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Jim2® Business Engine Help File

There are several important defaults set within the General tab in Options.


Most of these impact globally on Jim2, ie. every object and every user is affected by the options set here except for those coloured blue  – they are workstation settings.


On the ribbon, go to Tools > Options > General.




From this screen, the following options can be set.




Home Currency

This field is system populated and cannot be altered. This shows the home currency.

Home Country

This field displays the home country and is based on the Home Currency setting.

Display Home Country in Address

This will add the home country in Ship address details on reports.

Continuously Adding In

There may be times when data will be added in much greater amounts than in any normal session. Specifying Continuously Adding in for object records means each time an object is saved, a new blank object of the same type will open to speed up data entry.


Jobs work a little differently – when continuously adding in jobs, once a job has been invoiced, a new blank job will open.


This option can be turned on or off at any time by ticking or unticking the appropriate boxes alongside each field.


This is a workstation setting, as indicated by the blue text.

Database Colour

Choose the colour scheme the business will use for the main database. If a second database has been set up purely for training purposes, it is advised to select a different colour scheme for that database in order to avoid any confusion about which database users are currently working in.

Report Colour

Choose the colour desired for reports and this will flow through to all v2 reports. See here for more information.


Remind if in Edit Mode more than x min

Choose the number of minutes users will be allowed to leave objects in Edit mode before an automatic reminder pops up in the notification area of the user's screen (bottom right). This is a global setting. Because Jim2 is a true multi-user application, editing an object locks it to the specific user. No other users can edit that object until it is saved or closed.


Jim2 message


When the nominated time has elapsed, the above message will appear.

Auto Logout when inactive for x min

This is a workstation level setting, as indicated by the blue text. It will log the user off automatically if idle for the chosen period.



Log off will not occur if users have any objects in Edit mode.

Jes Warning

Tick to show a warning if the Jim2 eBusiness Service (Jes) is not running when Jim2 starts. This will appear


jes not running


Jes must be running to allow global search and sending/receiving emails.

Enable Multi-Company

If Multi-Company is not licensed, this cannot be enabled.

Item for Intercompany Transfers

For use with Multi-Company (if licensed).

Job Type for Intercompany Purchase

For use with Multi-Company, (if licensed).


Further information

Database Colour



Regional Settings