xTuple Features

xTuple

Inventory Management Solutions for Growing Manufacturers

4.21/5 (116 reviews)

xTuple Feature Summary

  • Accounting and Bank Reconciliation
  • Bill of Materials
  • Business Intelligence
  • Constraints Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • eCommerce
  • Employee Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Foreign Currency Conversion
  • Inventory Management
  • Job & Work Order Management
  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Material Resource Planning (MRP)
  • OpenRPT Report Writer
  • Order Management & Product Definition
  • Project Accounting - Budget/Financial Reporting
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Analysis
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Time & Attendance

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Accounting Management
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
CRM Integration
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Distribution Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Job Management
Lead Management
Order Management
Permission Management
Pipeline Management
Procurement Management
Project Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
Real Time Data
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Analytics
Sales Orders
Shipping Management
Supply Chain Planning
Traceability
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
CRM Integration
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Distribution Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Job Management
Lead Management
Order Management
Permission Management
Pipeline Management
Procurement Management
Project Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
Real Time Data
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Analytics
Sales Orders
Shipping Management
Supply Chain Planning
Traceability
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Attendance Tracking
CRM Integration
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Dashboard Creation
Data Synchronization
Distribution Management
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Job Management
Lead Management
Order Management
Permission Management
Pipeline Management
Procurement Management
Project Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
Real Time Data
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Analytics
Sales Orders
Shipping Management
Supply Chain Planning
Traceability
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


3 reviews

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xTuple Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about xTuple's features:

Carol Culver

Xtuple Review

2019-02-12

Our experience with the applications listed under what we like best has been very good. Based on the way we have use the system we have been unable to use MRP to date. However, I think this is more our issue than an XTuple issue.

Pros

Inventory tracking and financial tracking and reports.

Cons

The same is true for project management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Carol - Thank you for a great review. You are correct: xTuple is not a very metric-oriented system. It wasn't designed for modern marketers and business analysts. It's more of a data collection and repository system. However, your review is a very good example of giving us helpful information on where the product could be improved. We're actually working on integrations with other softwares (such as data visualization and marketing automation) that could be excellent, cost-effective opportunities to solve your issues.

Your success with xTuple relies on expert ERP consultants to help with your customization needs. (You've already engaged a great consultant, too!) With that said, we'll email you offline. Using MRP is an issue that your consultant can help with. And some of what you need sounds like a report to us, and one that would be a good addition to the core product (ex: CRM conversion rate), so we'd ask you to submit a Feature Request.

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Robert Kutter

My overall experience with Xtuple was difficult at first as it requires quite a bit of training

2018-06-28

Pros

Data integrity management Depth of the Inventory Management and Costing Tools Standard JE ease of use Trial Balance ease of use

Cons

Accounting functions are not designed well, especially the reconciliation tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Katie Randall

User friendly

2018-07-06

Being able to track current inventory levels, copy PO's, and submit electronically is a dream.

Pros

They software is very easy to use.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Glad to hear your commercial version of PostBooks¿ has made your job so much easier. If you need to learn more about reporting options, we¿ve got some great classes - and would recommend the ERP Advanced: Power User Training class - and some free online resources at https://xTupleUniversity.com. -- Carolyn

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Shree Vandenberg

I have installed, maintain and trained on xTuple for +6 on various OS's (Linux/Windows/Mac)

2017-09-20

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business process management software that runs your whole business that is feature rich and customizable at a price point of a basic accounting program.

Pros

As a non-practicing CPA, I love that this system follows GAAP and is auditable . 2.

Cons

The out of the box reports (screen or/ and printed) reports don't have column totals 2.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your review. We appreciate your longtime use and investment in xTuple.

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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

Feedback

2018-10-05

Some information, data, and reports require significant specialized enhancements.

Pros

Operations, Sales, Finance, and Production activities can be performed.

Cons

Some reporting is slow and redundant.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thanks for your review. We appreciate your confidence in us. Are you planning to upgrade to the next major version 5.0?? Let's ensure you're getting all that you need out of xTuple. https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services

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Lance Kujala

review of ERP postqb rev 4.x

2019-02-01

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


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.

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Brody Bernardi

Your software has come a long way from the original OpenMFG days.

