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October 19, 2016

By now, people are familiar with the concept of “the cloud” (hint: it means “other people’s servers”), and may also know the advantages of hosting applications and data there: fast deployment, flexible hardware resources, and enhanced speed and security. Essentially, when you opt for the cloud you are choosing to outsource IT responsibility, or at least part of it, to people who are experts in...

October 16, 2016

xTuple sponsors the Emerging Designers Award at SPARK, a juried exhibition of poster art celebrating the city's growing arts district NEON (New Energy of Norfolk). Other sponsors included Downtown Norfolk Council, Sway Creative Labs, Grow digital agency, The Prince Ink Company.

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October 13, 2016


Business management software vendor recognizes strong channel accomplishments

The recent 2016 annual channel conference presented the opportunity for value-added resellers from around the world to collaborate with the xTuple open source community. Select channel partners received high praise for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) achievements over the past...

October 9, 2016

Over 80% of small business managers still use pen, paper, and spreadsheets to run their workforce. And like most SMBs, it’s very likely that your outlook is strongly influenced by your current focus on day-to-day operations. When you’re buried up to the ears in work, it’s hard to find the time and energy to find solutions that help you shift your focus from day-to-day operations, to strategic...

September 29, 2016

The open source movement has truly changed the way we all think about and approach software.

Companies and communities like xTuple, Apache , Mozilla , and many others, leverage a mass of contributors across the globe to improve their product rapidly and put it in the hands of their users.

Some of the programs have a very focused, individual-user purpose. For example, Mozilla...

September 19, 2016

In this issue: obscure, yet humorous, references to cola ads from the 1970s, big news to help you get more out of your software investment, including xTuple University with new training options like ERP Basic Training and ERP Boot Camp, the RC of version 4.10 and more. Now earn extra credit with every support purchase. Plus an introduction to Dashboards.

September 19, 2016

My apologies for not one but two (or three) obscure references to cola ads from the 1970s. Maybe it's just the caffeine talking, but I'm very excited to share lots of big news with you this month. Here at xTuple, we've been working very hard behind the scenes on several new initiatives to help you get more out of your investment in our software, including a huge new xTuple University with new training options, the RC or release candidate of version 4.10, and more (like earning extra credit with every support purchase!).

September 15, 2016

xTuple ERP 4.10.0RC is now available for download from xTuple's GitHub repository or the xTuple open source project page on SourceForge. This release candidate includes over 50 bug fixes and 9 features added since Beta2 and over 300 bugs fixed and 90 features implemented since 4.9.5.

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 14, 2016

xTuple Desktop (xtDesktop) version 4.0.4 is now available. xtDesktop is a free and open source extension package for all xTuple ERP Editions, available under the same Common Public Attribution License (CPAL) as xTuple PostBooks®. This is a bug fix and feature release 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...