Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems saw rapid growth in the early 1990s. With recent efforts to integrate mobile devices with ERP systems it now covers more functions and roles. Cloud-based ERP systems have become more prominent due to ease of access. Its profound effects in financial accounting, Management accounting, HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management have led to widespread adoption by the industries. Pat Garrehy, Founder & CEO, Rootstock with an extensive background as a software architect and engineer and over 30 years of management, sales, and technical experience had seen too many manufacturers and distributors, while moving the computer operations to the cloud, lacked an overall cloud strategy. As a result, they would end up with various cloud-based point solutions, deploying multiple cloud applications on different cloud platforms, and then try to tie them all together with expensive and difficult to manage “middleware”. Worst of all, the databases remain separated, making reporting and analytics more difficult. Concepts like the “360-degree customer view” and the “single version of the truth” become difficult to attain. Furthermore, cloud applications, such as CRM, HR, finance, and operations, have crept into companies residing on different cloud platforms, usually on a department-by-department basis. Many companies have allowed departments or functional leads to deploy a mixture of cloud applications. In effect, they have created their own bolted together monster.
An idea that changed the industry
It was in 2008 when Rootstock started with a revolutionary idea. The Rootstock name came from the fact that when a vine joins a proven rootstock, it gains stability, resilience, and fruitful growth. The founders envisioned a similar mission when they started the cloud ERP company: to enable manufacturers to leverage a functional business system and the knowledge of the vendor’s seasoned people. The Rootstock software enables companies to become stronger, more efficient, and more resilient to market dynamics, and well-positioned for profits and growth.
Based in San Ramon, California, Rootstock has six more offices around the world. With the motto, “To create, deliver and support powerful, nimble, reliable, and connected solutions to help clients elevate the total performance of their operations.” they are bringing unparalleled experience in building, delivering, and supporting comprehensive best of breed solutions for the industries they cater. Rootstock Software is a worldwide provider of cloud ERP on the Salesforce Platform, which when combined with Salesforce CRM, offers manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain companies a single platform to grow and manage their businesses effectively. Rootstock’s cloud-based ERP is a flexible, modern, and digitally connected system that transforms enterprises. Its unique approach equips the companies with a technological advantage that ensures they deliver a more personalized customer experience, efficiently scale operations, and out-service the competition.