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.
xTuple Newsletter — xTupler
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.
In this issue: year-end optimism, special year-end offer, deep-dive product news about milestone release version 4.10, ways to use training credits, FABTECH 2016 manufacturing show recap (including our presentation on xTupleCommerce), customer updates and partner news.
In this issue: obscure, yet humorous, references to cola ads from the 1970s, big news to help you get more out of your software investment, including xTuple University with new training options like ERP Basic Training and ERP Boot Camp, the RC of version 4.10 and more. Now earn extra credit with every support purchase. Plus an introduction to Dashboards.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's one of the most popular celebrations worldwide, and here at xTuple, we're getting in the spirit too. In this issue, we're profiling a terrific (Canadian) customer who just happens to be called St. Patrick's Cabinet Making, a fantastic community member named Patty Davis, and updates on xTuple professional services from the fellow who runs it (who just happens to be named Jim McCluskey). And did I mention the Lucky Licenses promotion? If you've ever sorted through a field of three-leaf clovers looking for that rare shamrock, then you'll like this one — buy 3, get 1 free!
It's annual holiday party time at xTuple, and this year the "Ugly Sweater" award goes to CEO Ned Lilly (even though it was technically a vest, and a handsome one at that)! The Ugly Sweater contest dovetailed nicely with a fun product innovation from xTuple customer Brand Castle. Their famous "Grandma's Ugly Christmas sweaters" are a cookie-maker's delight and a popular choice for this holiday season! Ned's daughters made the cookies and decorated them just in time for the xTuple holiday party!
Our bundle of joy started life as the "xTuple Web Portal.” It connected a website front-end to the ERP back-end. Then customers started asking us to add eCommerce/shopping cart functionality — for both B2B and B2C sales. After all, who doesn't want to sell more stuff online? But, it's so much more than that!
xTuple ERP 4.9.0 Release Candidate is now available for download, and we're very excited to bring you this milestone. There's great progress to report on the exciting xTupleCommerce Web Portal one of the only truly real-time integrated ERP-and-eCommerce website offerings in the world.
Those of you able to join us for our xTupleCon user conference in October heard me proclaim that 2015 would be the "Year of the Customer." I'm sure more than a few people rolled their eyes. "Yeah, whatever. Sure, xTuple's a little different, but they're still a software vendor." Right? Well, here's where we start delivering on that promise.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for xTupleCon 2014. It was a great week - from Woz-mania, to some great in-depth pre-conference workshops, to the post-conference partner meeting... and of course, the two full days of regular sessions and keynotes.
For those of us with kids, it's back-to-school time in the U.S. Some are moving into high school for the first time, some are (gulp) off to college. What better time for us to overhaul our own educational offerings, and introduce... xTuple University!
We're delighted to announce that, in addition to a chance to hear legendary Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on the opening night of xTupleCon14, attendees will now also meet "Woz" at a private xTuple cocktail reception before the speaker event!
One of the fun things about working at a software company is that you never have to worry about being the geekiest person in the room. Unless, of course, you dress up as Captain America, and build a media release about a product upgrade around a superhero movie (not once, but twice!)
I'm pleased to announce xTuple version 4.3 release, debuting xTuple Distribution. The Distribution Edition replaces the former Standard Edition, which will be retired, and includes integration with third party catalogs and pricing services including Trade Service, as well as other enhancements formerly found in an add-on package called xWD.
Well, that was fun! For those of you not able to join us at our inaugural user conference in October... well, let's just say we hope to see you next year!
Lots to share with you in this autumn in the U.S. edition of the xTupler — my favorite time of year. Weather cools, American football season kicks off, the kids go back to school, and, of course, here at xTuple, we try to find creative and fun ways to engage with you, our community — and hopefully give a little something back in thanks for all your support.
If you've been around xTuple for a while, you probably used our Hosted Demo service at one point. While you've always been able to download the xTuple client, and set up your own PostBooks® database locally, many people find it helpful to use the same client to connect to a hosted instance of their own xTuple Enterprise database. We're pleased to announce the successor to that program - our Free Trial and Cloud 2.0 service....
You may have already heard, thanks to the overwhelming support from our community, that xTuple PostBooks® was voted "Project of the Month" on the SourceForge open source portal. It was a tremendous honor for all of us, and we share the accolade with all of you. So we started thinking about more ways we could engage with you to make sure this software is meeting your needs...
If you're using any edition of xTuple to run your business, or even if you're just kicking the tires, we'd like to ask for your help. You're probably aware of Sourceforge, the open source community portal which is one of the primary ways we distribute xTuple PostBooks® and various other free software to the world. I am happy — and proud — to say that PostBooks® was nominated as a finalist for the March 2013 SourceForge "Project of the Month."
This is it. After years of research and development, we're happy — and proud — to release xTuple 4.0, the first version to include our new Mobile Web client with over 400 new enhancements to what we now refer to as the "Desktop client" — including a new Social Desktop featuring integrated intra-company Instant Messaging, Cost Plus Pricing, Enhanced Job Costing and significant enhancements to Projects and Corporate Relationship Management. But the Mobile Web client is truly a game-changer...