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xTuple

Inventory Management Solutions for Growing Manufacturers

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xTuple Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

xTuple product overview

Price starts from

175

Per month

Per Feature

What is xTuple?

Save time and money — Automate and integrate all manufacturing and back-office processes into a single business system: If you take sales orders, schedule production, maintain inventory shipping/receiving records, and ensure all financial data is synced, then xTuple solutions can deliver huge improvements in the effectiveness of your organization.

Key benefits of using xTuple

xTuple is a forward-thinking IT innovator, a leader in easy-to-integrate business management software, delivering right-sized — not out-sized — industry solutions to growing manufacturing and distribution companies.

xTuple’s evolutionary approach to helping companies get to the next level of performance helps “bridge the enterprise gap.” xTuple is building a reputation with customers for three (3) things:
(1) Faster deployments
(2) Better-matched enterprise technology options
(3) Affordability

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos
In Person
Webinars

xTuple pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

116

Starting from

175

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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xTuple features

Functionality

4.0

/5

116

Total features

36

4 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
API
Document Management
Workflow Management
Inventory Management
Real Time Data
Activity Tracking
Access Controls/Permissions

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xTuple users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

116

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.01/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

47

51

14

3

1

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

LZ

Lee Z.

It was nice to be able to start with the free version and see just what this amazing piece of software could do.

JD

Janine D.

In short, I'd highly recommend Xtuple for any business as a high quality system with a team that seems dedicated to ongoing improvement.

RH

Rick H.

Cons
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).

JL

Jonathan L.

When we migrate to a newer version,sometime we discover a lot of basic broken features or weird behavior. We test it with our version and the yellow truck to be sure is not from our side.

FB

Fodil B.

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

KB

Kenneth B.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent capabilities, complex to learn, more toward manufacturing and inventory but adaptable

Reviewed 3 years ago

I originally started using Postbooks because I was looking for an accounting system that ran on Fedora Linux that was based on PostgreSQL database since I am a database DBA for Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL (MariaDB). I use Postbooks to run my real estate business even though it is not an exact fit because of familiarity. Once learned, it becomes second nature. I do not use most of the capabilities that xTuple/Postbooks provides. But that is one of the fortes of the software; use what you need and leave the rest alone.

Pros

Free version - I use the Postbooks version since cost is a big factor for me and I don't need most of the features. Adaptable - I used it in a previous business where I had inventory and did some creation of videos on DVDs. It tracked inventory from items used to create the finished DVDs and package, publish, and ship them. I now use it in my real estate business just for accounting. Has many capabilities many of which I do not personally use, but they are there if you need them.

Cons

Complex - because it has so many capabilities, it is complex and can be hard to learn. Documentation can be a bit sparse. Constrained - Forces a work flow which is great for larger business but can make a task tedious for a sole proprietor. CRM - is designed for sales of products which is what this software is designed around. I am now a REALTOR® and the CRM does not fit the model a REALTOR® uses. Too...

Vendor response

John - Thanks for reviewing our free PostBooks¿ product. This system was definitely built for manufacturing (and inventory-centric) companies, although plenty of professionals such as yourself have adapted the Accounting and CRM & Sales functionality to suit their needs.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Generally good, but requires a skilled team to use

Reviewed 4 years ago

When fully set up, it does a good job of running our multi-site,multi-currency manufacturing operation.

Pros

- Decent import system to load up your data - Flexible system that allows a wide range of manufacturing and options - Easy access to SQL tables which allow you to write your own tools if xTuple is missing something you need - Under active development, and with a good user forum

Cons

- Despite the licensing being the single most expensive SW cost for our company, support is virtually non existent. It is an additional cost and the options are expensive, confusing and often rely on 'partners' who don't always know much about the system. Documentation does exist but is often hard to find on the xTuple website. A skilled technical team will be needed to implement and set up the...

