xTuple Distribution Edition

Growing Your Distribution Business Made Easy

The Distribution Edition of xTuple is a fully-integrated end-to-end software system for companies with more sophisticated inventory control needs. It contains everything in the open source PostBooks® Edition, plus additional enterprise-class functionality specifically for distributors and light manufacturers.

xTuple for Distribution was designed by distributors specifically for the electrical, HVAC, plumbing and industrial wholesale distribution market.

Features for Wholesale Distribution

  • Track inventory by lot or serial numbers including expiration dates.
  • Track inventory location.
  • Track inventory in transit.
  • Supports drop shipping.
  • One-click conversion from catalog to sellable Item including Vendor and pricing setup
  • Integration of third party pricing services including Trade Service
  • Browse and search the full Trade Service catalog (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial)
  • One-click conversion from catalog to sellable Item including Vendor and pricing setup
  • Option to convert to new sellable Item or to setup as additional sourcing for existing item (to support “Big Bin”)
  • Automatic update of catalog and converted Items
  • Define the Trade Service cost column used by each Vendor
  • Define “parent” relationships between Vendors to consolidate sourcing and payables
  • Integrate Trade Service Commodity Code levels into Item list
  • Import custom Price Sheets with distributor specific (net) pricing

Quote and Sales Order Entry and Management

  • Trade Service spec sheet and image are viewable from order entry
  • Trade Service spec sheet and image links available on Quote, Sales Order Acknowledgement and Invoice forms
  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Ability to re-sequence lines
  • Industry Standard Margin Calculation
  • Ability to re-price one or many order lines with a targeted margin
  • Ability to select “Customer Favorite Items” based on history and add to order
  • Cost Plus pricing based on Vendor cost and markups defined by Customer Type, Customer, Product Category and Item
  • Ability to issue available inventory and ship from sales order entry window
  • Ability to print shipping and acknowledgement forms from shipping window
  • Field level privileges to protect sensitive cost information
  • Sales Commissions reporting based on gross margin
  • Lost Sales reporting
  • EDI capability (requires xTuple Connect)

Purchase Order Entry and Management

  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Ability to re-sequence lines
  • Support for Special Pricing Agreements (SPA) and Contracts
  • Ability to define Vendor “Freight Allowed” by weight or amount
  • Optional creation of missing Item Sourcing information
  • EDI capability (requires xTuple Connect)

Inventory Management

  • Ability to filter inventory by “Available to Ship”