Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.
on its fourth version. Lilly started xTuple more than a decade ago because he was struck by the mess that is the ERP market. Lilly is also a firm believer in open source software and its transformative powers. The title of his talk was “Days of Future Apps,” featuring the themes impacting xTuple’s product and service development—embracing the future, new technologies, new platforms, and more flexibility to make business software do what customers need it to do. Below is a brief history of xTuple