March 4, 2021

White Paper: 6 Requirements For Medical Device Manufacturers in 2021

It’s good to finally put 2020 behind us, but the personal and economic impacts will continue to be felt for years to come. That’s especially true for the medical device industry. And, as you continue to recover from the chaos and disruptions, resilience and agility are going to define which companies come out of 2021 […]

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March 3, 2021

Quantitative and Qualitative Benefits of Cloud ERP – Part One

Part One – Six Quantitative Benefits of Cloud ERP You probably already know that Cloud ERP lowers capital expenditures by eliminating the need for your own data center, hardware and other infrastructure costs, but there’s more to the story than that. Since every company has its own unique set of circumstances and business requirements, you […]

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March 1, 2021

It’s Customer Service Best Practices for Manufacturers Month at Rootstock

Giving your customers the best service is just as important as giving them the best products. But customers have been expecting more when it comes to service, and they are increasingly willing to pay for it. Just as you value Amazon’s overnight shipping, fast returns, and easy access to product information, your manufacturing customers value […]

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February 18, 2021

ERP and Salesforce: Everything Manufacturers Need To Know

Most people in business know Salesforce as a hugely successful company that dominates the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market. If you use Salesforce CRM, you already know how it helps your sales and services teams. What you may not know is what the Salesforce Cloud Platform can do for the rest of your company, particularly […]

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January 22, 2021

Salesforce Picks Up the Slack for Manufacturers

Salesforce’s announcement about the acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion turned heads at the end of 2020. Although the deal won’t close until the late spring or summer of 2021, we thought it was worth looking forward to what this deal means for manufacturers and users of Salesforce CRM and Rootstock ERP. Let’s begin with […]

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January 10, 2021

Why A Platform Strategy Is Essential For Manufacturing DX & What Are The Benefits?

With “Digital Transformation (DX)” a major topic for manufacturing, this series of articles provides an easy-to-understand look at strategies for how manufacturers should approach it. In the previous article, “Prerequisites and Three Strategies for Manufacturers to Consider Before Moving Forward with DX,” we discussed the big picture and prerequisites. In that article, we showed that […]

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January 10, 2021

製造業がDXを進める前に考えるべき前提条件と3つの戦略

第2回 「製造業のDXでも必須となるプラットフォーム戦略、その利点とは?」 製造業にとって「デジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)」が大きなトピックとなる中、本連載では製造業がどのように取り組むべきかという戦略について分かりやすく紹介しています。前回の 「製造業がDXを進める前に考えるべき前提条件と3つの戦略」では、その全体像と前提条件について解説しました。その中でDX戦略として「プラットフォーム戦略」と「クラウドアプリケーション活用戦略」

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December 23, 2020

Prerequisites & Three Strategies for Manufacturers to Consider Before Moving Forward with DX (Blog 1 of 2)

These days, “digital transformation (DX)” is a buzzword in all kinds of media. However, the reality is that many of our readers may have a vague idea about the DX concept, but can’t get a concrete picture of what it means. In this series of articles, we hope to provide you with as much concrete […]

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December 22, 2020

An Introduction to How Capacity Planning relates to Material Requirements Planning

By Vicky Pomerleau, Tech Lead at Big Bang In my a recent blog post, I discussed material requirements planning – a system meant to ensure that you get supplies on time to meet customer demands.  When we procure supplies from external vendors, we can use the vendor and shipping lead times defined in our purchasing […]

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December 17, 2020

5 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Legacy ERP Users

Holiday gift-giving is usually a joy but can sometimes be an awkward test of a relationship. How much do you spend? What color socks do they really want? Will they be offended if that velvet robe is the wrong size? Were they expecting something else? Do you even get them a gift at all? And […]

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December 14, 2020

製造業がDXを進める前に考えるべき前提条件と3つの戦略

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December 10, 2020

How to evaluate and implement ERP in 2021 with these 4 helpful guides

The work disruptions caused by COVID-19 have pushed companies to rethink every process and supporting technology. But the pandemic simply magnified and exacerbated existing challenges, particularly in your operations. You knew your legacy ERP system was already holding you back against shifting markets, demanding customers, and faster-moving competitors. Now, manufacturers are facing a tough choice […]

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