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November 12, 2015

Historically, manufacturers have avoided the adoption of Web technology, especially business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce, into their business plan. Manufacturing is known for its complexities and unique intricacies in planning, workflow, distribution and communications. Until recently, cost effective technology was not available to help manufacturers grow online.

However, times are...

November 11, 2015

As its name implies, the xTuple QuickStart database is designed for speed. Its whole purpose is to get you up and running quickly , entering orders and collecting cash.

Just how fast can you get started? Well, two new videos from xTuple Product Evangelist Mike Atherton demonstrate how you can be processing real, actual orders for your business in 25 minutes or less !

The...

November 6, 2015

This just in: The infamous Chicago syndicate calling themselves "erpDevelopers" has sent us this "threatening" note regarding Gil Moskowitz, xTuple's director of software development , as follows:

"Once Gil lands in Chicago…he’s ours. The Ransom Demand will be horrific!!!!! Just a bunch of Chicago gangsters ‘doing their thing’!!!!!"

And this image was included in...

November 5, 2015

Last month I attended the association for operations management ( APICS ) conference in Las Vegas. It’s been a while since I exhibited at that show — partly because trade shows in general have been slipping downward on a slow decline since the early 2000s. Trades shows have always been a great way for companies like us to meet customers and prospects face-to-face and hear from the "horse's...

October 21, 2015

You're trying to grow your business a nd gain a true competitive advantage — whether you're a traditional "brick-and-mortar"-only retailer who needs order entry; a manufacturer who needs a public-facing online business system for billing and product information; or a wholesale distributor or supplier who uses inside and/or outside sales reps.

To achieve that growth, you know you need...

October 9, 2015

A new xTuple University video series presented by xTuple Product Evangelist Mike Atherton steps viewers through the xTuple order-to-cash (O2C) flow process. For anyone who isn't familiar already with this process flow in xTuple, I highly recommend you watch this series of videos. Mike has managed to present this material in easily digestible, bite-sized chunks. Most of the videos clock in...

October 8, 2015

By Raj Kumar Maurya

Are you fed-up of managing your new and existing customers’ data? Well, there are many open source tools available for free that can not only solve all your queries but also be modified as per your organization’s requirements.

xTuple CRM : It is MOBILE CRM which helps small- and mid-size companies manage and improve the myriad ways they interact with...

October 5, 2015

NORFOLK, VA —

Independent wholesale distribution operations professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — to help distributors and their manufacturer partners sell more products online and better service customers — at the 2015 Annual...

October 5, 2015

Version 4.9.2 || October 2015

xTuple ERP 4.9.2 is now available for download from xTuple's GitHub repository or the xTuple PostBooks® project page on SourceForge . This release includes a few bug fixes and minor enhancements to credit card processing. The commercial editions and packages can be downloaded by commercial customers from xTuple's Community Website . See more information...

September 29, 2015

BusinessVision is a business management solution that became a part of Sage’s product portfolio after an acquisition. Initially, when BusinessVision had no associations whatsoever with the company, it was considered a well-respected business management solution in the business community, and was undergoing rapid development and innovation. However, Sage failed to keep up with the pace and made...

September 28, 2015

NORFOLK, VA

Manufacturing operations professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — to help manufacturers sell more products online and better service customers — at FABTECH 2015, known as one of North America’s primary gatherings of metal...

September 17, 2015

NORFOLK, VA

Supply chain and operations management professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — for improved marketing and operational efficiencies in supply chain organizations — at APICS 2015....

September 17, 2015

I am very excited to be heading back to the APICS show in Las Vegas next month. This year, xTuple is a proud sponsor of APICS2015, the premier conference for supply chain and operations management professionals. It's been a few years since we have attended, and I am sure APICS, like lots of other conferences over the last decade, has seen some changes.

This year seems to be getting...

September 16, 2015

A smart company’s leadership will always probe their operational departments on “How do we do this?” and “Who does this?” — followed up by the hard question “Why do we do this?”

Yes, the reasons vary widely as to why a business would want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. First and foremost firms want to knit the organization together on a common platform, an...

September 16, 2015

By James R. Borck

xTuple named InfoWorld's top pick in open source business applications. ERP, CRM, HRM, CMS, BPM — they're the engines behind every modern business. Our top picks in the category include back- and front-office solutions, marketing automation, lightweight middleware, heavyweight middleware, and other tools for moving data around, mixing it together, and magically...

September 14, 2015

Today xTuple announces the release of the xTuple Admin Utility (xTAU), a toolkit for administering xTuple databases, including Web-enabled database servers. A web-enabled xTuple database allows users to access the database via the xTuple web client, and also includes the REST API, which is necessary to integrate with xTupleCommerce.

xTAU allows a database administrator to provision a...

September 9, 2015

Payroll . It's a word that evokes a visceral reaction from most business owners. (And, let's be honest, business software vendors, too!)

It can be a real black hole for staff and management time — and expense . The very definition of something that's not a core competency for really any business BUT a payroll provider. Something that, in a nutshell, begs to be outsourced.

Our...

August 31, 2015

NORFOLK, VA

Channel partners receive high praise for achievement in business development, technical expertise, product contributions, implementation success, and customer support and satisfaction

xTuple, a leader in technology-agnostic open source business management software, continues to...

August 31, 2015

As longtime users of the free and open source PostBooks ® accounting solution know, we've recently started requiring a license key for users of the software. Our policy has been that anyone who requires just a single concurrent user can get that PostBooks ® key automatically here . For more than one concurrent user, we've been asking you to fill out the same form , and we've been following up...

August 27, 2015

Cash Commissions: This package created a report keying on cash receipts to determine commission payable. Logic was included to prorate commission based upon how much of the invoice was being paid and how much of the invoice was commissionable. Commission rates were assigned at the sales rep level with two (2) different commission rates based on product category. There was also the abilty to...