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New 8 questions for 2BizBox ERP

20,000 copies has been downloaded in first 3 days after 2BizBox ERP released in the New Year of 2011, we are truly appreciate all your concern.  2BizBox ERP is designed for manufacturing industry, fit the vision of small and midsize businesses. With 20 years development and widely usage by users in different country, 2BizBox ERP has been polished a powerful, complete manufacturing ERP solution for all large business and SMBs. We believe the power of software and the power of free. We believe that the only way to maximize the value of software is to make more and more people use it. This make the amazing download number happens.

We got lots feedback and questions about the software. Now we pick some and list here for you, hope this could help to have a better understanding of 2BizBox ERP. With the easy to use software and online documentation +forum +email, you can study and implement the software by yourself easily.

1. Is is correct that closing cmd windows stops system while running client? Does the server always need to be running?

Yes. Two cmd windows will be there, one is MySQL database and another one is 2BizBox server (which is actually based on JBoss Application Server). Closing any of them means killing the process of that program. 2BizBox Server with database is always needed to run 2BizBox, otherwise you will have no server to connect. 2BizBox is a typical Client/Server program. If you don’t want to run server on your computer, you can move server to another computer or a dedicate server or an online server, then you only need to run 2BizBox client. In this case, input server ip address or domain name in the “Server” field on the login screen. Of course, you can create more users and let them login the server from different place. Always keep the server running. Just like http://www.cnn.com should be there if you want to visit it.

2. Does 2BizBox support selecting portrait or landscape when printing some reports?

Some print are in landscape and some are in portrait; this is coming from the design. Most prints with landscape are because too many columns on the page and it takes too much space. Most simple prints still in portrait, for example, ECR.

3. Is there a way to auto creation of purchase orders based on approved orders or is that just running MRP?

PO can be created by several ways.
-Directly add a PO.
-Create RFQ (Request for Quote) and then create PO from RFQ.
-Run MRP, add items into My PO Worksheet by checking and clicking “2Add to PO WS” button on the top-right corner on MRP report. In the worksheet, you can check and create new PO.
-Copy-to-Create PO from SO screen.
-Create PO from Work Order Working Instruction. This is used to outsource the sequence to a vendor by a PO.
All new created PO will not take effect until it has been approved by someone who has approval permission.

4. Is there a way to show what items need to be printed…i.e. outstanding purchase orders?

Yes, check main menu “Purchasing” -> “Purchase Order” and then you can find lots reports there. Also select “Purchase Order” module in the left module view, lots report items will appear on the right “Quick Tasks” view. “2Search Open PO” is a good place to see all open PO’s. Other modules also have their related reports, such as Sales Order, Work Order and so on.

5. Is there a way to show items needed to be packed, shipped?

When we talk about pack and ship items, it should involve SO (Sales Order) and SO shipping. You should create and approve SO, and then ship SO in Warehouse module. Go to Quick Start Tutorial to learn how to go through the whole process.
After that, you can click main menu “Warehouse” -> “Shipping” to find reports about SO shipping.

6. Can 2BizBox generate PO and have it pre-paid? How to handle sales orders that are pre-paid?

Yes. 2BizBox supports Prepay for purchasing (PO) and sales (SO). One APP is created once clicking “2Make APP” with red color in General Information of PO Detail UI. SO is the same as PO. Make sure PO and SO are approved before creating prepay.
To know more about handling prepayment in accounting, play with “AR Prepay” and “AP Prepay” modules in accounting module. Here has an old document but still applies for the new version. Check this out:
Manual for AR Prepay

7. Can 2BizBox write checks?

Yes. 2BizBox can directly print your check. The print format has been finely adjusted for your check and you can use it directly. First, setup your next check number (Control Panel->Accounting Setting->Initialize Company Accounting Settings->Next Check Number) so 2BizBox knows what check number should be printed. Then go to Accounting -> AP Cashier module, click “2Add Check Run” or “2Add Single Check”. Check Run is to write check for batch payment. For Single Check, write single check for a AP or AR payment.
Similarly for AR, See AR Cashier module.

8. How does 2BizBox handle pro-forma invoices?

The module “Warehouse” -> “Proforma Shipper” would be the right place you should go. Print the PF and use it as proforma invoice. Parts under PF will be moved to inSIP (ship-in-process) until PF is closed. More detail to use PF, check the old online document here:
Manual for Proforma Shipper


Released: Jan, 11 2011 | Category: Blogs | | Comments Off on New 8 questions for 2BizBox ERP | 5,163 views

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