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The following documents and links provide useful information for users and developers of xTuple ERP.

xTuple University

Accelerate your learning at xTuple University. Choose from hundreds of online videos and other course materials as you seek to learn more about xTuple at your own pace. Subscriptions are free while xTupleU is in beta. So come see for yourself how easy learning can be. Visit www.xtupleuniversity.com.

Getting and Using xTuple Translation Files

How do I get a language translation file?

There are two ways to obtain a translation file for xTuple ERP: Read more »


The xTuple community features dozens of forums on various topics, ranging from announcements to how-to's to internationalization. Forums are a great way to learn more about the software. Search for answers to common questions, ask questions yourself, or even answer other people's questions when you're ready. Get involved. Visit the forums: http://www.xtuple.org/forum.

Setting Up a Locale

What are Locales? And how do they work?

Locales are associated with users and define the format for date, time, and numbers. Locales are also used to search for translation files and to specify decimal precision and some of the colors that the user sees on the screen. Read more »

Product Guides

This section contains the official Reference Guide for each numbered release of xTuple ERP, as well as Product Guides for other xTuple products.

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Starting A New Translation Project

User interface translations of xTuple ERP are now being managed in the xTuple source code repositories on GitHub. This new method replaces the former management of translations in the now deprecated xTuple Translation Portal. If you would like to contribute a new translation of xTuple ERP—or generally participate as an xTuple translator—you must familiarize yourself with using GitHub repositories, if you are not already. Read more »

Demo Guides

Desktop Client Demo Guides

The following two guides are designed to show how the features in xTuple ERP can help your business work better. To avoid telling you about parts of the system you wouldn't use, we offer a guide for service (non-inventory) businesses, and a guide for inventory and manufacturing businesses.

Both guides are available for viewing in full online, or they can be purchased in PDF form for printing. They are an ideal way to get started with the system. Read more »

Translator FAQ

PLEASE NOTE: xTuple is in the process of changing its translation methodology. During this transition, the editing of translations on the translation portal has been suspended. We will announce the new methodology as soon as it is available.


Demo Videos

We offer an extensive list of free demo videos that provide training for xTuple ERP and demonstrations of the latest advanced features of the software.


The documents in this section are guides for understanding and using the xTuple ERP application. The contents are divided into sections based on the functional areas of the software, such as accounting, manufacturing and sales. There are also miscellaneous topics, including how to import data from QuickBooks, ad hoc reporting, and more. Read more »