xTuple's Collective Brainpower Blog

January 17, 2017

If you're an active member of the xTuple open source community, or you want to get more involved, or you're new to participating in an open source community altogether, then this post is for you.

Have you ever wanted to tell us that something is missing from or not quite right in xTuple ERP? You can tell us by entering a bug report or a feature request. If you have submitted a bug or...

January 5, 2017

Recently I've had the opportunity to chat with a quite a lot of manufacturers and distributors about using direct online access to sales and service for customers and vendors — i.e., a sales portal — in their business strategy. We talked about the specific challenges they are facing, new changes in their industry, and how the Web seems to be the root of much of the change in technology....

December 22, 2016

Not too long ago, Seth McClain of The Hyde Company popped up on one of the xTuple online forums , announcing that he'd documented how to install xTuple PostBooks® and TimeTrex on the same Ubuntu server. This was not your typical forum post, where a user has a question or is asking for some needed help. Instead, this was a full-blown document describing — in specific detail — how to install and...

December 14, 2016

By Pete Prestipino, Editor-in-Chief of Website Magazine

The CRM and ERP industry is dominated by a handful of very powerful offerings, but they are far from the only option when one of these software solutions is needed.

Business software leader xTuple, for example, has released new version (4.10) of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package and the improved functionality...

December 12, 2016

xTuple 4.10 technology updates deliver advanced features, increase speed, pave way for future software development

After 18 months of research and development, business software leader xTuple releases 4.10 — a major milestone update of the company’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package. xTuple ERP+CRM 4.10 final release fixes over 300 bugs reported by the company's open source community and includes nearly 100 new features.

December 8, 2016

In this issue: year-end optimism, special year-end offer, deep-dive product news about milestone release version 4.10, ways to use training credits, FABTECH 2016 manufacturing show recap (including our presentation on xTupleCommerce), customer updates and partner news.

December 7, 2016

As we are planning the training schedule for 2017, I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of our exciting new training credits program. If you read the September 2016 issue of the xTupler , then you've already learned about it. For those of you haven't heard yet — and anyone else who would like to learn more — allow me to provide an overview of the program, and offer a few examples of how it...

December 6, 2016

Who would you say is more loyal than your trusty family dog? What if I told you there's a digital "secret sauce" to fostering such intimate, loyalty-based relationships with your customers ...?

Recently, I presented a talk at FABTECH in Las Vegas on growth strategies for manufacturers. My topic was how to develop closer relationships with satisfied customers (and prospective customers) to build a more loyal following, repeat business and referrals.

November 23, 2016

xTuple ERP+CRM 4.10.0 final release is available for download from GitHub as well as the xTuple open source project page on SourceForge and includes major new features, small additions and technology changes implemented since 4.9.5. Why is this upgrade so important?

November 22, 2016

xTuple is pleased to share some exciting news: long-time customer Magna-Power Electronics is the recipient of the 2016 New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year Award , presented at the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Manufacturing Day Event on October 7, 2016.

Magna-Power Electronics designs and manufactures robust programmable DC power products that set industry...

November 18, 2016

While 451 Research data finds that 'cloud first' is becoming the 'new normal' for many organizations, significant challenges remain for organizations making this shift, especially those in regulated industries.

November 18, 2016

It’s a great honor to announce Women of Distinction Magazine’s recognition of xTuple Partner Janet Bradsher as a “Distinguished Professional in Her Field” in their upcoming Top Entrepreneur’s Edition.

I first met Janet in September 2013, and right away it was obvious that she knows accounting, operations and technology. With over twenty-five years of experience, including her work on...

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

NORFOLK, VA

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

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 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 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.