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Cloud ERP Software for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers

Aerospace and Defense (A&D) manufacturers manage complex programs and extensive, global supply chains in a highly regulated industry. Rootstock Cloud ERP helps A&D manufacturers manage costs, maintain quality and get products to market faster.

Rootstock gives you complete visibility into the entire project lifecycle in real time, from estimating and engineering through scheduling and costing to the capacity impact on the shop floor.

Complete Project Lifecycle Tracking and Control

Plan, track and cost by project using Project Control, which connects Sales, Inventory Control, Shop Floor Control, MRP, Purchasing and Manufacturing Cost Control.

  • Allocate materials to projects using standard or average costs, and associate inventory items, sales, work orders, purchase requisitions and purchase orders with a project.
  • Run Material Requirements Planning (MRP) by one or multiple projects, by division.

Project Workbench gives you real-time access to all project data, including a snapshot cost comparison of actual to budget, project inventory, PO requisitions and orders, manufacturing work orders, forecasts, sales orders, and all transactions associated with the project.

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Accurate Bids and Estimates

Manage pricing and quotes efficiently and with complete visibility using Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ).

  • Provide accurate and immediate estimates for different products and customer channels.
  • Customize to your specific business requirements, including special pricing and discounts.

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“I just think this is a gorgeous product that will make everyone forget about the early days of MRP, MRP2 and ABAP.”

– Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com

Integrated Scheduling, Planning and Inventory Control

Scheduling and capacity planning in Rootstock lets you balance production with material supply using a simple drag-and-drop scheduler.

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  • Create and manage schedules for all firmed, released and in-process work orders.
  • Level loads by dragging work order operations from one day to another.

Use Inventory Control to maintain inventory, track inventory locations, costs and quantities, and plan and set policies such as lead time, MRP parameters and RP (Replenishment Planning).

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Powerful Engineering Management Tools

Production Engineering helps you manage components, sub-assemblies, bills of material (BOMs), routings and engineering changes no matter how complex they are.

  • Revision Control maintains status and effectivity dates, manages additional BOM and routing revisions, and generates work order demand by revision.
  • Engineering Change Control (ECO) manages ECOs and tracks component and operation changes through authorizations and approvals.

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The Aerospace and Defense industry is highly regulated and must comply with regulations from AS9100 to the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).

ComplianceQuest is the leading provider of EQMS software, also natively built and run on the Salesforce Platform. Rootstock partners with ComplianceQuest to help aerospace and defense manufacturers manage quality and stay compliant with industry, country- and customer-specific regulations.

Complete Product History and Traceability

Device History Records let you view complete product history from engineering and production, fulfillment and delivery, to service and finance. Learn More

Rootstock’s lot control software allows an item’s lot and/or serial number to be registered through purchasing receipts, inventory, shop floor control and sales order fulfillment functions. Learn More

Audit Trails

Rootstock creates audit trail records for:

  • Purchase order receipts
  • All inventory material movements and adjustments
  • Work order issues, reversals and work order receipts
  • Subcontract purchase issues and reversals
  • Labor and machine bookings
  • Sales order fulfillments
  • RMA receipts, advanced shipments and returns.
  • Site-to-site and division-to-division inventory transfers and reversals

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“I just think this is a gorgeous product that will make everyone forget about the early days of MRP, MRP2 and ABAP.”

– Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com

Seamless Integration with ComplianceQuest Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

ComplianceQuest is the leading provider of EQMS software, also natively built and run on the Salesforce Platform. Rootstock partners with ComplianceQuest to help medical device manufacturers manage quality and stay compliant with industry-, country- and customer-specific regulations.

ComplianceQuest EQMS helps you cost-effectively manage compliance and quality issues with 12 core best practices-driven solutions that are out-of-the-box, pre-validated and ready to go.

Quickly and easily navigate to ComplianceQuest from a variety of processes in Rootstock’s manufacturing ERP software, for a seamless flow of information in a single-user experience and customer record. Learn More

The ability to manage costing throughout the manufacturing process is critical to your business and managing margins. Rootstock Cloud ERP gives you complete visibility and control of costing, helping you identify and manage cost elements while eliminating inefficiencies.

  • Define cost elements for purchased material, subcontract material, labor, machine and machine and material burden.
  • Track costs in real time against an estimate to determine overall project profitability throughout the life of the estimate and determine estimates for future projects.

Manufacturing Cost Control lets you closely monitor and control costs, maintaining and tracking up to eight cost elements for an item.

Cost Analysis and General Ledger Drill Down

Rootstock Cloud ERP has the ability to accurately track costs at very detailed levels in operations while rolling up and posting automatically into the General Ledger, making sure cost accounting and operations tie out seamlessly with Finance.  Users can monitor costs at both levels or drill down from the General Ledger into the manufacturing cost detail.

  • Define up to eight different cost components for an item in addition to General ledger accounts.
  • Cost transactions flow automatically to the general ledger for faster period closes.
  • Drill down from the General Ledger to cost details maintained in manufacturing cost control accounts.
  • Compare budgets vs actuals in real-time dashboards and/or mobile devices.

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“I just think this is a gorgeous product that will make everyone forget about the early days of MRP, MRP2 and ABAP.”

– Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com

Today’s sophisticated customers demand more personalization, both for products and customer service. Rootstock helps you know everything you can about your customers and helps you provide continuous, top-notch service.

Complete Service Lifecycle Tracking

Rootstock’s Warranty/Entitlement Management module lets you maintain data on warranty status and current customer locations, and provides flexible lot control software for tracking shipped, serialized and/or lot-controlled items.

  • View all transactions and actions for RMAs, service cases and sales orders.
  • Link cases, returns, service orders, and more for fast access to related information.

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Real-time Collaboration

Collaboration plays a key role in enhancing the customer experience. With Rootstock Cloud ERP, you automatically receive the collaboration features of the Salesforce Platform:

Salesforce Chatter® provides an easy-to-use, intuitive social network that connects customers, employees and product teams with each other and with information in your enterprise.

Salesforce Communities™ let you create Customer and Supplier online communities that bring both customers and suppliers closer to your company.

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“I just think this is a gorgeous product that will make everyone forget about the early days of MRP, MRP2 and ABAP.”

– Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com

Salesforce Service Cloud® + ERP

Combine the Salesforce Service Cloud with Rootstock Cloud ERP to a get a complete view of all transactions and interactions with a customer and deliver smarter, more personalized service.

  • Improve first call resolution with a 360o view of the customer using the Sales Cloud service console.
  • Get visibility into customer cases, sales orders, invoices, shipments, returns and credits from a single location.
  • Appear as one company to your customer, not separate departments.
  • Use the Salesforce Field Service Lightning Connector to connect your field service teams to inventory, RMA, refurbishing and depot repair processes, and let Rootstock ERP manage invoicing, parts and inventory replenishment.

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Our Industry Solutions

Rootstock Cloud ERP provides a flexible, modern and connected solution for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain in a variety of industries.