Open source xTuple releases milestone 4.9.0 — Better, Faster, Smaller


xTuple 4.9.0 sees usability and performance improvements, expanded functionality, and bug-fixes

Business software leader xTuple is drawing inspiration from “Ant-Man,” the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Version 4.9.0 of the company’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package makes xTuple a smaller, faster, better product, and includes fixes for 164 bugs and 75 new features.

Marvel's Ant-Man
They’re not bugs, they’re features (courtesy Marvel Studios)

The new features in version 4.9.0 include user-configurable shortcuts on the application desktop, a host of new capabilities for mobile inventory management and label printing, and the ability to manage and sell time- and inventory-based events such as training classes.

“In addition to delivering the world’s #1 open source ERP software and providing excellent customer service,” said xTuple CEO Ned Lilly, “we’ve also long prided ourselves on our ability to tie product releases to Marvel superhero movie releases — with even the most tenuous messaging. So, here goes: Just as Ant-Man can shrink in size, but continue to perform at a high level, xTuple ERP 4.9.0 is better, faster, and smaller than previous releases. And, of course, we fixed a lot of bugs.”

Read about Version 4.4 and Captain America — Another Milestone in the Fight for Freedom

Read about Version 4.2 and Thor — xTuple ERP Drops the Hammer

See for yourself. As an open source project leader, and with a company culture strongly informed by transparency, xTuple has long published its internal bug tracker on the community website,

And yes, with their own product released, a large contingent from the company’s headquarters shared a team-building matinee showing of “Ant-Man” on its Friday release day.

As always, please review the xTuple Compatibility Matrix before upgrading.


Screenshots from the newly-released xTuple 4.9.0 in various operating systems

xTuple's Welcome Page
Welcome Page

CRM module of the new desktop

Item Availability Workbench

Customer workbench accounting

Item Availability Workbench Bill of Materials (BOM)

Work Order (Windows operating system)


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About xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP

Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, financials 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, and join the innovation conversation with the open source community at