xTuple, which specializes in Mac and open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has announced the general availability of version 3.5 of its namesake product.
This latest version saves employee time and cuts costs by automating many routine tasks that are often performed manually or by expensive external systems, according to the folks at xTuple. Version 3.5 also continues the company’s recent push to add more enterprise-class functionality to the core package.
This latest version of xTuple also gives users of the free PostBooks Edition the ability to run their xTuple database in the cloud via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). During the month of April, the company will be providing the xTuple cloud service at no charge and encouraging feedback to help define what will eventually be a commercial service, billed monthly possibly across all three Editions of the software.
xTuple 3.5 also adds drop ship purchasing. Now taking a sales order, immediately purchasing the item and having it shipped directly to the customer is fully automated. There’s also expanded support for tooling, improvements to the flexibility of the pricing engine with regard to effectivity dates and support for individual time and expense entry, optionally tied to Project Tasks. There are also new user-configurable filters in the CRM module, support for PostgreSQL 8.4 and Qt 4.6, and an embedded MetaSQL editor: Enables power users to take deeper dives into custom reporting and use conditional data throughout the application.
Contact xTuple (http://www.xtuple.com) for pricing options.