Happen Business
Company Overview

Happen Business Pty Limited is a privately owned company founded in Australia to commercialise, develop and sell the mission-critical business application (including a back-office accounting system) known as Jim2® Business Engine.

Jim2 Business Engine is the core product in our line of business software. Although Jim2 Business Engine includes a full accounting back end, its primary focus is to provide a front end interface to manage business workflow, business processes, and to provide a quality system framework.

Most established business software applications are primarily developed to produce a set of financial records, and do not focus on how businesses created that result. There is a void from these products to focus on and manage the process with real data, and not just watch the bottom line. In fact, they are primarily designed to inform management of a company's financial condition long after it has conducted its business.

In contrast, Jim2 Business Engine adopts a business perspective on workflow processes, managing, tracking and controlling the inputs that drive the financial result. Jim2 Business Engine then goes on to produce a set of financial records.

Jim2 Business Engine technology was designed by Paul Berger (now Technical Director) and the staff at P2 Computing Pty Limited. The original Jim (DOS version) was developed in 1990, out of a desperate need to find some decent software to run our own business.


The original Jim was in constant use for nine years. We couldn't find anything appropriate, so we wrote our own.


With the introduction of Windows, and the (then) need to cater for Y2K and GST issues, we set about redesigning the original Jim in 1998. Both Jim and Jim2 Business Engine were used in tandem during the development/alpha test stages of the new version.

Jim2 Business Engine now represents a substantial move away from running small to medium sized businesses via standard accounting software.
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Development History

2018

Jim2 Version 4.3 coming soon – featuring Promotion/Bid Pricing, Commission Sessions, Purchasing Enhancements, and more.


June
Jim2 Version 4.2 released – featuring enhanced user security, multilevel manufacturing, and more.


January
Jim2 Mobile welcomes Face ID and Touch ID security.


2017

August
Jim2 Version 4.1 released – unveiling Jim2.Cloud platform, new project and contract job templates and Jim2 Online Help.


2016

June
New MPS Connector for Fuji Xerox XPPS released linking Fuji Xerox printers, copiers and MFP meter reads with Jim2.


2015

December
MPS Connector for Sharp, streamlining meter reads into Jim2 directly from Sharp copiers.

August
Jim2 Version 4.0 Service Release – Windows 10 compatible.

March
New Dynamic Supplies vendor feed integration.

February
Jim2 Version 4.0 released – Document management and other major features.
MPS Connector for Kyocera Tiered Billing.


2014

September
Jim2 Mobile Service Release - getting ready for Version 4.0.
Jim2 Version 3.3 Service Release.

February
Jim2 Mobile App Launched – ideal for outbound sales, service, management staff.


2013

December
Jim2 Version 3.3 released – new billing engine for Managed Print Services, Tyro EFTPOS integration, and more.
MPS Connector for Toshiba.
MPS Connector for Konica Minolta.


2012

April
Jim2 Version 3.2 released – email integration, preview pane, list enhancements, and more.


2010

June
Jim2 Version 3.1 released – dashboard, vendor feeds, PC-EFTPOS integration, and more.


2009

May
Jim2 Version 3.0 released – the Jim2 ribbon, BPay, and more.


2008

October
Jim2 Version 2.19 Service Release – price groups, eBusiness enhancements.

July
Jim2 Version 2.19 released – eBusiness Suite launched, including eBusiness Connect, eBusiness Supply, eBusiness Link and eBusiness Meter Reads for Managed Print Services customers.


2007

November
Jim2 Version 2.18 released – introducing Search, notes, expanded card files, and more.


2006

May
Jim2 Version 2.17 released – Advanced Warehouse Management, watchout notes, link PO to invoiced jobs.

April
Jim2 Version 2.16 released – Stocktake sessions.

March
Jim2 Version 2.15 released – Schedule/ToDo list functionality, timesheets, multi-job invoicing.


2005

July
Jim2 Version 2.14 released – Multicurrency, stock packaging, status benchmarking.


2004

June
Jim2 Version 2.12 released – electronic payments, delete bank reconciliation, rename job.


2003

December
Jim2 Version 2.11 released – strict workflow, calculated minimum sale pricing, cubic weight measurements.

May
Jim2 Version 2.10 released – create PO from job list, stock on hand, cash rounding.


2002

September
Jim2 Version 2.09 released – live lists, notes, dynamic stock kitting.

June
Jim2 Version 2.08 released – business analysis, budgets and forecasting, general journals list.

May
Jim2 Version 2.07 released – enhanced user interface, email support, sales register.

March
Jim2 Version 2.06 released – new sales register, GL control accounts, reports.

February
Jim2 Version 2.05 released – changes to menu, tools, jobs.


2001

December
Jim2 Version 2.04 released – stock in advance, statements, linking jobs and quotes.

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