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August 31, 2015

As longtime users of the free and open source PostBooks® accounting solution know, we've recently started requiring a license key for users of the software. Our policy has been that anyone who requires just a single concurrent user can get that PostBooks® key automatically here. For more than one...

August 27, 2015

Forrester Research recently published an evaluation of business-to-consumer (B2C) solution providers — IBM, Oracle, Netsuite, eBay, SAP, others — that serve large, complex organizations.

While there are many substantive differences between B2C and business-to-business (B2B) transactions, a topic for another blog post, there was a particularly insightful and useful breakdown of...

August 27, 2015

Cut Pieces is a package developed for a supplier of sheet goods. The package added functionality to the sales order line entry that allowed the user to calculate total square feet of an item by entering quatity, width and length of pieces to be cut. The total square footage was calculated for the sum of all the cut pieces required of the item.

The information is stored in a...

August 27, 2015

Cash Commissions: This package created a report keying on cash receipts to determine commission payable. Logic was included to prorate commission based upon how much of the invoice was being paid and how much of the invoice was commissionable.  Commission rates were assigned at the sales rep level with two (2) different commission rates based on product category. There was also the abilty to...

August 18, 2015

Our mission is not just selling software. Anyone can do that. It's to help you — and your company — successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow your business profitably.

Take advantage of these affordable educational options coming up — from free webinars to live online training to in the classroom workshops. ...

July 9, 2015

If you're the type of person who has questions about accounting but are either afraid to ask or don't know what to ask, then you should consider joining xTuple's lead trainer Mike Atherton as he takes class members through the basics of accounting in his online course Accounting for Non-Accountants. This is your...

June 24, 2015

We recently announced the 4.9.0 release candidate of xTuple ERP and the final release should be ready soon. You probably did not know that 4.9.0 is the first version of xTuple ERP that requires plv8...

June 11, 2015

The features I'm most excited about in the upcoming 4.9.0 release are the updates we've made to the xTuple ERP user interface. (If you want to see those changes now, check out the Release Candidate.) Existing users shouldn't worry: if you like the...

June 4, 2015

ERP systems remain indispensable for distributors of all sizes and industries. Today’s quandary facing distributors, though, is that technology — and customer expectations — are evolving at such a pace that their ERP can’t keep up. History isn’t repeating; it’s accelerating at break-neck speeds. Disruptive technologies that came along once in a generation now occur yearly, driven by the...

May 27, 2015

xTuple is always looking for interns in software development, sales and marketing, and information technology. If you have had exposure to small businesses struggling with business software, you are halfway here already. Coursework in relevant technologies or operations management is helpful. And, best of all, an internship with xTuple may qualify you for course credits in many college majors...

May 13, 2015

In large business-to-business (B2B) transactions, it’s fairly typical for a business customer to have multiple locations where they need to ship products. A good example is a construction company that has multiple active jobs and needs supplies sent to those jobs.

With xTupleCommerce, your customers can log into your eCommerce site and manage the shipping locations for specific orders...

April 23, 2015

Let’s imagine that you are a manufacturer or distributor selling a range of products. You have a team of sales representatives that process orders on behalf of their customers or accounts. These sales reps may be your direct employees or other types of trading partners.

If you don’t have a Web-based solution for your sales reps to process orders, then they are likely meeting with their...

April 7, 2015

eCommerce is not the way of the future; it’s the way of the present. Consumers are now fully comfortable researching products and making purchases online. Even from their phones. Not only are people buying online, they are involving themselves in the entire shopping experience on the Internet.

This is a pretty straight-forward process for typical consumers. Let’s imagine that you want...

March 18, 2015

We have a vested interest in — and make our own — improvements to the user experience on SourceForge. After all, we are at well over one million downloads (and growing every day) from our project page PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple.

Sharing this article on "SourceForge’s Ongoing Effort to...

March 15, 2015

Why is LinkedIn® essential to your career success? Statistics don't lie: 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn® to find and vet candidates (according to researcher Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and founder of LinkedIntoBusiness.com). And according to the ...

February 27, 2015

PostBooks® has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to xTuple as ...

February 25, 2015

Important Notice for PostBooks® Users

The generic single-user software license key for xTuple PostBooks® Edition expired on March 1, 2015. You will be unable to log into your xTuple database, if you did not renew your complimentary license before that time. If you have already received a PostBooks® license directly from xTuple, you may ignore the...

February 10, 2015

The release of xTuple ERP 4.8.0 brings with it an exciting feature that should open up new possibilities for those of you writing your own custom scripts. As some of you may know, Qt handles the firing of events and the reaction to those events using the concept of Signals (events), and Slots (event receivers)...

January 8, 2015

As much of the world slowly returns to the post-holidays work schedule, you might be surprised at how much has been happening at xTuple in recent weeks.

We've just released xTuple 4.8, which is arguably the biggest release since 4.0 for us.  There are major new enhancements in the Desktop, Mobile Web, and xTupleCommerce customer-facing website...

  • We've got a whole new ...
January 5, 2015

This is a question I hear all the time! Whether you're a business owner, startup entrepreneur, big-thinker, friend or family, the answer is simple.

It depends.

The cost of a website relies on the requirements of the project, how the site will scale in size in the future, and how robust the site needs to be. It’s similar to comparing vehicles. You can buy a Honda, or you...