Business News: Everything is Awesome!

I just saw "The Lego Movie" recently, which was of course great fun. Sure, it's a whip-smart commentary on corporatism, groupthink, and the awkward process of growing old and losing your soul... but I just can't get that hilariously catchy theme song out of my head. Everything is Awesome! We're seeing all kinds of news these days about record low unemployment, quarterly growth numbers, and — most encouragingly — small business confidence. So, is everything really going to be awesome now?

It does appear that things are picking up — hopefully, you're seeing some evidence in your own business — increased customer demand, better access to capital, etc. It's the perfect time to put in place some real programs to shore up that growth, and put your business on firmer footing for the future.

Of course, here at xTuple, we'd love to help. We've had many, many customers over the years invest in our software at times like this — and profit from that investment by having systems and processes in place to continue growing sales, and just as importantly, efficiently manage costs as they grow.

You might recall the second line in the song is "everything is cool when you're part of a team." All the Lego people worked together efficiently, making and building things. So, to help make everything even more awesome, we're offering a special promotion through September to make it easier to acquire the right number of xTuple software licenses to help your team — and your business — grow. Details here:

Revitalizing the economy, one business at a time.

Ned Lilly

President and CEO

In October 2001, Ned co-founded xTuple, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open platform software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small- to mid-sized manufacturers. In 1999, he was a co-founder of Great Bridge, an early business built around the PostgreSQL database which is also the core technology for xTuple today. Great Bridge was incubated inside Landmark Communications, a mid-sized media company where Ned directed corporate venture investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and startup activity. Prior to Landmark, Ned worked for a regional technology group in Washington D.C. and had a brief first career in political media — television, radio and a non-partisan news wire. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from George Washington University.