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DIY with QuickStart Wizard for 3.5.1

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How many times have you excitedly downloaded a new software application and thought to yourself, this looks great, but where do I start?  After trial and error, sorting through help documents, and skimming user manuals eventually you get the hang of it.

Well, when it comes to xTuple software we want to help you move this process along so you can get your enterprise system set up and focus on what you do best - growing your business.  For some time, we've made available a Quickstart database which is pre-loaded with generic master data such as a chart of accounts. With the introduction of the new 3.5.1 release, featuring the xTuple Desktop, we've expanded the Quickstart concept and developed a Quickstart Wizard add-in package which walks you through each step required for system configuration, master data entry, and set up review in the Quickstart database.

Included with the Quickstart Wizard is an easy-to-follow guide (PDF) with brief explanations of each step.  This new package is available for purchase on the xTuple xChange for $30 for users with locally installed databases.  It is also included with the xTuple Cloud service at no additional charge.

As always, xTuple and our network of partners offer a variety of professional services to help with some of your toughest enterprise challenges in the form of training, consulting, custom development, and of course production support.  If your system set up exceeds the limits of the Quickstart database and Wizard package, please don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

Anne Cote

Account Manager
Greater Seattle Area. A results-oriented project leader with experience spanning Fortune 500 companies to startups. Adaptable collaborator brings expertise managing complex projects in enterprise system modules including accounting, inventory control, sales and purchasing. Exceptional interpersonal skills establish and maintain relationships and credibility quickly with vendors, consultants and cross-functional teams alike while remaining a calming force in stressful situations. Highly organized mentor builds rapport with co-workers and customers at all organizational levels. Specialties: Budget Management, Cross-team Communication, Business Analysis, Documentation, Agile, SDLC and Waterfall Project Methodologies, Lean Software Development, On-time Project Execution, Technical Implementation, Vendor Management, Contract Negotiation. She holds a B.A. from Western Washington University in Sociology and Psychology and is certified in Database Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Anne is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has spent many years managing technology projects for a wide range of companies from Philips to Microsoft.