VARs (partners) are more important than ever. There is a temptation with open source solutions to think you can do it all by yourself — download, install, setup, and have the business running on the new software in no time at all. It's easy, right? Just read the documentation, follow the basic steps, and you're ready! That sound you're hearing is the gnashing of teeth by experienced ERP professionals around the world. There's a widely-publicized statistic that over 80% of ERP implementation projects — in companies of all sizes — fail, and often spectacularly.
Renaming a company (we were formerly known as OpenMFG) and launching a new brand is not something anyone should undertake lightly. But with the expanded line of products and services, and a broadening of our target audience to include companies who might not do much actual manufacturing, the time was right in 2007. We were looking for something exciting, that speaks powerfully to the possibility for exponential growth in the key business metrics that are important to our customers. Double (2x), quadruple (4x), quintuple (5x) — xTuple.