PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple / News: Recent posts

PostBooks: (xTuple ERP) 3.2 alpha now available

Free open source ERP, accounting, CRM package for small to midsized businesses. ERP client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database. International ERP, accounting, and CRM tools.

We're happy to announce the first alpha of xTuple ERP version 3.2 (PostBooks, Standard, and Manufacturing Editions). This release adds major new CRM functionality, advanced freight options, more support for electronic banking, and significant enhancements to the embedded OpenRPT report writer.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-11-11

xTuple ERP Debuts Major New Enterprise Distribution Features

xTuple, the leader in open source enterprise resource planning software, today announced the release of xTuple ERP 3.1, with a variety of new features that pack even more functionality into the world's most advanced open source ERP system. Among the key new features is a Kitting function to allow distributors to more efficiently sell collections of items, as well as a Multi-Company Financial Consolidation feature which allows companies or groups of companies to report on a single consolidated financial statement. The full text of the the release is available here: http://www.xtuple.com/news/20081014.php

Posted by BC Wilson 2008-10-15

xTuple ERP: PostBooks Edition 3.1 Release Candidate!

Free open source ERP, accounting, CRM package for small to midsized businesses. ERP client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database. International ERP, accounting, and CRM tools.

We're very pleased to announce the Release Candidate for xTuple ERP version 3.1.0 (PostBooks, Standard, and OpenMFG Editions). This is the first version that we can recommend for use in a production setting. The final release will likely come in another two weeks or so.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-09-24

PostBooks: 3.1 beta 2!

Fully integrated ERP, CRM, and accounting for small to midsized businesses. Graphical client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database server. Fully international-ready.

The beta2 release of xTuple ERP 3.1 is now available for download from SourceForge (PostBooks edition) and the downloads area of xtuple.org (Standard and OpenMFG Editions).... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-09-05

PostBooks: Win & Mac install, xTuple ERP 3.0.1 + PostgreSQL

Fully integrated ERP, CRM, and accounting for small to midsized businesses. Graphical client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database server. Fully international-ready.

We're pleased to announce that the latest versions of the all-in-one installers for both xTuple ERP: PostBooks Edition AND the PostgreSQL database, are now available for both Windows and Mac.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-08-01

xTuple/PostBooks training Aug. 11-22 (hit the beach too!)

Please join us for part, or all, of a special two-week blast of xTuple ERP community training from August 11 to 22.

We're starting off with the intensive 5-day "Introduction to xTuple ERP" 101 class - which is an end-to-end treatment of the application (PostBooks, as well as some treatment of Standard and OpenMFG Edition functionality). You'll build your own database from scratch, populate it with sample data, and run complete business processes from start to finish. We've had hundreds of people take this course - it's typically a prerequisite for other classes - and it's always a big hit.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-07-21

PostBooks / xTuple ERP 3.0 Final!

We're very pleased to announce that the final release of xTuple ERP: PostBooks Edition, version 3.0, is now available for download. We hope you'll find it as exciting as we do; there are numerous new features which you've been hearing about over the past several weeks, as well as tools to help power users do even more with the software.

If you're an XTN subscriber, please contact us to have either your test "sandbox" upgraded, or your production system. If you're scratching your head and saying "XT-what?," please have a look at http://www.xtuple.com/pricing#XTN... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-06-20

PostBooks: 3.0 RC and 2.3.2 Windows installer now available

Fully integrated ERP, CRM, and accounting for small to midsized businesses. Graphical client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database server. Fully international-ready.

We're two weeks away from the final release of xTuple ERP: PostBooks Edition 3.0. We've posted the release candidate today (see Release Notes below).

We've also made available a vastly superior Windows installer for version 2.3.2, the latest stable release. The installer for 3.0 will trail the final release, so if you're looking for an all-in-one PostgreSQL and PostBooks installer for Windows, look no further!... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-06-06

xTuple docs Wiki now online

By popular demand, we're very happy to announce the new xTuple Wiki site:

www.xtuple.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=70

It uses the MoinMoin wiki software, which is almost unique in the category for its support for DocBook XML. If you've been around open source documentation at all, you know how widely used DocBook is.

