xTuple Software


 

xTuple is an open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers accounting, sales management, supplier management, inventory management and distribution within a suite. The product is best suited for manufacturing businesses and can be deployed both on-premise as well as in the cloud.

xTuple supports different modes of manufacturing such as discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, engineer-to-order manufacturing and made-to-order services. The discrete manufacturing mode enables users to manage stock inventory, manage design changes, track component requirements and monitor raw materials during production.

The process-manufacturing mode allows users to incorporate changes in end products from unpredictable processes. Users can also control product formulae and manage complex production formulae.

xTuple also supports contract manufacturing where users can estimate cost bids and calculate return on investment on the contracts. The solution also allows users to collaborate with clients on design, engineering and quality checks.

The vendor offers online support to all its customers during business hours.

 

xTuple - Bill of materials
 
  • xTuple - Bill of materials
    Bill of materials
  • xTuple - Financial reports
    Financial reports
  • xTuple - Item availability
    Item availability
  • xTuple - Master scheduling
    Master scheduling
  • xTuple - Order management
    Order management
  • xTuple - Tax calculation
    Tax calculation
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Areane from clothing
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

xTuple is all you need in a Manufacturing Industry!

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I am using the software for like two years. I like the concept of customization depending on the employees' ease of use for better output. Very accommodating team and always open for customization as I said. Spreadsheets content can upload to the software also. A high quality software and highly recommended to the companies who wants to integrate their systems.

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Kenneth from Radarsign, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

We have been trying to make xTuple work for us for 6 years we have finally decided to replace it.

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It has been a problem from the beginning. We have used it for 7 years mainly due to the cost of replacement.

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The orginal reason we purchase xTupel was the price and the list of feature and functionallity. It is loaded features. However quite a few of them really do not work the way you expect.

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Support is the worst. The final answer is always "its a know bug" and good luck getting it fixed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carl from S. Howes LLC

July 2018

July 2018

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karl from Studio KB

July 2018

July 2018

I happily use xTuple as an alternative to QuickBooks for running my business.

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I find the product to be very robust in terms of features. The setup is a bit more complicated than commercial software but is not too difficult. Once setup things are very nice. I found the software easy to configure and use. Very happy so far.

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The biggest con is that the installation can be bit tough. It helps if you have a linux background but it's not absolutely necessary.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Katie from Spartek, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

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As a purchasing manager who previously used Xcel spreadsheets to submit all PO's this software has made my job a breeze. Being able to track current inventory levels, copy PO's, and submit electronically is a dream.

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They software is very easy to use. The flow of the different applications make for quick use without the requiring of vast amounts of setup.

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Some of the reporting options are lacking, however, the ability to export different data to a CSV makes up for this lack in functionality.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from Magna-Power Electronics

July 2018

July 2018

An application dragged through different paradigms.

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It is open-source and therefore can be tweaked, modified and customized to fit the business, from minor revisions to reports to entirely new tables, screens, etc. It is truly cross-platform with the same codebase compiled for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

We've used it to run a mid-size manufacturing business for the last 8 years, though it has required hundreds of hours of customization during that time.

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xTuple has gone through a few different development / application paradigms and it shows. Some parts of the application are entirely client-driven with SQL statements constructed in the client C++/Qt code. Others are *mostly* driven by PostgreSQL stored procedures, others are controlled by Javascript stored and revisioned in the database, creating and controlling screens via a customized javascript <-> Qt library. And in some places the two are mixed. The complexity and ability to customize a given screen depends entirely on how old it is.

The company spent several years focusing on rebuilding the application for a web/mobile market but it didn't seem to gain a lot of traction and never came close to fully replacing the C++/Qt thick client.

The manufacturing modules haven't been significantly updated in years. xTuple support is good, but once you're off the beaten path with customiztaions, you're on your own.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shubh from Accu-Label
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

xTuple has been a robust softare solution that does require little to moderate time to plug and play

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It's fairly easy to get going with xTuple but does require a keen understanding of both the technological, people and process behind designing the logic to execute. The key benefit is the low cost to get started with the free version. The more our firm grows, we are looking at the commercial version to support varied functionality.

