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.
Free Accounting, CRM, ERP for Small Business
Business Management Software for Small- to Medium-sized Business
If your business has reached the limits of QuickBooks, Peachtree or MYOB, or if you are looking for a starter solution that you won't have to throw away in a year, xTuple PostBooks can help.
xTuple PostBooks® is the ideal business software platform for many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
PostBooks® is much more than FREE accounting software.
PostBooks® is much more than great accounting software.
In addition to basic accounting features such as general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, etc., PostBooks® includes fully-integrated CRM, sales and purchasing, product definition, inventory, light manufacturing and OpenRPT, our open-source report writer software. The full features of the software are discussed in detail in the User Docs section of our community site.
Of course, the heart of any business system is accounting, and PostBooks® features a powerful General Ledger accounting system. Financial Reports are completely user-definable, and the system's open architecture facilitates simple interfaces to third party applications such as spreadsheets and outside payroll processors. The accounting module rivals anything available from commercial software vendors.
With so many features – is a full-blown ERP system like PostBooks® too complex for a small company? Fair question – and with open source software the answer is easy: See for yourself!
With our growing international open source community, we constantly work to improve the usability of the software so the novice user can operate efficiently in a relatively short amount of time. We provide classroom training, demonstration videos and extensive online documentation to assist users just starting with the software.
And, of course, xTuple and its partners offer professional implementation assistance and helpdesk support once you're live with the software.
"PostBooks is the first comprehensive business application ... that brought to fruit the lofty, idealistic goals of high quality open source software developed collaboratively with end users... it is a model of what humans can do when they work together to accomplish a common end."
--Arthur Knight Hammer,
"Far from being 'crippleware,' PostBooks will do more than most non-manufacturing businesses need for accounting.... Besides being a solid product that seems very well designed, I find the business model interesting. Because the client is the same for all versions, what we contribute (bug fixes and translations, for example) decreases their expenses related to their commercial offering. In return, we get to take advantage of various things from the commercial offering... To me, this is a perfect example of how Open Source can be a win-win for a commercial enterprise."
Linux Journal blogger, owner of "Geek Ranch" in Nicaragua