xTuple News Coverage

By Paul Rubens

While the ERP market is dominated by software giants like SAP and Oracle, there are plenty of open source ERP options. Take a look at the ERP market and you'll find a landscape dominated by a handful of commercial products offered by well-known enterprise software vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Sage.

By Daniel Pocock, Software Engineer

In 2013, Debian participated in both rounds of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW) . The first round was run in conjunction with GSoC and the second round was a standalone program. The publicity around these programs and the strength of the Google and Debian brands attracted a range of female candidates, many of whom were shortlisted by...

By Ted Rohm

xTuple, an award winning open source ERP vendor, recently held its user conference — xTupleCon 2014 — in its home town of Norfolk, VA. xTuple’s mission is stated simply: “To help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.” The conference brought together a global community of open...

By Reynolds Hutchins

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak regaled a crowded Chrysler Hall last Tuesday, recounting stories of his rise to fame from high school outcast to celebrated inventor.

By Reynolds Hutchins

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak was the headliner at the Norfolk Forum Tuesday night, where he also served as the opening act for xTupleCon 2014, the international open source ERP conference held by the eponymous Norfolk-based enterprise software company.

xTuple — affordable software designed for wholesale plumbing distributors. Priced for distributors of all sizes. xTuple runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile devices or in the cloud. Features include robust accounting with fully integrated CRM, Sales Order/Quote Entry interface to Vendor Catalogs or Trade Service.

by Tara Bozick

Ned Lilly wanted his company's next conference to be twice as big as the first. He didn't anticipate that a "wonderful happy coincidence" would also mean giving xTupleCon attendees a night with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

By Tara Bozick

“How could Hampton Roads attract more tech talent?” I recently asked Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. “What do you have to have to become a tech hot spot like Austin or San Francisco?

by Fred Blauer

While many of these application projects have been around for years, they have not been sitting still. They've been creating mobile-friendly front ends, adding POS (point of sale) capabilities, providing integrations with other systems, and invariably, expanding the deployment options with SaaS editions. You'll find plenty that's new in this year's crop of open source...

By David Gordon

ERP companies are integral to the success of electrical distributors as they control, or impact (in no particular order) order processing, inventory, pricing, supply chain issues (EDI, VMI, SPAs), delivery (and routing), accounting / finance, purchasing, credit, invoicing, collections, customer service and now they are even more involved in marketing (through CRM), data...

By Ken Stier and D. Douglas Graham

Amazon has changed the world, certainly the world of selling. First in retail, where its main site now hosts more than 250 million products, and more recently through the launch of Amazon Supply, which offeres a swelling inventory of 1.4 million products for industry and business.

By David Temple

It doesn’t matter in what hall of Moscone Center Macworld / iWorld is held, It doesn’t matter when it starts and ends or whether it’s big or small, there are always some exhibitors and products that catch us off guard. For the most part, we know what’s in store for us from conversations with PR reps and from early press releases, but we can always count on a few...

By Drew Robb

Don't sabotage your ERP implementation even before you begin. Avoid these five mistakes that can wreck ERP projects. When it comes to selecting, implementing and running ERP, there are countless ways to get it wrong. Here are a few of the most common ERP mistakes and — more important — how you can avoid making them.

Last week's blog from Consultant George Trudell, Ultra Consultants, describes five critical success factors to help ensure a successful ERP-project launch. Writes Trudell:

"An ERP system represents a major investment in capital expenses and resources. Given the magnitude of both direct and indirect costs (software, training, implementation and services), companies expend a good amount...

By Jay Layman

Open source ERP vendor xTuple says it continues to grow and build technology and business from its ongoing integration of mobile and desktop ERP capabilities. While its enterprise ERP market is characterized mainly by consolidation and well-established vendors, xTuple's newer approach to ERP centers on integration of its mobile and desktop clients, aided by the software's...

By PJ Jakovljevic

xTuple, a provider of open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions, recently announced the availability of xTupleCommerce — version 2.0 of its e-commerce Web portal . The vendor also acquired a notable Web consultancy partner, Artsmith Media , to support booming customer demand for the online business/commerce solution — investment bank Goldman...

Today, innovation and manufacturing capabilities are dispersed around the globe. Global supply chains, localized products and virtualized product development are changing the nature of manufacturing. Additionally, manufacturers must adopt new business models to move from pur product selling to services and solutions for their end customers. Expanding into new markets, sourcing of scarce raw...

By Phil Walzer

xTuple hasn't exactly quadrupled. But the software development firm has acquired another small downtown Norfolk tech company and expects a big payoff.

By Lydia Wheeler

At Start! Peninsula this year, three winners were named, but the competition continues, as the 10 finalists compete for $10,000 in seed money.

By Benita M

Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, xTuple is an enterprise software company that develops and markets open source software under the brand name xTuple ERP. In October 2001, Ned Lilly, the President and CEO of xTuple, co-founded the company, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open source and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve...