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New Webinar This Friday!

New Webinar This Friday!

Continuing their series on “The Power of ERP on the Salesforce Platform”, Rootstock will be hosting another webinar this Friday (May 22) on Product Management and Engineering. This is the perfect opportunity to get a hands on look at the robust features available with ERP on Salesforce. Register today to learn more about Rootstock’s Cloud ERP solution on the Salesforce Platform! Click Here to register! Details about the Webinar from Rootstock.com: The Cloud has become the standard for business software, but where does ERP fit? Many software vendors have tried to repurpose their on-premise solution to fit the cloud but have failed to meet the demands of an on-demand economy. Rootstock Software is ERP built in the cloud and for the cloud. By leveraging the incredible features of the Salesforce Platform, Rootstock offers an application that can change the way you think about ERP and the Cloud. Curious? Come learn how Rootstock is enabling Manufacturers, Distributors and Supply Chain Management companies to run their End-to-End ERP business processes Native in Salesforce®.

Manufacturers are Looking to the Cloud: Part 3

Major Players in Cloud ERP As cloud computing continues to dominate the discussion of manufacturing ERP, several major players have emerged, with Salesforce becoming the premier platform. It’s no surprise that Amazon and Google are both vying to become big players in cloud computing. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an IaaS. NewsCorp plans to move 75 percent of its physical infrastructure into the AWS cloud over a three-year period. Info is one cloud ERP vendor based on AWS. Meanwhile, Google Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that lets you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications. Google Cloud Platform’s list of products is smaller than AWS and focuses mainly on classic IaaS and PaaS services. Not to be outdone, Microsoft has released Azure, their cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and supports different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Some cloud ERP vendors are offered on Netsuite’s SuiteCloud platform, which offers customizability, but can be complicated and time-consuming to configure. […]

Learn more about ERP4Salesforce in this Upcoming Webinar Series!

Starting May 15, Rootstock will be hosting an 8-week webinar series on the Power of ERP on the Salesforce Platform. This is the perfect opportunity to get a hands on look at the robust features available with ERP on Salesforce. Led by Rootstock Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Channels, David Stephans, these webinars will cover a variety of topics and include live product demos. Register today to learn more about Rootstock’s Cloud ERP solution on the Salesforce Platform! Click Here to register! Details about the Webinar from Rootstock.com: The Cloud has become the standard for business software, but where does ERP fit? Many software vendors have tried to repurpose their on-premise solution to fit the cloud but have failed to meet the demands of an on-demand economy. Rootstock Software is ERP built in the cloud and for the cloud. By leveraging the incredible features of the Salesforce Platform, Rootstock offers an application that can change the way you think about ERP and the Cloud. Curious? Come learn how Rootstock is enabling Manufacturers, Distributors and Supply Chain Management companies to run their End-to-End ERP business processes Native in Salesforce®.

Manufacturers are Looking to the Cloud: Part 2

What the Analysts Say According to a recent study by Gartner, SaaS-based manufacturing and distribution software will increase from 22 percent in 2013 to 45 percent by 2023. Gartner predicts that the catalyst for much of this growth will be two-tier Cloud ERP system adoption. Gartner also predicted that, by 2016, “heavily customized ERP implementations will be routinely referred to as ‘legacy ERP.’ In its place will be a “more federated, loosely coupled ERP environment with much of the functionality sourced as cloud services or via business process outsourcers.” By 2018, at least 30 percent of service-centric companies will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud. The same study found that a total of 47 percent of organizations surveyed plan to move their core ERP systems to the cloud within five years, and 30 percent said that the majority of their ERP systems would be on-premises for the foreseeable future. Two-tier or hybrid cloud ERP solutions are attractive to companies who have invested great resources in their on-premise ERP systems. These firms see hybrid systems as a way to modernize their systems without abandoning their on-premise ERP system entirely – they can add compatible functionality or equip […]

Learn more about ERP4Salesforce at these Upcoming Salesforce Shows!

The Salesforce World Tour is a global roadshow where companies can learn how the Salesforce Customer Success Platform empowers them to connect all of their apps, devices and customer data in today’s cloud, social and mobile world. Come experience the all-new Salesforce World Tour and see how to connect with your customers in a whole new way. Attend keynotes, breakout sessions, and network with the brightest people in your industry. Rootstock’s ERP experts will be there to help you learn more about the robust solution available for Manufacturers, Distributors, and Supply Chains on the Salesforce Platform. We hope you’ll join us for one of these fantastic events! Toronto, Canada Date: May 14, 2015 Location: Allstream Centre – Direct Energy Centre     Cloud Expo located in Ballroom A, B, C, D Keynote: Alex Dayon, President, Products at Salesforce Register Now! London, UK Date: May 21, 2015 Location: ExCel Centre     East Entrance, Lorryway Level 1, North and South Halls Keynote: Keith Block, President and Vice Chairman Register Now! Washington, DC Date: May 28, 2015 Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center Keynote: Vivek Kundra, EVP, Industries, Salesforce; CIO of the United States (2009–2011) Register Now! New York, NY Date: June 18, 2015 Location: Javits […]

