|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: xTuple Announces Release of Version 2.2.1 of PostBooks|
|| ||Thu, 27 Sep 2007 19:50:11 -0700 (PDT)|
xTuple Announces Release of Version 2.2.1 of PostBooks
New Open Source Accounting/ERP/CRM Solution Includes Data Import/Mapping
Tool and Additional Documentation for Third-Party Interface
NORFOLK, VA - September 27, 2007 - xTuple, the leader in open source
enterprise resource planning software, is pleased to announce the release of
Version 2.2.1 of its PostBooks Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution. The release is a
follow-up to the recent version 2.2.0, and offers the open source community a
new data import and mapping tool called CSVimp, as well as enhanced
documentation and examples supporting the new xTuple Application Programming
Interface (API) for connecting to external systems. The release also contains
bug fixes and features suggested and contributed by the xTuple community.
"Two requirements we heard immediately from PostBooks users were the need
for a robust data import tool, and more emphasis on interfacing with other
systems," said Ned Lilly, President and CEO of xTuple. "We're pleased to make
our internal tools in these areas available to the community, and to step up
our commitment to expanding and documenting those tools."
The CSVimp data import and mapping tool lets users import comma separated
value (CSV) files into PostBooks, or OpenMFG, its commercially-licensed
sibling with enhanced features for manufacturers and distributors. In
addition to documentation and example files (including how to migrate data
from the QuickBooks accounting package), binaries and source code for CSVimp
are now available from PostBooks' home at the SourceForge open source
repository, in the PostBooks-csvimp package,
PostBooks 2.2.1 also includes additional new documentation around the new
API for connecting to external systems, including a white paper and working
examples using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Visual Basic macros. The API
materials are available in the PostBooks-API download package,
The new version also includes the final user guide documentation, which is
available in both the printable PDF books and the application-based help
files that load with the Qt Assistant tool within the PostBooks GUI client.
They're also online in HTML format at http://www.xtuple.com/docs/userguide.
Both PostBooks and OpenMFG run equally well on Windows, Linux, and Mac
computers, and are fully internationalized with multi-currency, support for
multiple tax structures, and multilingual translation packs maintained by the
global open-source community. All this and more, including public discussion
forums, blogs, and the community issue/bug tracker, can be found at
xTuple (formerly OpenMFG) develops next-generation, enterprise-class business
process applications powered by open source software such as Linux,
PostgreSQL, and Qt. xTuple products, led by its OpenMFG, OpenRPT and new
PostBooks applications, give companies better control over operations,
increased productivity, and measurable growth across all areas of their
businesses-all at a lower cost of ownership. For more information, please
visit the company Web site at www.xtuple.com.
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