xTuple Manufacturing Edition

Open source ERP recommended for manufacturing companies

Both discrete and batch process production; make-to-order, make-to-stock or mixed-mode; even contract manufacturing, job shops and engineer-to-order. Built by production experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers.


xTuple Manufacturing Edition

  • Product Module
    • Items by Product Category, Class, Characteristic
    • Support for Standard, Actual and Average Costing
    • Flexibility in defining and describing your Items, including support for Aliases and Substitutes
    • Multiple types of Images suitable for online catalogs, pick lists, engineering diagrams, and more
    • Item Variants, with support for user-defined Options and Attributes to build infinite variations on your standard finished goods
    • Bills of Materials (BOMs), the basic definition of how a product is manufactured, can be as simple or as complex as needed
  • Inventory Module
    • Items have corresponding Item Sites for order parameters, ABC class, lead time, and where/how Items are located in Warehouses
    • Fully multi-warehouse and supports multiple Locations inside Warehouses
    • Able to define whether a Location is Netable for purposes of valuing Inventory
    • Able to define Quarantined or other Restrictive Locations
    • Able to define Warehouse Zones and Aisle/Rack/Bin/Location controls
    • Freeze inventory quantities to minimize the impact on ongoing production during Physical Inventory Count
    • Full lot and serial control, with detailed inventory transaction history
    • Shipping & Receiving supports multiple carriers, user-customized forms and reports
    • Fully integrated with Production, Inventory, Sales, Purchasing and Financials
    • Supports all leading barcode formats, including Code 3 of 9, Code 128, UPC and EAN
    • Supports both tethered and wireless barcode reader solutions
  • Manufacture Module
    • Controls all orders, operations and work centers on the shop floor
    • Multiple stages of Work Orders, including Open, Exploded (materials requirements issued and operations created), Released to the floor, In Process and Closed
    • Control production schedules and priorities at all stages of the manufacturing process
    • Track variances in material usage and labor with precision
    • Maintain and modify Production Bills of Materials (BOMs) and Bills of Operations (BOOs) for maximum flexibility
  • Schedule Module
    • Empowers proactive management of your production and inventory levels
    • Build out Master Production Schedule (MPS) with Production Plans and Forecasts, time-phased over your defined standard calendars, whether absolute or relative
    • Use MRP to determine when to build assemblies, sub-assemblies and order component parts
    • Use Running Availability feature for up-to-the-minute insight across your operations
    • Use Capacity Planning to improve production scheduling and utilization of labor and machinery by tracking activity at individual work centers over time
    • Identify bottlenecks and down time (by Item, Work Center or Planner) and increase efficiency across the organization
    • Use Constraint Management subsystem for simplified Shop scheduling based on Lean and Theory of Constraints concepts
    • —Not available in starter PostBooks® Edition, limited features in Distribution Edition—
  • Sales Module
    • Order entry gives sales representatives complete visibility into real-time inventory availability and production schedule
    • Option of allowing customer demand drive work order production directly (or purchase requests, in the case of purchased items)
    • Supports Quotes, which can be converted to actual Orders when firm
    • Supports multiple levels of tax codes which can be tailored to your customers local markets
    • Allows for a rich array of pricing options, by Customer, Groups, Types and Categories
    • Allows for special promotions and sales, and the ability to adjust customer buying power by credit rating
    • Deep and rich historical sales data available for detailed analysis across multiple time periods, using multiple variables
    • Includes over 200 standard Reports, including 30 in Sales Analysis, all customizable using OpenRPT Report Writer, included with the system
  • CRM Module
    • Adds dimensions to your Customers with a Universal Address Book
    • Allows multiple Contacts and Addresses per Account
    • Allows Accounts to be Prospects, Customers, Vendors, Partners, even Competitors
    • Incident Management and To-Do List subsystems enable rich history and tracking of customer issues and communications
    • Opportunity Management tracks pre-sales prospecting, tightly integrated with other CRM subsystems
    • Allows for association of Quotes, Sales Orders, Work Orders and Purchase Orders with a particular Project
    • Track progress and individual Tasks within each Project
    • Enter and track Time and Expense by Project Tasks
    • Create customer Invoices and employee Vouchers for project work completed
  • Purchase Module
    • Manages all interactions with Vendors, including Purchase Requests, actual Purchase Orders, Vouchers and Receipts
    • Real-time integration with entire system so you can consolidate and optimize purchasing procedures across the organization
    • Keep track of Vendor Performance on Rejected Materials, Delivery Date Variances and Price Variances
    • Both Purchase Orders and Sales Invoices may be sent via email in multiple document formats
  • Accounting Module
    • Includes a powerful General Ledger, tightly integrated in real-time with the other modules of the system
    • Flexibility in defining your Chart of Accounts, with support for four Segments in Account Numbers, each of any length
    • Define an unlimited number of Accounting Periods per year, and certain users have the option of posting into closed Periods
    • Supports Standard Journals and Standard Journal Groups, with Expiration and Effectivity Dates for simple Period-End Posting
    • Financial Reports are completely user-definable
    • Open architecture facilitates simple interfaces to third party applications such as spreadsheets, payroll and fixed asset depreciation
    • Accounts Payable supports User-Defined Check Formats, assigned on a Bank Account basis, and full Reconciliation capability
    • Control over check runs and look-up of historical purchasing data, user-defined aging of open items and time-phased cash requirements
    • Accounts Receivable allows for easy creation and posting of Invoices, management of Cash Receipts, Debit and Credit Memos
    • Accounts Receivable allows for time-phased cash projections and open receivables


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