Global Manufacturers to Gather in Chicago for Inaugural Manufacturing ISV Cloud Summit 2016

Manufacturing executives to showcase how global companies run mission-critical processes in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – March 8, 2016 – – Registration is now open for Manufacturing Cloud Summit 2016, the first event dedicated to helping global manufacturers run their businesses in the cloud. The free event will take place on March 23, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, where manufacturing customers and executives will share how cloud-based ERP manufacturing solutions enable them to increase customer responsiveness, lower costs and improve product agility.

As part of this event, attendees will hear from the Salesforce manufacturing leadership team on the growing need for front- and back-office transformation through development partners. Salesforce manufacturing-focused partners Rootstock, Propel, ICIX, and Tavant are joint sponsors of the event.

Discussions and demonstrations are expected to focus on mission-critical business processes, including product development, order fulfillment, product compliance, warranty management and Salesforce field service. Attendees will learn how a cloud platform can support Product Lifecycle Management, ERP, field service and other enterprise business processes.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Achyut Jajoo, Global Industry Lead, Manufacturing Industry Solutions, Salesforce
  • Bruce Richardson, SVP and Chief Strategist, Salesforce
  • Stephen Simons, EVP and CIO, Direct Energy Solar, part of the Direct Energy family with almost $20B in revenue

“Manufacturers have spent decades managing the lifecycle of building products, but their foundational business model is transforming with blinding speed. There’s more value being added after the product ships than ever before and manufacturers have to learn quickly how to manage beyond the product,” explained Cindy Bolt, the Senior Vice President for Manufacturing at Salesforce. “Brands like GE, Honeywell and Schneider Electric rely on Salesforce and our partners to reengineer their entire operation and unlock new value across the production and distribution cycle. Our Chicago event brings to life the Salesforce partner ecosystem. We’ll highlight how manufacturers leverage our solutions to unlock their siloed legacy data and bring new value to customers and new opportunities to their brands.”

“Modern manufacturers need to look at the big picture of developing, manufacturing, selling, servicing and retaining customers,” said Ray Hein, CEO of Propel. “Because Propel is built on the Salesforce App Cloud, we easily integrate with solutions like Tavant to help everyone in a manufacturing company and all their partners see all the customer, product and service information needed for product innovation and business success.”

“Manufacturing companies are always looking for ways to streamline their supply chain, improve quality and lower product costs,” said Pat Garrehy, CEO of Rootstock. “Rootstock and other Salesforce partners, like ICIX, now allow global manufacturers to continue to lower costs and improve business agility by easily sharing product, customer and business information across people, companies and systems.”

Registration for the free summit is nearing capacity. For more information on the agenda and to register, visit

About Rootstock Software
Rootstock Software® is a proven provider of powerful and nimble manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions built and deployed on the Salesforce App Cloud (the world’s #1 cloud computing platform). The Rootstock solutions enable real-time management of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations from front to back, anytime and anywhere. The company’s manufacturing, distribution and supply chain apps integrate “out of the box” with Salesforce Sales Cloud and other ERP-centric applications written on the Salesforce App Cloud. With unparalleled executive experience in manufacturing and distribution software and an established base of installed and implemented cloud customers, Rootstock offers a better and more reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision making. The Rootstock apps also provide the control and visibility required to elevate the total performance of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations. Rootstock is available on the Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leadingmarketplace for business apps. To learn more, please follow Rootstock on Twitter @RootstockMFG, visit our Facebook page or visit

About Propel
At Propel, we make PLM that’s made for everyone. Created by Product Lifecycle Management and cloud veterans, Propel helps everyone connect with your customers, products and services, so you can propel innovation and propel your business. With Propel, you can easily manage all the hardware, software, services, and customer information that help customers embrace your products. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Propel is a modern PLM solution built 100% on the Salesforce App Cloud. For more information, visit

About ICIX
ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active TransparencyTM. ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. Its cloud-based SaaS platform brings unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility. Over 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers and manufacturers, their trading partners and over 50 testing, inspection and certification companies.For more information about the company and its portfolio of products, visit

About Tavant Technologies
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tavant Technologies  is a specialized software solutions and services provider that provides impactful results to its customers across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 2000, the company employs over 1500 people and is a recognized top employer. Tavant is the world leader in providing Warranty Management software. The company offers ‘Tavant Warranty On-Demand,’ a 100% native warranty management application on the Salesforce platform. The solution enables a rapid reduction in warranty costs and reserves, increases supplier recovery, enhances reserves forecasting accuracy, and improves cash flow that help maximizes profitability. Find Tavant Technologies on LinkedIn and on Twitter.

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