xTuple Honors Two Top Partners for 2016


Business management software vendor recognizes strong channel accomplishments

The recent 2016 annual channel conference presented the opportunity for value-added resellers from around the world to collaborate with the xTuple open source community. Select channel partners received high praise for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) achievements over the past year.

xTuple worked with local handmade craftsmen, Norfolk Growler Company — also using xTuple ERP to run their startup business — to customize the ceramic company’s flagship 64 oz. beverage-keeper for a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

The overall Partner of the Year — Dan Means Memorial Award distinction was presented to Phil McIntosh of Southeastern U.S.-based Friendly Systems. The award honors a beloved partner and friend of xTuple who passed in 2014.

“We are as excited about xTuple today as the day we started. xTuple enables us to deliver a high quality ERP solution to our customers, one that is affordable and constantly evolving,” said award recipient Phil McIntosh as Friendly Systems enters their eighth year as a member of the xTuple partner program.


Partner of the Year / Dan Means Memorial Award

Phil McIntosh of Friendly Systems
Presented by Wally Tonra, VP Sales


Rookie Partner of the Year — presented only semi-regularly dependent upon excellence exhibited by a newly joined consultancy — was presented to Ken Minx of Minx Consulting, Inc., located in Southern California.

“It’s always exciting to be able to name a Rookie Partner of the Year. A new partner with the level of enthusiasm and commitment that Minx Consulting has demonstrated reinvigorates the entire team. We look forward to many years of success together,” said Danielle Kerner, director of partner channel development.


Rookie Partner of the Year

Ken Minx, Minx Consulting, Inc.
Presented by Danielle Kerner, Partner Channel Development Director


The annual PartnerCon is also the occasion — rare in the enterprise software industry — where channel members have direct access to xTuple’s software product developers and managers to help influence overall company direction to best serve customers.

This year's two-day agenda was filled with company intel on the future roadmap for development and show-and-tell of new and enhanced features such as:

xTupleCommerce — the ERP-integrated single-stack B2B (business-to-business) website technology to deliver simplified maintenance, greater agility over non-connected eCommerce as well as streamlined operations for manufacturers and distributors.

"xTuple Everywhere" — also referred to as "Hello World," this is xTuple's Internet of Things (IoT) offering to network physical hardware used by manufacturing and distribution customers to collect and exchange data in their ERP system.

xTuple University — the online center for xTuple ERP, CRM, Accounting and eCommerce documentation, including “insider tips” contributions from the community, delivered in formats such as how-to articles and video, frequently asked questions, and blog posts.


Photos from PartnerCon16 on Flickr

Highlights from 2015 Partner Awards



2016 – Partners of the Year! Thanks to #ERP #channel #resellers | LINK

#OpenSource xTuple Honors Top Partners for #channel achievements | LINK

Partner of the Year (Dan Means Memorial Award) presented to Phil McIntosh of Southeastern U.S.-based Friendly Systems | LINK

Rookie Partner of the Year awarded to Southern California’s Minx Consulting | LINK


#ENSW #ERP #channel #tech #resellers #opensource


About xTuple #Channel

xTuple’s Value Added Reseller (VAR) partners are highly trained, professional ERP and technology experts who are authorized to sell, implement and customize the xTuple software worldwide. xTuple's global network is critical to the success of our customers. Partners' implementation and production support saves xTuple users valuable resources in time and money by helping make the right decisions, the first time. More at https://xtuple.com/partners

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

Award-winning xTuple is the leading open source suite of accounting, CRM and enterprise resource planning software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability.

All critical functional areas of a business are integrated in one modular system: sales, financials and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — powerful tools to Grow Your World®. Available with affordable real-time eCommerce integration. Discrete pieces of the system, called ERPlets™, may be utilized separately, without implementing the entire ERP system.

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.

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