xTuple's Collective Brainpower Blog

June 11, 2015

The features I'm most excited about in the upcoming 4.9.0 release are the updates we've made to the xTuple ERP user interface. (If you want to see those changes now, check out the Release Candidate .) Existing users shouldn't worry: if you like the application the way it is, you can keep it that way. But my guess is most of you will appreciate the modernized style. xTuple's new look begins...

June 4, 2015

ERP systems remain indispensable for distributors of all sizes and industries. Today’s quandary facing distributors, though, is that technology — and customer expectations — are evolving at such a pace that their ERP can’t keep up. History isn’t repeating; it’s accelerating at break-neck speeds. Disruptive technologies that came along once in a generation now occur yearly, driven by the global...

June 1, 2015

xTuple ERP 4.9.0 Release Candidate is now available for download, and we're very excited to bring you this milestone. There's great progress to report on the exciting xTupleCommerce Web Portal one of the only truly real-time integrated ERP-and-eCommerce website offerings in the world.

May 27, 2015

xTuple is always looking for interns in software development, sales and marketing, and information technology. If you have had exposure to small businesses struggling with business software, you are halfway here already. Coursework in relevant technologies or operations management is helpful. And, best of all, an internship with xTuple may qualify you for course credits in many college majors...

May 13, 2015

In large business-to-business (B2B) transactions, it’s fairly typical for a business customer to have multiple locations where they need to ship products. A good example is a construction company that has multiple active jobs and needs supplies sent to those jobs.

With xTupleCommerce, your customers can log into your eCommerce site and manage the shipping locations for specific orders...

April 27, 2015

It's 3AM... do you know what your server is doing?

You probably don't know. If you do know, you need to do something other than worry about your server.

In most cases, it's probably not doing anything more than when you left it at the end of the day. But, during the day, you have some external users connecting, querying your PostBooks or xTuple databases — All seemingly...

April 23, 2015

Let’s imagine that you are a manufacturer or distributor selling a range of products. You have a team of sales representatives that process orders on behalf of their customers or accounts. These sales reps may be your direct employees or other types of trading partners.

If you don’t have a Web-based solution for your sales reps to process orders, then they are likely meeting with their...

April 7, 2015

eCommerce is not the way of the future; it’s the way of the present. Consumers are now fully comfortable researching products and making purchases online. Even from their phones. Not only are people buying online, they are involving themselves in the entire shopping experience on the Internet.

This is a pretty straight-forward process for typical consumers. Let’s imagine that you want...

March 18, 2015

We have a vested interest in — and make our own — improvements to the user experience on SourceForge. After all, we are at well over one million downloads (and growing every day) from our project page PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple .

Sharing this article on "SourceForge’s Ongoing Effort to Eliminate Misleading Ads" which explains how the open source community can help make...

March 15, 2015

Why is LinkedIn® essential to your career success? Statistics don't lie: 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn® to find and vet candidates (according to researcher Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and founder of LinkedIntoBusiness.com ). And according to the Pew Research Center , LinkedIn® usage is highest among the educated and high earners....

February 27, 2015

PostBooks ® has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to xTuple as pull requests so future upstream releases can be used with rpmbuild to create packages.

Can you help?

A few small things outstanding:...

February 25, 2015

Important Notice for PostBooks® Users

The generic single-user software license key for xTuple PostBooks® Edition expired on March 1, 2015 . You will be unable to log into your xTuple database, if you did not renew your complimentary license before that time. If you have already received a PostBooks® license directly from xTuple, you may ignore the rest of this message.

To...

February 10, 2015

The release of xTuple ERP 4.8.0 brings with it an exciting feature that should open up new possibilities for those of you writing your own custom scripts. As some of you may know, Qt handles the firing of events and the reaction to those events using the concept of Signals (events), and Slots (event receivers) . This allows us to do things such as refresh the list of open sales orders from...

February 1, 2015

Those of you able to join us for our xTupleCon user conference in October heard me proclaim that 2015 would be the "Year of the Customer." I'm sure more than a few people rolled their eyes. "Yeah, whatever. Sure, xTuple's a little different, but they're still a software vendor." Right? Well, here's where we start delivering on that promise.

January 27, 2015

In the summer of 2013, then-sophomore Ashby Crumpler found herself at an interview at xTuple, an open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software company, specialized for manufacturers and distributors, in Norfolk, Va. Crumpler was trying to get a summer internship in the sales department when xTuple employee and JMU alumna Missy Schmidt decided that she would be better suited in the...

January 8, 2015

As much of the world slowly returns to the post-holidays work schedule, you might be surprised at how much has been happening at xTuple in recent weeks.

We've just released xTuple 4.8, which is arguably the biggest release since 4.0 for us. There are major new enhancements in the Desktop, Mobile Web, and xTupleCommerce customer-facing website...

We've got a whole new Quality...
January 5, 2015

This is a question I hear all the time! Whether you're a business owner, startup entrepreneur, big-thinker, friend or family, the answer is simple.

It depends.

The cost of a website relies on the requirements of the project, how the site will scale in size in the future, and how robust the site needs to be. It’s similar to comparing vehicles. You can buy a Honda, or you can...

December 18, 2014

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Open source ERP leader releases new Mobile Warehouse and Quality Management functionality, reaffirms commitment to Desktop app with major new features

xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP software, announced today a major new release of its award winning Enterprise Resource Planning suite and a community-focused product roadmap for the next several releases into...

December 5, 2014

xTuple makes next generation business management software that grows and matures with your company. When we say “next generation,” we mean it.

At xTuple, we’ve created Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) software that is more than evolutionary. It’s revolutionary. Not only does it provide one platform that efficiently and...

December 5, 2014

The best opportunity to #GrowYourWorld for your “Next Business” is the democratization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Businesses of all sizes — from startup to Global 1000 — should have the same access and ability to actively use powerful business management software, at an affordable cost.

To that end, xTuple — the word’s #1 open source ERP — hopes as many companies as...