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Back to school - xTuple University is now open

xTuple UniversityxTuple has long enjoyed a reputation as being extremely responsive to our community when it comes to improving product quality, as evidenced by our third prize-filled haxTuple bug-squashing competition. Or the fact that our developers lead the world among open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects in resolving reported bugs, with a close rate of over 94%, according to statistics collected.

We are also listening to your requests with regard to training. The future of training, especially technology-focused, is online, self-guided, and video-based. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of xTuple University — an online learning center for the xTuple community. As I mentioned in our kick-off webinar Read more »

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haxTuple is underway, see the leaderboard

haxTuple leaderboardJust 10 days into haxTuple now, and the competition is gaining momentum. We've posted a haxTuple leaderboard, separately tracking bug fixes and extensions to xTuple.

In the spirit of the competition, of course, the leaderboard *itself* is a haxTuple project, from the talented Linda Nichols. Keep following along to see who's going to come out on top! xTuple employees, of course, are ineligible for prizes, despite our tireless toils. xTuple partners worldwide ARE eligible, as well as anyone else in the global open source community.

Lots of exciting activity around building extensions this year, although some have not posted their projects to the leaderboard as yet. Read about a Brazilian open source developer's work here.

Reminder: Prizes include  Read more »

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WebRTC in CRM, ERP solutions at xTupleCon 2014

WebRTCIn October this year, I'll be visiting the US and Canada for some conferences and a wedding. The first event will be xTupleCon 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia. xTuple makes the popular open source accounting and CRM suite PostBooks. The event kicks off with a keynote from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on the evening of October 14. On October 16, I'll be making a presentation about how JSCommunicator makes it easy to add click-to-call real-time communications (RTC) to any other web-based product without requiring any browser plugins or third party softphones. Read more »

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haxTuple and WebRTC: extensions from our international community

Juliana LoubackSet to start next week with a haxTuple kick-off webinar, our open source developer contest is already igniting the xTuple community. Although those competitors in the bug-squashing derby have to wait until August 6 to start, Juliana Louback [GitHub], a software engineer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has begun working on her entry for the Mobile Web extension portion of the competition. She's tying together our app with JSCommunicator, an open source WebRTC tool that makes it possible to place phone calls from within the xTuple application with integration both into the users' telephony service and our CRM contact listing.

One of the great parts about open source is that we can share our varied passions and make our product great by leveraging them all. You can read about her progress here Read more »

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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 »