As the head of sales here at xTuple, I spend a significant amount of time on the pricing page. When I first came to xTuple six years ago, the pricing page was my favorite page on the website. I had come from the big-iron ERP world where pricing was NEVER revealed. In that world, pricing would go to the prospective customer only AFTER exhaustive demos and sales meetings and qualification phone calls. Only then would the proposal be made. A proposal which closely matched the prospect's budget.
At xTuple, we wear our pricing on our sleeves. Transparency is one of the most important parts of our company philosophy. It comes from our open source heritage: If you are going run in the open source world, promote your product on Sourceforge, and make your source code available to the whole world, you certainly won't be able to play the kind of games that the big ERP players continue to play even today. xTuple pricing has been out there since the very beginning.
If you are one of those who have been watching, you will have seen that the pricing hasn't changed for years. Until recently, that is. Read more »