Inc. Magazine’s Second Fastest Growing Company Implements Rootstock Cloud ERP in Record Time
Astrum Solar Successfully Implements 100 percent of Supply Chain Transactions over 6 Divisions serving 12 States in Only 6 Months
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 29, 2013 – Rootstock Software®, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, today announced that Astrum Solar®, a leading full-service residential solar provider, has successfully deployed the Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain app built on the Force.com platform from pilot to go live in only 25 weeks. Combined with the implementation of the FinancialForce Accounting solution, Astrum Solar is streamlining their global supply chain operations with real-time visibility delivering significantly better management insights and operational efficiencies.
To date, Astrum Solar has completed thousands upon thousands of transactions over six divisions serving multiple cities across the United States. These transactions support key business processes across the entire organization including engineering, inventory, purchasing, planning, costing and work orders. Astrum Solar plans to continue to use Rootstock’s solution as it adds divisions to support the rapidly expanding growth of the company, named by Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 as the second fastest growing private company in the United States for 2012.
“With our rapid growth, we could not invest the immense amount of time it takes to tailor a traditional ERP suite to the needs of Astrum Solar,” explains Vadim Polikov, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astrum Solar. “Our IT Department, led by Vice President of Information Technology Stephen Simons, cast a vision very early on that new public cloud platforms, such as Force.com, would provide us with significant advantages for developing our own fully integrated applications on a very stable and scalable platform for growth, while also providing an easy solution that lets us customize our use of the Rootstock software which we were able to do in record time.”
“Recognizing that there is a significant difference, and benefit, to the open systems on a public cloud, Astrum Solar’s IT leadership was able to make an informed decision on which Cloud ERP solution would provide them with a quicker payback and higher return on investment,” asserts Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software. “By controlling the changes they needed on their own time schedule, Simons’ team was able to leverage the public cloud to create exactly what this dynamic company required for their ERP solution quickly and efficiently.”
By uniting Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain applications with FinancialForce Accounting and Salesforce Sales Cloud, organizations like Astrum Solar can gain deeper operational insights and control while minimizing painful and costly IT infrastructure modifications. The shared platform delivers a seamless integration between the Rootstock and FinancialForce apps that could not be achieved if they didn’t share the same data model. As a result, Rootstock‘s flexible, yet powerful, supply chain app is a perfect fit for high growth companies like Astrum Solar to support their business needs today and tomorrow on the Force.com platform.
About Astrum Solar
Ranked #2 on Inc. Magazine’s 2012 list of fastest growing private U.S. companies, Astrum Solar is the leading full-service home solar provider based in the eastern United States. With Astrum Solar, homeowners can switch to solar power for no money down and immediately begin reducing their electricity costs. The company’s rapid growth is fueled by its ability to provide premier customer experiences in which Astrum Solar facilitates every aspect of a customer’s seamless transition from a traditional energy consumer to a clean energy producer. For more information, visit www.astrumsolar.com.