Version 4.11.0 || August 2017
xTuple is excited to announce the major release of xTuple ERP+CRM version 4.11.0.
Read on to learn more about some of the specific features, changes and improvements that will help you Grow Your World™ using next generation business management software.
The Release Notes for xTuple 4.11.0 cover the complete list of changes. This post is all about why you should care.
Items of Note
- Completed support for Landed Cost
- Quality extension in the desktop client
- Simplified reversal of A/R applications
- xTupleCommerce support
- Inventory distribution
- Performance improvements
If your company imports goods, you know about Landed Cost. In version 4.11.0 xTuple ERP now automates landed costs calculations. See the What does Landed Cost mean for your Bottom Line? blog post which includes xTupleU's "Support for Landed Costs" video for more detailed information.
The xTuple Quality Control extension has now been completely implemented in the desktop client. This is a commercial extension that covers the inspection and testing of items at various stages of the product life-cycle. It is built on top of xTuple's workflow engine, which is part of xTuple's "commercial core."
There is now a simple way to reverse A/R applications:
- Open the A/R Applications window — Accounting > Accounts Receivable > Reports > Applications
- Choose your selection criteria and Query
- Right-click on one of the application lines and you'll see Reverse Application
It's as easy as that! We've made a similar change to simplify reversing A/P applications as well.
As noted in the Product Roadmap, we have devoted a lot of energy into xTupleCommerce support. We have several customers with live xTupleCommerce websites and are approaching version 1.0 status. Most of the database and desktop client changes are minor and probably not noticeable by non-xTupleCommerce users.
Another area of improvement is in the handling of inventory distribution. This affects all three commercial editions — Distribution, Manufacturing, and Enterprise. A large portion of the development effort for 4.11.0 went toward reducing database contention for lot-, serial-, and location-controlled items. Multiple people should now be able to manage controlled inventory without interfering with each other. We made a concerted effort not to change the user interface yet. That's a completely different kind of problem that will require thoughtful design to address.
End users should see faster sales order entry and CRM account creation. In fact, the entire application should feel a bit lighter on its feet. We have found a number of ways to reduce the overall query load of the desktop client. There is more work to be done in this area so watch for more improvements in future releases.