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PostBooks® License Renewal

Important Notice for PostBooks® Users

The generic single-user software license key for xTuple PostBooks® Edition expired on March 1, 2015. You will be unable to log into your xTuple database, if you did not renew your complimentary license before that time. If you have already received a PostBooks® license directly from xTuple, you may ignore the rest of this message.

To receive a new single-user license key, please fill out the following form, and we will provide you with a new 2-year license and instructions for updating the license in your xTuple database.

PostBooks® License Key Registration Form

If you need a key for multiple users, have questions, or are interested in a commercial PostBooks® license (which includes unlimited access to our customer support portal), please contact the xTuple Sales Team.


Posted by xTuple Marketing 2015-04-28

PostBooks® accounting and ERP suite coming to Fedora

PostBooks has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to xTuple as pull requests so future upstream releases can be used with rpmbuild to create packages.

Can you help?

A few small things outstanding:

  • Putting a launcher icon in the GNOME menus
  • Packaging the schemas - they are in separate packages on Debian/Ubuntu. Download them here and load the one you want into your PostgreSQL instance using the instructions from the Debian package.

Community support

The xTuple forum is a great place to ask any questions and get to know the community.


Here is a quick look at the login screen on a Fedora 19 host:

PostBooks Fedora

From Daniel Pocock's blog

Posted by xTuple Marketing 2015-04-28

How to share your xTuple ERP expertise on your LinkedIn profile

Why is LinkedIn® essential to your career success?

Statistics don't lie: 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn® to find and vet candidates (according to researcher Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and founder of And according to the Pew Research Center, LinkedIn® usage is highest among the educated and high earners. Those with more professional experience - and those hiring - are on LinkedIn®; it's also the only social networking website with higher measured usage among 50-64 year olds than those aged 18-29. Professionals at every career level use it for networking, staying in touch with current and former co-workers, and engaging within their industry whether promoting their business or recruiting.

How to make your LinkedIn® profile stand out above all the rest? Need a few tips to showcase your xTuple ERP expertise?

In general, improve your findability with pertinent keywords, especially to showcase everything that doesn't fit on your one-sheet resume, and use a visually appealing headshot and cover photo. Once you're ready, strategically connect with others and stay active and up-to-date. Your professional online resume - and LinkedIn® is the perfect medium - is how you can maintain an authoritative perception within your industry.

All of the to-dos below start with moving your cursor over Profile at the top of your LinkedIn® homepage, then select Edit Profile.


Add xTuple ERP Certification

1. If you've previously added a certificate, scroll down to the Certifications section and click +Add.

2. If you've never added a certification, you'll first want to add a Certifications section. Under your profile summary at the top, you'll see 2 sections that you can add to your profile. If you don't see Add Certifications here, click View More to see a full list of sections you can add.

3. Type in your certification information as follows:

a. Certification Name: xTuple ERP.

b. Certification Authority: xTuple (as you type in xTuple, please select the xTuple Company Page to add linkage).

c. License Number: SKIP, does not apply.

d. Certification URL:

e. Dates: Use date of your first training or your first use of xTuple and check the box "This certification never expires."

4. Click Save.


Add your xTuple ERP skills

1. Move your cursor over the Skills & Endorsements section and click the + Add skill button in the top right.

2. Select Yes next to I want to be endorsed so others will be able to endorse you and select which communication settings you'd like.

3. Type xTuple ERP in the text box and choose it from the dropdown list that appears. If your skill doesn't appear (and it probably won't for a while until we reach a critical mass of endorsements, completely type in the skill name in the field.

4. Click Add.

5. Click Save.


Reorder your skills (as well as any section on your profile)

1. Scroll down to the Skills & Endorsements section and click anywhere in the box.

2. Move your cursor over the skill you’d like to move, then click and drag to re-order. You can do this for each skill you’d like to reorder.

3. Click Save.

4. To remove skills in your Skills & Endorsements section:

a. Scroll down to the Skills & Endorsements section and click the skill you'd like to remove.

b. Click the X next to the skill to remove it.

c. Click Save.

