Open-source ERP and CRM software maker xTuple has released xTupleCommerce – version 2.0 of its eCommerce Web portal – and acquired Web consultancy Artsmith Media to support customer demand for the offering.

Companies running their internal operations with xTuple ERP can now conduct business – both consumer and trade sales and service – with a public, customer-facing website that includes real-time, two-way integration. All business logic and customer-specific pricing, order history, multiple images, documents and rich descriptions of items are maintained in one database. Online orders are immediately processed within xTuple, including all business workflows defined in the ERP system, including manufacturing, shipping and billing (whether an online payment or customer terms).

The portal, currently deployed as an integration with the Drupal Commerce system, is adapted to support any modern eCommerce engine including Magento, Shopify, and other popular “shopping cart” providers. Future releases of the xTuple Commerce will include an enhanced customer service and support module, customer visibility into project management activities, and portal functionality for suppliers.

With special expertise in the Drupal content management system, Artsmith’s founding president Josh Fischer leads the new xTupleCommerce team. Artsmith customers will also now have access to an expanded array of products and services from xTuple, including the new eCommerce portal.

“We’re delighted to join with the Artsmith team to help our customers sell more of their products online,” said xTuple chief executive Ned Lilly. “We have heard repeatedly from our customers that their customers want and expect to work with them electronically. And there’s no better place to start than increasing sales and deepening the customer relationship through a world-class online user experience.”

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