Big Business, the complete management solution for small businesses, provides powerful features to help small businesses increase productivity, get on the Internet, and improve company workflow. Big Business is the MacUser Eddy Award Winner for the Best New Accounting Application of the Year!
Big Business automates the process of creating and maintaining an online catalog of products or services on the Internet. Big Business exports items, item descriptions, prices, and pictures into formatted HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language). In plain English, that means Big Business makes Web pages of the products you sell.
You simply click a button and Big Business creates three-level Web pages with the proper links. You select which items you want to export. You can also have Big Business create a "What's New or Hot" category for a product, as well as have it appear under its normal category. When you add new products or change prices, you select an option and Big Business creates new Web pages, ready to copied to your Web Server or Internet Service Provider (ISP). You also have the option of editing the Big Business Web page templates.
Big Business connects to leading payroll products from Aatrix Software (Macintosh only) and CheckMark Software, Inc. Big Business imports paycheck and journal information directly from the payroll systems, so you can perform your company's payroll in-house, saving you time and money.
A built-in reports and forms designer allows you to create custom reports and forms. The designer is a full-featured, WYSIWYG report writer that has access to all the information in Big Business. You can use and modify any of the pre-made reports and forms templates or create your own custom ones. You can even import forms that other users or consultants have created in their version of Big Business.
To upgrade your system to Big Business, you can now easily import Quicken data during setup.
You can export nearly any information from Big Business in tab-delimited format, including names, addresses, balances, phone numbers, information regarding different transactions, custom field entries, terms, departments, ship methods, and more.
You can also import tab-delimited data from any type of program, including contact managers, accounting programs, spreadsheets, or databases. General journal entries can be imported from another payroll or fixed asset module.
Big Business supports the currency symbols for 16 English speaking countries. You can specify which country's formatting to use and customize the formatting of quantities, amounts, and totals. You can change the date formatting in all date fields to coincide with the country's date setting.
Big Business handles VAT tax, particularly any requirements needed to meet Canada's tax regulations, including the ability to pay tax on a tax. This feature allows you to have an unlimited number of taxing entities per tax.
Big Business allows you to use customer and vendor contact addresses as additional bill to/ship to addresses. An easy-to-use popup window makes selecting the address fast and saves you from retyping the information.Royalties You can add royalty rates or amounts by item and create a royalty report on sales by item.
Commission codes and rates can be added to employee cards, allowing you to decide if commissions are calculated on sales, profits and sales, or paid invoices. You can also generate a variety of commission reports.
Big Business gives administrators complete control over the access individual users have to tabs, fields, tools, and toolbars. Each user can be required to enter a unique password before even entering Big Business.
Item descriptions can be up to 32K, which is approximately one page of text. Use this feature to enter technical specifications or detailed telemarketing scripts about an item.
You can include long comment fields of up to 32K on quote, order, and invoice line items. This feature is especially helpful for entering long comments or technical specifications about an item.
You specify if you want a long item description loaded into the line item comments field, allowing you to store technical specifications in the item master and print them on forms.
You can see if a quote, order, or invoice has a printed comment. The Printed Comment icon at the bottom of all entry screens now displays that comments have been entered.
You can memorize and recall frequently-used searches.
At the click of a button, you can easily convert contacts into vendors or customers. You save time from re-entering data when the relationship with the contact changes.
Big Business lets set different price levels for different types of customers. You can also override the default price level on individual quotes, orders, or invoices.
You are alerted to new notes that have arrived from other users. You simply specify how often you want to be notified.
Big Business lets you calculate any charge based on weight, subtotal, total, and taxable amount. The charge can be calculated based on a percentage or an amount and is especially helpful when calculating freight costs.
A weight field calculates the weight of each line item, which can be used by the Other Charges field to calculate freight charges.
A new user preference allows you to set up different printing defaults for quotes, orders, or invoices. You can also have Big Business print multiple copies of quotes, orders, or invoices by selecting the number of printouts for each form.
You have complete control customer credit levels with the credit hold feature and comprehensive credit manager.
Big Business offers 90 industry-specific chart of accounts for all types of companies.
You can tell Big Business to display transaction histories for customers, vendors, and items for a certain number of days. By setting a date limit, you actually speed operations, as Big Business no longer needs to display the entire transaction history of the customer, vendor, or item.
Customers don't pay? You can place them on credit hold and control how the credit limit/credit hold is used. You have three options for customers who have exceeded their credit limits or are on credit hold: ignore the conditions and not display a message; issue a warning; or prohibit entry of transactions for customers who exceed the credit limit or have been put on credit hold.
You can establish the number of decimal places you want Big Business to calculate, particularly for quantities, unit price/cost, average cost, and extended price and cost.
For payroll purposes, you can display employee checks that have been imported by the payroll system or by the Miscellaneous Checks tool.
After performing a quick search, you can apply a value to the records displayed. This feature is especially useful for updating data in groups.
Transfer on credit card prints checks to pay credit card bills.
All reports can be saved to disk for further manipulation and analysis in another program.
Big Business is the complete business management solution for growing companies. Try it and see why!
As new technologies evolve, Big Business will continue to include innovative features that benefit small businesses and the consultants who help them. Future plans include taking further advantage of the Internet and adding modules to meet specific needs. Big Business is available from Big Business Qualified Consultants