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I like how you can integrate it across different platforms. Further, specialized features and functionality can be integrated with their open source solution.

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I dislike that a lot of the key features we needed required the help of a consultant and some feature development.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from Kelly & Hayes Electrical Supply

July 2018

July 2018

xTuple user since 2013...highly recommend for a small distribution business

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xTuple has proven reliable and highly adaptable to our evolving business model. We have been able to fully customize this ERP with little to no support (or billing) from xTuple.

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You will need one superuser to customize and work with the xTuple support staff in order exploit the full functionality of this ERP.
xTuple needs to develop a smartphone app for warehouse functions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nicholas from kelly & Hayes
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

there are some things that need to be tweaked but overall it works for our need

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i can do my job.

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The software is user friendly, very easy to use.

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upgrades change all the settings. when attaching a document you should just be able to drag and drop

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from LMK Thermosafe Ltd

July 2018

July 2018

Functional ERP software

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It is clearly presented (with useful flow diagrams) and reasonably straightforward for non-accountants to use.

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It only has partial EU VAT functionality. The desktop widgets and dashboards are difficult to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tim from Global Electronics, Ltd.

July 2018

July 2018

For a complex application, it is fairly easy to work with the innards. Particularly for customizing.

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Clean, professional looking quotations.

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Customizeable with the help of the support site and a little knoweldge/experience with other apps using Postgre SQL

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Complicated. Somethings are difficult to understand. This is understandable considering the app is designed for many industries' use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kerry from GFS Corp

July 2018

July 2018

xTuple has been a great software for our manufacturing company. Very satisfied!

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Simpler to use than other ERP solutions. Integrated well with other critical software that our business depends on.

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The report writer functionality is difficult to use and takes a good bit of time to learn. Most users will need to use an xTuple consultant to build custom reports. This includes even your basic invoices, packing lists and things like that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Denise from Canyon Stone

July 2018

July 2018

This program did not consult an accountant, there are so many flaws and issues that are allowed.

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The system is cloud based, and it allows a user to sort on screen in many columns. It's semi-easy to use and follow items for someone who understands accounting.

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Issues are not always resolved timely. I am still waiting for a phone call from April 30, Customer support called once but I was in the NC office and I gave them my cell to call but it didn't happen. I put the information back into the customer support tab again on June 25th, today is July 2nd and it is still not resolved. I do not like when my AR and/or AP is out of balance. The reverse CM's do not always work. Printing an item from Xtuple is tricky, it does not always look like the screen, it adds items, deducts items and/or prints individual pages. Payables takes too many screens to do checks. We should be allowed to post zero dollar cash receipts, it happens in real life. It would be nice if you could void an invoice and/or cash receipt from a previous but post the void in the current month.

P.S. I used this software at another company in Henderson, NV prior to this and knew several issues. I would not have recommended this software but Canyon Stone had purchased it a few months prior to me being hired.

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Jonathan from Pacific Aerospace, LLC

July 2018

July 2018

Value driven software that offers a variety of features

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The community edition (PostBooks - which is free for 4 simultaneous users) gives users an great insight into the functionality of the software while providing a basic feature set that most users should be able to utilize. For a technically minded person who understands databases, this software is very simple to setup and is lightweight. The utilities they include to import data into PostgreSQL is extremely useful. They have cross platform applications (Mac, Windows, and Linux) which will provide desktop support for virtual every operating system. The support forums are a great resource for setting up the software, and in the instances that I've communicated with the developers they have been kind and resourceful.

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The interface is powerful, but seems a bit dated and at times weird. The community edition only (naturally) provides basic functionality. I am disappointed that they implemented user licenses for the PostBooks version, restricting it to 4 users (if I recall correctly, the original releases did not have this stipulation).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from ACS
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Great product and appreciate the Postbooks free version very much!!!