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to review. What version of xTuple are you using? Can you chat with xTuple¿s process guy? Sounds like you might be missing some valuable help and ROI for your company. Feel free to contact us (we're here to help!): https://xtuple.com/contact-marketing

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

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

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.

Cons

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...

Vendor response

RE: any difficulties you¿re experiencing with the OpenRPT report editor. If you need to learn more about building custom reports, we¿ve got some great classes and some free online resources at https://xTupleUniversity.com. Backporting bug fixes with patches can run you into all sorts of other problems related to required functionality that may not exist in older versions. It¿s like expecting to get an airbag in a `65 Mustang. Our best suggestion is let¿s help you upgrade to the latest version: https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services -- Carolyn

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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For someone who is not an accountant, the learning curve was steep. But in time, it became great.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It forced me to learn true accounting principles, of which I still haven't mastered, but it's an ongoing experience. That, and the fact that it's free.

Pros

It's a true ERP/accounting software suite that covers all aspects of a business. There's no cheating when posting transactions. It forces you to get to know actual accounting principles and follow them. I also like that it is platform agnostic. I prefer Linux to Windows, and the software runs on both. This versatility also runs to the database back end; I'm using PostgreSQL on Linux, which is quick...

Cons

It takes time to master the application if you are not familiar with accounting practices and principles. Being a small businessman who specializes in IT, I'm not accustomed to think in the ways of balancing buckets. It's not Quickbooks (whatever that means). Office managers and financial people continually ask me why I should use something that's off the beaten path with respect to small businesses. Of course, I give them the reasons above. Needless to say, the argument inevitably comes back, "Quickbooks is still easier to use." It's not easy to back out stupid mistakes. Again, this is an "operator issue". A non-accountant really needs to be trained properly to fully utilize the power of this application.

Vendor response

Thank you for your glowing review. What version of free PostBooks¿ are you on? Can you chat with xTuple¿s process guy? He'd be curious to know how you're using the system, to help inform others who are in similar businesses! Message us: https://xtuple.com/contact-marketing Be sure you've got the latest update for your software and renew your free license key: https://xtuple.com/products/postbooks/license-key-registration

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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review of ERP postqb rev 4.x

Reviewed 3 years ago

goal was to handle sales pipeline and contract manufacturing; sales people didn't like to use it. Free version is good value, but paid version is expensive when compared to competitive products.

Pros

multi-platform customizable: forms and reports structured work flow: modules link together properly (from sales to purchasing to inventory to manufacturing to shipments etc) has expected and comprehensive list of data: AP, AR, INV, WIP, PO, Sales, Customers, etc

Cons

poorly integrated extensions (eg time and expense) data entry forms are clunky for bulk entry UX forms not consistent (over time the UX standards have changed, older forms have not been updated to use newer UX) automation of import/export is clunky (it works, but not intuitive to configure) chart of accounts and posting are very traditional approach, so cumbersome to fix data entry mistakes. need manufacturing edition if doing manufacturing; base model has too many key manufacturing features disabled.

Vendor response

Thanks for reviewing our free PostBooks¿ product, Lance. Sounds like you may be using an older version? Be sure to get the latest update for your software and renew your free license key: https://xtuple.com/products/postbooks/license-key-registration P.S. Let us know how we can help with increased functionality you need.

xTuple FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does xTuple offer?

xTuple has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $175.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of xTuple?

xTuple has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does xTuple support?

xTuple supports the following languages:
Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Turkish, French, English, Chinese (Traditional), German, Japanese, Arabic


Q. Does xTuple support mobile devices?

xTuple supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does xTuple offer an API?

Yes, xTuple has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does xTuple integrate with?

xTuple integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.Net, QuickBooks Payroll, Avalara, Mautic, Amazon EC2, Stripe, ADP Globalview Payroll, Arena PLM, Mailchimp, OrangeHRM, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Service Hub


Q. What level of support does xTuple offer?

xTuple offers the following support options:
Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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