All we had to do was purchase the software and several licenses and see how we liked it. We could do the implementation ourselves, at our pace. Overall, xTuple gave us alternatives that no other vendor could.
How can I get new features added into the product?
This is our favorite question. The answer is, there are lots of ways - but the most important thing is that we work collaboratively. If you've got the technical expertise, you can write new functionality yourself. You can pay one of our partners to do it. Or you can pay us. Sometimes, there's a big enough chunk of work that we put together a consortium, where several customers can split the cost of developing something new. This approach worked very well for the CRM module in version 2, and the Returns and Service functionality in version 3. Usually, a simple feature request in the issue tracker is the best way to get started. If we decide that a more detailed specification is needed, there is a template that we use as a starting point.
The best part? When you work with us to add new features into the product, you get exactly what you need, implemented into the core system - ensuring that your investment will be future-proof, rather than a one-off customization. Read about our "Greatest Hits" - 13 great examples of this process in action.