Manufacturers are Looking to the Cloud: Part 1

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution. The current explosion of cloud platforms, especially the Salesforce ecosystem, has led industry analysts to predict even more growth for cloud-based ERP solutions for manufacturing ERP. Benefits of Cloud ERP Cloud computing provides on-demand real-time access to data and resources, reduced costs, scalability and the ability to store large amounts of data. The flexibility of the cloud and the speed of deployment make manufacturing systems particularly well suited to cloud-based ERP solutions because cloud ERP brings core manufacturing tasks together. Cloud based solutions represent every critical function in the manufacturing process, including materials requirements planning (MRP), process manufacturing software, purchase order and inventory software, shop floor software and supply chain management software. On-demand real-time access to data and resources – The cloud provides on-demand access to data and resources stored in the cloud, enabling every department at every step of the supply chain to react instantly to changing business needs. Reduced costs – Cloud-based solutions […]

The Expanding Salesforce Ecosystem & Cloud ERP: Part 3

The Perfect Platform for Cloud ERP Systems Manufacturing firms, in particular, are facing change as never before. With markets and supply chains spread over the world and consumers’ demands changing rapidly, manufacturers have realized that they need an ERP solution that can accommodate any workflow, implement social collaboration, add new capabilities and quickly address changing requirements. Manufacturers who have moved to cloud ERP have found that their ability to access big data on demand, gain important business intelligence and use this information to coordinate and collaborate with every department at every step in the supply chain has helped them stay ahead of the competition. As the leading cloud platform, Salesforce provides a stable and growing cloud ecosystem for manufacturers looking for cloud-based ERP solutions. Salesforce has, in fact, become the perfect platform for cloud ERP. Rootstock Software is one of these cloud ERP providers. Their cloud ERP system is designed specifically for the Salesforce ecosystem and is 100 percent native to that platform, which means that their software runs 100 percent within Salesforce. Rootstock’s solutions support multiple companies, multiple divisions and multiple sites, all within a single tenant on the Salesforce platform. This is exactly the kind of stability and […]

The Expanding Salesforce Ecosystem & Cloud ERP: Part 2

The Growth of Salesforce One of the best-known cloud ecosystems is Salesforce. Salesforce Inc. is a global cloud computing company originally known for its CRM product. Forbes magazine ranked it the most innovative company in America every year since 2011 and Fortune ranked it 19th in their 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013. Salesforce expanded its offerings from just CRM to become a popular cloud platform and, in the process, has become the envy of many other companies. Salesforce’s cloud platform has grown to support nearly every part of a business, from sales to manufacturing. In fact, the Salesforce ecosystem has become a kind of industry in and of itself; software developers are constantly creating new apps for the platform to expand the reach of the platform and add to their customers’ experience. How fast has Salesforce grown? They have experienced a 68 percent growth in their Partner Program, an 82 percent year-over-year growth in joint Salesforce/Partner revenue, 71 percent of their customers have installed at least one app, and 23 percent of their customers have installed five or more apps on the platform, a 400 percent increase over five years. As Salesforce has grown, so has the […]

The Expanding Salesforce Ecosystem & Cloud ERP: Part 1

The Cloud is here and is not going away. With the rapid growth of the Salesforce ecosystem, more and more companies are considering independent software vendors’ cloud applications for that platform. This also applies to those companies looking for cloud-based ERP solutions. Many companies that have their CRM and other software on that platform are now considering an ERP written on Salesforce. Rootstock Software for manufacturing ERP is one such product, whereby the company can leverage their investment in the Salesforce platform and integrate their ERP seamlessly with their other Salesforce cloud apps. The Cloud, the Cloud Ecosystem and Cloud ERP Before the advent of the cloud, business applications were limited to very complicated and expensive systems. These systems required enormous hardware and software resources to run them, as well as large IT departments to handle installation, configuration, testing and maintenance. Larger companies that are still using these older systems are getting increasingly frustrated by their inefficiencies and maintenance costs. Also, they are not contemporary. For example, they are not getting access to big data and business intelligence that are needed to compete in today’s demanding global markets. The arrival of cloud computing has changed the business application landscape for […]

Unexpected Benefit – Cloud ERP Users Can Now Leverage the Virtual Office

By T. Lee Wylie I was recently talking with a CIO who is in the process of evaluating a new Cloud-based ERP package. In his process of group meetings with all the stakeholders in the ERP decision, the head of production control posed a question that was not considered in their original requirements documents. He stated they had several openings for purchase agents and were having difficulty filling them with qualified individuals. They did interview several superb people that, ultimately, decided not to take the position because it involved relocating their families to an area that had a much higher cost of living. The production control manager asked if their new Cloud ERP would make it possible to use professionals in remote locations. Their conclusion was that an individual located in a remote office, or home, would have all the same tools operating at the same efficiency as someone located in the company office with their new system. As a result of that conversation, several other departments, including finance, are now also considering the flexibility their new Cloud- based system would provide. Such Flexibility “Old Hat” to Cloud ERP Systems Cloud ERP has been providing the ability to share information […]