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xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


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.

open source forum  2014—Why Open Source ERP? xTuple, an award winning open source ERP vendor, recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. xTuple’s mission is stated simply: “To help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.” The conference brought together a global community of open source technologists and ERP users to learn, collaborate, and innovate. There were a number of Read More

TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz


In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.

open source forum  For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. TE Read More

Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.

open source forum  As a direct consequence, open source business intelligence (BI) is emerging as an important choice for new as well as existing BI implementations. Even though most analyst research indicates that its evolution may have been understated thus far, open source BI is growing rapidly. Open source BI solutions have already been proved to complement and integrate well with traditional BI environments. In their own right, open source BI vendors offer competitive technologies and present the irrefutable advantage Read More

A Forum for Wireless Standards…About time isn’t it?


A wireless standards forum has been needed for years, and given the wide array of vendors participating in the newly formed Mobile Wireless Internet Form (MWIF), we believe a global standard can be achieved and implemented quickly.

open source forum  alike. Utilizing agreed upon open standards will allow vendors to produce applications at an accelerated rate while reducing the core cost overhead, thereby allowing more consumer-friendly flexibility within the channels. The world wireless market is enveloping the globe with well over 700 million wireless Internet accessible devices expected by 2003. As the market grows, standards must be finalized in order for seamless wireless Internet access to become a global reality. A wireless standards forum has b Read More

Compiere Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP


I just saw this announcement about Compiere's 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the first demo, I notice it really stresses ease-of-use in the interface. Whether others agree that it's easy to use or not, I don't know but, but it is interesting that Compiere publicly asked for feedback in its public forum on the subject. A

open source forum  Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP I just saw this announcement about Compiere ''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the first demo, I notice it really stresses ease-of-use in the interface. Whether others agree that it''s easy to use or not, I don''t know but, but it is interesting that Compiere publicly asked for feedback in its public forum on the subject. A few days ago I posted about some debates taking place on the u Read More

No Back Doors. No Open Windows.


To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go.

open source forum  Back Doors. No Open Windows. To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go. Read More

TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG


TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.

open source forum  Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. TEC Read More

Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions


Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI).

open source forum  CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI). Read More

What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?


You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

open source forum  Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP? While Virginia might have seen its share of controversy over the recent laws on women’s reproductive rights, the region’s business and entrepreneurial climate is undisputed owing to vibrant enterprise applications vendors. One such vendor is Deltek —long reported by TEC as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) leader in the government contracting sector (see the most recent post on the vendor ), while another is abas-USA , an innovative manufacturing ERP Read More

Secure Your Source Code


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open source forum  Your Source Code Are you on top of data security compliance? Is your source code secure? Are you looking for a new approach that can help ensure these things are taken care of? With SourceAnyware Hosted solution—which provides 128-bit SSL encryption—your data is protected and your source code is secured from attacks. Find out how SourceAnywhere can help you lower total cost of ownership and improve your development team productivity. Read More

Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source


Ariba will extend the capabilities of its B2B Commerce Platform by providing capabilities for buyers and sellers of direct and indirect materials to negotiate, trade and collaborate.

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BAAN Announces "Open World": Business-To-Business Collaboration Over The Internet


OpenWorld will be an enterprise integration architecture that enables Baan customers to engage in E-commerce with each other.

open source forum  recent announcements detail an open architecture designed to connect thousands of their customers within SAP''s Market place. Baan will need to reciprocate with additional information in order to stay competitive. Vendors working to establish themselves in the business marketplace arena (eg: Commerce One, Concur, Ariba) have already endorsed open XML based standards. Baan will need to maintain an adaptable standard, publish more data on integration plans, detail possible partners and describe rich feature Read More

A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

open source forum  process applications powered by open source software and infrastructure such as Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt , a C++ graphical user interface (GUI) development framework from Trolltech , a Norwegian software company. Before delving into xTuple''s answers to our questions, some background on xTuple and OpenMFG is in order. The vendor is a relative newcomer in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena; it was founded in 2002 (as OpenMFG) by its current president and chief Read More