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The Updater for xTuple ERP (PostBooks®, Distribution, and Manufacturing Editions) is an application which enables you to update your databases from one release to the next, to upgrade from one xTuple ERP edition to another, such as from PostBooks® to Distribution Edition, and to load supplemental extensions into your xTuple database. The Updater reads and processes upgrade scripts or packages, which are collections of files bundled together into .gz files. This article describes the processes involved with loading and running these packages using the Updater application.

Migrating from one version of xTuple ERP to the next is not difficult — especially if you are careful and methodical in your approach to the task. The upgrade checklist featured on this page is designed to guide you through the "best practices" for upgrading your xTuple ERP system. The checklist divides the upgrade process into three phases: the Planning Phase, the Pilot Phase, and the Cutover Phase.

Article contains technical information for users wanting to configure Gmail to work with xTuple Connect.

xTuple patch releases are intentionally designed to be small in scope. They typically include a small number of discrete bug fixes—and nothing more. This gives xTuple patch releases the dual advantage of having minimal impact on your business, while at the same time making them easy to upgrade to.

This article describes one example for how to integrate xTuple ERP with a web application. While some of the information contained in the article is outdated, readers may still gain insight into the integration process.

There's some setup and configuration required to manage 1099 and 1096 information in xTuple ERP. However, once you have the initial setup done, several built-in reports enable you to extract needed reporting for your tax returns.

The Assemble to Order (ATO) Configurator is designed to facilitate make-to-order scenarios where attributes about a particular product may change from one sale to another—and where these attributes can affect bills of materials, costing and pricing.

The recommended, "best practice" procedures for closing both monthly periods and fiscal years are covered in this article. Learn what the various gotchas are and how to define the all-important retained earnings account.

Constraint management is one of the planning systems implemented in xTuple ERP. Designed as a response to the well-known theory of constraints, xTuple ERP's constraint management system is both intuitive and easy to use.

The contact merge utility makes it possible for you to easily merge duplicate contacts into one contact record. In this article, we will describe how the utility works, and we will also look at several use case scenarios for how you can take advantage of the contact merge utility in practice.