2018-06-28

A better look at inventory management than previous software

Pros

Also, in an age where small business ERP software comes and goes all the time, you guys stuck with it and kept on building your product.

Cons

It took a lot of years to get to a place where it was bug free and truly usable. But I was a user when the code was still being written in the office next to me, so I saw the ugly broken beginnings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your review and investment in xTuple Manufacturing in the Cloud. Thanks for hanging in with us as a vital part of the xTuple Community as we built the software to meet the needs of our customers, small and large.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Pretty good once we upgraded to the purchased program.

2018-06-28

Pros

Lot Serial Tracking, Copying Item Data,Sales Order Entry,Packing List Reports. Ability to get a response on bugs so that we can fix them in a timely manner.

Cons

I would like to be able to use the program on phone to check inventory. So maybe a mobile app would be nice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


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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Mazy Blais

Very straightforward

2018-06-28

Pros

That it's easy to use, fast, rigid data input, user permissions, etc.

Cons

Reporting is not very flexible, hard to track financials & manipulate the data to reflect what is needed

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Grace Erickson

xTuple is a great entry-level ERP system.

2018-06-28

The ability to get an ERP system that is cloud-based with low barriers to entry.

Pros

Detailed multi-level bills of material are possible with items at separate locations if necessary.

Cons

The ability to adjust posted invoicing would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Cosmetics company, 11-50 employees)

Xtuple Review

2018-09-28

Pros

MRP is easy to use and inventory and purchasing functions help me get my job done efficiently.

Cons

Some times i need to export data to Excel to make it easier to work with.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for reviewing. What version of xTuple are you on? Can you chat with xTuple¿s process guy? He'd always looking for stories on how companies are using the system, especially about MRP, to help other similar businesses. Feel free to contact us: https://xtuple.com/contact-marketing

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Carl Ewing

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

2018-07-12

Pros

We have several very custom reports and some interface changes that have been made by a 3rd party developer.

Cons

This is a challenge even for our 3rd party developer that uses it all the time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


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

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Ruby Roberts

All in one CRM with great customer service

2018-10-05

Overall experience is good, I've been using xTuple for 8 years now and the only complaint I have is not enough reporting features.

Pros

it's all in one functionality. the CRM workbenches allow you to manage your customers and vendors with ease.

Cons

reporting is not as advanced, not enough search parameter options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your review and your longtime use and investment in xTuple PostBooks¿ in the Cloud. ERP is the heart and lungs of your organization. Re: getting help with reporting. We¿ve got lots of self-help resources at https://xTupleUniversity.com and the xTuple Community is available for help at https://forums.xtuple.com. Please give them a try! Or let us know how else we can help.

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Angela Lane

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

2018-06-29

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your review and investment in xTuple Manufacturing. Your ERP is a powerful tool with many options for default settings to automatically populate fields. Reach out to your system administrator or let¿s connect you with our Professional Services Team to ensure you¿ve got everything configured just like you need it, for the job you have: https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services They may also recommend a class or direct you to some free online resources at https://xTupleUniversity.com.

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claarence mcsween

XTuple & My Business

2018-09-28

One of the biggest business problems that I had was switching to multiple software, CRM to accounting to inventory. XTuple solve that by offering everything in on package.

Pros

It's cloud based open source software that let me tackle all of my business needs from customer relation management to accounting.

Cons

It's an excellent software with superb features so if you do not need one feature there are many more that will fit your needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your glowing review, Clarence. 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

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Anonymous
(Food Production company, 51-200 employees)

Xtuple

2019-02-01

Like any software there is no perfect system, but overall we are very happy with our choice. If I had to go back and make the decision again I would still go with this software.

Pros

I love that this is an open system allowing us to customize it to our needs. I always hear about other companies who use the big name system and how they are doing something that actually hurts their business but they have no choice because that is how the system works. With Xtuple we can do anything!

Cons

I wish they had more integration such as with receipt management systems to allow for easy entry direct into the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thanks for your review. ERP is definitely not for the faint of heart, and the open platform is a BIG help. Thanks for the integration idea(s) - keep 'em coming! Let us know if you want to hear more about that later this year...

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Tom Stanforth

Xtuple review

2019-02-16

It works well to manage the overall parts of the business.

Pros

Flexibility and customizable. The SW allows customization.

