All we had to do was purchase the software and several licenses and see how we liked it. We could do the implementation ourselves, at our pace. Overall, xTuple gave us alternatives that no other vendor could.
NYC’s AKA Computer Consulting partners with open source leader xTuple
Software innovator and ERP veteran to deliver technology solutions for distributors and manufacturers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
NORFOLK, VA, USA – October 5, 2012 – xTuple, global leader in commercial open source business management software for growing companies, announces its partnership with AKA Computer Consulting, Inc., (AKA). xTuple and AKA together will deliver enterprise-level technology solutions to small- to medium-sized distributors and manufacturers in New York and New Jersey.
Experts at customizations to meet the unique needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB), AKA focuses on delivering affordable, yet sophisticated, business management solutions. Areas of expertise include enterprise resource planning (ERP), accounting, eCommerce, customer relationship management (CRM) and point of sale (POS) solutions and network/IT services.
In business since 1995, AKA has a reputation for providing flexible and customizable ERP solutions for SMBs. Other solutions AKA has implemented include Accountmate, Infotrac, Act and Goldmine. AKA's extensive customer base includes companies from across the spectrum, including manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and import/export companies.
AKA president, Alex Kleyff, said "We only sell packages that we can customize. It is very difficult to sell a package that just does one thing without being able to change it, so that was one of our criteria for looking at xTuple. Their open source process is a very slick way of doing programming."
"xTuple brings the worlds of open source and ERP together with dedicated systems integrators, such as AKA, to solve the unmet needs of companies who want fully-integrated end-to-end software systems to improve their operational controls and profitability," said Ned Lilly, xTuple president and CEO.
Lilly continued, "When you own the source code, and you're a member of a huge global community of similar companies and partners using the software, your relationship with your vendor is substantially more in your favor."
Danielle Kerner, xTuple director of business development, added, "AKA's expertise in knowing how and when to customize software to support business goals makes them a natural fit with xTuple. We look forward to partnering with AKA to bring xTuple's enterprise-level solutions to the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania tri-state metro area."
Read more about xTuple's Partner Program.
xTuple business management software gives growing companies control over operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, accounting 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, with the open source community at www.xTuple.org, and join the innovation conversation at Next Business Blog.
About AKA Computer Consulting, Inc.
Since 1995, AKA Computer Consulting has established an outstanding reputation in the NYC Metro and Tri-State area for first-class implementation of ERP and business management systems, innovative and flexible custom software development and an unbeatable dedication to customer service. Centrally located at 1412 Richmond Road, Staten Island, New York, 10304. http://www.akaconsulting.com
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All product names that begin with a lower case letter are kept lower case at all times, even when beginning a sentence, or the entire word is capitalized. Example: xTuple or xTUPLE or XTUPLE. Never Xtuple or Xtuple.