Rapid Growth Drives Ideal Power Converters to Rootstock Cloud ERP

Innovative Power Converter Technology Firm Moves to Force.com Platform with Leading Cloud ERP Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 4, 2013 – Rootstock Software®, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, today announced that Ideal Power Converters (IPC), a developer of disruptive electronic power converter solutions, has chosen Rootstock ERP to be implemented at their Austin, Texas facility. IPC is a committed leader in the rapidly growing power conversion markets of renewable energy, electrical energy efficiency, smart grids and electric vehicles. The company has won several industry awards, including most recently the TechConnect World National Innovation Award for its 3-Port Hybrid Converter.

Ideal Power Converters’ rapid growth drove the company to investigate cloud solutions for their manufacturing and supply chain accounting needs. The deep functionality within the Rootstock cloud solution met the company’s business requirements to constantly track engineering changes and to provide full lot traceability and serial number control for their sub-assemblies and final products. Rootstock provides a robust, yet flexible, supply chain ERP solution with shorter implementation times, lower costs and quicker return on investment.

Rootstock’s comprehensive Engineering Changes and Revision Control features facilitate the communication of item and documentation changes to both vendors and internal departments, providing the needed support to adapt to the rapid ERP change management initiatives often experienced by growing companies.

“Ideal Power Converters’ legacy systems just couldn’t keep up with our rapid growth,” said Christopher Cobb, President of IPC. “After evaluating several ERP providers, we felt that Rootstock provided the best solution to support our critical business operations today.”

“By uniting Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain applications with Salesforce Sales Cloud, organizations like Ideal Power Converters can gain deeper operational insights and control while minimizing painful and costly IT infrastructure modifications,” explains Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software. “As a result, Rootstock‘s flexible, yet powerful, supply chain app is a perfect fit for high growth companies like Ideal Power Converters to support their business needs today and tomorrow on the Force.com platform.”

IPC joins several other clean technologies companies leveraging Rootstock Cloud ERP.

About Ideal Power Converters

Ideal Power Converters, Inc. has invented, patented and commercialized a revolutionary new technology that significantly improves the weight, size, cost, efficiency and reliability of electronic power converters – the conduits to modern energy. Based on patented indirect Energy Packet Switching™ topology that uses a standard lightweight hardware design and embedded application-specific software, IPC’s products are designed to serve the multi-billion dollar power conversion markets of renewable energy, electrical energy efficiency, smart grids and electric vehicles. IPC products include solar inverters, bi-directional battery and electric vehicle chargers, all built on the same lightweight Universal Power Converter Platform™. IPC has received funding from the State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund, and has been awarded $2.5M from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). IPC has won multiple industry awards, including the 2013 TechConnect National Innovation Award. For more information, visit: http://www.IdealPowerConverters.com.

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