Introducing xTuple 3.6 and details on new Hosted Demo

We've been very busy here at xTuple as 2010 gave way to 2011. Just before Christmas, we quietly released xTuple 3.6.0; you can download both the all-in-one installer, or the binaries and databases separately, at Sourceforge.

Lots of great new features in this release, including loads of exciting user interface enhancements such as having autocomplete on all search clusters, the ability to jump to edit list or create new from combo box lists, redesigned Setup menus, and Print Preview on all report windows!  There are also some powerful accounting enhancements under the covers (see John's blog for more on that), and — we're very happy to announce — an enhanced version 2.0 of the free Time and Expense module that incorporates all the features in the previous "Pro" edition, plus much more!

Finally, we've rolled out some major enhancements to the Hosted Demo experience, including — for the first time — the ability to access your Hosted Demo database through either the GUI client or your very own instance of the xTuple Web Portal (including the Support and B2B Sales modules).

If you, like us, have fallen in love with the fictional Pro Diem toys company, now's your chance to check out the Pro Diem website, track customer support issues, and buy yourself a (fake) Yellow Tough Truck online!

Apply for a Hosted Demo today, and check out the Web Portal Demo Guide. If you have questions or comments about the Hosted Demo (web or GUI), please post them here.

Thanks, as always, for your support of xTuple in 2010, and all our best for a fantastic 2011! 

Ned Lilly

President and CEO

In October 2001, Ned co-founded xTuple, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open source and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small- to mid-sized manufacturers. In 1999, he was a co-founder of Great Bridge, an early business built around the PostgreSQL open source database. PostgreSQL is the core technology for xTuple today. Great Bridge was incubated inside Landmark Communications, a mid-sized media company where Ned directed corporate venture investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and startup activity. Prior to Landmark, Ned worked for a regional technology group in Washington D.C. and had a brief first career in political media — television, radio and a non-partisan news wire. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from George Washington University.