xTuple Distribution Edition

xTuple Distribution EditionGrowing Your Distribution Business Made Easy

The Distribution Edition of xTuple is a fully-integrated end-to-end software system for companies with more sophisticated inventory control needs. It contains everything in the open source PostBooks® Edition, plus additional enterprise-class functionality specifically for distributors and light manufacturers.

xTuple for Distribution was designed by distributors specifically for the electrical, HVAC, plumbing and industrial wholesale distribution market.

Features for Wholesale Distribution

Integration of third party pricing services including Trade Service

  • Browse and search the full Trade Service catalog (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial)
  • One-click conversion from catalog to sellable Item including Vendor and pricing setup
  • Option to convert to new sellable Item or to setup as additional sourcing for existing item (to support “Big Bin”)
  • Automatic update of catalog and converted Items
  • Define the Trade Service cost column used by each Vendor
  • Define “parent” relationships between Vendors to consolidate sourcing and payables
  • Integrate Trade Service Commodity Code levels into Item list
  • Import custom Price Sheets with distributor specific (net) pricing

Quote and Sales Order Entry and Management

  • Trade Service spec sheet and image are viewable from order entry
  • Trade Service spec sheet and image links available on Quote, Sales Order Acknowledgement and Invoice forms
  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Ability to re-sequence lines
  • Industry Standard Margin Calculation
  • Ability to re-price one or many order lines with a targeted margin
  • Ability to select “Customer Favorite Items” based on history and add to order
  • Cost Plus pricing based on Vendor cost and markups defined by Customer Type, Customer, Product Category and Item
  • Ability to issue available inventory and ship from sales order entry window
  • Ability to print shipping and acknowledgement forms from shipping window
  • Field level privileges to protect sensitive cost information
  • Sales Commissions reporting based on gross margin
  • Lost Sales reporting
  • EDI capability (requires xTuple Connect)

Purchase Order Entry and Management

  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Ability to re-sequence lines
  • Support for Special Pricing Agreements (SPA) and Contracts
  • Ability to define Vendor “Freight Allowed” by weight or amount
  • Optional creation of missing Item Sourcing information
  • EDI capability (requires xTuple Connect)

Inventory Management

  • Ability to filter inventory by “Available to Ship”