xTuple and DTG leverage the power of open source ERP to deliver profitability for Electrical Distributors

Software innovator and industry veteran partner to deliver technology solutions

NORFOLK, VA – March 16, 2012 – xTuple, the global leader in commercial open source business management software for growing companies, today announced its partnership with Distribution Technology Group (DTG) to provide modern enterprise technology products and services to the electrical distribution marketplace.

xTuple brings the worlds of open source and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small- to mid-sized companies. Designed specifically for distributors and manufacturers, xTuple’s fully-integrated end-to-end software system improves operational controls and, thus, profitability.

xTuple takes this opportunity to improve its presence in the electrical segment of the wholesale distribution market by partnering with industry veteran and DTG principal, Stacey Pandeloglou. Mr. Pandeloglou has provided technology solutions to distributors for over three decades during his career with Trade Service Systems (now part of Epicor), Descartes, ESC and other distribution-centric technology providers.

“xTuple's open source philosophy brings a powerful new option to distributors who have borne the brunt of consolidation in the ERP software industry," said Ned Lilly, President and CEO of xTuple. "When you own the source code, and you're a member of a huge global community of similar companies using the software, your relationship with the software vendor is substantially more in your favor. That's the world we created and have lived in for ten years."

Lilly also publishes a popular blog tracking vendor consolidation at www.ERPgraveyard.com.

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About xTuple
xTuple business management software gives growing companies control over operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one system: sales, accounting and operations – including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution – the powerful tools to grow your world.

As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Mac, Windows, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Connect with the developer community at www.xTuple.org, the partner community at www.NextBusinessBlog.comand the company at www.xTuple.com.