July 5, 2022

Future-Proof IT: A Platform for the Next Normal

“Future-proof” is an interesting concept. It doesn’t conjure up the same safety and security as “bullet-proof”, but from an IT perspective —(and according to online dictionaries—see sidebar) it means “unlikely to become obsolete.” In today’s world, using ERP and IT native platforms are the necessary foundation of future-proofing to maintain business agility and scale for […]

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March 9, 2022

Be Blown Away by Our Big Book of Customer Quotes

You’ve undoubtedly read the effusive statements by various ERP vendors on how customers love their products and customer success is a top priority. You’ve also probably raised a skeptical eyebrow immediately thereafter. We take a different tack here at Rootstock. For our customers, we put great effort into customer enablement as one of our key […]

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February 28, 2022

Ensuring Success with Rootstock Customer Enablement

Everyone at Rootstock is responsible for customer success. We may not all work directly with customers, but each role empowers other members of our team to focus on making customers successful. Of course, while Professional Services and other teams interface with the customer along their journey, customer success is the primary role of our customer […]

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February 15, 2022

Announcing Rooted·In, Our Inaugural Customer Conference

We couldn’t be more thrilled to tell you about Rooted·In, Rootstock’s first-ever customer conference! It’s happening May 2-4 in Austin; Texas and we hope to see you there. This year is already off to an amazing start. Economic indicators continue to point up, supply chains – while still tight – are starting to flow more […]

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February 10, 2022

Future-Proof Your Manufacturing Operating System on a Unified Platform

Rootstock was recently a sponsor of an IndustryWeek webinar entitled “Future-Proof Your Manufacturing” that featured four Salesforce customers who are also using additional enterprise solutions from Salesforce’s AppExchange. The guests were seasoned professionals and shared many of their experiences and their enthusiasm for the Platform. But one of the biggest takeaways is how they were […]

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January 27, 2022

Manufacturing News Roundup for January 2022 – Predictions Edition

Welcome to Rootstock Software’s first Manufacturing News Roundup of 2022. This is the time of year when manufacturing industry analysts make their predictions for the coming year, so our News Roundup for this month’s focuses on those predictions, as well as a few other stories of interest. U.S. Manufacturing Production Near Three-Year High in November […]

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January 19, 2022

ERP Business Case: How Fike Corporation Transformed Their Business Strategy

Today there is a dizzying variety of solutions available for running your manufacturing business, from product lifecycle management (PLM) and customer relationship management (CRM) to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and beyond. For most companies, choosing these systems happens at most every 10-20 years, so selecting one to suit your business at any given time in […]

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January 10, 2022

Essentials of Managing a Book of Business for Manufacturers

Manufacturers today thrive on the certainty of continuous business that comes from channel partners, OEM partners, retailers, and high-value customers. The visibility to a predictable demand provides better capabilities to plan critical resources—people, machines, tools, raw materials, shop-floor capacity, etc. The supply chain crisis we see today because of the pandemic creates a very challenging […]

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January 7, 2022

Gartner’s 2022 Predictions for ERP

For 2022, research firm Gartner predicts an increase in ERP investments as more manufacturers push to renovate and replace legacy ERP systems with cloud and hybrid ERP strategies. Gartner has already seen an uptick in such projects and recommends those responsible for ERP strategies focus on reducing implementation costs, supporting business composability, and determine if […]

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December 21, 2021

Manufacturing News Roundup for December 2021

Welcome to Rootstock Software’s latest Manufacturing News Roundup. Here’s a summary of news stories from November 2021 that we found interesting and think you will too. Only Collaboration Will Ease Ocean and Port Congestion This story from Industry Today discusses the importance of collaboration among stakeholders in the supply chain in easing port bottlenecks and […]

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December 14, 2021

4 Ways To Stay On Santa’s Nice List This Year

This past year has been a trying one for many of us, especially in the manufacturing industry. If it’s not supply chain disruptions, it’s the Great Resignation. If it’s not the chip shortage, it’s inflation. It’s enough to make anyone a bit grumpy as we head into the holiday season. But you can turn that […]

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November 23, 2021

Top 8 Current News Stories for Manufacturers

While problems with global supply chains continue to dominate the news, there are other developments of interest to manufacturers. Here’s a summary of some of those news stories from October 2021 that you might have missed. Why the Supply Chain Crisis Needs Long-Term Solutions This timely article from Industry Today describes how companies should focus […]

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