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7 Reasons We Work with Drupal (instead of WordPress) for Websites

Drupal logoRecently many clients and colleagues have asked why we only work with Drupal. The dilemma? Drupal seems too complicated for small brochure-style websites, and arguably you can spin up a WordPress site in a matter of hours. While true, we have at least seven (7) reasons why Drupal is a better fit for our clients. Now, I’m not anti-WordPress. Actually, I’ve seen some great sites built on it, and I really appreciate how easy it is for people to use.

7 reasons why xTuple uses Drupal

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xTupleCon: Days of Future Apps

We've just announced the full agenda for this year's xTupleCon user conference, and it's a doozy. More great speakers, innovative technology, inspirational stories, and all around cool stuff than you can shake a stick at! By now you might have heard that the conference opens with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. But did you know we're also hosting the Chief of Staff for the US Navy Mid-Atlantic? How about ERP guru Cindy Jutras?

And speaking of those future apps, they'll be on full display - mobile warehouse, including wireless Android barcode scanners and hot-off-the-presses xTuple Workflow?? The new xTuple Quality system for manufacturers? The full rundown on the xTuple Server, including deep dives on Business Intelligence dashboards and the xTupleCommerce Web Portal?

And, oh yeah, an audience-participation mobile warehouse relay race featuring handheld devices versus a prototype of xTuple on Google Glass. Full details here.

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Free ERP Calendar through August 15

Paladin Logic's ERP Calendar for xTupleEverybody loves free, right? Well for the next 30 days, July 15 through August 15, 2014, free is exactly what ERP Calendar is!

Paladin Logic, Ltd, a Gold Elite xTuple partner located in the DFW metroplex, developed ERP Calendar as an add-on package to xTuple.

ERP Calendar is an integrated, visual calendar that allows you to see your business operations at-a-glance in a concise, clean, calendar view. Read more »

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A Whirlwind 90 Days: A Birdseye View of a Spanking New xTuple Reseller

Our company, erpDevelopers, signed on as an xTuple Gold Partner on March 15, 2014. It has been a whirlwind ride since then - including closing our first project just yesterday!

Since originally signing up, we’ve worked a trade show jointly with xTuple, attended the 101 "Setup, Configuration & Operation" training class (in Vegas), the Project Management & Implementation Methodology class (via the Web), are scheduled for the upcoming 202 "Power User Training" class, done some paid scripting training with "xTupleVangelist" Mike Atherton and have spent, literally, hundreds (yes, that is 100s!) of hours of self-training with xTuple and all of it’s working pieces. We have been on approximately a dozen sales calls so far and handled the demos ON OUR OWN (which, in and of itself, is quite a testimonial on how one can teach themselves xTuple, if they avail themselves of all the material that is available). Read more »

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Installing PostBooks the Long Way Update

Perry Clark, systems engineer at xTuple, wrote a blog post on installing PostBooks® the long way. Some things have changed in the latest version of PostgreSQL. As of this writing, I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3. The PostgreSQL version Perry used is 8.4. If you are new to xTuple and PostgreSQL, you should read Perry’s blog post first. Read more »

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Paladin Logic, Ltd., Announces Mobile Port to xTuple PostBooks

Madrigal logoTexas-based Paladin Logic, Ltd., an xTuple Gold and Elite Partner specializing in ERP customization and implementation, announces the launch of Madrigal SO and Madrigal ERP – a mobile port for Apple and Android tablets connecting to the complete xTuple/PostBooks 4.0 (and later) Desktop client.

Madrigal SO (Small Office) is intended for users who only need one mobile device connected to their xTuple/PostBooks database at a time. Madrigal ERP – the Enterprise version offered through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program and Google Play Private Channel – is intended for business users who need multiple simultaneous mobile connections to their xTuple/PostBooks database. Read more »

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HTML5 at xTuple

We're happy to hear that NetSuite is finally thinking about rewriting their application in HTML5. In other words, they're working towards a mobile-ready design. This is a good step forward for them, and it's the same insight that we had three years ago when we started in on our web product.
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xTuple Web Client: It's not just for mobile devices

One of the great  misunderstandings about the new xTuple web client is that its primary purpose in life is to provide an interface for mobile devices. This may surprise people, but that was never the primary reason for its creation. In fact, we expect more people to use it on laptop and PC environments than on mobile devices. It has been labeled the “Mobile” client entirely for marketing reasons to differentiate it from the Qt based “Desktop” client. There were actually several goals we were attempting to achieve in development by creating this technology including:

  • A user interface that could run in any modern browser.

  • Cloud-ready architecture.

  • An object oriented paradigm for defining business objects and their corresponding functions.

  • Improved performance on large data sets.

  • Unit of Work commit transactions.

  • Inline editing.

  • System wide support for locking.

  • More consistent user interface.

  • More modular design.

  • Web services support for easier system to system integration.

  • Native support for column and row level security.

  • Mobile ready interface that will work on any device including touch devices such as tablets and phones.


That's a lot of goals! Some of them may not make sense to you, so I will describe each of them in more depth.

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Heartbleed -- the xTuple Response

HeartbleedEarlier this week, security experts revealed a significant flaw in a widely used Internet security product called OpenSSL. The bug, called Heartbleed, is a vulnerability in systems that use OpenSSL to encrypt information over SSL connections. OpenSSL is used on about two-thirds of the Internet servers in the world, so the impact of this bug is very widespread. The existence of this bug does not mean that any specific private information has in fact been stolen, but it does mean that it could have been stolen, and all sites that employ the OpenSSL encryption library must implement a security patch immediately, as well as perform a number of other security-related updates, to protect against Heartbleed.

xTuple has taken the following actions to update our servers, secure our data, and protect our customers:

  1. The day after the information on Heartbleed was released, xTuple replaced the OpenSSL code on our servers with an updated version that does not contain the bug.
  2. We have revoked and reissued all SSL certificates for our servers, to remove any lingering vulnerability.
  3. We are informing our user community of our actions and recommending that you update your passwords.

What should you do?

This is not fun, we know, but the potential impact of this bug is quite serious and affects thousands of websites around the Internet, including ours. Now that we have updated our SSL certificates, you should update the passwords you use to connect to xTuple sites and services. You should also update any passwords you use to connect to any other Internet service, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc., as they all have been affected by this bug.

Want to know more?

If you want to learn more about Heartbleed, read the information posted by Codenomicon, the security firm that first exposed this bug.

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Bigger, Better xTupleCon for 2014 - Special Community Pricing through April 30

xTupleCon14 global user conferenceYou asked for bigger and better. And we listened! Now, you're getting the biggest, and best, conference that the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk, Virginia (USA), has to offer!

Registration is now open for xTuple Early Bird Pricing. Save $250 off with the Ultimate Combo Pass by registering before June 30, 2014. Don't miss out on your opportunity to save your seat, save money and maximize your xTuple investment. Note: Community-exclusive pricing ended April 30.

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