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September 29, 2015

BusinessVision is a business management solution that became a part of Sage’s product portfolio after an acquisition. Initially, when BusinessVision had no associations whatsoever with the company, it was considered a well-respected business management solution in the business community, and was undergoing rapid development and innovation. However, Sage failed to keep up with the pace and made...

September 28, 2015


Manufacturing operations professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — to help manufacturers sell more products online and better service customers — at FABTECH 2015, known as one of North America’s primary gatherings of metal...

September 17, 2015


Supply chain and operations management professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — for improved marketing and operational efficiencies in supply chain organizations — at APICS 2015....

September 17, 2015

I am very excited to be heading back to the APICS show in Las Vegas next month. This year, xTuple is a proud sponsor of APICS2015, the premier conference for supply chain and operations management professionals. It's been a few years since we have attended, and I am sure APICS, like lots of other conferences over the last decade, has seen some changes.

This year seems to be getting...

September 16, 2015

By James R. Borck

xTuple named InfoWorld's top pick in open source business applications. ERP, CRM, HRM, CMS, BPM — they're the engines behind every modern business. Our top picks in the category include back- and front-office solutions, marketing automation, lightweight middleware, heavyweight middleware, and other tools for moving data around, mixing it together, and magically...

September 16, 2015

A smart company’s leadership will always probe their operational departments on “How do we do this?” and “Who does this?” — followed up by the hard question “Why do we do this?”

Yes, the reasons vary widely as to why a business would want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. First and foremost firms want to knit the organization together on a common platform, an...

September 14, 2015

Today xTuple announces the release of the xTuple Admin Utility (xTAU), a toolkit for administering xTuple databases, including Web-enabled database servers. A web-enabled xTuple database allows users to access the database via the xTuple web client, and also includes the REST API, which is necessary to integrate with xTupleCommerce.

xTAU allows a database administrator to provision a...

September 9, 2015

Payroll . It's a word that evokes a visceral reaction from most business owners. (And, let's be honest, business software vendors, too!)

It can be a real black hole for staff and management time — and expense . The very definition of something that's not a core competency for really any business BUT a payroll provider. Something that, in a nutshell, begs to be outsourced.


August 31, 2015

As longtime users of the free and open source PostBooks ® accounting solution know, we've recently started requiring a license key for users of the software. Our policy has been that anyone who requires just a single concurrent user can get that PostBooks ® key automatically here . For more than one concurrent user, we've been asking you to fill out the same form , and we've been following up...

August 31, 2015


Channel partners receive high praise for achievement in business development, technical expertise, product contributions, implementation success, and customer support and satisfaction

xTuple, a leader in technology-agnostic open source business management software, continues to...

August 27, 2015

Cash Commissions: This package created a report keying on cash receipts to determine commission payable. Logic was included to prorate commission based upon how much of the invoice was being paid and how much of the invoice was commissionable. Commission rates were assigned at the sales rep level with two (2) different commission rates based on product category. There was also the abilty to...

August 27, 2015

Forrester Research recently published an evaluation of business-to-consumer (B2C) solution providers — IBM, Oracle, Netsuite, eBay, SAP, others — that serve large, complex organizations.

While there are many substantive differences between B2C and business-to-business (B2B) transactions, a topic for another blog post, there was a particularly insightful and useful breakdown of a good eCommerce solution that is applicable to both.

Forrester calls them the ‘four foundational pillars’ and  we thought we’d pass them along.

August 27, 2015

Cut Pieces is a package developed for a supplier of sheet goods. The package added functionality to the sales order line entry that allowed the user to calculate total square feet of an item by entering quatity, width and length of pieces to be cut. The total square footage was calculated for the sum of all the cut pieces required of the item.

The information is stored in a...

August 18, 2015

Our mission is not just selling software. Anyone can do that. It's to help you — and your company — successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow your business profitably.

Take advantage of these affordable educational options coming up — from free webinars to live online training to in the classroom workshops.


August 13, 2015

If you are just beginning to look at xTuple, you may be wondering where to start. Perhaps you've already registered for a Free Trial of xTuple .

Now what? This is where xTuple University can help you out.

I've pulled six videos from the xTupleU library which I think are well-suited to anyone who is just getting started.

After you watch these videos, you'll probably want...

August 5, 2015

By PJ Jakovljevic

“Ant-Man,” the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has inspired version 4.9.0 of xTuple’s flagship open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. This version is a “smaller, faster, and better product,” and includes fixes for 164 bugs and 75 new features. This is the third product release to coincide with Marvel Comics movies, following the open...

July 30, 2015


State graduates 12 Virginia companies from two-year export business program

Open source business software leader xTuple graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, along with other companies from across the...

July 22, 2015


xTuple 4.9.0 sees usability and performance improvements, expanded functionality, and bug-fixes

Business software leader xTuple is drawing inspiration from “Ant-Man,” the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Version 4.9.0 of the company’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package makes xTuple a smaller, faster, better product, and includes...

July 9, 2015

If you're the type of person who has questions about accounting but are either afraid to ask or don't know what to ask, then you should consider joining xTuple's lead trainer Mike Atherton as he takes class members through the basics of accounting in his online course Accounting for Non-Accountants . This is your chance to learn how to read financial statements. To understand the difference...

June 24, 2015

We recently announced the 4.9.0 release candidate of xTuple ERP and the final release should be ready soon. You probably did not know that 4.9.0 is the first version of xTuple ERP that requires plv8 [ see below ] for all databases and clients.

There are a few things you must do to get ready for this change.

We've documented the steps to install plv8 on our GitHub wiki . In...