Spire has recently released version 3.3, with a number of “under-the-hood” enhancements, plus the following user-facing ones: Spire Server Administration (user and security additions/changes, viewing log files, making backups, etc) is now done via a web page, which can be accessed from any workstation as long as the user has Spire admin rights. See this […]

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One of the main design principles in Spire is to allow you to complete a business task all in one screen. This is especially important in Order Entry. The attached video shows all of the following happening in one screen: (1) Look up the customer by the caller’s name. (2) A note about past due […]

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Friendly Systems is proud to announce we are now offering Spire Business Management software from Spire Systems. Spire includes accounting, inventory control, sales management and more in an easy to use interface that minimizes menu-hopping. Check out the Spire YouTube channel, and contact us to see if Spire is right for your business!

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xTuple has announced the release of version 4.11, with many performance improvements, especially in the area of lot/serial handing, CRM account creation, and entering sales orders with many items. Highlights: The Quality Control extension is now available for the desktop client. ┬áThis commercial extension allows for inspection, testing, and recording results at various stages of […]

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Net neutrality means that internet service providers (ISPs) can’t discriminate against particular apps or websites. Just like with phone calls, all the data in the pipe is treated the same. This allows startups and small businesses, the job creators like your company, the same access to the internet as the dinosaur whose lunch you intend […]

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xTuple was recently included in an episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. featuring how xTuple delivers the latest in ERP to help every business evolve for the digital age. See how manufacturers, as well as distributors, can improve customer satisfaction and loyalty with an integrated online presence.

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The bad news: Ransomware has become big business. CryptoLocker, Locky, and other variants are netting criminals so much money that there are some who provide it “as a service” to non-techie criminals for a split of the ransom money collected. The good news: You can protect yourself. The most important thing is training: your employees […]

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Before you can post any transactions in xTuple, there must be a valid fiscal year and period to post them into. To set up the new year, do the following: Go to Accounting, Fiscal Calendar, Fiscal Years Make sure only the current year is open. If not: Highlight the earliest open year and click Close […]

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We received the following from Laura Heise, Director of Finance at United Cerebral Palsy in Atlanta, and we’d like to do our part to spread the word: Stand with me to support those with disabilities in your community! The State of Georgia has been looking at new rates for agencies who care for the developmentally […]

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