Our goal with the Wiki is to have almost all of our documentation live there - where it can be managed online, and incorporate edits, enhancements, and contributions such as howto's and developer tips from the community. It's a great place, for example, to collaboratively work on development specs:... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-05-28

xTuple ERP: PostBooks 3.0 goes to beta

xTuple is happy to announce a beta release of PostBooks version 3.0. This is a major release, and incorporates significant new functionality for day to day users of the system, power users and developers.

Our plans are to do a Release Candidate (RC) on Friday June 6, and the final release on Friday June 20. It's purely a coincidence that we're skipping Friday the 13th :)

Highlights include a Screen Builder which allows non-coders to build their own xTuple ERP screens in the application using a GUI designer, the ability to control application behavior with Javascript, an Assemble To Order Product Configurator, advanced Warranty Tracking, User Roles/Groups, and major enhancements to Localization features.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-05-28

Version 3.0 alpha of xTuple ERP: PostBooks

Greetings all,

We're very pleased to announce an alpha release of xTuple ERP 3.0 - which promises to be a milestone product for all of us.

We've included the release notes below - there are several major new enhancements you'll want to take a look at, including a true Product Configurator, the ability to design nearly-codeless custom screens with a Screen Builder tool, the ability to use Javascript to control the user interface even more, Advanced Warranty tracking, and much more!... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-05-21

xTuple ERP: PostBooks 2.3.2 released + nightly builds

Greetings all,

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we've released an updated version 2.3.2, containing a number of small bug fixes since 2.3.1 was released a month ago.

We expect this will be the last release until version 3, coming in June. The release notes are attached below; if you are an XTN subscriber, and would like to schedule an upgrade, please let us know.

In other version 3 news, we've started releasing nightly builds here on SourceForge for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Please note: this is the development branch, and there will likely be lots of things that don't work. We also will not be providing database update scripts until the alpha cycle begins. So - say it with me - DON'T USE THE NIGHTLY BUILDS IN PRODUCTION! :)... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-04-08

xTuple ERP - PostBooks Edition - version 2.3.1 FINAL

All,

We're pleased to announce the final release of version 2.3.1 of what we're now calling xTuple ERP (PostBooks, Standard, and OpenMFG Editions). The testing cycle was very successful, and we hope you'll be pleased with the resulting product. You may download the software (including client, database upgrade scripts, and the new updater tool if you don't already have it) from the SourceForge downloads area.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-03-06

PostBooks accounting/ERP/CRM - 2.3.1 Release Candidate

xTuple is pleased to announce the release candidate for PostBooks version 2.3.1, containing a number of fixes and tweaks from the beta two weeks ago. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the beta testing!

With this "RC" today, we believe we're about done - 2.3.1 final should be available by week's end, after which we'll be plunging into version 3.0 in a big way. (In fact, we've already got the first Big Idea out there for your comments - the oft-requested user-friendly concept of a Display Builder within the xTuple application. See www.xtuple.org for more details).... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-02-25

PostBooks: 2.3.1 - Beta release

Fully integrated ERP, CRM, and accounting for small to midsized businesses. Graphical client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database server. Fully international-ready.

We're happy to announce the beta release of PostBooks - the free edition of the xTuple ERP Applications, version 2.3.1. This is primarily a bug-fix and cleanup release, although there are more new features that you would typically find in a minor "dot release." Please see the release notes for details on the over 100 new features and enhancements, including a long-awaited fix to the multi-location/lot/serial can't-cancel snarl (if you're a longtime user, you know what I'm talking about).... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-02-13

Windows installer for 2.3.0 now available

We're pleased to announce the availability of the PostBooks 2.3.0 all-in-one installer for Windows. It installs both the PostgreSQL database (version 8.2.6) and the all-new PostBooks 2.3.0 client on one Windows machine. It also installs three databases: the standard PostBooks demo company, a totally empty database, and a "quickstart" database that is somewhere between the other two - sample chart of accounts and basic mappings, but no item, customer, vendor, or other master data.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-01-16

PostBooks installer for Mac 2.3.0

xTuple is pleased to announce the general availability of version 2.3.0 of the PostBooks all-in-one installer for Mac OS X.

