CIO Review Magazine recognizes xTuple’s expanding global profile in Enterprise Resource Planning Software for manufacturers and distributors
NORFOLK, VA – December 11, 2013 – xTuple, makers of the world’s #1 open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions, was name by CIO Review magazine this week as one of the top 20 companies in the forefront of tackling Manufacturing Technology challenges and impacting the marketplace.
To score in the Top 20 in this elite annual list, xTuple was selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board, which awards this honor to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. More on the award is available in the December 2013 issue of CIO Review magazine (http://www.cioreview.com/magazine/issue/december-manufacturing-2013.html) .
Capping off a year of steady growth and the capture of significant industry awards, including InfoWorld’s 2013 Bossie Awards as best open source business application, xTuple’s mission is to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software to grow their business profitably. xTuple sees itself as an ERP company first, dedicated to helping its customers improve manufacturing processes– and in fact open source development is itself a kind of manufacturing process improvement. The product just happens to be software.
“Open source is the ‘How’ not the ‘What’. It’s how a young company like xTuple, working with its global user community, can make ERP software that is qualitatively better, and orders of magnitude more affordable, than products from companies hundreds of times our size” says Ned Lilly, CEO of xTuple. “Tens of thousands of manufacturing, distribution, sales and finance professionals worldwide actively contribute to the software’s improvement. xTuple leverages their experience with hundreds of other ERP products, shepherding transparent communications, development, testing and deployment. Tapping into the collective brainpower of these professionals introduces innovation and excitement into an industry known for neither.”
In October 2001, Lilly co-founded the company, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open source and enterprise resourc planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small- to mid-sized manufacturers, to integrate all critical functional areas in one system: sales, accounting, and operations, including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution.
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About CIO Review’s Top 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers
CIO Review looked at hundreds of solution providers and consulting companies and shortlisted those at the forefront of tackling the challenges of the manufacturing industry. Potential vendors were examined for capability to fulfill the needs of manufacturing companies by offering products, solutions and services that support core business processes. Vendor capabilities related to deployment of cloud, Big Data and analytics, mobility, and Business Intelligence in the specific context of the manufacturing business were also evaluated.
Global supply chains, localized products and virtualized product development are changing the nature of manufacturing. Additionally, manufacturers must adopt new business models to move from pure product selling to services and solutions for their end customers. Expanding into new markets, sourcing of scarce raw materials and compliance with stringent regulations also raise challenges for the manufacturing organizations of today.
Spread across high-tech, automotive, industrial equipment, life sciences and more, the globally competitive manufacturing sectors that invent and make high-value-added products are availing leading-edge technologies to streamline and optimize their operations. Software solutions that address all aspects of manufacturing sector are proving to be the game changer here. Expertise in leading ERP and BPM systems, clubbed with the power of Cloud and Big Data are helping the manufacturing companies deal with industry consolidation, global supply chain complexity and volatile commodity prices and thereby perform operations at peak efficiency.
About xTuple — World’s #1 Open Source ERP
Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Planning Software (ERP), is business management software to give growing companies control over operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, accounting and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — the powerful tools to Grow Your World®.
As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Connect with the company at www.xTuple.com (http://www.xTuple.com), with the open source community at www.xTuple.org (http://www.xTuple.org), and join the innovation conversation at Next Business Blog (http://www.NextBusinessBlog.com).