October 31, 2019

How One Manufacturer is Using Big Data

Pro-Tech’s Chris Muto talks about how Rootstock Cloud ERP is helping his company use critical business data in the latest podcast from Data in Depth. Big data is everywhere. But this is one tech buzzword where the hype is backed up by real experience, especially in manufacturing. The big question is this: How can manufacturing […]

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October 4, 2019

Manufacturing Day – Creating the Future Today

Announcing the Rootstock Cloud ERP Learning Center The manufacturing industry is facing a labor shortage these days, with older skilled workers retiring and younger workers looking to other industries for their careers. Up to now, new technology-savvy workers just haven’t seen manufacturing as a viable career option, but this attitude is changing thanks in part […]

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October 3, 2019

How Rootstock Cloud ERP Helped Two Companies Succeed

On the surface, the two companies Summit Imaging and Equipter don’t seem to have a lot in common. Summit Imaging repairs ultrasound and mammography equipment while Equipter manufacturers specialized construction equipment for roofing contractors. If you look past their differences, however, you will see two firms who both wanted to expand but were limited by […]

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September 19, 2019

Meeting Growing Demand for Cloud ERP in Japan

Trailing behind the United States and China, Japan is the third largest economy in the world. For its small size, this island country packs a powerful economic punch with a large and highly advanced manufacturing sector. Goods produced here have a reputation for quality, durability, and sophistication. Currently, Japan is the third largest manufacturer of […]

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September 13, 2019

Stalled on Legacy ERP Systems: The Costs, Risks and Missed Opportunities

Featured article by Pat Garrehy in ERP News Magazine When it comes to ERP, many manufacturers have chosen the “path of least resistance,” continuing to use the same legacy systems they’ve had for the past 15 to 30 years. Familiarity with on-premise architecture has lulled these companies into a false sense of comfort with the […]

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August 6, 2019

Cloud ERP: Avoiding ‘FrankenCloud’ and Moving from Transactional to Strategic Systems

Become a Data Master by avoiding the pitfalls of “Frankencloud”. Listen to the latest podcast from “Data in Depth” hosted by Andrew Rieser featuring Rootstock CMO Tom Brennan.

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August 1, 2019

5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Old ERP System

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are critical to running a business today. Whether you’re churning out disposable widgets or building cutting-edge satellites, having a system in place to capture and connect the data driving your operations is a foundational element of modern manufacturing.

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July 25, 2019

Trust in Salesforce and Rootstock!

Nothing is more important than the security of your data and applications. Businesses running software in the cloud must be able to trust their cloud platform to keep their data and applications safe. With technology advancing at a record pace, the threats from hackers have also advanced. It’s a constant battle to protect your data, […]

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July 18, 2019

Gartner Report Provides Roadmap for Postmodern ERP – Get Your Copy

Enterprise Resource Planning has been around for decades, starting as Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and transitioning to today’s familiar ERP. But as the technology has slowly improved over those many, many years, two things have become crystal clear: companies are realizing great value from the concept of ERP and it’s about time for an updated […]

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July 15, 2019

Cloud Platforms Matter: 12 Reasons Why the Salesforce Platform is Great for ERP

Business leaders already know about Salesforce CRM, the world’s number one CRM platform. But what can the Salesforce Platform do for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chains using ERP? And why is the #1 Platform as a Service (PaaS) ideal for ERP? The answer to these important questions can be found on our new page Learn […]

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June 20, 2019

How to be an effective finance business partner: Insights for manufacturing CFOs from new and unique research by Gary Simon

Earlier this year, some of my Rootstock colleagues and I were having an internal discussion on how the role of the CFO was evolving into a more strategic role, serving more as an advisor to other departments in a company. We knew from our conversations with customers and prospects in senior finance roles that many […]

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June 13, 2019

South Dakota v. Wayfair: a brief update on “economic nexus” and how manufacturers should respond

Back in October, in “What Businesses Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision,” we took a look at what was happening in the wake of the Court’s June ruling that economic nexus was, under certain circumstances, enough to allow a state to collect sales tax from a company who had business transactions within […]

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