OpenSurge's Toronto Ontario Canada Office

This week, Mitch Rushing, OpenSurge’s Managing Director, announced the opening of a branch office in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Citing the stronger economic outlook for Canadian manufacturing industry relative to the US, and the addition of experienced implementation and support consultants, OpenSurge is confident of opportunities to expand its xTuple ERP client base with both manufacturing and distribution companies in the southern Ontario.

xTuple is the World's #1 open source ERP solution, leveraging the dynamic world of open source software to bring the benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to companies of all sizes. xTuple is enterprise-class business management software that gives growing companies control over operations and the tools to power that growth and integrates all critical functional areas in one system: sales, accounting, and operations – including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution.

As Mr. Rushing explained, “the prospects for xTuple’s business management solution tend to belong to one of two categories. The first category includes those businesses that have been established for 10 or more years and have been using a ERP package that has become or is becoming obsolete. The second group are the smaller but growing companies that are using some version of Quickbooks or Simply Accounting, and have found their needs have exceeded the capabilities of this starter solution.”

The local team assembled for this effort has extensive experience in a variety of legacy ERP solutions and technologies, such as the Sage collection of programs including BusinessVision Accounting. OpenSurge approaches the market by educating companies on the sustainability of their management solution; which includes solution provider continuity, availability of support and life cycle of the deployed technology.

Discussing the importance of local resources, Kathy Michienzi, OpenSurge Senior Consultant, remarked, “while significant amounts of implementation, consulting and support services can be provided remotely, our experience is that having local consultants leads to a successful implementation of xTuple and more effective user training. Combining local resources with OpenSurge’s existing infrastructure for customizations and support will deliver the most value to our clients.”