xTuple

Inventory Management Solutions for Growing Manufacturers

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xTuple Overview

What is xTuple?

Save time and money — Automate and integrate all manufacturing and back-office processes into a single business system: If you take sales orders, schedule production, maintain inventory shipping/receiving records, and ensure all financial data is synced, then xTuple solutions can deliver huge improvements in the effectiveness of your organization.

xTuple ERP Suite starts at its core with PostBooks®, a full-featured, fully-integrated Accounting, ERP and CRM system. Built with the PostgreSQL database and Qt framework for C++, it provides power and flexibility for a range of businesses and industries of any size. Distribution, Manufacturing and Enterprise Editions build on the same code base for advanced features needed by growing companies.

xTuple’s business management software features enterprise-class technology products and services for the supply chain, all at an affordable cost — one of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any ERP system on the market.

xTuple Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$175.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

PRICING INCLUDES software, maintenance, support, and cloud hosting.
Modular design means you don't have to implement an entire enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Built by operations experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers. Scales as you grow. Compare the functionality found in xTuple software — including licenses, business continuity, maintenance and support.


xTuple Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French and 6 others, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

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xTuple Dashboards feature Key Performance Indicator (KPI) charts and visualizations
Do you know how your business is doing?
Gain insight you've never had before with key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards. Defining — and live-monitoring — of your KPIs enables you and your team to make smarter business decisions.
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Gain insight you've never had before with key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards. Defining — and live-monitoring — of your KPIs enables you and your team to make smarter business decisions.

xTuple Reviews

xTuple Reviews

Overall rating
4.2
/
5
Excellent
47

Very good
51

Average
14

Poor
3

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
4
84% recommended this app
John G.

Excellent capabilities, complex to learn, more toward manufacturing and inventory but adaptable

I originally started using Postbooks because I was looking for an accounting system that ran on Fedora Linux that was based on PostgreSQL database since I am a database DBA for Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL (MariaDB).

I use Postbooks to run my real estate business even though it is not an exact fit because of familiarity. Once learned, it becomes second nature. I do not use most of the capabilities that xTuple/Postbooks provides. But that is one of the fortes of the software; use what you need and leave the rest alone.


Verified Reviewer

Generally good, but requires a skilled team to use

When fully set up, it does a good job of running our multi-site,multi-currency manufacturing operation.


Carl E.

Sales/engineering involved with ERP use. Currently running 4.8.1. Previous system was ...


Verified Reviewer

For someone who is not an accountant, the learning curve was steep. But in time, it became...

It forced me to learn true accounting principles, of which I still haven't mastered, but it's an ongoing experience. That, and the fact that it's free.


Lance K.

review of ERP postqb rev 4.x

goal was to handle sales pipeline and contract manufacturing; sales people didn't like to use it. Free version is good value, but paid version is expensive when compared to competitive products.


John G.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: Self Employed

Excellent capabilities, complex to learn, more toward manufacturing and inventory but adaptable

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/02/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I originally started using Postbooks because I was looking for an accounting system that ran on Fedora Linux that was based on PostgreSQL database since I am a database DBA for Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL (MariaDB).

I use Postbooks to run my real estate business even though it is not an exact fit because of familiarity. Once learned, it becomes second nature. I do not use most of the capabilities that xTuple/Postbooks provides. But that is one of the fortes of the software; use what you need and leave the rest alone.

Pros

Free version - I use the Postbooks version since cost is a big factor for me and I don't need most of the features.
Adaptable - I used it in a previous business where I had inventory and did some creation of videos on DVDs. It tracked inventory from items used to create the finished DVDs and package, publish, and ship them. I now use it in my real estate business just for accounting.
Has many capabilities many of which I do not personally use, but they are there if you need them.

Cons

Complex - because it has so many capabilities, it is complex and can be hard to learn. Documentation can be a bit sparse.
Constrained - Forces a work flow which is great for larger business but can make a task tedious for a sole proprietor.
CRM - is designed for sales of products which is what this software is designed around. I am now a REALTOR® and the CRM does not fit the model a REALTOR® uses.
Too platform specific - It used to run on Fedora and other Linus flavors. Now it is limited to Ubuntu and tends to lag, as Ubuntu does, behind the security updates. It runs on Windows. I now run my database on Linux and have to use a Windows client since there is not a client that runs on Fedora. I suggested to the developers that xTuple/Postbooks should be developed on Linux as a Flatpak project but never heard anything back.

