Announcing the xChange!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We're very pleased to announce the opening of the xTuple xChange - the online marketplace for xTuple ERP products and services.  Think of it as an App Store for the enterprise, where community members can buy and sell add-in packages, extensions, connectors to third-party apps, and much more.  And of course, there will be plenty of freely available open source xTuple stuff as well - including connectors to Drupal and the Ubercart e-commerce module that powers the xChange, as well as osCommerce and Yahoo web stores.

Two new items you'll see in the xChange are xTuple's brand new Point-of-Sale (POS) package and Batch Manager application (previously only available as part of the commercial Editions of xTuple ERP).  There are great new videos on both packages, as well as all-new Product Guide documentation (PDF is included with the software; HTML is free online).

And finally, speaking of docs, we're happy to announce that the comprehensive xTuple ERP Reference Guide (always available in HTML online) is now available for purchase as a handsome 1,943 page PDF suitable for printing.

Ned Lilly

President and CEO

In October 2001, Ned co-founded xTuple, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open source and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small- to mid-sized manufacturers. In 1999, he was a co-founder of Great Bridge, an early business built around the PostgreSQL open source database. PostgreSQL is the core technology for xTuple today. Great Bridge was incubated inside Landmark Communications, a mid-sized media company where Ned directed corporate venture investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and startup activity. Prior to Landmark, Ned worked for a regional technology group in Washington D.C. and had a brief first career in political media — television, radio and a non-partisan news wire. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from George Washington University.