EBARA International Selects Rootstock Software Manufacturing and Supply Chain Apps on the Force.com Platform
Global Industrial Machinery Company Picks Rootstock to Support Complex Manufacturing
SAN FRANCISCO, CA September 18, 2012 – Rootstock Software®, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider, announces that EBARA International, a world leader in the engineering and production of specialized cryogenic liquefied gas pumps and turbine expanders, has selected Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain apps built on the Force.com cloud-computing platform. Ebara International is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based EBARA Corp., which has 77 subsidiaries and 11 affiliated companies throughout the world with over 14,000 employees. Rootstock initially will be implemented in three different business units located in Sparks, Nevada and Rock Hill, South Carolina in a multi-year agreement.
EBARA, a current salesforce.com Sales Cloud (CRM) customer, was looking to extend the extraordinary salesforce.com user experience to their manufacturing and supply chain operations. EBARA focused their search on native Force.com manufacturing apps that would provide the flexibility and functionality they needed to support their complex business processes while reducing their total cost of ownership.
After an exhaustive year-long search evaluating multiple cloud applications vendors on the Force.com platform, EBARA selected Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain apps because of the deep manufacturing expertise of the Rootstock team and Rootstock’s powerful product capabilities that are available today. Built on the proven Force.com platform, Rootstock provides a robust yet nimble solution for manufacturers and distributors who are demanding shorter implementations, lower costs and quicker returns on their IT investments.
“EBARA is always willing to leverage new technology, but only when it makes sense,” said Joel Madison, CEO, EBARA International. “The Rootstock team has a proven track record delivering powerful solutions for complex manufacturing and supply chain environments and we’re delighted they’re able to provide this capability to EBARA on the Force.com platform today.”
“EBARA needed to move away from the closed and rigid processes of legacy ERP to the very flexible and open work-flows possible in Rootstock on the Force.com platform,” said Frank Lowery, Director of IT, EBARA International. “Rootstock is the only vendor on the Force.com cloud platform that can support our complex, project-oriented, engineer-to-order manufacturing environment today.”
“EBARA is a great example of a complex manufacturer replacing expensive traditional on-premise software solutions and moving to the cloud,” said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder, Rootstock Software®. “We are very pleased that EBARA, with its very demanding information systems requirements, has chosen Rootstock to deliver an integrated, cost-effective app on the Force.com platform that provides the critical visibility, flexibility and control manufacturers need in today’s fast-paced business environment.”
Rootstock Software® is a sponsor of salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2012, the cloud computing industry event of the year, in San Francisco on September 18-21, 2012. Rootstock will be demonstrating the latest product capabilities at booth #440 in the Cloud Expo throughout the event.
About EBARA International Corporation
EBARA International is recognized as the foremost producer of submersible pumps and turbine expanders for the ever-growing LNG and liquefied gas industries. Recently exceeding 6,000 units installed aboard LNG Carriers and land-based installations, Ebara is represented at the vast majority of LNG operations in liquefaction, marine transport and re-gasification applications. To learn more, please visit www.ebaraintl.com.