xTuple's Collective Brainpower Blog

September 6, 2007

NORFOLK, VA

12,000 downloads in first month for Open Source ERP; New version adds over 150 features

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, announced the immediate availability of its PostBooks® and OpenMFG ERP software, version 2.2. PostBooks® is free and open source software, available at the SourceForge open source repository; OpenMFG is...

July 31, 2007

NORFOLK, VA

Firm's New Open Source Accounting/ERP/CRM Product Heralds New, Broader Mission: Practical, Free Business Software that Actually Helps Companies Grow

Some might say there is little about enterprise-class business software that hasn't already been said or done. How about this: an accounting, ERP and CRM package that is designed from the ground up-including its...

July 27, 2007

By Sean Michael Kerner

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the goliath of the software industry, encompassing in its scope the financial and sometimes physical operations of a company.

Many smaller companies don't bother with full ERP applications due to their complexity; it's a situation that xTuple President and CEO Ned Lilly is trying to fix.

Until this...

June 4, 2007

NORFOLK, VA

ERP for Small to Mid-sized Business Shows Power of Open Source Development Process

OpenMFG announced today that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Media publication and one of the IT industry's leading enterprise magazines, has named the OpenMFG ERP Suite a finalist in eWEEK's seventh Annual Excellence Awards program, in the Business Relationship Management category. Winners...

June 2, 2007

By Jon W. Glass

NORFOLK — Ned Lilly calls it the "X factor of downtown cool." That's why the president and chief executive officer of OpenMFG LLC, a small but growing software technology company, decided to put down roots there, he said.

To accommodate its growth, the company recently paid $1.2 million to purchase two adjoining buildings downtown that stretch between West York...

May 2, 2007

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

What do processors want from their software? Gold sums it up: “Manufacturers want reliable, all inclusive software-one that does it all or comes close.”

Some food processors make products with little or no process automation yet need to manage inventories, supply chains and customers because of complex product mix and distribution. Other...

January 9, 2007

NORFOLK, VA

From industrial to high-tech, manufacturers and distributors embrace Mac-based ERP

OpenMFG, the leading provider of Apple Mac-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, announced several new users of its namesake Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software running on the Apple Mac OS X platform. OpenMFG will exhibit at MacWorld this week...

December 20, 2006

NORFOLK, VA

OpenRPT 2.0 includes platform and usability enhancements, free and open source

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the second major release of OpenRPT, its cross-platform, open source report writer and rendering engine. OpenRPT is available under a dual-license model,...

November 1, 2006

NORFOLK, VA

Version 2.0 features CRM, Multi-Currency, and Powerful New Manufacturing Tools

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the long-awaited version 2.0 of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Major enhancements include multi-currency capabilities, a new Customer...

October 25, 2006

By Ann Bednarz

“We manage this community of partners and customers like an open source project. Everybody is able and encouraged to make enhancements at the source code level, and then we bring those modifications back into the supported project,” says Ned Lilly, CEO at OpenMFG.

October 20, 2006

Analyst: Martin Schneider

While some people thought little innovation was left to be seen in the ERP space, a few technology trends have breathed new life into the sector. Software as a service (SaaS) and open source have given even the smallest businesses access to complex back-office functionality. This is possibly most true in the manufacturing space, which has more complex...

July 10, 2006

NORFOLK, VA

Version 1.3.2 of Leading Open Source-Based ERP Adds 140 New Enhancements; Company Also Contributes Two New Modules to Leading Open Source CMS

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today released the latest update to its namesake Enterprise Resource Planning application, announced an...

June 21, 2006

By Jan Stafford

A garment company decided it had had enough of vendor bureaucracy, outdated software and system bugs. When it came time to upgrade, open source was one the mind of this IT pro.

March 21, 2006

NORFOLK, VA

Open Source-Based Application Leader Partners with Trolltech for Translation

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced a partnership with Trolltech®, the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use to provide for easy translation of the OpenMFG ERP Suite....

January 24, 2006

NORFOLK, VA

High-Tech Garment Manufacturer Goes "Live" on Open Source-Based ERP in 30 Days

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced version 1.3 — the fourth release of its namesake Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, packed with major new features such as integrated credit card...

November 14, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

Open Source-Based ERP Grows into Platform for Third-Party Solutions

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced a dramatic expansion of its OpenMFG Partner Program. The new program will significantly expand the opportunities for developers and systems integrators to build...

September 29, 2005

Analyst: Martin Schneider

OpenMFG is looking to get more visible with its ERP suite built using open source components. The company operates under what it calls a 'proprietary GPL' wherein users and partners extend the source code, and OpenMFG writes it back into the core product. But there are no free downloads or SourceForge.net projects here. OpenMFG might talk open source, but it...

September 5, 2005

By John Cox

The software uses or exploits several key open source components. It runs on several operating systems, but the preferred platform is Linux. The heart of the application is the PostgreSQL object-relational database.

September 5, 2005

By Laurie Sullivan

Though the major enterprise-application vendors are readying their software for the brave new open-source world, and more companies are shifting to open-source environments, there's plenty of room for growth.

July 26, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

OpenMFG ERP Suite Version 1.2 Incorporates More Than 200 Code Enhancements From Customers and Value-Added Resellers

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open standards-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the general availability of the OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite Version 1.2 — the third major...