Strong demand from green manufacturing and electronics spurs increased adoption of open source ERP
xTuple, the leading provider of commercial open source business management software for growing companies, today announced continued growth through the rapid expansion of its commercial customer base. In recent months, the open source ERP provider has signed ten new commercial customers across multiple industries including green manufacturing, pharmaceutical, industrial and electronics. New customers include:
- Applied Applications International, Inc. — Kelso, Washington (green HVAC products)
- Asia Supply Line, LLC — Charlotte, North Carolina (global sourcing for aerospace and food products)
- Bausch Advanced Technologies, Inc. — Clinton, Connecticut (pharmaceutical packaging)
- Ebénisterie St-Patrick — Montreal, Quebec (commercial cabinet making)
- Katoomba Trading Company — Melbourne, Australia (food distributor)
- Matrix Orbital — Calgary, Alberta (electronics displays)
- Norton Pulpstones — Hamilton, Ontario (grinding for pulp/paper mills)
- Stone Plastics & Manufacturing — Zeeland, Michigan (injection molding)
- Visible Assets, Inc. — Mississauga, Ontario (wireless asset tagging)
- Windkits — Norwood, New Jersey (windmill materials)
xTuple is also seeing continued acceleration of its global user community, which now stands at over 25,000 active members. The free and open source PostBooks Edition of xTuple ERP is currently the #1 most active project on the SourceForge.net open source portal, downloaded over 400,000 times. In addition, CRM magazine recently named xTuple “One to Watch” in its 2010 CRM Market Awards.
Windmill materials provider Windkits — a joint venture of 3A Composites, formerly known as Alcan Composites and JSB Plast, Denmark — needed an integrated and robust solution that could handle complex order-to-cash and purchase-to-pay cycles in an auditable way. The company was accustomed to the advanced ERP functionality in tier one packages like SAP, but didn’t want or need all the cost and overhead of such a system. They also wanted to be able to run the bulk of their new company operations on Apple Mac computers — but at the same time, users at the corporate parent companies would need to access the system via Microsoft Windows computers.
After reviewing more than a dozen options including other open source systems such as Openbravo, Windkits ultimately chose xTuple Manufacturing for its multi-platform capability, rich manufacturing scheduling and planning, and the company’s outstanding customer service. Ramping up quickly to meet the booming demand for wind power, the company is acutely aware that smaller does not mean simpler — like many xTuple customers, they are leveraging the advanced functionality available from open source ERP to do the work of a company several times their size.
“In a small, growing company, every employee and every minute counts — we see xTuple as a member of our team, doing the heavy lifting and giving us guidance on what we need to do each day,” said Eric Schwartz, general manager of Windkits. “And our parent companies are able to access data directly from their PC’s instead of waiting on reports from us, which saves everyone time and money.”
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About xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP
Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, financials and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — the powerful tools to Grow Your World®.
As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Connect with the company at www.xTuple.com, and join the innovation conversation with the open source community at www.xTuple.org.