This updated version, in addition to installing the all-new PostBooks 2.3.0 and PostgreSQL 8.2.6, is built with the new Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" tools, and is fully compatible with 10.4 "Tiger" as well. It includes an array of handy tools, documentation, and examples.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2008-01-15

January/Feburary PostBooks training classes

We've locked in the week of January 28 for our next "101 - Intro to the xTuple Applications" class (www.xtuple.com/training101). This very popular user training is a time-tested session for partners and customers looking to get up to speed on the xTuple Applications; we start with a high-level introduction to ERP, then get into how OpenMFG and PostBooks track with standard concepts and practices, and quickly move into several days of hands-on work with the application itself.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-12-31

New VM for PostBooks 2.3.0 on Ubuntu

It's a big download, but it's worth it - a complete VMware virtual machine of Ubuntu Linux 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" with PostgreSQL 8.2 and PostBooks 2.3.0.

There's a Flash video showing some basic things included in the VM at http://www.xtuple.com/pbvideos/installu.html ...

Check out the PostBooks-VMs package here at SourceForge - and please drop by the forums at www.xtuple.org with any questions or alliterative PostBooks mascot name suggestions :)

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-12-29

PostBooks 2.3.0 is now final

We're happy to announce the final release of version 2.3.0 of the PostBooks open source accounting, CRM, and ERP Suite.

Despite the modest version numbering (2.2 to 2.3), this is a major release, and it's been through the most extensive testing we've done to date. You can see from the release notes (http://www.xtuple.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4281&Itemid=1) just how much has been added to the product; we're very proud of it, and hope you'll find a lot of new tools that can help your business grow.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-12-21

PostBooks 2.3.0 Release Candidate

We're almost there! Our release candidate of version 2.3.0 is now available for download. Our hope is to release the final version next Friday, so we welcome any more feedback from testers. The release notes are below.

Thanks, and warm regards,
Ned

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Release Notes
xTuple Applications
OpenMFG - PostBooks
Version 2.3.0RC1
December 14, 2007

This is the first Release Candidate for version 2.3.0 of OpenMFG and PostBooks. This is primarily a bug fix release, improving on issues discovered by the community during testing of 2.3.0Beta2.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-12-14

PostBooks 2.3.0 beta 2

Release Notes
xTuple Applications
OpenMFG - PostBooks
Version 2.3.0Beta2
December 7, 2007

This is the second and final Beta release of version 2.3.0,
leading up to an expected Release Candidate at the end of next
week. We are in the final stages of the release cycle now, so
beta testers are urged to please send us their feedback as soon
as possible. This is a bug fix release, and so very few new
features have been added since Beta 1.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-12-07

Note: PostBooks certified for Leopard, but not Installer

Please note: While the PostBooks and OpenMFG client and database have been certified for use with Apple Mac OS X Leopard, the current version of the installer (2.2.1) has not. This has to do with Apple removing NetInfo Manager from Leopard and with it the niutil command which we used to manage user accounts. This is a good thing, as the XML driven Directory Service appears much better than Netinfo; however the command change will hold up the installer release for a little while yet.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-11-27

PostBooks open source accounting/ERP/CRM: 2.3 beta 1

Fully integrated ERP, CRM, and accounting for small to midsized businesses. Graphical client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database server. Fully international-ready.

Greetings,

We're pleased to announce the availability of the first beta release of the xTuple Applications, version 2.3.0. It includes substantial new functionality in the area of Returns and Service, Revision Control, a retooling of Units of Measure, and lots of usability improvements (please see the release notes below for more). Please note that this is beta software, not intended for production use. The latest STABLE release is version 2.2.1, also available in SourceForge.net downloads.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-11-26

Windows installer for PostBooks (and PostgreSQL)

At long last, we're pleased to announce a unified Windows installer that installs both the PostgreSQL open source database AND the PostBooks open source accounting, ERP, and CRM package for small businesses. Check it out, and let us know what you think!

Posted by Ned Lilly 2007-10-16