xTuple News

April 10, 2018

Businesses with more than a handful of employees have a lot to balance including pricing, product planning, accounting and finance, managing payroll, dealing with inventory, and more. Stitching together a set of disparate tools to handle those jobs is a quick, cheap, and dirty way to get things done. That approach isn't scalable. It's difficult to efficiently move data between the various pieces of such an ad-hoc system. As well, it can be difficult to maintain. Instead, most growing businesses turn to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

March 28, 2018

Open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) remains among the most active in Business category: xTuple again has the honor of being named SourceForge "Project of the Week," placing its free and open source version of PostBooks® tops among the over 500,000 applications available for download from the largest, most trusted online resource for Open Source Software (OSS) discovery and development.

March 26, 2018

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple. Additionally Programming Without Coding Technology (PWCT), Free Manga Downloader (FMD), Cyberfox, Bluestar Linux, FlightGear Flight Simulator, VoIP monitor, and more.

March 14, 2018

Third compilation of community enhancements from global leader in open source ERP — xTuple customers love our way, every day — major enhancements to a business software package designed and contributed by the actual users. Just released! Representing the company’s latest lustrum from 2013 to 2018, xTuple's third "greatest hits" album (GHV3) is a best-of collection of the most well-regarded and highest-rated features — developed in partnership with an engaged global customer and community base.

February 15, 2018

Researching the best open source accounting software isn't as simple as one might think. There are a number of important variables you must consider before taking the leap. This is especially important for those businesses that already have an accounting/bookkeeping solution in place. Making sure you can achieve the same level of control and functionality is very important when switching to a Linux-centric accounting application.

January 25, 2018

xTuple introduces open source xDruple to the Drupal Development Community: At the 2018 DrupalCon North America held April 9-13 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., xTuple will introduce the community to xDruple, available under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL). xDruple is a developer-oriented, object-oriented programming (OOP) application framework for Drupal 7 which is compatible with major core and contributed Drupal modules.

December 13, 2017

In this issue: product news and Year-End savings — version 4.11 updates, FABTECH Expo recap, a chance to help drive future product development and win a $100 gift card, ways to use training credits, partner news, recap of last Roadshow in 2017 and 2018 Training dates announced.

December 12, 2017

xTuple’s local and traveling business team co-hosted a half-day technology event on November 10, 2017 — the xTuple Roadshow — featuring case studies presented by Pittsburgh-based ASSET STEM Education™ and RedCranial, a Mac OS-focused consultancy.

November 27, 2017

If you own a small business and need an accounting program but don't have a big budget, you may find that one of the accounting software programs listed below will meet your needs. It is a list of accounting software programs that are free, open source programs. These applications are alternatives to the traditional propriety accounting software programs such as QuickBooks and Peachtree with which most small business owners are familiar.

October 26, 2017

Accounting software for Mac users isn’t as plentiful as its PC cousins, but there are still plenty of options. Here’s a list of Mac options from Capterra’s accounting software directory to keep your Apple-loving finances in line, presented in alphabetical order.

October 20, 2017

Norfolk leapt from the No. 4 city in 2016 to America's favorite place this year, earning top marks for things to see overall, the cleanliness of the city, and for the people, who readers described as smart, friendly, and welcoming to visitors. Sounds like a good reason to visit Norfolk. This year, small cities and major metropolises from every region in the country appeared on the list of America's Favorite Cities. Did your hometown make the cut?

September 27, 2017

Norfolk, Va., is having a moment. Home to the world’s largest naval base, the historic port city is in the midst of a revival. The newly renovated Waterside District lures with good eats; Virginia’s first light rail network glides through the streets; and colorful murals are popping up on historic warehouses in the NEON arts district. With a flourishing arts scene, Norfolk is coming into its own as a culture capital to complement the sun and sand of nearby Virginia Beach.

September 12, 2017

Anil Cherian of SDG Consulting Inc. co-hosts a half-day technology event on September 22, 2017 — the xTuple Roadshow — featuring a case study presented by Good-Lite Company. Located in Elgin, Illinois, Good-Lite traces its roots back to 1930, manufacturing the finest line of hand-held screening/testing equipment and charts ensuring a lifetime of good sight...

August 18, 2017

In this issue: deep-dive product news about the latest release — version 4.11, a chance to help drive future product development and win a $100 gift card, ways to use training credits, xTupleCommerce at DrupalCon Baltimore show recap, partner news, and a special invitation to xTuple's Manufacturing Day℠ Meetup.

June 13, 2017

Millennials are moving to America’s cities — and not just the biggest ones. While places like New York City and Los Angeles remain millennial magnets, research from the Urban Land Institute shows that smaller cities, from Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., to Riverside, Calif., are actually seeing the most relative growth in their population of 25-to-34-year-olds.

June 12, 2017

Starting the company: “I originally started the company with a co-founder, who wrote the original version of the software from scratch. He was brilliant, but we disagreed on the importance of bringing code contributions from outside developers — which turned out to be central to our company strategy.” Hardest part of launching the company: “The economic climate after the attacks of 9/11 was, of course, very challenging. Implementing complex business software like this requires a sense of confidence in the future, and a desire to grow. That has been in short supply many times over the past 15 years.” A lesson learned:

May 24, 2017

CEO Ned Lilly honored for harnessing the power of global collaboration through open source development: Lilly will accept the 2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award presented to businesses in southeastern Virginia by Regent University School of Business & Leadership and Inside Business. Preceded by an entrepreneur panel discussion, the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award luncheon and awards ceremony will be held June 12, 2017, at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach.

April 24, 2017

Why should SMB and enterprise decision-makers consider open source for their management applications? The debate around open source has been a hot-button tech topic for decades now. Ned Lilly, CEO of xTuple, discusses some of the intriguing value propositions offered by open source ERP software. With open source: code access provides new opportunities for customization; end-users have more impact on product development; and transparency elevates quality standards.

April 23, 2017

xTuple Partner Larry Cartee of Magical Custom Programming co-hosts a half-day technology event, featuring a case study presented by Hunt Engine. Located in Houston, Texas since 1985, Hunt Engine traces its roots back to the early 1950s with deep engineering and manufacturing experience for the energy industry. The company will share how xTuple solutions helped them meet the demand of their customers, compete better in the marketplace, and exponentially grow their business.

April 20, 2017

Largest independent online marketplace sees xTuple products well-positioned for best-in-class manufacturing and distribution operations solutions: xTuple announces the company’s top listing in GetApp's quarterly ranking which showcases the top cloud-based Business Management applications. Ranking is based on five unique data points: user reviews, software integrations, media presence, mobile availability and security.