In the ERP space, there are few people more respected than Jan Baan, the former chairman and CEO of Baan Software and founder and director of Vanenburg Software. So when Jan Baan speaks, people listen.
Lately Baan has been speaking about Vanenburg’s new partnership with Rootstock Software, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications. Best known for helping to create the worldwide market for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Jan Baan is looking to the future with this partnership.
Baan’s Vanenburg Software, whose solutions exchange and collaborate on business data with business partners for organizations of all sizes, will become a premier channel partner for Rootstock’s cloud-based ERP software, concentrating efforts in Europe. Vanenburg will represent Rootstock’s cloud ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors and will offer full service and support for European customers.
Rootstock ERP for Manufacturers and Distributors helps manufacturers and distributors improve supply chain visibility, monitor and lower operating costs and inventory levels, measure and improve efficiency of operations, and run their business from anywhere at any time. The Rootstock solutions are deployed on the world’s leading cloud computing platform from salesforce.com.
“Combining Rootstock’s ERP solution with Vanenburg’s social collaboration platform (Collabrr) is a vision shared by Vanenburg and Rootstock. Together, our two companies are providing all the tools a company needs to be successful in today’s rapidly changing environment.”
“Jan Baan has developed his Vanenburg Software team to help customers address their current and ever changing requirements,” observed industry leader Pat Garrehy, CEO of Rootstock. “It wasn’t that many years ago that we were competing with legacy ERP products. We recently discovered that our visions for the future requirements on enterprise ERP were closely aligned. Working together, we are delivering best in class solutions that connect manufacturers and distributors with all members of their communities. We believe companies that have been getting by with systems they implemented in the run up to Y2K should and will adopt new contemporary cloud ERP solutions.”
The partnership between Rootstock and Vanenburg demonstrates how companies with new technology can penetrate deep into underlying databases and bring ERP to the customer via the cloud while providing strong competition to long-established companies such as Oracle and SAP.
“This partnership is all about next-generation business,” says Baan.
As usual, people are listening to Jan Baan. And this time he’s talking about Rootstock Software.