xTupler #25 (September 2012)

September Rewards, our way of saying "thank you"

xTuple CEO Ned Lilly


It's been a busy summer for us here at xTuple. Our new Mobile Web app is now in private beta testing, and we continue to expand into the wholesale distribution market. We've seen terrific growth so far in 2012, and we'd like to say "thank you" to our ever-growing global community of customers, partners and other users.


In thanks - we'd like to give you something back. Introducing our September Rewards program with three great deals on xTuple software, this month only:

  1. Convert to Perpetual License: Currently an Annual License subscriber? This is your best chance to obtain generous "trade-in" credits for what you've paid to date, applied against the Perpetual License cost. This is essentially the difference between renting your software and owning it (some companies prefer to capitalize the cost of Perpetual Licenses.) So, check with your accountant, then contact xTuple Sales.
  2. Upgrade to a Commercial Edition: Current PostBooks users, take 50% off the Commercial Edition of your choice. Current users of xTuple Standard, Project or Manufacturing, take 30% off the cost of upgrading to xTuple Enterprise.
  3. Buy 3, Get 2 More FREE: Just looking to pick up additional licenses for your current commercial xTuple product? Maybe you're tired of getting those "helpful" reminders from the license manager? Buy 3, Get 2 More!

Please contact xTuple Sales and take advantage of any of these special offers. September Rewards expire at 12 midnight Eastern Time (GMT-05:00-US & Canada) on Sunday, September 30, 2012. 


Finally, you'll see a lot below about fantastic training classes we recently held in Washington, D.C. The first class, Setup Configuration and Operations, sold out quickly - and by popular demand, we've added another week-long class, to be held October 8-12 at our Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters. Don't delay - Reserve your seat today.


Thank you, again, for all of your support of xTuple.

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Ned Lilly
President and CEO

xTupler #25
August-September 2012

In this issue

> September Rewards
> New Buying Program
> IDEA e-Biz Forum
> Partners in DC
> Company Store

> VIDEO highlights 


Featured Events

> Accounting Webinar
> Project Mgmt Online
> ERP Basic Training

> TechMeetup-EnyoJS



xTuple careers
Special offer for U.S.-based xTuple users to save big bucks



Why buy alone? This is the question any small business owner needs to ask.  


In answer, xTuple has partnered with Industries United, formed to connect thousands of small businesses into industry groups to purchase material and operational supplies, together. This includes a national buying program with Fastenal, a global sourcing company with local, one-stop stores worldwide offering a spectrum of original equipment manufacturer (OEM); manufacturing, repair and operations (MRO); and construction supplies.  


This program allows any business to buy supplies from Fastenal at "National Account" pricing. Due to the size of the group, everyone saves. Thanks to this partnership, any U.S.-based xTuple user has access to the program. It's completely FREE to participate.


See xTuple's Next Business Blog for more details on the IU/Fastenal buying program, And, sign-up here.


Where's Wally? He lent this space to Stacey!

Stacey Pandeloglou (xTuple)
Stacey Pandeloglou, Account Executive


xTuple at IDEA E-Biz Forum 2012! Everything is bigger in Texas. And Stacey Pandeloglou, Account Executive, is hitting the trail in Dallas this September 25-27 to brandish xTuple enterprise-class functionality for distributors and light manufacturers with inventory control needs.


IDEA E-Biz Forum is dedicated to business-to-business leaders in the electrical supply chain, co-hosted by IDEA (the official standards creating and setting body for the electrical industry), the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA).


Touted as the only event dedicated to B2B leaders in the electrical supply chain, the Forum offers essential training and an opportunity for xTuple. The 2012 theme is "Reunite. Rethink. Recharge." Learn more at the IDEA E-Biz Forum website. For questions, comments or a demo, contact Stacey at stacey (AT) xTuple.com. Head 'em up and move 'em out, Stacey!


ERP & technology experts Partner with xTuple worldwide


In the burgeoning Pacific Rim market, xTuple Partner Program rising star eMethods for Business Management (EMBM) recently conducted the inaugural xTuple training class in the Philippines. xTuple's Director of Product Training, Mike Atherton, traveled to Manila to work with users over the course of five intensive days.  


"EMBM needed a scalable business accounting software solution to take their customers to the next level, especially those having outgrown QuickBooks," said Atherton.


More pics from the Philippines class at Facebook.

  • More than just ERP - xTuple is a comprehensive, integrated business operating system flexible enough to meet the needs of almost any kind of business.
  • Unparalleled deployment options - xTuple runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile.
  • xTuple is winning against big-name competition - xTuple has been chosen by thousands of small- to mid-sized businesses and powers numerous Fortune 500 and Global 1000 enterprises.

xTuple is growing - fast, and profitably. You can too! Learn about the xTuple Partner Program.

