Kaluworks Ltd Selects Rootstock Software® for SaaS Manufacturing Solution

Global Manufacturing Company Selects Rootstock to Support Company Growth

SAN RAMON, Calif, March 17, 2010 – Rootstock Software®, leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider to the mid-market, announced today that Kaluworks Ltd, Kenya has selected Rootstock manufacturing ERP software for their operations in Kenya; namely Kaluworks Aluminium Rolling Mills (KARM), a producer of aluminum coils, sheets and circles for global markets, Aluware, for mass market cookware, and Pardini, manufacturer of high-end professional cookware.

Kaluworks chose Rootstock’s integrated manufacturing solution to support its global expansion plans. Manufacturing is rapidly becoming a global activity with significant cross-border connections. Africa is an emerging continent with significant potential for both its domestic market and international export.  Through an exhaustive search, Kaluworks determined that the Rootstock solution, to be implemented by Softype, Inc., was the right choice to support and grow their international manufacturing operations.  Softype’s knowledge of international operations and Rootstock Software’s rich product costing capabilities were key to Kaluworks’ implementation plans in reaching out to new markets, market share and profitability.

Building upon a pure SaaS architecture was also critical to Kaluworks.  With Kenya’s rapid improvement in internet access, a SaaS solution delivers incredible value with high performance at a low total cost of ownership.  Built on the leading SaaS platform, Rootstock with its deep manufacturing expertise was the clear choice for Kaluworks.

“The Rootstock manufacturing solution provides the necessary breadth and depth necessary for Kaluworks to support our company expansion,” said Venu Nair, COO, for Kaluworks.  “Rootstock’s standard costing capabilities deliver, in these times of global economic challenges, timely intermediate and final product costing that is indispensable for Kaluworks’ growth and profitability.”

“Adding Kaluworks to Rootstock’s growing list of customers confirms the need for manufacturing SaaS solutions for many mid-market manufacturers”, said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software®.  “Rootstock delivers a robust solution that provides critical visibility to manufacturers to run and grow their business.”

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 delivers these critical manufacturing capabilities to the under-served mid-market with minimal IT infrastructure investment. For more information about Rootstock, please visit rootstock.com.

Media Contact

Tammy Delatorre

PR & Analyst Relations Specialist

(213) 320-1766