Cons

Flexibility and customizable. Sometimes it is necessary to write custom reports as the number of built in reports is minimal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your review - your comments are spot-on! "Flexibility & Customizable" can be both a pro and a con. Years ago, some ERP guy wrote a blog about modifying software, and the message was - just because you can, does it mean you should? We'd say yes, and no, it depends, and we have continuing education classes for that.

Regarding built-in Reports, there's no way to create enough specific to every business need/want. We do have an online course coming up April 15 on Custom Reporting (you may even have training credits to apply!). Let's get someone at your company signed up https://xtuple.com/training#upcoming-classes. We'll message you offline and connect you to your Account Manager.

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Marsha Kitter

Extremely customizable

2017-09-18

Pros

It's completely customizable and the automated reports we have designed provide transparency for all facets of our operation.

Cons

Updates can be released with critical bugs that can't be fixed right away so we have to develop work arounds.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian Micah

Value for your money

2017-02-09

I have used xTuple for 4 years and absolutely love the functionality of it as well as the ease of use. The report writing capabilities are great and allow you to create reports from scratch.

Pros

Customizability of the software and custom reporting.

Cons

Too many screens and too many ways to perform the same task. User experience needs some improvement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Marco Banda

xtuple for manufacturing.

2018-10-09

Overall xTuple has been a great company to work with and their manufacturing product works well and is constantly improving.

Pros

The flexibility of development and multi platform availability is phenomenal. The training classes while very full of information are not

Cons

warehouse management permission structure could be more detailed, quality testing is not a feature of the system yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thanks for your review. We appreciate your confidence in us. Are you planning to upgrade to the next major version 5.0?? Let's ensure you're getting all that you need out of xTuple. https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services

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John Griffiths

I use Postbooks which is the public xTuple version. I like the software. It is highly capable.

2018-06-28

Pros

The software is highly capable with inventory, manufacturing, client development and tracking, and, of course, accounting.

Cons

I do not like that the Linux version only runs on rather older Ubuntu platforms and does not stay up to date with the latest Postgres data base versions.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Kerry Hackney

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

2018-07-02

Pros

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

Cons

This includes even your basic invoices, packing lists and things like that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you for your great review and your investment in xTuple Manufacturing in the Cloud. Glad you find xTuple ERP simpler to use than other applications. 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. Let us know when you¿re ready to upgrade to the latest version (that will help a lot!): https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services.

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David Penn

from initially hating the product, i am very comfortable with

2018-07-02

Ability to obtain accurate and timely information for reports

Pros

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.

Cons

Reconciliation feature needs a lot of work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thank you, David, for your honest review and your investment in xTuple Manufacturing. RE: your P&L, here¿s some great tutorials on the Financial reporting engine (FRE); it¿s really a robust reporting tool that doesn¿t require programmer-level knowledge: https://xtupleuniversity.xtuple.com/library/videos/financial-reporting-engine-part-1

Let¿s ensure you're on the latest version of the software; your Account Rep can help: https://xtuple.com/contact-professional-services

P.S. Watch for us to change the game and launch a new category of solutions in September 2019!

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Anonymous
(Machinery company, 11-50 employees)

Just starting to learn XTuple

2019-02-01

Have been testing it for 6+ months, seems to be a nice improvement over other systems

Pros

Customizable Clean interface Well Organized

Cons

We've only been testing one license for about 6 months so no real cons yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from xTuple


Thanks for your review. ERP is definitely not for the faint of heart, and the open platform is a BIG help to make the system flexible for you. What edition and version are you using? In the cloud? Let's ensure you're getting all that you need out of xTuple.

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James Zeilinger

My company runs on xTuple every day, day in and day out

2017-02-27

My company has used xTuple for the past seven years. We use xTuple for so many aspects including sales, orders, processing, manufacturing, warehouse, accounting, royalties, commissions, and now e-commerce. This excellent software is produced by a company that understands manufacturing, daily challenges and ever changing technology. PS: I have a food company and xTuple is perfect for lot traceability.

Pros

Constant improvement.

Cons

Reports could be more plentiful and easier to write.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering xTuple

Go for it. Moving my company to xTuple was one of the best decisions I ever made for my company.

Source: Capterra
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