Chicago’s North Shore Welcomes xTuple Open Source ERP Roadshow

Anil Cherian of SDG Consulting Inc. co-hosts a half-day technology event on September 22, 2017 — the xTuple Roadshow — featuring a case study presented by Good-Lite Company. Located in Elgin, Illinois, Good-Lite traces its roots back to 1930, manufacturing the finest line of hand-held screening/testing equipment and charts ensuring a lifetime of good sight. The company will share how xTuple solutions helped them grow their business by meeting customer demand more efficiently.



Case Study: Innovative management software solutions for Mac-based business environment

Five years ago, Tim Collins, Good-Lite Company’s information technology manager, was looking for a solution to his problem: hitting the proverbial “brick wall” of technology. Good-Lite badly needed to replace their outdated business system which they had simply outgrown.

While searching online for new cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for their Mac operating business environment, Collins found open source ERP xTuple. When he asked his local Apple store in Schaumburg, Illinois, for advice, the business development team also recommended xTuple. He was able to test a full version of xTuple open source business software before committing his company’s financial and IT resources “unlike the other commercial vendors,” said Collins.

During the Roadshow, xTuple's team of business technology experts will engage with both experienced and first-time visitors, and share best practices of their most successful customers, including Good-Lite. Collins promises to deliver “a walk-through of what I went through before hitting the promised land.”

“xTuple is a flexible and modular platform that small and mid-size companies can leverage to streamline and grow their business profitably,” states Anil Cherian from SDG Consulting. “Many of the features available within xTuple would cost much more in competing systems. A rich feature set, cost-effective pricing and overall open nature make xTuple a good choice for organizations like Good-Lite that are looking for an upper hand in today's hyper-competitive marketplace.”

SDG has worked closely with Good-Lite to implement and service xTuple ERP package.

Roadshow Details


  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Introduction, Case Study, Workshop and Question & Answers, Lunch and Networking — Vendor Chat


  • Skokie Public Library — Greater Chicagoland — 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077


xTuple's team of technology experts has taken the product on the road — across the U.S. and Canada — to share long-term strategies using the next generation in business management software, including xTupleCommerce, the online Customer Web Portal. Pre-registration is available for other locations now, and updates will be made as new venues and dates are confirmed. Pre-register for xTuple Roadshow.

Submissions to attend are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. Event times vary by location. The first 20 people who register are entered in a drawing for an iPad mini to be given away at each event.

Attendees will also qualify for a complimentary premier on-site consulting service — a business review and analysis of work processes and an evaluation of best-in-class industry practices and technology use.


About Good-Lite Company

Since 1930, the Good-Lite Company has been manufacturing the finest line of hand-held vision screening/testing instruments and charts ensuring a lifetime of good sight. Good-Lite is also the manufacturer and distributor of the Lea Test System which includes the LEA Symbols® and LEA Numbers® and tests for Cortical Visual assessment, high and low contrast, stereo vision and color vision testing. Learn more at


About SDG Consulting Inc.

“Complexity simplified.” Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, on the north shore of Chicago, U.S. based SDG Consulting Inc. delivers innovative and cost-effective services in diverse areas. From information technology consulting, to market research in new and emerging markets, to business process consulting, SDG has the expertise to provide clients with the guidance and strategies they need to build stronger and more profitable businesses. Founded in 2008 by Anil Cherian, Ph.D., SDG’s team takes a personal approach to results-driven solutions, leveraging advances in technology and methodologies to bring the best service experience to its clients. SDG’s core vision as a company is to achieve sustainable growth, while maintaining integrity and transparency in all their business dealings. Visit


About xTuple — Open Source ERP+CRm+Web Portal

Featured in the 2017 season of the award-winning nationally televised series “Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.” — exploring the latest breakthroughs in sustainable technology and manufacturing solutions. Watch the TV Episode.

Award-winning xTuple is the leading commercial open source suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with integrated CRM for Manufacturing and Distribution companies who need control over operations and profitability. Includes all critical supply chain functions in one modular system: accounting, sales, customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution. Manufacturers: make-to-order, make-to-stock, mixed-mode. Distributors: electrical, HVAC, plumbing, industrial and consumer wholesale distribution. Available with real-time eCommerce / Sales & Service Customer Web Portal.

xTuple is powerful tools to Grow Your World®. Discrete pieces of the system, called ERPlets™, may be utilized separately, without implementing the entire ERP system. 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. Join the innovation conversation with the open source community at Learn about the product with



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