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Rootstock Software - Best Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution

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Company: Rootstock Software, San Ramon, CA
Company Description: Rootstock Software® is a provider of ERP software that enables real-time management of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations. With unparalleled executive experience and an established base of installed and implemented cloud customers, Rootstock offers a better and more reliable way to plan and execute required activities and enables timely and informed business decision making.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: Best Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution

Nomination Title: Rootstock Software

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:

Rootstock Software is a proven provider of powerful and nimble manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions built and deployed on the Salesforce Platform (the world’s #1 cloud computing platform).

Rootstock was founded by Pat Garrehy, who has been building ERP solutions for manufacturing for over 45 years now. He previously founded Relevant Business Systems, which built ERP solutions for leading manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Cray Supercomputers and Flextronics. The Rootstock team has been together for over three decades, and has extensive experience working with manufacturing companies to solve real world problems.

Rootstock’s solutions enable real-time management of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations from front to back, anytime and anywhere. The company’s manufacturing, distribution and supply chain apps integrate “out of the box” with Sales Cloud by and other ERP-centric applications written on the Salesforce Platform. With unparalleled executive experience in manufacturing and distribution software and an established base of installed and implemented cloud customers, Rootstock offers a better and more reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision making. The Rootstock apps also provide the control and visibility required to elevate the total performance of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations.

Customers have reported tremendous benefits after going live on Rootstock. Some recent examples:

•1st Light Energy

-Within 10 months of going live, 1st Light was able reduce COGS significantly.
-Using Rootstock, 1st Light has been able to reduce common processes that used to take ten minutes down to just 20 seconds.


-Single source of truth – Pro-Tech’s managers and executives now have a single source of truth that gives visibility across the entire enterprise in real-time.
-Connected data – The entire enterprise now operates on the same data residing in the Salesforce/Rootstock platform.
-Rapid onboarding – With an integrated system, new hires can be easily and quickly trained on Pro-Tech processes, thereby enabling them to ramp up to full productivity faster than before.

•Direct Energy Solar

-Direct Energy Solar was able to reduce monthly inventory adjustments from upwards of $100,000 to less than $10,000 even as the company grew 2000%.

Here are some testimonials from Rootstock customers:

•"As a result of installing Rootstock ERP, we are better serving our customers," said Chris Muto, sales operations manager, Pro-Tech. "When our customer service department gets a request, we are able to respond quickly, whether the inquiry is about shipping charges, available inventory, (which used to be physically counted almost daily) or other questions. Our sales and customer service departments can now forward an invoice or packing slip with the touch of a button."

•“Versus the old on-premise system, we can now easily work with so many other solutions as Rootstock on takes care of this. Bottom line, today we are able to do more with fewer resources.” – Pacer Group

•“Having Cloud ERP has let us more intelligently utilize the data that we have with significantly reduced time and labor consumed doing so. We are able to adapt to changing demand environments more expeditiously and with greater flexibility. This cascades into savings for us by adjusting source material flow to the correct, necessary “mix” rather than locking our capital on to materials we thought that we would need.” – Infinilux

•“One of the biggest factors in our decision was that the salespeople from Rootstock completely spoke the language of manufacturing. I felt like everyone from sales to support to our implementation team knew more about our business processes than we did. The depth of the bench of manufacturing experts went really deep in Rootstock. Pretty much everyone I have spoken to really understands and comes from manufacturing IT.” – Unionwear

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

Key business highlights since Jan 1, 2016 include:
•4 product releases
•47% increase in topline revenue
•36% increase in the customer base
•90% increase in the number of live customers
•Winner of the Salesforce’s Online Demo Jam in December 2016

Rootstock has been recognized by analysts and thought leaders including:
•Frost & Sullivan – Leading Cloud ERP Solution
•Gartner – Included in the 2017 Market Guide for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Companies
•Forrester – Included in the Vendor Landscape: SaaS ERP Applications, 2017
•Nucleus Research – Rated as an “Expert” in the ERP Value Matrix 2016