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10 Open Source ERP Options

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Words from Woz

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Start Norfolk 3

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Celebrate Norfolk, 2013

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Norfolk Mayor Highlights the City's Accomplishments and Initiatives

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City series kicked off with the Norfolk address on February 8.  A sold out crowd of more than 1,000 filled the a ballroom at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott to hearNorfolk Mayor Paul Fraim provide an update on the city’s key business development initiatives, municipal progress updates and opportunities. 

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xTuple named featured project on Sourceforge

Recognizing xTuple ERP solutions as the “world’s #1 open source ERP” means xTuple has become a significant threat to legacy business management software vendors in manufacturing and wholesale distribution.

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Off to a good start

Posted: December 7, 2012

By LYDIA WHEELER

lydia.wheeler@insidebiz.com

Last summer Jeremy Alessi's home air conditioning unit died and he and his family found themselves sweating in 90-degree heat.

But with hot air came a great idea - Handheld Handyman, a dedicated video chat application. It was picked as one of the three winners of Start! Peninsula held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News earlier this month.

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xTuple Ends 2012 on a High Note

In the final days of 2012, xTuple, a commercial open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) company that works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users, reported its second consecutive record quarter of sales for 2012. Due to a surge of new customers in manufacturing and distribution, revenue was reportedly up 74 percent over the third quarter last year—and sales in the first three quarters of 2012 were up 59 percent overall from the same time period in 2011.

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2012 Economic gardening, startup programs take root

Economic gardening initiatives and accelerator programs for startup companies sprouted in the area in 2012.

Last April, StartNorfolk held its second startup weekend designed to connect entrepreneurs with people who have investment capital, management, design and programming experience to jump-start the best business ideas.

The winners were d8night.com, which gives ideas for dates; Podium Pro, a public speaking application for the iPad; and Care Direct, an Internet platform for emergency medical help.

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xTuple selected for Innovate!HamptonRoads Economic Gardening Program

Innovate!HamptonRoads put five companies through a pilot of the privately funded program last fall. After showing great success, another six companies were chosen for the first official round: AVID LLC of Yorktown, Command Post Technologies Inc. of Suffolk, Systems East Inc. of Hampton, Unitech LLC of Hampton, Universal Laboratories Inc. of Hampton, and xTuple LLC of Norfolk

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xTuple ERP - Free and Open Source Software

I recently published an article that looked at using GNUCash for personal budgeting on Linux. The comment thread made for a fascinating read – it seems that many people feel that personal Linux accounting is just too painful right now, and opt for Quicken (using Wine front-end PlayOnLinux). One product that was given honourable mention, however, was xTuple's PostBooks-based ERP system. What's it about?

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Manufacturer Makes Productive Switch from PC to Mac

Four years ago, Ken Moore decided that there had to be a way to cut down on his IT costs at his Kenosha, Wisconsin manufacturing company, Cordeck (www.cordeck.com). Cordeck is a full-service manufacturer and stocking distributor of corrugated steel deck, flashing, trim, and building construction accessories. Cordeck does not have an in-house IT staff, and Ken was tired of seeing the local IT consulting company coming in several times a month, for “clean up work”.

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The accounting quest: PostBooks

By Jonathan Corbet
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xTuple: We’ve Made ERP Fun Again – By Making Fun Of Sage

Another day – another somewhat crazy email from a software publisher promising implying high commissions to Sage partners who looking for the golden ticket that returns them to the 1980s glory days of 50% or higher margins.

Software publisher Accountmate sent a somewhat similar  channel wide communication to Sage partners August 27, 2012.

Is this all talk or have some software publishers discovered a secret way to reward their partners with lifelong high margins and effortless upgrade revenue streams?

 

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Open ERP Options

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About.com Guide
August 28, 2012

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Open Source ERP Buyer's Guide

By Drew Robb

Open source is still a small subset of the ERP market, yet its promise of low cost and added flexibility means it merits investigation, especially for entry-level ERP deployments.

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All in one place: Enterprise applications not just for corporate giants anymore

May 29, 2012 6:00 AM

by Richard Foster

Ned Lilly, xTuple President & CEO

Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications were almost exclusively the province of global Goliath corporations with multiple locations, thousands of employees and very complicated back-office accounting and inventory needs.

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xTuple extends open source business software with new mobile ERP client

451 ResearchWhile growing its business and customers in segments such as manufacturing, distribution and retail, open source ERP vendor xTuple is building a new mobile version for its ERP, CRM, and business accounting software and features.

GetApp.com reviews xTuple ERP

Get-App.comAll of us have a bit of open source in our lives, whether it is in that Android smartphone or the streaming music application on our MP3 player or iPod. Open source development is kind of a big deal right now because it is a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective way to develop application. What’s more, it allows you to harness crowd power for free!

