Why use Free 2BizBox?
2BizBox was developed and used in our manufacturing company for decades. We have worked to make the software fit the manufacturing business, especially small and medium size businesses. Free 2BizBox offers a no cost option to manufacturing companies all over the world who want to use an ERP system. Our companies who have insisted that the complete system be utilized to complete the business process have been able to become ISO Certified. Our companies have completed accounting audits successfully with many compliments about how easy and fast reports are able to be generated and reviewed.
Our business model is designed to generate use of our product, 2BizBox.
Is 2BizBox open source?
No. Currently 2BizBox source code is available only for our partners and not for end users. If you want to get 2BizBox source code, please contact us.
Why 2BizBox is not open source?
Open source could be a better way to meet customers’ expectations. However what most small or midsize companies want is a low cost, easy-to-use ERP software, not source code. SMBs usually do not have big budgets for professional IT staff. Instead, they need a managable, professional, easy-to-use, out-of-the-box, low cost ERP software to make ERP implementation simple. 2BizBox tries to deliver powerful, comprehensive, robust and simple ERP solution for SMBs.
How can users get questions’ answers?
The best way to get questions’ answers is to use 2BizBox’s online forums. Visit our online forums here to see similar questions, or register and login to the forum to post new questions. Our technical staff will provide help and support.
Another option is to email info@2BizBox.com for assistance.
Does 2BizBox ERP fit my industry?
2BizBox ERP is designed for manufacturing businesses. 2BizBox fits make-to-order manufacturing models and processes very well. It can be used by companies with only one person or thousands of employees. The best way to evaluate if 2BizBox is suitable for your business is to download, install, and try it.
Can I implement 2BizBox ERP by myself?
Yes, a design goal of 2BizBox is to make it easy enough to implement that anyone can do it. 2BizBox is very intuitive and easy to use. The best way to implement it by yourself is to read our online documents, using our support forum and/or email. You don’t have to be an ERP or 2BizBox expert to implement the system. We have created a step-by-step guide that will provide you the directions. Also, most of the parameters have been preconfigured. Follow the self implementation guide to check the major settings of your system to get it ready.
If you have data needing to be transferred into 2BizBox from another ERP software, send us an email. We may be able to use our import tools to help you with this.
Can 2BizBox have ability to identify and allocate engineering costs to specific projects?
2BizBox uses EDC and WO to manage “project”. Engineering department to manage a project, need to setup an EDC, and create WO with a project name of that EDC #. In this way, 2BizBox will know how many WOs related to this EDC. Also, a report of WO (search by project) can be given to tell the cost. All the documents can be attached in EDC.
Can I create and monitor a credit level for each customer in 2BizBox?
Yes, each Customer Address Book has the “credit limit”. If it is over, then a warning message will be shown.
Can 2BizBox support automatic vendor selection based on criteria such as preferred source, balanced among vendors, and lowest price or lead time?
Yes, every part master has a vendor list and one of them can be “p” which means the preferred vendor. This will be used to create PO in many circumstances like MRP, PO worksheet.
Can 2BizBox support On-line purchasing, support Internet hyperlinks to vendors’ web sites for ordering through vendor sites, but still record orders within purchasing system?
No, this is crazy, how about a vendor without website, how can we know the format & interface of the vendor online sales site? Nobody can do this.
Does 2BizBox calculate requirements for materials, components and sub-assemblies using bill of material, inventory data and master production schedule?
Yes, this is 2BizBox MRP. But we do not have “master production schedule”.
Does 2BizBox have option to include finance charge and/or sales commission calculation?
Yes, 2BizBox uses sales code to calculate commission.
Does 2BizBox support importing Data from excel file?
Yes, we have tool to import Part, BOM, Address ect to 2BizBox. You can contact us to get it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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