Anil Cherian of SDG Consulting Inc. co-hosts a half-day technology event on September 22, 2017 — the xTuple Roadshow — featuring a case study presented by Good-Lite Company. Located in Elgin, Illinois, Good-Lite traces its roots back to 1930, manufacturing the finest line of hand-held screening/testing equipment and charts ensuring a lifetime of good sight. The company will share how xTuple solutions helped them grow their business by meeting customer demand more efficiently.
In this issue: deep-dive product news about the latest release — version 4.11, a chance to help drive future product development and win a $100 gift card, ways to use training credits, xTupleCommerce at DrupalCon Baltimore show recap, partner news, and a special invitation to xTuple's Manufacturing Day℠ Meetup.
Starting the company: “I originally started the company with a co-founder, who wrote the original version of the software from scratch. He was brilliant, but we disagreed on the importance of bringing code contributions from outside developers — which turned out to be central to our company strategy.” Hardest part of launching the company: “The economic climate after the attacks of 9/11 was, of course, very challenging. Implementing complex business software like this requires a sense of confidence in the future, and a desire to grow. That has been in short supply many times over the past 15 years.” A lesson learned:
CEO Ned Lilly honored for harnessing the power of global collaboration through open source development: Lilly will accept the 2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award presented to businesses in southeastern Virginia by Regent University School of Business & Leadership and Inside Business. Preceded by an entrepreneur panel discussion, the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award luncheon and awards ceremony will be held June 12, 2017, at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach.
Why should SMB and enterprise decision-makers consider open source for their management applications? The debate around open source has been a hot-button tech topic for decades now. Ned Lilly, CEO of xTuple, discusses some of the intriguing value propositions offered by open source ERP software. With open source: code access provides new opportunities for customization; end-users have more impact on product development; and transparency elevates quality standards.
xTuple Partner Larry Cartee of Magical Custom Programming co-hosts a half-day technology event, featuring a case study presented by Hunt Engine. Located in Houston, Texas since 1985, Hunt Engine traces its roots back to the early 1950s with deep engineering and manufacturing experience for the energy industry. The company will share how xTuple solutions helped them meet the demand of their customers, compete better in the marketplace, and exponentially grow their business.
Largest independent online marketplace sees xTuple products well-positioned for best-in-class manufacturing and distribution operations solutions: xTuple announces the company’s top listing in GetApp's quarterly ranking which showcases the top cloud-based Business Management applications. Ranking is based on five unique data points: user reviews, software integrations, media presence, mobile availability and security.
From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.
Exploring the latest breakthroughs in sustainable technology and manufacturing solutions — xTuple is proud to announce being showcased in the 2017 season of the award-winning nationally televised series Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. Initial air dates include: Fox Business on Saturday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET (nationwide) and Discovery TV (regionally) Northeast and Southwest on Friday, April 14, and again on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. local time.
Complimentary event features new online sales and service solutions for Manufacturing and Distribution: xTuple's team of technology experts takes the product on the road to share long-term strategies using the next generation in business management software, including online Customer Web Portal. Registration is now open for the series of events scheduled across the U.S. and Canada in 2017.
ERP has changed markedly over the past two decades. So where is it heading in 2017? Some see the end of old ways that have lingered too long and now need to head off into the sunset. Others predict market shakeups and whole new vistas of possibilities. xTuple comes in on the prognostication list at #3 with "Consumerized ERP" — Josh Fischer, product manager for xTupleCommerce, said that the biggest thing to expect in 2017 is demand for the equivalent of a consumer eCommerce experience in B2B transactions. Uber, eBay and Airbnb have revolutionized their respective fields. Now it’s time for enterprise apps to get in on the act.
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) principal analyst PJ Jakovljevic sat down with xTuple's CEO Ned Lilly to get the nitty gritty on xTuple’s research and development (R&D) focus and much more. PJ also reviewed the various editions of xTuple’s open source ERP software for accounting, manufacturing and distribution, and eCommerce, including xTuple 4.10, the latest release of its ERP and CRM package. He also reviewed xTuple’s development efforts and its approach to mobility, and introduces the new dashboards and other nifty features of the latest release now available to customers.
By Pete Prestipino, Editor-in-Chief of Website Magazine
The CRM and ERP industry is dominated by a handful of very powerful offerings, but they are far from the only option when one of these software solutions is needed.
Business software leader xTuple, for example, has...
xTuple 4.10 technology updates deliver advanced features, increase speed, pave way for future software development
After 18 months of research and development, business software leader xTuple releases 4.10 — a major milestone update of the company’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package. xTuple ERP+CRM 4.10 final release fixes over 300 bugs reported by the company's open source community and includes nearly 100 new features.
In this issue: year-end optimism, special year-end offer, deep-dive product news about milestone release version 4.10, ways to use training credits, FABTECH 2016 manufacturing show recap (including our presentation on xTupleCommerce), customer updates and partner news.
While 451 Research data finds that 'cloud first' is becoming the 'new normal' for many organizations, significant challenges remain for organizations making this shift, especially those in regulated industries.
xTuple sponsors the Emerging Designers Award at SPARK, a juried exhibition of poster art celebrating the city's growing arts district NEON (New Energy of Norfolk). Other sponsors included Downtown Norfolk Council, Sway Creative Labs, Grow digital agency, The Prince Ink Company.
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Business management software vendor recognizes strong channel accomplishments
The recent 2016 annual channel conference presented the opportunity for value-added resellers from around the world to collaborate with the xTuple open source community. Select channel partners received high praise for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) achievements over the past...
Over 80% of small business managers still use pen, paper, and spreadsheets to run their workforce. And like most SMBs, it’s very likely that your outlook is strongly influenced by your current focus on day-to-day operations. When you’re buried up to the ears in work, it’s hard to find the time and energy to find solutions that help you shift your focus from day-to-day operations, to strategic...
In this issue: obscure, yet humorous, references to cola ads from the 1970s, big news to help you get more out of your software investment, including xTuple University with new training options like ERP Basic Training and ERP Boot Camp, the RC of version 4.10 and more. Now earn extra credit with every support purchase. Plus an introduction to Dashboards.