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July 23, 2008

NORFOLK, VA

Open Source ERP picks up steam with 150,000 downloads, multiple community enhancements

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, commemorated the first anniversary of the PostBooks® Accounting, ERP, and CRM open source project at the developer conference where it all began one year ago. In July 2007, the company formerly known as...

July 14, 2008

By Chris Kanaracus

xTuple has released the 3.0 version of its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application, with new features including a screen-builder tool for designing dashboards and a product configurator for processing custom orders.

June 24, 2008

NORFOLK, VA

Latest Upgrade to Powerful Open Source ERP Application Driven by Strong Customer Demand

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, today announced the release of xTuple ERP 3.0, with an array of powerful new tools that enable ordinary system users to get more functionality from the world's most advanced open source ERP system -- with...

April 22, 2008

By Robert Lemos

ERP has been a kind of final frontier for open source software. But now more IT leaders at midsize and smaller businesses are saying yes to open source software for ERP systems that pump the very heart of the business. ERP has been a kind of final frontier for open source software. But now more IT leaders at midsize and smaller businesses are saying yes to open source...

March 25, 2008

NORFOLK, VA

Powered by 13 major customer enhancements, leading open source ERP now comes in Standard (now Distribution), PostBooks®, and Manufacturing Editions

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, announced an expansion of its award winning line of products, and celebrated the new release with a tongue-in-cheek collection of its customers...

January 2, 2008

By Renee Boucher Ferguson

Open-source ERP software developer xTuple on Jan. 3 will launch a new three-tiered network service, the xTuple Network. Dubbed XTN for short, the network is essentially a suite of managed services designed to help users better maintain and upgrade their xTuple enterprise resource planning applications. While XTN is a step in the right direction when it comes...

December 21, 2007

NORFOLK, VA

Open Source ERP firm adds Yahoo! integration, Returns Management, Job Shop support

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, announced the general availability of version 2.3 of the xTuple Applications, PostBooks® and OpenMFG. Featuring more than 200 community-driven enhancements in just three months, version 2.3 adds:

support...
November 29, 2007

By Katherine Noyes

Increased demand for Mac-compatible products fueled xTuple's move to certify its products for Leopard, the newest version of Apple's Mac OS X, Ned Lilly, xTuple's president and CEO, told LinuxInsider. "We're seeing increased demand for Mac OS X across the board, from customers you might not necessarily think of as Apple users."

November 27, 2007

By Mary Hayes Weier

xTuple will announce this week that it's certified its OpenMFG ERP suite and its simpler, free PostBooks® accounting software to run on Mac OS X Leopard.

In a corporate IT world dominated by Windows and Unix, companies that run their businesses on Mac OS systems are in the minority. But a start-up company called xTuple is rallying that minority with an ERP...

September 27, 2007

Analyst: China Martens

We recently caught up with the six-year-old company formerly known as OpenMFG, which has renamed itself xTuple to indicate its status as more than a single-product company. While the commercial open source OpenMFG ERP suite remains the vendor's flagship offering, xTuple has two other products: OpenRPT report writer and a new, fully open source version of OpenMFG...

September 10, 2007

By Tom Yager

A hunger for lighter-weight and lower-cost sales and CRM applications has brought great success to SaaS vendors such as Salesforce.com, and also lifted the fortunes of open source offerings in the space. Open source ERP has had a harder time breaking out, but here too there are several impressive offerings to choose from. And if you're looking to open source for an...

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...