xTuple ERP: PostBooks Edition
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***IMPORTANT LOG-IN INFORMATION***
When you are logging into xTuple ERP, you need to specify whether you
are logging into a server you specify or the single user hosted demo.
If you want to log into a demo database installed locally (on your
computer), you should select the "Log in to a server I specify" option
on the log in screen. On the other hand, if you applied for and were
*approved* for a hosted demo of the xTuple ERP Enterprise Edition, then
you should select the "Log in to single-user demo with my xTuple web
user" option on the log in screen.
To log into any of the three local databases (demo, quickstart or empty),
simply enter the username "admin" and password "admin." To log into the
hosted demo, use the same username and password you created when you
registered on the www.xtuple.org website.
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The PostBooks Edition of xTuple ERP is a free and open source
accounting, CRM, and ERP solution. It has the following components:
* xTuple ERP
xTuple ERP is the main xTuple application. This must be installed
on every desktop or laptop computer that will be used for accounting,
CRM, or other ERP processing. It includes built-in versions of
CSVImp and OpenRPT.
CSVImp is a tool to import data from CSV files into the xTuple
database. For stand-alone use, this component should only be installed
on the desktop or laptop computers of database administors and power
OpenRPT is xTuple's report writer. For stand-alone use, this
collection of applications should be installed on the desktop or
laptop computers of database administrators and power users.
The Updater is xTuple's tool for installing database updates and
application extensions. It should be installed on the desktop or
laptop computers of database administrators only.
PostgreSQL is the database server that stores your ERP data and a
collection of utility programs to manage the database server. One
instance of the database server will be shared by all xTuple ERP
users. The PostgreSQL component should only be installed on the
database server machine. You may want to install it on the desktop
or laptop computers of database administrators, but only for testing
new xTuple ERP releases or to install the utilities for connecting
to the centralized database server.
To uninstall xTuple ERP or individual components, run the accompanying
uninstaller. This might start a separate PostgreSQL uninstaller
The PostgreSQL uninstaller removes only the database server and
support files. It does not remove the 'postgres' user and does not
remove the files it stores the database tables in. You will have
to remove the user and files manually to clean up your system
completely. The PostgreSQL uninstaller tells you where these files
are when it is done.
Note: If the PostgreSQL uninstaller asks if you want to reboot your
system, you should answer 'No'. Manually reboot after the xTuple
Please note: PostgreSQL is configured by default for local access
only. If you wish to allow other users to connect, you will need
to modify certain PostgreSQL configuration files. Please contact
xTuple for assistance or consult the xtuple.org community website.
You will also want to change the admin user password.
You may have also installed the following databases:
The Empty database has only the basic data required to bootstrap
your xTuple installation. This is recommended for advanced users
who have completed xTuple training.
The Quickstart database has a basic US Chart of Accounts, and certain
other basic configuration settings required to operate - but still
no data for Items, Customers, etc.
The Demo database has sample information for a fictional company.
This is recommended for exploring how the xTuple ERP application