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What I needed for free.

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Great inventory and manufacturing controls. I'm very confident if I grow Xtuple is the way to go. I've used quickbooks before and hate it. Xtuple is not the easiest thing to set up but it's not too much harder than others out there that have the same or less functionality.

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Setting up automatic local backups are tough, wanted to set up Barman but was taking too much time. Tried another app but could not figure out how to restore my database with the backups it makes. Backing up manually using pgAdminIII is what I have to do now and it's not that bad really as long as a person remembers to do it.

Ease of use setting up database and backing up could be better, but functionality is more important

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

It's been a really solid solution for our client

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The ability to create a custom solution that perfectly fit our client's needs.

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I think the extendability of the software has to the the strongest feature. Great care has gone into letting you add features in a very maintainable fashion.

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Sometimes I find that though most of the backend logic is encapsulated within the database - which is an interesting, seemingly solid model - there is some logic that still lives within the client software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Teradek LLC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

from initially hating the product, i am very comfortable with

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Ability to obtain accurate and timely information for reports

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Very powerful. Provides us with accurate information, once one really knows how the program works. Compared to other ERP programs, it is a lot less costly.

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Reconciliation feature needs a lot of work. Look at Quickbooks to see how easy it is.
Still need the ability to print a P&L for a specific period that can be adjusted(e.g. 1 days or 1 week).
Not easy to customize(need to be a programmer)
Would like to see it work better in a Mac environment (ability to magnify screen when needed)
Would like to see an app that I can use on my iPad

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lee from Rush Green Community Association

July 2018

July 2018

Great software that has a multipurpose approach.

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I like the ease of use it provides and the ability to customise. There is excellent support and forums with help available.

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Setting up can be tricky if your not comfortable with installing SQL and other support it requires but there are comprehensive guides and lots of support available.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anita from Specter Vision Solutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great overall for the money

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- Visually appealing,
- Easy to find what your looking for
- The quick buttons with icons make access to what you need frequently easier

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- Ease to change report appearances (took a long time for us to get it to not overlap itself)
- Wish you could change the TE and invoice at the same time without having to delete the invoice and edit the TE to re-create the invoice
- When you enter a PO on a TE it would be nice if it carried through the whole TE rather than entering again (if you don't enter it on every entry it doesn't convert over to the invoice)
- When creating Statements its a bit wonky, you can select a particular date but the date you print it appears on the statement rather than the date you selected.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Angela from King Cycle Group
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Xtuple is complex and very powerful if you know how to use it otherwise it can be difficult to use.

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I like the date and user stamping for each transaction which really helps with auditing. I also like the way transactions are connected like from PO, to receiving document, to invoice and from SO, to invoice, to cash receipt, you can search back to the start of a transaction.

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Sometimes the software lacks flexibility for instance the Purchase Order auto fills the vendor terms and there is not a way to override the due date when entering the invoice.

The reconciliation tool could be more user friendly for instance the deposit amounts sort alphabetically instead of numerically and when you view notes in the checks area it makes all the transactions several lines deep and you are not able to view very many transactions at a time. Also the reconciliation reports are entirely useless since all JE transactions are considered "Adjustments" and deposits and expenditures are combined without showing if the value is positive (went in to the account) or negative (came out of the account).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Light & Motion
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

x-tuple works for our integrated mfg company. We would like better reporting and true backlash capab

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good standard costing, supports all business functions from finance to inventory to production to sales orders and shipping.

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open source, reasonable features for the price, relatively stable running on our internal servers. Handles wide range of functions from finance thru to manufacturing. We would like better interfaces with ARENA solutions and with Pro-ship and ship station as well as Zen desk.

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API's are poor - would be nice to make it easier to integrate with other packages like e-commerce, Zen-desk, shipping programs etc.

Review Source: Capterra