Grow Your World

xTuple Logo Gear || Company Store

Now get just the "X"

Official xTuple Company Store

Courtesy of
Lands' End


Shop for all of your favorite merchandise and simply add the approved xTuple Logo.


If not satisfied with your purchase, simply return to Lands' End for replacement or refund. (Even after they've added our logo.) Screen print tees, non-apparel gifts and promotional items are covered by the same unwavering promise of replacement or refund.  


No embroidery minimums! You can order just one of an item! xTuple has paid the logo set-up fee. So, in addition to the cost of item selected, you only pay the embroidery fee ($5.95 per item).  


Questions? Email marketing@xTuple.com.


xTupleR Staffer

Greg Pazo, Software Engineer


Welcome, Greg, to the Product Development Team. The Ides of March in 2012 marked Greg's start here at HQ as an intern. He became an official full-time xTupler just 90 days later working in the core development of the desktop client and recently stepping up to assume Release Coordinator duties - planning, managing and implementing releases of the xTuple software.


Greg earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University and is a native of nearby Virginia Beach, Virginia.


When asked what led to technology as a career, Greg replied, "My dad was an IT guy for the Navy, and when he retired he continued on with it and also taught me, growing up, about computers. I knew I would pursue a career involving computers and software development. Computers and technology are so dynamic and change every day, that's what makes it so interesting...a field where there are no limits."


Couldn't have said it better ourselves! 



xTuple Partner Feature:
Enterprise ICG compares xTuple ERP to other business management software

Enterprise ICG

Washington D.C. played host to two international xTuple training classes:  Setup, Configuration & Operation on August 13-17 and the Power User Training Class for advanced users (the last scheduled offering of this class in 2012), on August 20-23.


Attendees included new xTuple Partners from Australia and Brazil, who started as users of xTuple's free PostBooks product in family businesses in manufacturing and construction. The new Partners are now developing consultancy businesses in their respective countries around xTuple software and services - a successful business model xTuple has seen numerous times, with entrepreneurs across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.


Enterprise ICG compares xTuple ERP to other business management software
Enterprise ICG compares xTuple ERP to other business management software


During a class break, we caught up with Stephen Meyer, Senior Partner at Enterprise ICG, as he shared his assessment of xTuple as compared to other software implementations such as SAP, Intuitive and Microsoft AX.

"We found xTuple to be very powerful for a certain size customer. We really couldn't offer these type of ERP environments - these other ones that I mentioned - to this level of customer. They simply couldn't afford it. Not the complexity, nor the cost."

Watch the VIDEO for the rest of the story! Connect with xTuple Partners at our community hub: www.xTuple.org

xTuple TechMeetup:  HTML5 for the Mobile Web 

John Rogelstad xTuple Product Development
John Rogelstad, Director of Product Development

xTuple TechMeetup


The Product Development Team invites you to xTuple TechMeetups held at our headquarters in the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. These periodic FREE events will bring you, our developer community, up-to-date on leading edge, next generation software programming, especially focused on open source. Networking and refreshments provided.


Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm Eastern Time (GMT-05:00-US & Canada)


Join us with Roy Sutton, developer relations engineer at Enyo (Hewlett Packard's HTML5 platform), as we demo this framework designed to work in any web browser environment including all popular desktop and mobile browsers. Learn more about the event and register.


Check the xTuple Calendar for future events.


Series - Business Management Software for Accounting

For CPAs, accountants and financial managers seeking alternative solutions or outgrowing the likes of QuickBooks, Peachtree or MYOB.  


Wednesday, September 19, 1:15 p.m. ET.
In Class
Setup, Configuration and Operation

Implementing an ERP system is a major undertaking. This class pays for itself with only a single insight gained over the course of the week. For ERP Project Managers, Accounting professionals, Operations leaders and IT professionals, this class is your "introduction" to xTuple ERP. 

Register now for this In-Class Training
October 8-12 in Norfolk, Virginia, at xTuple HQ
Setup, Configuration & Operation Training is fabulous and practical says Cornerstone Automation
Setup, Configuration & Operation Training is "fabulous" and "practical" says Cornerstone Automation
Distance Learning
Project Management & Implementation Methodologies

The first advanced practices class - where you learn at the convenience and comfort of your own computer - with Director of Product Training (aka xTuple Evangelist), Mike Atherton, was SO successful, we sold out early. If you need essential strategies and methods for successfully managing the xTuple implementation process, here it is... (best viewed as follow-up to "Setup, Configuration & Operation" offered in October).

Register now for Distance Learning
November 7 and 8 (12 hours total)
CPE LogoContinuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are available for every training event offered by xTuple.
About xTuple
Grow your world with the leading provider of commercial open source business management software for small- to mid-sized companies. Connect with the developer community at www.xTuple.org, the partner community at www.NextBusinessBlog.com and the company at www.xTuple.com.