IPA Selects Rootstock Software for Cloud Manufacturing Solution

Healthcare Linen Automation Firm Conducted Rigorous Evaluation of Software Solutions; Guided by Georgia Tech University.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 3, 2013 – IPA, a leading provider of automated medical scrubs and linen dispensing equipment, has selected Rootstock Software to support their design, engineering, assembly and service operations.

Based in Atlanta, IPA is dedicated to permanently reducing healthcare costs by automating the linen distribution process within healthcare facilities. Experts in their industry, IPA’s products are specifically designed to improve linen availability to clinicians, reduce linen losses, cut the misuse of linen, and decrease the number of dollars tied up in linen inventories. Since the introduction of their first healthcare linen automation product in 1995, over 300,000 clinicians use IPA technology every day.

“IPA has a large, diverse product offering and we needed a manufacturing and supply chain application to support our rapid growth and to better serve our customers,” said Bob Stonikas, President and Chief Executive Officer, IPA. “We chose Rootstock due to their exceptional manufacturing and supply chain expertise and their robust application that will enable IPA to dramatically improve operational efficiency and customer performance.”

As a lean manufacturer dedicated to continuous process improvement across their operations and business functions, IPA was looking for a comprehensive enterprise planning system that could not only replace their current legacy systems, but also could consolidate their operations onto a single platform, support their lean objectives and scale with their business. IPA conducted a rigorous evaluation of available software solutions, guided by consulting assistance from Georgia Tech University.

IPA selected Rootstock because of its deep manufacturing expertise and product capabilities that support their current and future operations. Built on the proven Force.com platform, Rootstock provides a robust yet flexible solution with shorter implementation times, lower costs and quick payback of investment. Rootstock delivers the flexibility and visibility IPA requires to be more responsive to its customers.

“We are pleased to add IPA to our growing list of clients. Manufacturers that produce a wide range of complex products like IPA need robust and complete solutions. Providing such solutions is our mission,” said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software. “We were extremely impressed with the very structured and thorough evaluation process employed by IPA during the selection process. Rootstock’s deep manufacturing and supply chain capabilities are a perfect fit for today’s manufacturers like IPA, looking to improve their operations and elevate their overall corporate performance.”

About IPA

IPA is a Georgia-based company dedicated to permanently reducing costs by automating the linen distribution process within healthcare facilities. We are a team of experts in design, engineering, assembly, installation, sales and service that has been awarded numerous patents. Our products are specifically designed to improve linen availability to clinicians, reduce linen losses, reduce the misuse of linen, and reduce the number of dollars tied up in linen inventories. To learn more, please visit www.thinkipa.com.

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