xTupler #45 | August 2017
Dear Community —
I know, I know — you've missed these e-newsletters. Hopefully you've been getting the more regular emails recapping the ERP news and developments each month; we've been reserving the xTupler mailing for bigger news announcements. Like, say, version 4.11 of xTuple ERP, now available! Here's Ben and Gil's detailed breakdown of what's in it for you.
Keep reading below for more exciting news about the xTupleCommerce Customer Web Portal, and please take a minute to fill out our survey on how your company does HR and payroll — it will have a real impact on our future product plans, and you could win a $100 gift card, too!
Speaking of HR, we're always looking for smart, driven professionals who know ERP. If you, ahem, know anyone like that, please send them here to xTuple careers.
Thank you, as always, for your business, your support, and your commitment to the global xTuple community.
IN THIS ISSUE
- HR/Payroll Survey
- Product News
- xTuple University
- Staff Feature
- Partner News
- Where's Wally?
- Manufacturing Meetup
- Hidden Benefits (and ROI) of CRM: What is List Hygiene and Why is it Important?
How do you manage your company's staffing? We'd like to understand more about how you manage your people and payroll — as a thank-you for your response, you could win an Amazon Gift Card valued at $100. One entry per person. One winner will be chosen at random per quarter. Must provide complete contact information for notification purposes to win.
Every year DrupalCon is a cornerstone event for xTupleCommerce team members. This year was no exception. Meeting other Drupal developers and introducing them to the xTupleCommerce platform (built on top of Drupal) was serious confirmation that we have built something truly special.
Being part of the Drupal community over the last eight (8) years has led to so many great partnerships and collaborations. And the feedback about xTupleCommerce — powered by what we couldn't resist calling xDruple — continues to be great. If you're a Drupal fan, please get in touch with us, and be the first to hear about some exciting news later this year!
— Josh Fischer, Product Manager for xTupleCommerce
Where has Wally been? Taking xTuple across the country to our core audience of Manufacturers & Distributors with an important topic: How to Satisfy Your Customer Intimacy Issues with Technology, evolving business for digital – the “silver bullet” for Improving Productivity, Customer Relationships and Revenue.
- Southern California (SoCal) Roadshow held April 7 on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona, co-hosted by Minx Consulting
- Houston Roadshow held May 12 in the heart of the world’s Energy Corridor, co-hosted by Magical Custom Programming
- COMING: Register for Chicago Roadshow, September 22, co-hosted by SDG Consulting
- COMING: Register for Pittsburgh Roadshow, November 10, co-hosted by the Pittsburgh Technology Council
Where is he going? Visit Wally and Team xTuple Manufacturing — FABTECH Expo November 6-9 in Chicago — North America's Largest event for Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing event.
Come to xTuple Headquarters on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
We've partnered with Old Dominion University's Center for Enterprise Innovation (CEI) and Technology Applications Center (TAC) to kick-off Manufacturing Day℠, a month-long celebration of modern manufacturing.
Special shout-out to SDG Consulting, Inc. – U.S.-based Solution Provider headquartered in Chicago – thanks to Anil Cherian, Ph.D., for helping man the xTuple booth at FABTECH Expo and for co-hosting the Midwestern USA Roadshow.
“SDG is an experienced xTuple partner, dedicated to the success of their customers. SDG combines reliable xTuple expertise along with the technical capability necessary to ensure optimization of xTuple for each of their customers." .... RSVP for Chicago Roadshow
If you're a value-added reseller of xTuple products and services (or interested in becoming one), join us Friday & Saturday, October 27-28 for the annual meeting of the VARs.... RSVP for PartnerCon17
— Danielle Kerner, Director of Partner Channel Development
Mission: My goal is to build upon our current sales and marketing strategies while connecting our teams with the businesses who need xTuple the most.
CV: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Advertisement from West Virginia University; certified SEO professional and market analyst. Before joining xTuple, I was part of a marketing team for an IT training provider in the Washington, D.C. area.
Personal: My wife, Cassie, and I live in Norfolk with our cat, Brody. We really enjoy living here in Norfolk and like to support the area as much as we can by participating in fundraisers and attending community events.
Hobbies: Cooking, playing and watching football, working on my car, building functions in Excel, and Lego.
Why technology as a career? Each day, I’m blown away by how much technology continues to advance and improve our lives. By pursuing a career in technology, I can say that I’m contributing to this advancement.
Why xTuple? The best part of working at xTuple is interacting with the variety of businesses, learning about their products and services, and helping them reach their goals.
xTuple's Community site continues to transform — expanding xTupleU into an enhanced online center for open source ERP, CRM, Accounting and Web Portal insider tips, how-tos, documentation and more! Have you joined the new xTuple Forums? (Hint: your old username/password works)
In the Classroom
- August 21-24, 2017
- Credit Hours — 32
- xTuple Headquarters (USA)
- September 18-22, 2017
- Credit Hours — 40
- xTuple Training Facility — Washington, D.C.
Distance Learning Classes
- November 14-16, 2017
- Credit Hours — 18
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