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Exploring the latest breakthroughs in sustainable technology and manufacturing solutions — xTuple is proud to announce being showcased in the 2017 season of the award-winning nationally televised series Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. Initial air dates include: Fox Business on Saturday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET (nationwide) and Discovery TV (regionally) Northeast and Southwest on Friday, April 14, and again on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. local time.

Complimentary event features new online sales and service solutions for Manufacturing and Distribution: xTuple's team of technology experts takes the product on the road to share long-term strategies using the next generation in business management software, including online Customer Web Portal. Registration is now open for the series of events scheduled across the U.S. and Canada in 2017.

ERP has changed markedly over the past two decades. So where is it heading in 2017? Some see the end of old ways that have lingered too long and now need to head off into the sunset. Others predict market shakeups and whole new vistas of possibilities. xTuple comes in on the prognostication list at #3 with "Consumerized ERP" — Josh Fischer, product manager for xTupleCommerce, said that the biggest thing to expect in 2017 is demand for the equivalent of a consumer eCommerce experience in B2B transactions. Uber, eBay and Airbnb have revolutionized their respective fields. Now it’s time for enterprise apps to get in on the act.

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) principal analyst PJ Jakovljevic sat down with xTuple's CEO Ned Lilly to get the nitty gritty on xTuple’s research and development (R&D) focus and much more. PJ also reviewed the various editions of xTuple’s open source ERP software for accounting, manufacturing and distribution, and eCommerce, including xTuple 4.10, the latest release of its ERP and CRM package. He also reviewed xTuple’s development efforts and its approach to mobility, and introduces the new dashboards and other nifty features of the latest release now available to customers.

By Pete Prestipino, Editor-in-Chief of Website Magazine

The CRM and ERP industry is dominated by a handful of very powerful offerings, but they are far from the only option when one of these software solutions is needed.

Business software leader xTuple, for example, has...

xTuple 4.10 technology updates deliver advanced features, increase speed, pave way for future software development

After 18 months of research and development, business software leader xTuple releases 4.10 — a major milestone update of the company’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package. xTuple ERP+CRM 4.10 final release fixes over 300 bugs reported by the company's open source community and includes nearly 100 new features.

In this issue: year-end optimism, special year-end offer, deep-dive product news about milestone release version 4.10, ways to use training credits, FABTECH 2016 manufacturing show recap (including our presentation on xTupleCommerce), customer updates and partner news.

While 451 Research data finds that 'cloud first' is becoming the 'new normal' for many organizations, significant challenges remain for organizations making this shift, especially those in regulated industries.

xTuple sponsors the Emerging Designers Award at SPARK, a juried exhibition of poster art celebrating the city's growing arts district NEON (New Energy of Norfolk). Other sponsors included Downtown Norfolk Council, Sway Creative Labs, Grow digital agency, The Prince Ink Company.

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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...

Over 80% of small business managers still use pen, paper, and spreadsheets to run their workforce. And like most SMBs, it’s very likely that your outlook is strongly influenced by your current focus on day-to-day operations. When you’re buried up to the ears in work, it’s hard to find the time and energy to find solutions that help you shift your focus from day-to-day operations, to strategic...

In this issue: obscure, yet humorous, references to cola ads from the 1970s, big news to help you get more out of your software investment, including xTuple University with new training options like ERP Basic Training and ERP Boot Camp, the RC of version 4.10 and more. Now earn extra credit with every support purchase. Plus an introduction to Dashboards.


Consultancy delivers new business management solutions for Entertainment, Arts and Agricultural, Manufacturing and Distribution industries

It’s a tale as old as time. No, not the classic Disney story of Beauty and the Beast. This is a story of the real-life ventures of value-added resellers (VARs) who become part of the xTuple channel. Why? Because they use the...

These are some of the best ERP, CRM, small business server, project management and business intelligence applications available under an open source license.

Open source software for business is — yes, you guessed it — big business. According to Gartner, businesses will likely spend $321 billion on enterprise software in 2016, 4.2 percent more than last year. With business application...


Earns “Authorized Consultant” status to deliver open source business software solutions in United Kingdom

xTuple, the leader in commercial open source ERP, expands their worldwide network by awarding United Kingdom-based partnership to Horton Accounting Services Ltd.

With over a decade of enterprise resource planning (ERP) experience, primarily with SAP,...


Long-time open source advocate and xTuple customer launches business to provide software solutions to fellow manufacturers in Pacific Northwest

xTuple, global leader in commercial open source business management software for growing companies, announces its partnership with the newly formed consultancy, Jacobs ERP Solutions LLC. xTuple and Jacobs together will...

By Kim Cung

The City of Norfolk is helping local entrepreneurs with four unique programs.

One of them is the Norfolk Innovation Fund, starting out with half a million dollars. It will focus on providing money for businesses in fields including health care, technology, sustainability, life sciences and resiliency. The fund is the first Municipal Venture Capital Fund in Virginia...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's one of the most popular celebrations worldwide, and here at xTuple, we're getting in the spirit too. In this issue, we're profiling a terrific (Canadian) customer who just happens to be called St. Patrick's Cabinet Making, a fantastic community member named Patty Davis, and updates on xTuple professional services from the fellow who runs it (who just happens to be named Jim McCluskey). And did I mention the Lucky Licenses promotion? If you've ever sorted through a field of three-leaf clovers looking for that rare shamrock, then you'll like this one — buy 3, get 1 free!


Open source ERP leader forges relationship with metal forming and fabricating industry  

xTuple, the business management software company, revisits their "metal" roots, helping metal processing manufacturers and their distribution partners reshape their businesses, much like their products. xTuple vice president of sales,...

By Drew Robb

The supply chain is getting a lot smarter, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). This added intelligence results in lower costs and added efficiency for companies like General Motors and Whirlpool.

Passive sensors in the supply chain are being replaced with more intelligent versions which put companies in a better position to exert more control over the external...