Response from xTuple

John - Thanks for reviewing our free PostBooks¿ product. This system was definitely built for manufacturing (and inventory-centric) companies, although plenty of professionals such as yourself have adapted the Accounting and CRM & Sales functionality to suit their needs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer

Generally good, but requires a skilled team to use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/06/2018
Review Source: Capterra

When fully set up, it does a good job of running our multi-site,multi-currency manufacturing operation.

Pros

- Decent import system to load up your data
- Flexible system that allows a wide range of manufacturing and options
- Easy access to SQL tables which allow you to write your own tools if xTuple is missing something you need
- Under active development, and with a good user forum

Cons

- Despite the licensing being the single most expensive SW cost for our company, support is virtually non existent. It is an additional cost and the options are expensive, confusing and often rely on 'partners' who don't always know much about the system. Documentation does exist but is often hard to find on the xTuple website. A skilled technical team will be needed to implement and set up the complex options and work flows.

- xTuple is putting lots of effort on eCommerce additions, but less on the fundamentals of the package. Silly issues make for large problems:
-- User permissions can only be added one at a time (no multi select)
-- Payments are still based on the idea of paper cheques with no shortcuts for cash/card payments. No simple export options for upload for wire processing)
-- The multi currency system is basic and has issues (silly rounding errors, Bank reconciliation and GL accounts don't match and can't be corrected, 'extra' currency transactions generated by some operations break AR balance)

Response from xTuple

Thank you for taking the time to review. What version of xTuple are you using? Can you chat with xTuple¿s process guy? Sounds like you might be missing some valuable help and ROI for your company. Feel free to contact us (we're here to help!): https://xtuple.com/contact-marketing

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Carl E.

Sales/engineering involved with ERP use. Currently running 4.8.1. Previous system was MAS200.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/07/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Has a Mac based client.

Has the option for on-site server or cloud server.

Highly customizable reporting capabilities. A decent amount of customizing interface windows. We have several very custom reports and some interface changes that have been made by a 3rd party developer.

A lot of features, some we're still learning to use in an optimal way.

Cons

The report editor is weak, at least up through 4.8.1.

Text boxes don't auto-wrap making form design difficult. This is a challenge even for our 3rd party developer that uses it all the time.

Not the most intuitive - interlinks between data sets is weak at best. Often we find ourselves needing to write somethings down from one inquiry to then go to the next, and the next to find what we need. MAS200 was much better in this regard.

Several accounting features that I do not use are also reported to have similar limitations as compared to MAS200.

No bug patches. Free updates while using the cloud sever are great, but any customization throws a slight wrench into that. Several bugs that we deal with have been fixed in newer versions but are not available as patches to our version. Since we have some significant customization, the actual upgrade cost keeps us from updating frequently.

Response from xTuple

RE: any difficulties you¿re experiencing with the OpenRPT report editor. If you need to learn more about building custom reports, we¿ve got some great classes and some free online resources at https://xTupleUniversity.com. Backporting bug fixes with patches can run you into all sorts of other problems related to required functionality that may not exist in older versions. It¿s like expecting to get an airbag in a `65 Mustang. Our best suggestion is let¿s help you upgrade to the latest version: https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services -- Carolyn

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Verified Reviewer

For someone who is not an accountant, the learning curve was steep. But in time, it became great.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/06/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It forced me to learn true accounting principles, of which I still haven't mastered, but it's an ongoing experience. That, and the fact that it's free.

Pros

It's a true ERP/accounting software suite that covers all aspects of a business. There's no cheating when posting transactions. It forces you to get to know actual accounting principles and follow them.

I also like that it is platform agnostic. I prefer Linux to Windows, and the software runs on both. This versatility also runs to the database back end; I'm using PostgreSQL on Linux, which is quick and clean for my needs.

My accountant loves it, since it does what an accounting package is supposed to do, and not let me delete things if I screw up.

The entry-level offering, PostBooks, is free. You can request a free license key for up to four (4) users, running concurrently, which for small businesses or startups is fantastic! The database engine runs on a small server (Windows or linux), and users run the self-contained user interfaces from their desktops - no real installation needed there. If you wish to increase your footprint, additional licensing is available.

Forms and reports are fully customizable. With a little bit of time and motivation, you can create any form you wish and configure the environment exactly to your tastes.

Cons

It takes time to master the application if you are not familiar with accounting practices and principles. Being a small businessman who specializes in IT, I'm not accustomed to think in the ways of balancing buckets.

It's not Quickbooks (whatever that means). Office managers and financial people continually ask me why I should use something that's off the beaten path with respect to small businesses. Of course, I give them the reasons above. Needless to say, the argument inevitably comes back, "Quickbooks is still easier to use."

