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September 14, 2016

xTuple Updater 2.4.0 is now available for download from xTuple's GitHub repository. This version of the Updater may be used with any release of xTuple ERP. The primary goal of this release is to improve command line access to Updater functionality.

September 14, 2016

xTuple Connect 3.8.1 is now available. This is a supplemental extension package (add-on) for xTuple ERP that provides EDI, job scheduling and deferred report printing.

September 14, 2016

xTuple CSV Import (CSVImp) version 0.5.4 is now available. CSVImp is a tool designed to import Comma Separated Value (CSV) files into the database for xTuple Applications. This is a bug fix release of CSV Import to accompany the xTuple 4.10.0RC release.

September 13, 2016

xTuple OpenRPT 3.3.12 is now available for download from xTuple's GitHub repository or the xTuple PostBooks® project page on SourceForge. This is a simple bug fix release to accompany xTuple ERP 4.10.0RC.

August 29, 2016


Consultancy delivers new business management solutions for Entertainment, Arts and Agricultural, Manufacturing and Distribution industries

It’s a tale as old as time. No, not the classic Disney story of Beauty and the Beast. This is a story of the real-life ventures of value-added resellers (VARs) who become part of the xTuple channel. Why? Because they use the...

August 24, 2016

As a manufacturer, you’ve probably wondered what to make of these new Web technologies everyone is talking about? You’re a manufacturing company, not a retailer. So how can using an eCommerce website increase your productivity and improve your profitability? What’s in it for you, right?

You’re in the business-to-business (B2B) business, and maybe you don’t — or even care to — sell your...

August 22, 2016

These are some of the best ERP, CRM, small business server, project management and business intelligence applications available under an open source license.

Open source software for business is — yes, you guessed it — big business. According to Gartner, businesses will likely spend $321 billion on enterprise software in 2016, 4.2 percent more than last year. With business application...

August 15, 2016

This is to announce the immediate availability of a new online training class geared toward new hires and/or anyone who is new to xTuple and needs an overall orientation to the software. In this class, which features hands-on exercises, students will discover the real value of ERP: How all the various process flows from every department fit together to present a holistic view of a company....

August 11, 2016


Earns “Authorized Consultant” status to deliver open source business software solutions in United Kingdom

xTuple, the leader in commercial open source ERP, expands their worldwide network by awarding United Kingdom-based partnership to Horton Accounting Services Ltd.

With over a decade of enterprise resource planning (ERP) experience, primarily with SAP...

August 10, 2016

Summer in the U.S. always brings xTuple new opportunities to offer positions to students looking for academic credit or just good, old-fashioned work experience. Prime candidates for xTuple internships are often too busy during the school year to take on an internship.

Summer internships are a perfect way for students to apply what they've learned in their coursework to a real-world...

July 24, 2016

In a previous article, we answered the question “ What is MRP (Material Requirements Planning) ?" To summarize, MRP is a software algorithm that results in an inventory plan for the purchase, manufacture and transfer of items such that inventory levels are minimized and service levels are maximized. To produce this plan, MRP takes into account many variables at all levels of the Bill of...

July 18, 2016

Based on recent results experienced by our manufacturing clients , we’re pretty sold here at xTuple on the benefits of eCommerce for manufacturers . It's clear that customers and resellers are looking for new ways to interact with their key vendors. While it used to be that the ability to self-serve, manage information, reduce acquisition time and gather timely product information was a "nice-...

July 12, 2016

xTuple’s company mission is at the core of everything we do.

Mission — xTuple helps companies successfully implement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow their business profitably.

How can we help you, the xTuple customer, grow your business profitably?

Give you the tools you need Make them simple to use Make them easy to install and administer Help you...
June 21, 2016

The question is asked in businesses across the planet every day: “ Do I have the right level of inventory? ”

It reflects the age old business problem of balancing customer service levels with capital efficiency: carry too little inventory and risk a stock out giving a customer a reason to find another supplier, carry too much and tie up capital resources that could be invested...

June 15, 2016

PostBooks® 4.9.5 was recently released and the packages for Debian (including jessie-backports) , Ubuntu and Fedora have been updated.

Postbooks at pgDay.ch in Rapperswil, Switzerland

pgDay.ch is coming on Friday, 24 June. It is at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, at the eastern end of Lake Zurich.

I'll be making a presentation about PostBooks® in the business track...

June 13, 2016

At the end of this week, our lead trainer Mike Atherton will be offering a 6-hour remote training class designed to provide a beginning introduction to xTuple's open source report writer. By the end of the class, you will have learned enough to begin making minor changes to your own reports. You will also come away with a deeper understanding for the power and potential uses for xTuple's...

June 10, 2016


If you are using the Authorize.net service to process credit cards, you have probably received some notifications from them about some upcoming changes. The only change that affects xTuple users is the notice that "Authorize.net is now using Akamai to optimize [its] Internet traffic routing, which includes your merchants' transaction requests."


June 7, 2016

However you spell the word: Omni-channel, omnichannel or omni channel, instead of arguing about the correct usage, let's just accept that the concept is a force to be reckoned with, if you're doing ANY business online or in person.

We believe that Omnichannel is something new and important, evolutionary or even revolutionary, for businesses.

By no means is the concept new. "...

June 6, 2016

When you work for an open source ERP (enterprise resource planning) software company, there’s a unique value of community-mindedness involved, over and above the usual profit-making premise of a business.

xTuple has such a mission: to help small business grow profitably (any business — really — from the one that’s outgrown QuickBooks® to the enterprise that can’t afford SAP or Oracle,...

May 31, 2016

In the B2B (business-to-business) world, it is not at all uncommon for customers to have account credit or an authorized purchase amount. Are you prepared?

By allowing your customers to place orders using credit on their account, bill me later, or commercial credit cards, you are building a delighted customer interaction, getting them through the buying experience in a faster, more...