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xTuple® ERP is a full-featured, fully-integrated, open source business management system. Built to run in the cloud or on a local server, this award-winning application provides the ultimate in power and flexibility for a wide range of businesses and industries of any size.

Challenges with no ERP
If you're like many small businesses in California, you may use a basic accounting program such as QuickBooks for billing, a spreadsheet for purchasing and inventory, email, address book and calendar for sales and customer support.
Your ecommerce web site's inventory is not connected to your company's database or inventory spreadsheet and so you must double entry data to keep everything syncronized.
There will be days when inventory is changed locally but time runs out before the web database is updated to match. Immediately customers are now out of sync with your true inventory. Same goes for customer discounts, addresses or any other information that touches your customer. It will only get worse from there! This method of running your business will surely cost you time, money and customer satisfaction!
Benifits of an ERP
An ERP connects all of those disconnected business functions and operates from one central location. All of your companies departments are now connected together. This gives you clear visibility in every aspect of your business. Now Sales has access to Inventory. AP is connected to Purchasing and MRP. Your contact information comes from one source.
In fact, all company data comes from a single database source. Transactional data can be accessed at any point in the fulfillment process because all departments of your business are immediately integrated!
Instead of spending time on solving operational problems, your business is connected at all points and moving like a well oiled machine! You will see your business in a whole new light. Imagine the new opportunities for efficiency and ggrid-xth you may find once you run your business with an ERP system!
Improve customer relations. Know when and by how much inventory will fall short BEFORE the work order goes to manufacturing. Manage areas in your business that are working well. Recognize and change those that need improvements. An ERP system gives you the ability to stay ahead of your customer's demands.
The Heart Of Every
xTuple ERP Edition!

At the core of every edition of xTuple®ERP is PostBooks®. It comes in two flavors: Commercial (required to use the Add-on Modules shown on this page and contact xTuple Support) and Community (free but cannot use Add-on Mondules and support is through forum only). If you'd like to test drive the Community version, please fill out our contact form. Minx Consulting, Inc. is an xTuple Solutions Provider and can support both versions.

  • Compare the features of xTuple® ERP and find the one that fits your company's needs!
    Open source ERP for sales, accounting, operations and CRM in a single system.

    PostBooks® is a very robust business management system with features seen in more expensive software applications. It is an extremely capable tool to run your business now and in the future! Includes functionality that supports light distributors and light manufacturers.

    Postbooks Features
    • Accounting (general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, bank reconciliation, financial reporting)
    • Sales (quotes, order entry, pricing schedules/discount management, sales reporting, shipping, prospect mangement)
    • CRM (universal address book, incident management, to-do lists, project management)
    • Purchasing (purchase orders, receiving, vendor reporting)
    • Product Definition (items, infinite-level bills of material)
    • Inventory and Distribution (multiple locations, other advanced warehouse features)
    • Light Manufacturing (work orders, strong support for make-to-order)
    • OpenRPT open source report writer
    • Operating system/platform-agnostic
      • Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile
    • Internationalized (multi-currency, support for multiple tax structures and multilingual translation packs)
    • License
      • CPAL, the Open Source Initiative (OSI)-certified Common Public Attribution License
      • xTuple's commercial license, with unlimited online customer support
    Open source ERP recommended for distributors and inventory-centric companies

    Designed by experienced distributors specifically for the electrical, HVAC, plumbing and industrial wholesale distribution market, xTuple offers a fully-integrated end-to-end software system for companies with more sophisticated inventory control needs. It contains everything in the core PostBooks® Edition plus additional enterprise-class functionality specifically for distributors.

    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”
    Open source ERP recommended for manufacturing companies

    Both discrete and batch process production; make-to-order, make-to-stock or mixed-mode; even contract manufacturing, job shops and engineer-to-order. Built by production experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers. It contains everything in the core PostBooks® Edition plus additional enterprise-class functionality specifically for manufacturers.

    A modular approach

    xTuple, like most business management software, is organized by functional areas, or modules. These modules (listed below) are highly interconnected and integrated, and you can customize which modules – even which individual tasks – each of your staff is authorized to use.


    xTuple's Product module includes Items, Bills of Materials and support for Standard, Actual and Average Costing. You have enormous flexibility in defining and describing your Items, including support for Aliases (what your customers or suppliers might call something), Substitutes, various types of Images suitable for online catalogs, pick lists, engineering diagrams, and more. There are Item Variants, with support for user-defined Options and Attributes, which allows you to build infinite variations on your standard finished goods. Bills of Materials, the basic definition of how a product is manufactured, can be as simple, or as complex, as you like (an infinite number of levels deep).


    xTuple has some of the most powerful Inventory features in its class. Each Item has a corresponding Item Site which determines order parameters, ABC class, lead time, and where and how the Item is located in various Warehouses. The system is fully multi-warehouse and supports multiple Locations inside Warehouses – including the ability to define whether a Location is Netable for purposes of valuing Inventory and the ability to define Quarantined or other Restrictive Locations. You can even define Warehouse Zones and Aisle/Rack/Bin/Location controls. During a Physical Inventory Count, you can freeze inventory quantities to minimize the impact on ongoing production. And of course, you have full lot and serial control, with detailed inventory transaction history. Shipping & Receiving supports multiple carriers, user-customized forms and reports and is fully integrated with Production, Inventory, Sales, Purchasing and Financials. xTuple supports all leading barcode formats, including Code 3 of 9, Code 128, UPC and EAN, and supports both tethered and wireless barcode reader solutions.


