xTuple's Collective Brainpower Blog

March 11, 2009

With the launch of this new xtuple.org website we're also launching the first web-based interface to xTuple ERP. It's our CRM Support module , a tool that allows us to display CRM data from the xTuple database directly on the web (sorry, only authorized customers and partners have access to the online support portal!).

This is the first of many ways we can expose xTuple functionality...

March 11, 2009

We all know the knock on corporate acquisitions - particularly in the technology world. They never work out, all the good people leave within twelve months and one day, the product has got one foot in the grave by the time the ink on the purchase agreement has dried. And that's all too often true - a point I myself often note over at The ERP Graveyard Blog .

But I'm here to tell you...

March 3, 2009

By Alex Woodie

While the recession has forced many major ERP software companies to retrench their operations, open source ERP software makers such as xTuple (formerly OpenMFG) are reporting an explosion of new business. The new momentum, xTuple says, is the result of organizations increasingly questioning the value of existing ERP contracts while simultaneously overcoming their...

February 24, 2009

By Jack M. Germain

As Ned Lilly sees it, any IT consumer that is not looking at open source needs to be looking for a new job. Lilly is president and CEO of xTuple. His company provides the PostBooks® Projects Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

February 23, 2009

By The VAR Guy

xTuple, a small provider of open source ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, has a few surprising statements for channel partners: The company is profitable and has no plans to launch a SaaS (software as a service) platform because President and CEO Ned Lilly does not want to compete with channel partners. But that's not all.

February 19, 2009


Demand for open source ERP drives banner 2008, strong start in 2009

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announced record revenue growth in 2008, with sales up 250 percent year-over-year compared with 2007. Tightening IT budgets across all industries are spurring a rise in demand for open source solutions, helping...

February 11, 2009

xTuple ERP version 3.2.1 is now available for download! You can find the free PostBooks Edition at Sourceforge , or if you're a commercial customer using the Standard or Manufacturing Editions, you'll find those files as usual in the downloads area at left.

We're well underway with planning for version 3.3, which will include enhancements to the taxation engine, Distribution...

February 2, 2009

By Christopher Musico

The open-source provider's new release — with more than 300 enhancements — looks to dig deeper into CRM. In eight years of existence, xTuple, the Norfolk, Va.–based provider of open-source software, has primarily served just one vertical: manufacturing. In an effort to further expand its focus beyond those confines, the company has now, in its 11th iteration of...

January 27, 2009


Dialogue with open source community drives swift delivery of more than 300 enhancements

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announced the release of xTuple ERP 3.2, which adds over 300 enhancements developed in direct response to dialogue with customers and within xTuple’s online community forum discussions. New...

January 1, 2009

OK, we admit it. That's a pretty shameless attempt to ride the coattails — of all the energy and excitement around the new U.S. President. Even for those who didn't support him (and the xTuple staff, like the rest of America, was split right down the middle), it's inspiring to think about starting fresh — learning from both best practices and past mistakes, but not being afraid to chart a new course when the situation calls for it.

December 10, 2008

Analyst: China Martens

Commercial open-source enterprise resource planning vendor xTuple continues to expand its product line and capabilities in order to try to appeal to more customers across more industries. It has ambitious plans for 2009, looking to debut a point-of-sale module, which can be booted up independent of the ERP apps. This dipping of a toe in modularity may mark the...

December 1, 2008

2008 was an exciting year for xTuple, and demand for our software has never been stronger. We've seen over 185,000 downloads of the PostBooks edition of xTuple ERP, and we consistently rank among the top 10 most active projects at SourceForge.net. Despite the economic slowdown, or perhaps because of it, there's never been a better time to be working with open source ERP.

November 16, 2008

By An Jay

PostBooks® is a full-featured, fully-integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system, based on the award winning xTuple ERP Suite. It provides the ultimate in power and flexibility for a range of businesses and industries.

November 13, 2008

By Phil Hughes

Well, after a lot of false starts, I settled on PostBooks® from xTuple.com. Don't let the .com part scare you away if you are looking for something useful and free — there are three products with PostBooks being the free choice. The system includes MFG/ERP and those parts get more sophisticated in the other editions. Far from being "crippleware", PostBooks® will do more...

November 1, 2008

We're incredibly excited to announce the world's first collaborative translation portal for xTuple ERP! Read on for details on how you can join in translating xTuple to one of the nine languages we're already working on, or add your own.

October 14, 2008


Version 3.1 of the world's most advanced Open Source ERP System rolls out average costing, kitting, "make or buy" engine, and multi-company financial reporting

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, today announced the release of xTuple ERP 3.1, with a variety of new features that pack even more functionality into the world's...

October 10, 2008

By PJ Jakovljevic

Another market player that has voiced its opinions is Norfolk, Virginia, (US)-based xTuple (formerly OpenMFG). Privately held xTuple is a self-financed developer of enterprise-class business process applications powered by open source software and infrastructure such as Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt, a C++ graphical user interface (GUI)...

October 1, 2008

xTuple ERP is constructed in cooperation with our users, customers and partners. We're proud of the product that has emerged. Our goal is to be nothing less than the best open source ERP platform on the market.

August 13, 2008

By Ron Barrett

In a world of corporate mergers and mixed platforms. xTuple brings an ERP solution that will work across your network. Available in three editions (PostBooks, Standard and OPENMFG). xTuple provides a cross-platform solution to enterprise resource planning.

August 12, 2008


Multi-Functional Open Source Product Lauded in LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards For Its Strong Features, Active and Collaborative Global User Community

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, today announced its xTuple ERP 3.0 application has been named "Best Business Application" for 2008 in the prestigious LinuxWorld Product...