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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 flexibility that manufacturers are looking for.

Rootstock’s powerful cloud ERP solutions represent every step in the manufacturing process, increasing efficiencies, controlling costs and, ultimately, increasing revenue. Rootstock has ERP modules for sales order management, purchase order management, production engineering, inventory management, material requirements planning, lot and serial control, scheduling and capacity planning, and shop floor control. Manufacturing cost control and project control modules give companies finer control over costs.

Integrating Rootstock with Other Apps on Salesforce

But remember that many industries, including manufacturing, want a cloud platform that enables their cloud ERP software to be easily integrated with other cloud-based apps. Because it is a 100 percent native Salesforce solution, Rootstock Software can integrate with other, wholly separate apps built on the Salesforce platform. Two examples of these apps are Avalara and Zencraft.

Avalara makes cloud-based address validation and correction apps (for example, customer addresses, sales order addresses and divisional address of origination), sales tax calculations for orders and invoices and the recording of sales invoices where the data can be used for reporting and returns. Avalara is built on Salesforce and can be integrated with Rootstock software via an API.

Zenkraft builds shipping applications for Salesforce. They have shipping apps for FedEx, UPS and USPS that let Salesforce users process shipments, generate labels and track packages. Again, because Zencraft is built on Salesforce, it can be integrated with Rootstock.

Since the development of the Salesforce ecosystem, manufacturing firms can take advantage of cloud-based ERP solutions, such as Rootstock, and easily integrate other Salesforce-based apps. As the Salesforce ecosystem grows, there will be more and more apps that can be integrated with the cloud ERP software.

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