    The Manufacture module is the heart of xTuple's manufacturing execution and controls all orders, operations and work centers on the shop floor. There are several stages of Work Orders, including Open, Exploded (materials requirements issued and operations created), Released to the floor, In Process and Closed. Managers can control production schedules and priorities at all stages of the manufacturing process and can track variances in material usage and labor with precision. You can also maintain and modify Production Bills of Materials and Bills of Operations for maximum flexibility.


    The Schedule module (available in Manufacturing Edition only) allows you to be proactive in managing your production and inventory levels. Your planners can build out your Master Production Schedule (MPS) with Production Plans and Forecasts, time-phased over standard calendars that you define, whether absolute or relative. Use MRP to determine when to build assemblies, sub-assemblies and order component parts – or, if your organization is more dynamic, use Manufacturing Edition's powerful Running Availability feature for up-to-the-minute insight across your operations. Use Capacity Planning to improve your production scheduling and utilization of labor and machinery by tracking activity at individual work centers over time. Identify bottlenecks and down time (by Item, Work Center or Planner) and increase efficiency across the organization. The Constraint Management subsystem enables simplified Shop scheduling based on Lean and Theory of Constraints concepts.


    Order entry in the Sales module is where it all begins. Sales representatives have complete visibility into real-time inventory availability and the production schedule. You have the option of letting customer demand drive work order production directly (or purchase requests, in the case of purchased items). xTuple supports Quotes, which can be converted to actual Orders when firm, and multiple levels of tax codes which can be tailored to your customers local markets. The system also allows for a rich array of pricing options, by Customer, Groups, Types and Categories – as well as special promotions and sales, and the ability to throttle customer buying power by credit rating. Deep and rich historical sales data is available for detailed analysis across multiple time periods, using multiple variables. xTuple ships with over 200 standard Reports, including 30 in Sales Analysis. All reports are fully customizable using the OpenRPT graphical report writer, included with the xTuple system.


    The CRM (Corporate – or the more common Customer –  Relationship Management) module adds more dimensions to the Customer picture – with a Universal Address Book that allows multiple Contacts and Addresses per Account and allows Accounts to be Prospects, Customers, Vendors, Partners, even Competitors. Incident Management and To-Do List subsystems enable rich history and tracking of customer issues and communications. Opportunity Management tracks pre-sales prospecting and is tightly integrated with other CRM subsystems, as is Project Management, allowing you to associate Quotes, Sales Orders, Work Orders and Purchase Orders with a particular Project – and track progress and individual Tasks within the Project. You can also enter and track Time and Expense by Project Tasks and create customer Invoices and employee Vouchers for project work completed.


    xTuple's Purchase module manages all of your interactions with Vendors, including Purchase Requests, actual Purchase Orders, Vouchers and Receipts. It is fully integrated with the entire system in real time, so you can consolidate and optimize your purchasing procedures across the organization. Keep track of Vendor Performance on Rejected Materials, Delivery Date Variances and Price Variances. Both Purchase Orders and Sales Invoices can be sent via email in any number of document formats.


    The heart of any business system is Accounting, and xTuple features a powerful General Ledger, which is tightly integrated in real time with the other modules of the system. You have tremendous flexibility in defining your Chart of Accounts, with support for four Segments in Account Numbers, each of any length. You may define an unlimited number of Accounting Periods per year, and certain users have the option of posting into closed Periods. xTuple supports Standard Journals and Standard Journal Groups, with Expiration and Effectivity Dates for simple Period-End Posting. Financial Reports are completely user-definable, and the systems open architecture facilitates simple interfaces to third party applications such as spreadsheets, payroll and fixed asset depreciation. Accounts Payable supports User-Defined Check Formats, assigned on a Bank Account basis, and full Reconciliation capability. You have total control over your check runs and can look at historical purchasing data, user-defined aging of open items and time-phased cash requirements. Accounts Receivable allows for easy creation and posting of Invoices, management of Cash Receipts, Debit and Credit Memos, and time-phased cash projections and open receivables.

    Open source ERP to integrate your business data into a single system

    The ultimate solution for your growing business — built upon the award-winning xTuple PostBooks® Edition — includes all features of Distribution and Manufacturing Editions plus discounted add-on components and complimentary offerings.

    • xTupleConnect®
      • Integrate outside systems with xTuple using this powerful integration platform, includes full integration of your CRM, accounting and ERP with your existing corporate email system.
    • Fixed Assets Depreciation and Maintenance Bundle
      • Integrate your fixed asset register and depreciation schedules with xTuple accounting packages.
    • Project Accounting
      • Manage projects with this robust budget and financial reporting package.
    • Enhanced Commissions
      • Manage your complex sales teams with this sophisticated package.
    • Payroll Processing
      • Capture employee time using the Time & Attendance module, with sophisticated time clock functionality for labor expense to be allocated to Projects, Work Orders, or overhead categories.
    • Payroll Processing
      • Capture employee time using the Time & Attendance module, with sophisticated time clock functionality for labor expense to be allocated to Projects, Work Orders, or overhead categories
    • Quality
      • Meet standards of excellence and document regulatory and/or ISO compliance.
      • Easily manage and/or improve non-conformance with corrective and preventative actions.
    • Rentals Management
      • Seamless integration to easily rent and track your equipment directly from xTuple.
    • Discounts
      • xTupleCommerce®
        • $5,000 off any level of eCommerce solution, so your customers and other trading partners may interact (buy, sell, place orders, etc.) with your ERP system through your website.
      • xTuple Network (XTN)
        • 50% off any tier of this remote upgrade service for advanced data integrity.
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