xTuple announced that the current shipping release of its xTuple Applications – the OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning Suite and the PostBooks free and open source edition – have been certified for use on Apple’s new Mac OS X Leopard operating system.
Leopard, version 10.5 of the popular OS, is the most successful operating system release in Apple’s history – with over two million copies sold in the first weekend alone. xTuple has actively supported the Mac platform – for both the client and server – since the company’s inception. “We’re seeing increased demand for Mac OS X across the board, from customers you might not necessarily think of as Apple users,” said Ned Lilly, xTuple president and CEO. “In addition to high-tech fields like electronics and computers, and enthusiast communities such as precision bike parts, we’ve got Mac users in industrial manufacturers ranging from pumps and valves to hydraulics and pneumatics. And they’re all talking about Leopard.”
The xTuple Applications are advanced ERP software solutions built with open source components, such as the PostgreSQL database, the Qt toolkit for C++, and the OpenRPT report writer. The fully integrated packages include Inventory Management, Product Definition and Costing, Work Order Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Sales, Shipping and Receiving, Project Management, Sales Analysis, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, a full General Ledger, and Customer Relationship Management. Both packages are fully multi-currency, multi-lingual, and support a range of multi-layered taxation structures. The commercial OpenMFG product adds Manufacturing Scheduling, Capacity Planning, and several other advanced features.
PostBooks is available under the OSI-approved Common Public Attribution License (CPAL) free of charge. OpenMFG is available under xTuple’s innovative hybrid license, whereby customers and partners have full access to the application source code, and any enhancements made to the product flow back to xTuple for review, quality testing, and possible incorporation into the baseline product. Both PostBooks and OpenMFG run equally well on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, and are fully internationalized with multi-currency, support for multiple tax structures, and multilingual translation packs maintained by the global open-source community. All this and more, including public discussion forums, blogs, and the community issue/bug tracker, can be found at http://www.xtuple.org.