Helios USA Selects Rootstock Software® for SaaS Manufacturing Planning Solution

Solar Module Manufacturer Picks Rootstock to Support Company Growth

SAN RAMON, Calif, November 29, 2010 – Rootstock Software®, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider to the mid-market, announced today that Helios USA, manufacturer of high-performance mono-crystalline solar modules for solar electric systems, has selected Rootstock Software for their Milwaukee manufacturing facility.

There is little doubt that solar electricity will be a major part of the world’s future energy mix.  The entire renewable energy market is expected to experience remarkable growth globally through the next decade.  Helios USA is well positioned to provide high-performance mono-crystalline solar modules at a competitive price to make solar energy more attractive and economical. To support this expected growth, Helios USA requires a global software solution that provides a complete manufacturing suite of capabilities to support their innovative business.   As a global company, Helios USA is also looking for a pure SaaS solution that would available 24/7 anytime, anywhere in the world with a low total cost of ownership.

Helios USA chose Rootstock’s integrated manufacturing ERP software because of Rootstock’s deep manufacturing expertise and product capabilities.  The company also needed a solution that could support its manufacturing operations built on a proven SaaS platform. Rootstock provides a flexible solution for manufacturers with shorter implementations, lower costs and quick return on investment. Requiring dramatically less resources, Rootstock delivers a robust manufacturing solution with improved visibility and will enable Helios USA to help grow the solar electricity industry.

“The Rootstock manufacturing solution provides the necessary breadth and depth for Helios USA to support our company’s rapid growth plans,” said John Kivlin, COO at Helios USA.   “Rootstock provides the needed manufacturing capabilities on the flexible, cost effective SaaS platform resulting in a quick return on our investment.”

“We are pleased to have been able to bring Rootstock to this dynamic young company, Helios USA,” said Dave Hynek, President of Business Fitness, Inc. of Mequon, WI.  Business Fitness is a partner of Rootstock and is the primary outside consultant spearheading the systems deployment effort at Helios USA.

“Many mid-market manufacturers like Helios USA are experiencing significant growth even during these challenging economic times”, said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software®.  “Rootstock delivers a complete solution that provides critical capabilities to manufacturers to run and grow their business.”

About Helios USA

Helios USA manufactures high-performance mono-crystalline solar modules for solar electric systems. Helios USA uses only high-quality components and an advanced, automated manufacturing platform to offer modules that deliver higher efficiency, lower installation costs, and a smaller system footprint.  For more information about Helios USA, Please visit http://helios-usa.com.

About Rootstock Software

Rootstock Software® was launched in 2008 to response to the growing need for a SaaS solution for mid-market manufacturers to cut costs, improve processes, and drive revenues.  Rootstock partners with industry leaders like NetSuite to deliver these critical manufacturing capabilities to the underserved mid-market with minimal IT infrastructure investment. For more information about Rootstock, please visit rootstock.com.

About Business Fitness

Business Fitness has implemented SaaS solutions since 2004.  With solutions from ERP & financials to multi-functional dashboards, Business Fitness helps companies focus on running their business instead of running their software.  For more information please visit http://www.business-fitness.biz.

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