What set xTuple apart was how solid the functionality was for the price. Most small to mid-sized companies cannot afford the more expensive ERP systems out there, but they do need a system. xTuple’s offering was clearly the best value.
Learn by watching
View our expanding library of YouTube videos. We document many aspects of the software as well as training sessions and informational webinars.
xTuple offers monthly webinars which are free and available to anyone. You will enjoy a detailed demonstration of a particular feature of the xTuple application, and we dedicate time to answer specific questions from the audience. All webinars are held at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time (GMT-05:00-US & Canada) - Your Time Zone
Learn how to implement a wireless bar coding solution into your warehouse. Join designer of the Yellow Dog Wireless solution, Norm Jekubik as he teaches you how to install this solution designed specifically for xTuple. The Yellow Dog wireless solution enables you to move transactions to the shop floor and warehousing areas.
After completing this session, you will be able to:
xTuple allows for dynamic interchange of data with outside systems via our XML import/export utilities. Join us for an instructional session where we will demonstrate how the integrated XML tools can help you to import orders from your online store and export order status back to the store when you've shipped the product.
xTuple's Director of Internet Strategy, BC Wilson begins this unique remote training class with an overview of xTuple's XML capabilities and concludes with setting up a sample application and exchanging data with a webstore via XML.
OpenRPT, the free report writer software that comes with all xTuple editions and is available as a stand-alone product, is a powerful tool for generating reports from your xTuple data.
Join xTuple's Director of Product Training, Mike Atherton, for this unique remote training course which starts with a review of the basics of SQL and concludes with the creation of a new ad hoc report using OpenRPT.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
The xTuple Free Trial is designed to be a self-guided tour of the xTuple application.
We recommend that you begin with the DEMO database.
- Start with the Mobile Web Demo Guide for using the Mobile Web client.
- Then try The Service and Inventory Demo Guides for using the Desktop client.
After you've experienced the DEMO, you should access your QUICKSTART database.
- The Mobile Web QuickStart Guide gets you started entering your own company data via the Mobile Web client.
- The QuickStart Guide will take you through the initial important steps of setting up your own company in the Desktop client.
For additional help, you can post questions in the xTuple forum.
If during your Free Trial you have questions about the application—or you want to learn more about xTuple—please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to the Movies
The best way for new users to get started with PostBooks is to watch our demo videos. These video tutorials introduce you to specific features and show a complete business process flow using the xTuple business management software.
Use the Wizard
When you are ready to set up your own business using xTuple business management software, we offer the QuickStart Wizard. This package is built into the QuickStart database that you get with the xTuple Free Trial in the cloud. For users installing on-site, the QuickStart Wizard is also available as an add-on package, along with a downloadable guide (PDF format) that provides a step-by-step process for entering your company information. This is the fastest way to start using the software.
Follow the Demo Guide
xTuple offers Demo Guides to introduce the features of the software. The Demo Guides, available online for free or as downloadable PDFs take users through a basic business process flow. The Demo Guides refer to the sample data contained in the Demo database that comes with the PostBooks installer.
Want to Try it on Your Own?
Experienced in set up of PostgreSQL databases? If you do not need the QuickStart Wizard, you can still use the QuickStart database template in the Databases folder (this folder was installed when you installed xTuple). Create a new PostgreSQL database, restore it using the postbooks_quickstart-[version-number].backup file, and set up your company on your own.
The xTuple Desktop Client Installer
Once you download the xTuple Desktop Client Installer, run the installer on the machine where you want to install the client.
The installer lets you select which components you want to install. If you are installing xTuple PostBooks Edition for the first time, we recommend that you install all components. This will give you the xTuple client and the Updater application.
Guide to assist beginners with downloading, installing and using PostBooks for the first time
xTuple PostBooks Edition is open source business management software that includes sales, accounting, operations and CRM in a single system. Read more information about PostBooks features or compare PostBooks and other xTuple editions. Please follow the steps below to begin: