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How this Open Source Aficionado got his start with xTuple

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:53

About six years ago, René Raggl, a then 30-year-old account manager for a retail supplier in the Netherlands, raised his hand and volunteered to help with xTuple's German translation project. It was Raggl's first foray into the realm of open source projects. Raggl had been working with PostBooks® and he liked it. He quickly saw that with his language skills he was someone who could help, who could contribute back. And that's exactly what he did.

Release Notes: xTuple ERP 4.9.5 now available

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:31

xTuple ERP 4.9.5 is now available for download from xTuple's GitHub repository or the xTuple PostBooks® project page on SourceForge. This release fixes bugs in Project Types, document associations, and a critical update to credit card processing using Authorize.net.

How to Calculate Return on Investment for Your ERP

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:18

How do you estimate the Return on Investment (ROI) of your business management system? What methodology should you use? Companies who identify their possible ROI — before the start of the ERP project (and measure it continuously throughout the implementation process) — stand to gain the most benefits from their ERP solution.

In this article, we explore a simple financial model that calculates the ROI for your implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

How to Enhance the Value of Your Enterprise with ERP

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:05

What is it worth to your business (and your bottom line) to lead a workforce that functions as a team, working together to meet and exceed customer expectations on product, delivery, price, and service?

The answer may appear obvious: the business will achieve peak financial performance and it will have enhanced value— both intrinsically, and to potential acquirers. Achieving such a goal, however, can prove elusive.

Reference guide covers 4.10 beta, plus new audit

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:07

If you're the type of person who follows SVN commit records on the PostBooks site on SourceForge, then maybe you've already noticed how busy the xTuple documentation team has been the past few months.

Report: Are you getting enough out of ERP?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:24

As a followup to our invitation to participate in Enterprise Solution Research earlier this year, we thought we'd share a few snippets from the results and offer the opportunity to obtain the final report from Cindy Jutras, president of Mint Jutras.

New Desktop shortcuts speed your workflow

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:54

If you're interested in learning more about the new desktop shortcuts available beginning with xTuple version 4.9, we've just posted a new video explaining how these customizable shortcuts work.

4.10 beta loaded with fixes and features

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 14:46

One of the neat things about the open source world is the ability to get your hands on an early release of new software. I'm happy to announce that the first beta of version 4.10 is now available for download and testing... and it's loaded with new features and fixes.

Release Notes: xTuple ERP 4.10 beta now available

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:42
Version 4.10 || April 2016

xTuple getting our Irish on

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 14:42

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's one of the most popular celebrations worldwide, and here at xTuple, we're getting in the spirit too. In this issue, we're profiling a terrific (Canadian) customer who just happens to be called St. Patrick's Cabinet Making, a fantastic community member named Patty Davis, and updates on xTuple professional services from the fellow who runs it (who just happens to be named Jim McCluskey).

Scripting for the Rest of Us, Lesson 1

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:11
Start Building Your xTuple Scripting ToolBox Today

This is a series of articles to give you the skills — and confidence — necessary to modify and extend the out-of-the-box xTuple ERP software. Thanks to the flexibility of open source software, you can tailor the World’s #1 Open Source ERP package into a custom fit for your company and/or customer.

What is scripting?

verb | \’skripting\ — to write an executable section of computer code

Are you at risk? Back up all business data now

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 09:35

What would you and your business do if you lost everything?

With just a click — deliberate or not — your entire digital world can disappear. And with it, untold dollars in lost revenue, not to mention the headaches and time spent in recovery mode.

Do you remember the last time you backed up your valuable business data? If not, it’s time to take action.

World Backup Day is on March 31, and it’s meant to forge good habits for the protection of your company’s digital data.

What are the benefits of buying an ERP solution with built-in CRM?

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:00

Businesses are in greater need of managing multiple disparate functions under one integrated system, now more than ever. Multiple departments pose insurmountable data processing and manpower requirements, which is why the implementation of an ERP system is of major importance. The ERP solution enables management to ensure departmental coordination and business operations function smoothly.

What is likely to define 2016? Volatility and Intimacy

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 13:22

Perusing the 2016 prognostications, especially for the manufacturing industry, I stumbled across Brad Kuvin's recent editorial entitled, "One Word Likely to Define 2016: Volatility." Brad is the editor of MetalForming Magazine, a publication of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA*).