Note: You can add up to 50 skills to your profile. Skills with the most endorsements will be listed first. Skills without endorsements are displayed according to when they were added. There's no way to make a skill without an endorsement appear higher than skills with endorsements.

Could you please take a moment and endorse me on LinkedIn® for skill "xTuple ERP" at I am happy to do the same for you!


LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo and the IN logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of LinkedIn® Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries and used herein as reference to LinkedIn® professional networking services and LinkedIn™ recruiting services.

Posted by xTuple Marketing 2015-04-28

How do you pronounce "xTuple" anyway?

One of the very fortunate parts of my job as head of sales is that I get to travel all over visiting with the xTuple community and prospective xTuplers. I am just back from a whirlwind road trip, on the heels of several road tips. I was up and down the East Coast from Norfolk, VA to Toronto, ONT to Atlanta, GA. As you might imagine, I have enjoyed a healthy variety of accents. Either up in the great North or in the warm and sunny South, I look forward to great anticipation how the people I work with, and the people I meet, pronounce "xTuple."... read more

Posted by xTuple Marketing 2015-04-07

OpenRPT Remote Training Class

You're invited to join us for a two-day online class (six hours total), delivered remotely on April 18 and 19.

OpenRPT is available as a free-standing tool on Sourceforge, but it's also embedded in PostBooks, the free and open source accounting, CRM, and ERP system from xTuple.

You'll learn how to make cosmetic changes to reports, add fields to existing reports, create custom reports and much more. Reports can be saved as free-standing XML files, or stored in the database (which is how our ERP does it). The class will run in two three-hour sessions back-to-back later this month.... read more

Posted by BC Wilson 2011-04-08

OpenRPT converted to SVN

We have converted our source repository to SVN. This should make it easier for us to manage the code and provides some consistency with our other related projects.

Posted by Chris Ryan 2008-08-19

OpenRPT 2.0 final release

OpenMFG Follows ERP Upgrade with Open Source Report Writer

OpenRPT 2.0 includes platform and usability enhancements, free and open source

NORFOLK, VA, December 20th, 2006 - OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the second major release of OpenRPT, its cross-platform, open source report writer and rendering engine. OpenRPT is available under a dual-license model, either free and open source under the GNU General Public License, or - for organizations wishing to opt out of the GPL's requirements - a commercial source code license with OpenMFG.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2006-12-20

Version 2.0alpha with Qt4 Support Source

Version 2.0alpha with Qt4 Support source code has been made available via the download section. We will make the changes available by CVS as soon as possible.

This release adds a few enhancements but largely is the first pass at converting the code to Qt4. The code uses the Qt3support library right now but work will continue on the conversion to eventually convert to 100% Qt4 code.

Any feedback on the conversion such as problems or code submission to convert Qt3supported code to Qt are appreciated.

Posted by Chris Ryan 2006-04-03

Version 1.2 - adds ODBC

In response to the many requests for ODBC support, we're pleased to announce this upgraded release of OpenRPT. This will be the last release based on the Qt 3.x environment - we're in the middle of porting to Qt 4.1, which gives us a lot of nice new functionality, including native print-to-PDF on all platforms.

Posted by Ned Lilly 2006-01-23

New release - 1.1.1

- Fixed problem where default connection parameters were incorrect in OpenRPT
- Fixed code to add .xml extension to filename is no extension was specified
- Fixed menu problem on Mac where Document menu items were not responsive

Posted by Ned Lilly 2005-04-28

Introductory notes on OpenRPT

1) Up until very recently, the writer was available only inside of the ERP system, and the renderer was built into the backend as well. You will probably still notice legacy behavior associated with this.

2) The writer (OpenRPT binary) is similar in functionality to Crystal Reports or the Microsoft Access report writer.

3) The renderer (RPTrender binary) lets you take your report definitions (created with the OpenRPT writer) and process them against a database to create printed reports.... read more

Posted by Ned Lilly 2005-04-16

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