Integrated Accounting/ERP, Mid Level, Xtuple
Download and install using windows installer to install locally. There are also versions for Mac and Linux, and a virtual server machine that runs on Linux.
Blog, Community site
Deployment alternatives (In-house, SAAS, VM)
In-house install. Could also be hosted, but a client must be installed on workstation, and updated with each new version.
Virtual machine is also available.
Very strong in manufacturing
Postbooks very full featured for a free and open system
3 levels – all open source, but top 2 are not free
Mature and reliable system
Backed by a solid commercial organization, with good support
Parts of the system are web based, such as the B2B components
Application client has some advantages over browser, such as more flexible windowing.
Large and active community. Good DIY support forum.
Easy automated installation
Good integrated report writer
Good extensions and plugins available on exchange section of site (see link above)
Good documentation. Good training material and videos.
Available in several languages
Scalable upgrade path to commercial versions
App client must be installed on all workstations, and updated when the program is upgraded. Most of the system is not web browsable (except B2B component)
General comments from evaluation and other users
Suitability of feature set depends on client needs. Good choice for most medium sized organizations. Can always start off with Postbooks and do a full evaluation or pilot test etc.