|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: xTuple Debuts Managed Server Network|
|| ||Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:40:19 -0800 (PST)|
xTuple Debuts Managed Server Network
XTN will offer advanced support subscriptions for open source ERP users
NORFOLK, VA - xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, is pleased
to announce the general availability of XTN, the xTuple Network service, for users of the xTuple
Applications, PostBooks and OpenMFG.
The xTuple Applications are advanced ERP software solutions built with open source components, such
as the PostgreSQL database, the Qt toolkit for C++, and the OpenRPT report writer. The fully
integrated packages include Inventory Management, Product Definition and Costing, Work Order
Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Sales, Shipping and Receiving, Project Management, Sales
Analysis, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, a full General Ledger, and Customer Relationship
Management. Both packages are fully multi-currency, multi-lingual, and support a range of
multi-layered taxation structures. The commercial OpenMFG product adds Manufacturing Scheduling,
Capacity Planning, and several other advanced features.
There are three tiers of XTN services: Basic, Backup, and Premium. All XTN subscribers receive
remote upgrade services for their xTuple Application Server, applying all upgrades and fixes to the
database automatically. The XTN+Backup offering adds nightly backups of the database over the
Internet to the xTuple corporate data center. The XTN Premium service includes all of the above,
and adds periodic tuning and optimizing by PostgreSQL database experts for improved performance.
Pricing starts at $2,000/year, and is available online at www.xtuple.com/pricing.
PostBooks is available free of charge under the OSI-approved Common Public Attribution License
(CPAL) free of charge. OpenMFG is available under xTuple's innovative hybrid license, whereby
customers and partners have full access to the application source code, and any enhancements made
to the product flow back to xTuple for review, quality testing, and possible incorporation into the
baseline product. Both PostBooks and OpenMFG run equally well on Mac, Windows, and Linux
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 http://www.xtuple.org.
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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