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What is your second biggest B2B eCommerce Challenge? Multiple Ship Tos

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In large business-to-business (B2B) transactions, it’s fairly typical for a business customer to have multiple locations where they need to ship products. A good example is a construction company that has multiple active jobs and needs supplies sent to those jobs.

With xTupleCommerce, your customers can log into your eCommerce site and manage the shipping locations for specific orders. First, they would start by adding items to their cart, continue to check out, and then choose the appropriate "Ship To" location for the order. The system is directly connected to their customer record in their xTuple ERP, so if they have multiple ship-to locations set up in the ERP, they can choose which address the order should ship to. Read more »

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What is your biggest B2B eCommerce Challenge? Sales Reps

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Let’s imagine that you are a manufacturer or distributor selling a range of products. You have a team of sales representatives that process orders on behalf of their customers or accounts. These sales reps may be your direct employees or other types of trading partners.

If you don’t have a Web-based solution for your sales reps to process orders, then they are likely meeting with their customers, collecting orders, then processing those orders manually in your accounting system, ERP or over the phone to your back-office.

With the xTupleCommerce solution, sales reps can do all of this work directly on your eCommerce site. They can log into the site and use the Sales Rep Utility to purchase on behalf of their customers. Read more »

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How can you meet your customer’s demand for B2B eCommerce?

Tom Brandt on Flickr, red boots

eCommerce is not the way of the future; it’s the way of the present. Consumers are now fully comfortable researching products and making purchases online. Even from their phones. Not only are people buying online, they are involving themselves in the entire shopping experience on the Internet.

This is a pretty straight-forward process for typical consumers. Let’s imagine that you want to buy a new pair of hiking boots. You start by searching Google, reading articles, perusing reviews, comparing prices, looking for the best deal, and then you make your purchase. The online shopping experience is different than the buying experience of a decade ago, but overall it isn’t that complex.

But, what if you are a construction company that needs to buy supplies for a big job that begins in 2 months?  Read more »

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SourceForge site improvements for open source projects

We have a vested interest in - and make our own - improvements to the user experience on SourceForge. After all, we are at well over one million downloads (and growing every day) from our project page PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple.

Sharing this article on "SourceForge’s Ongoing Effort to Eliminate Misleading Ads" which explains how the open source community can help make their own experience a better one.

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How to share your xTuple ERP expertise on your LinkedIn profile

View my LinkedIn profileWhy is LinkedIn® essential to your career success?

Statistics don't lie: 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn® to find and vet candidates (according to researcher Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and founder of And according to the Pew Research Center, LinkedIn® usage is highest among the educated and high earners. Those with more professional experience - and those hiring - are on LinkedIn®; it's also the only social networking website with higher measured usage among 50-64 year olds than those aged 18-29. Professionals at every career level use it for networking, staying in touch with current and former co-workers, and engaging within their industry whether promoting their business or recruiting.

How to make your LinkedIn® profile stand out above all the rest? Need a few tips to showcase your xTuple ERP expertise?

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PostBooks® accounting and ERP suite coming to Fedora

PostBooks has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to xTuple as pull requests so future upstream releases can be used with rpmbuild to create packages. Read more »

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PostBooks® License Renewal

Important Notice for PostBooks® Users

The generic single-user software license key for xTuple PostBooks® Edition expired on March 1, 2015. You will be unable to log into your xTuple database, if you did not renew your complimentary license before that time. If you have already received a PostBooks® license directly from xTuple, you may ignore the rest of this message. Read more »

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New Developer Scripting Powers in xTuple ERP 4.8.0

The release of xTuple ERP 4.8.0 brings with it an exciting feature that should open up new possibilities for those of you writing your own custom scripts. As some of you may know, Qt handles the firing of events and the reaction to those events using the concept of Signals (events), and Slots (event receivers). This allows us to do things such as refresh the list of open sales orders from elsewhere in the application, or to know when a bill of materials has been modified. Read more »

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Details on 4.8 release, and 2015 preview!

As much of the world slowly returns to the post-holidays work schedule, you might be surprised at how much has been happening at xTuple in recent weeks.

We've just released xTuple 4.8, which is arguably the biggest release since 4.0 for us.  There are major new enhancements in the Desktop, Mobile Web, and xTupleCommerce customer-facing website...

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How much does a website cost?

This is a question I hear all the time! Whether you're a business owner, startup entrepreneur, big-thinker, friend or family, the answer is simple.

It depends. Read more »