What’s Up with xTuple—and Open Source ERP?

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)

 

What’s Up with xTuple—and Open Source ERP?

By P.J. Jakovljevic, published April 30, 2012, for Technology Evaluation Centers

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sbi Interviews xTuple's Ned Lilly

Small Business InsightThere is no one-size-fits-all ERP solution for all small manufacturing businesses. A cost of hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars is just not an option for manufacturers whose survival may hinge on a $20 part holding up a million-dollar operation. While there are entry-level options such as Quickbooks desktop accounting software , there is a large gap between those two choices, with little in between. Enter Ned Lilly, CEO of xTuple, an open-source ERP software company based in Norfolk.

The 451 Group's 2010 Impact Report on xTuple

Nine-year-old xTuple proudly touts its continued independence. Unlike many of its commercial open source peers, the profitable ERP apps company has yet to take on any external funding. Of course, lack of third-party investment means that Norfolk, Virginia-based xTuple tends to grow at a slower rate, but that situation appears to suit it. In addition, xTuple is betting that its lack of funding and thus lack of expansion into more services leaves more room for channel partners, which have indeed grown.

Aberdeen Group Reviews xTuple Connect

xTuple Connect [allows] users to connect emails to their ERP database, whether from their existing email client or an optional email client included in their ERP solution, and link them to relevant customers or business activity. This level of integration will allow for better communication across businesses and lead to better collaboration among employees, enhancing the social aspect of the business and enabling users to become more fully informed.

Cedarlane Natural Foods Chooses xTuple for ERP

After reviewing six ERP vendors who fulfilled all of their basic requirements, mainly Windows-based solutions, Cedarlane chose xTuple, primarily because of the low cost. “We chose xTuple, at first, for the ‘wrong’ reason: price. But we kept it for the right reasons: because of the great product and company behind it,” stated Baroco.

Infoworld on Open Source ERP

Midsize companies that adopted an ERP package in the lead-up to Y2K and are now beginning to consider alternatives that provide greater flexibility without the need for an army of consultants and at a much lower cost. Access to source code, either directly or through service providers, is a key attraction to companies in this second camp.

FoodEngineering mentions Thymly's use of xTuple ERP

“As part of our due diligence we spoke with several companies that were running ERPs of all sizes, and the feedback was consistent-the bigger the software house, the more problems with the ERP program,” says Harry Muller-Thym, Sr., founder of Thymly. After looking at both large and small vendors, Thymly chose xTuple because of its open source philosophy and excellent customer support.

3 Free SAP Business Suite Alternatives

SAP Business Suite is a set of integrated business applications. It helps large or midsize companies by allowing them to execute business and IT strategies with services-enabled technology. This in result provides comprehensive business process support, reporting, and analytics for all industries.Here are free alternatives to SAP Business Suite that provide some of the similar features.

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xTuple extends open source business software with new mobile ERP client

 

451 ResearchWhile growing its business and customers in segments such as manufacturing, distribution and retail, open source ERP vendor xTuple is building a new mobile version for its ERP, CRM, and business accounting software and features.

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xTuple Expands to the Cloud


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xTuple Enhances ERP Integration


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Open Source ERP Applications: A Reality Check for Their Possible Adoption and Use in Teaching Business Process Integration

A fascinating study in the Information Systems Education Journal, published by Minh Huynh and Ivan Pinto of Southeastern Louisiana University.

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xTuple Launches Web Portal


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A Better Windows World Tool Library

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The open core transparency test

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xTuple 3.3 open source ERP debuts

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xTuple xChange, Add on to Your ERP

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An App Store for ERP Debuts

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eWeek podcast

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Matt Asay on Mac piece

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Deal Radar coverage

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CIO - Macs in the Enterprise: ERP

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IT Jungle

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Linux Insider / Ecommerce times

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VAR Guy

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IT Business Edge 2

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Geek Ranch Accounting Solution

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Open Source ERP Grows Up

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OpenMFG Becomes xTuple

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Review: Open-Source ERP Scores

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6 Key Players In ERP

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OpenMFG broadens open source benefits

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Open-Source ERP Grows Up

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OpenMFG defeats SAP in ERP upgrade

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Open Source ERP Gains Momentum

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Start-up harvests customer code

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OpenMFG opens up to partners

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Open Source Offers ERP Alternative

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ERP offering relies on open source

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Computer system helps firm bear down

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Hosting Space Gains ERP Duo

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Next from Open Source: Killer Apps?

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OpenMFG, abierto a VARs mexicanos

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Open Architecture Opportunity

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