It's not easy to back out stupid mistakes. Again, this is an "operator issue". A non-accountant really needs to be trained properly to fully utilize the power of this application.

Response from xTuple

Thank you for your glowing review. What version of free PostBooks¿ are you on? Can you chat with xTuple¿s process guy? He'd be curious to know how you're using the system, to help inform others who are in similar businesses! Message us: https://xtuple.com/contact-marketing Be sure you've got the latest update for your software and renew your free license key: https://xtuple.com/products/postbooks/license-key-registration

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lance K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

review of ERP postqb rev 4.x

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/02/2019
Review Source: Capterra

goal was to handle sales pipeline and contract manufacturing; sales people didn't like to use it. Free version is good value, but paid version is expensive when compared to competitive products.

Pros

multi-platform
customizable: forms and reports
structured work flow: modules link together properly (from sales to purchasing to inventory to manufacturing to shipments etc)
has expected and comprehensive list of data: AP, AR, INV, WIP, PO, Sales, Customers, etc

Cons

poorly integrated extensions (eg time and expense)
data entry forms are clunky for bulk entry
UX forms not consistent (over time the UX standards have changed, older forms have not been updated to use newer UX)
automation of import/export is clunky (it works, but not intuitive to configure)
chart of accounts and posting are very traditional approach, so cumbersome to fix data entry mistakes.
need manufacturing edition if doing manufacturing; base model has too many key manufacturing features disabled.

Response from xTuple

Thanks for reviewing our free PostBooks¿ product, Lance. Sounds like you may be using an older version? Be sure to get the latest update for your software and renew your free license key: https://xtuple.com/products/postbooks/license-key-registration P.S. Let us know how we can help with increased functionality you need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
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xTuple Pricing

xTuple Pricing

Starting from
US$175.00/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

PRICING INCLUDES software, maintenance, support, and cloud hosting.
Modular design means you don't have to implement an entire enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Built by operations experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers. Scales as you grow. Compare the functionality found in xTuple software — including licenses, business continuity, maintenance and support.

PRICING INCLUDES software, maintenance, support, and cloud hosting.
Modular design means you don't have to implement an entire enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Built by operations experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers. Scales as you grow. Compare the functionality found in xTuple software — including licenses, business continuity, maintenance and support.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 116 user ratings
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xTuple Features

xTuple Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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Additional information for xTuple

Additional information for xTuple

Key features of xTuple

  • Accounting and Bank Reconciliation
  • Bill of Materials
  • Business Intelligence
  • Constraints Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Employee Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Foreign Currency Conversion
  • Inventory Management
  • Job & Work Order Management
  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Material Resource Planning (MRP)
  • OpenRPT Report Writer
  • Order Management & Product Definition
  • Project Accounting - Budget/Financial Reporting
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Analysis
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Time & Attendance
  • eCommerce

Benefits

xTuple is a forward-thinking IT innovator, a leader in easy-to-integrate business management software, delivering right-sized — not out-sized — industry solutions to growing manufacturing and distribution companies.

xTuple’s evolutionary approach to helping companies get to the next level of performance helps “bridge the enterprise gap.” xTuple is building a reputation with customers for three (3) things:
(1) Faster deployments
(2) Better-matched enterprise technology options
(3) Affordability

xTuple FAQs

xTuple FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for xTuple.

Q. What type of pricing plans does xTuple offer?

xTuple offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$175.00/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

PRICING INCLUDES software, maintenance, support, and cloud hosting. Modular design means you don't have to implement an entire enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Built by operations experts with functionality added specifically for modern — and modernizing — manufacturers. Scales as you grow. Compare the functionality found in xTuple software — including licenses, business continuity, maintenance and support.

Q. What are the main features of xTuple?

xTuple offers the following features:

  • Accounting and Bank Reconciliation
  • Bill of Materials
  • Business Intelligence
  • Constraints Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Employee Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Foreign Currency Conversion
  • Inventory Management
  • Job & Work Order Management
  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Material Resource Planning (MRP)
  • OpenRPT Report Writer
  • Order Management & Product Definition
  • Project Accounting - Budget/Financial Reporting
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Analysis
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Time & Attendance
  • eCommerce

Q. Who are the typical users of xTuple?

xTuple has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does xTuple support?

xTuple supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does xTuple offer?

xTuple has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does xTuple support mobile devices?

xTuple supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does xTuple integrate with?

xTuple integrates with the following applications:

Amazon EC2, Arena Solutions, Authorize.net, Avalara, Iconic, Mailchimp, OrangeHRM, QuickBooks Payroll, SphereWMS, Stripe

Q. What level of support does xTuple offer?

xTuple offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials