What set xTuple apart was how solid the functionality was for the price. Most small to mid-sized companies cannot afford the more expensive ERP systems out there, but they do need a system. xTuple’s offering was clearly the best value.
xTuple ERP Editions Comparison
Features by Edition
Here is a comparison of the functionality found in xTuple's products. Costs for licenses, service and support are covered on our pricing page. Analyze the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your software.
|International Language Packs|
|Incidents / Trouble Tickets|
|ToDos / Tasks|
|Shipping / Receiving|
|Inventory (Single Warehouse)|
|Item Master Information|
|Bills of Materials (BOM)|
|Multi-Locations in Warehouse|
|Time and Expense Tracking|
|Multi-Company Financial Consolidation|
|Warehouse Transfer Orders|
|Lot / Serial Control|
|Returns / Service Management|
|Sales Order Reservations|
|Requirements Planning (DRP/MRP)|
|Master Production Schedule (MPS)|
|Bills of Operations (BOO)|
|Breeder BOMs - Process Mfg.|
|Lean / Constraint Management|
|Project Accounting-Budget/Financial Reporting||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|xTuple Web Portal core||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|xTuple Connect - Email, EDI, integration||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|Fixed Asset Mgmt, Depreciation, Maintenance||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|Enhanced Commissions||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|Catch Weight||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|xTuple for Wholesale Distribution (xWD)||ADD +||ADD +||ADD +|
|License||CPAL or xTuple||xTuple||xTuple||xTuple|
What is the right xTuple ERP for your company?
That is completely your decision. Our goal is to give you as much information and to show you as much of the product(s) as you need.
xTuple's applications are a two-tier system: a graphical client built with the open source Qt framework and a server running the open source PostgreSQL database. All include the OpenRPT report writer, which we built as part of the original OpenMFG application and contributed back to the open source community. All of the business logic resides in the database, so there is no middle tier (e.g., Java / application server), and the client is quite "thin" and simple. You do not need a virtual machine or other resource-intensive add-ons.
Because Qt enables a truly cross-platform solution (Windows, Linux and Mac), nothing special must be done to your operating system. No complicated installer, registry settings or anything else will interfere with other applications on your computer. Simply run the xTuple binary out of the one directory where it resides, and you are ready to run your business.
The same xTuple binary can connect to a database for any of our products. Upgrading from PostBooks to any other xTuple Edition is as simple as running a two-minute script on your database. It also underscores our commitment to maintaining a single code base, where our commercial enterprise customers – and the larger community of open source users – can share and work together in one online hub for all three products.
Understanding Your Needs
Your decision on which product to try will probably turn on two major criteria:
- Specific functional requirements (see below) and
- Whether you require source code to evaluate the software.
If you want the full open source treatment – totally free software, source code for both the GUI client and the database server – then your choice is obvious: Download PostBooks now. You may have the universal xTuple client binary, the PostgreSQL database server, the PostBooks starter database to load into PostgreSQL, and, of course, the full source code.
If that seems a bit much, or you want to evaluate more advanced functionality, you may download the same xTuple client and connect to your own personal trial database in our data center. You will need a confirmed user name and password. Request a Free Trial here.