contact support@bigbusiness.com about migrating to a modern solution.


  Auto Email

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

• Classic is the setting used by default and uses Applescript in a standard way.
• New Mac also uses Applescript but in a new way to work with new Macs.
• Server is a setting to Auto Send from Big Business Server.

With Big Business 13.49, Classic is no longer the default but can be selected if needed.


  MDI Client

MDI Client uses the older Multi Document Interface for Windows, which displays the grey background window within which all Big Business windows are displayed.

The new standard Client for Big Business for Windows uses SDI, Single Document Interface, which is the modern standard.

If for some reason you need the old look we can build this. It is not a standard offering and is not included include


  Gmail Overview

Google Workspace offers enterprise services like Gmail using your company domain. You can then use your custom address (you@yourcompany.com) with your email client, like Outlook or Apple Mail, with Gmail in a web browser, or with a Gmail app.

Big Business automates printing to PDF and attaching to a new email. This works with Apple Mail on the Mac and Outlook for Windows or Windows Mail on the


  Google Account Welcome

When you first sign into your Google Account that your company has setup to use Gmail with your company domain (you@yourcompany.com), you get a Welcome message explaining that your Administrator controls your access.

Please note in this chapter that some Solutions are for you and your Google Account, while others are for your Google Admin, a person at your company who can change settings that app


  Google Account 2-Step Verification

Using Gmail through Google Workplace, the administrator can Allow Users to turn on 2-Step Verification. This is done in the Google Admin controls under Security. It is easiest to go to admin.google.com, sign in, then search for 2-Step Verification.

Once this setting is enabled, users can use Manage Your Google Account to turn on 2-Step Verification and set up an App Password for Big Business to


  Google Admin 2-Step Verification

Using Gmail through Google Workplace, the administrator can Allow Users to turn on 2-Step Verification. This is done in the Google Admin controls under Security. It is easiest to go to admin.google.com, sign in, then search for 2-Step Verification.

Once this setting is enabled, users can use Manage Your Google Account to turn on 2-Step Verification and set up an App Password for Big Business to


  Gmail Help

help@bigsoftware.com gives you one more way to get help for Big Business.

Plus, it uses Gmail, which solves problems sending from our Exchange server to your Gmail. If you got a blank email from support@bigbusiness.com, this might be why.

Best of all, it gives us first hand experience with Google Workspace, the service that lets you use your domain with Gmail. Now we can help with that, too.


  BigCommerce II Overview

BigCommerce II extends the functions of BigCommerce Connect, to add features like:
• Skip Order processing
• Update Product Stock Level
• Update Product Price

Take your automation to the next level. [7314]


  BigCommerce II Settings

BigCommerce II Settings automate the update of your web store. [7323]


  Auto Update

Update is the magic wand, quick change tool on Searches.

Auto Update is an automatic option, which is an Add-On, and lets you define changes that trigger updates. When the Terms on the Customer change, you want the magic wand applied to all their Open Orders.


  Open Notify Registering

Open Notify is a new toolset which requires registering. It may be free with your Edition, but we need to know you are turning it on so we can provice appropriate support and ensure there are not conflicts with your other add-ons or customizations.

Contact support@bigbusiness.com for a code. You will receive an email with a Registration code and setup instructions. Note that you need to rest