Rootstock Partners with Balanced Force to Provide Manufacturing Cloud ERP to Benelux SMEs

Offers Cloud ERP to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) with Engineer-, Manufacture and Assembly-to-Order Apps in Concrete and Construction Supplies Industries

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – February 7, 2017 – Rootstock, the leading provider of manufacturing and supply chain cloud ERP applications on the Salesforce platform, today announced that it is partnering with Balanced Force, a Zeewolde, Netherlands, provider of cloud ERP solutions for project-driven, construction/installation and engineering companies in the concrete, carpentry and installation components industries within the Benelux countries and beyond. Balanced Force provides these companies with a team of highly experienced ERP professionals in these markets who have joined forces to leverage the major changes taking place in traditional ERP.

“Unlike on premise ERP, which requires our building-industry customers to manage the infrastructure and platform upon which the ERP software suite runs, Rootstock, on the other hand, does this for them,” emphasizes Patrick van Tol of Balanced Force. “Our customers access Rootstock cloud ERP via a web browser or mobile app. Thus, customers reduce IT operational costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to Rootstock. Not only are updates released without the need for the users themselves to install new software, Rootstock cloud ERP lets them get their ERP solution up and running faster with improved manageability and less maintenance.”

“The Balanced Force team is comprised of ERP experts with many years of experience implementing standard ERP packages, including those from Baan, MS Dynamics and SAP,” relates Pat Garrehy, Rootstock CEO. “Team members share the vision that they are on the threshold of a new ERP era, based on the latest technologies and their revolutionary potential. Today, ERP functionality is part of a universe of communication and information tools. The Balanced Force team represents all the ingredients that will ensure successful cloud ERP implementation for their clients.”

All Balanced Force team management–Patrick van Tol, Gerjan Mollenhorst, Onno Polak, Frans Stolk and Martin Uwland – have between 15 and 35 years of experience in IT solutions, working with both SME companies and multinationals.

Working with Balanced Force to implement Rootstock manufacturing cloud ERP, ETO, MTO and ATO building industry companies and others will be able to efficiently manage all aspects of their supply chain. User-defined templates for product, component material and routing groupings for production and engineering, will let users establish estimates for engineering and production labor, material and other direct costs. During the “estimating phase”, the impact on production can be determined by simulating the order using the scheduling capacity work bench. Doing “what if” analysis and providing a “most likely complete date” is useful for the estimator looking at the load on production. Once an estimate is converted to a sales order in the Rootstock system, it is assigned a “project number” for tracking purposes.

Additionally, Rootstock’s cloud ERP software for project manufacturers enables the Engineering, Sales, Operations, Procurement, Materials, Planning and Production Departments to efficiently manage all aspects of the supply chain. An important consideration in a project control environment is the tracking and planning of items for specific projects versus “non-project” inventory. An item can be purchased, manufactured or stocked by a specific project or “across projects”. Those items that are bought, stocked or manufactured for a specific project are classified as “project specific.”

Customers may contact Balanced Force about Rootstock cloud ERP solutions immediately at [email protected].

About Balanced Force

Balanced Force provides, supports and deploys Cloud-based ERP and additional apps to clients in the engineer-, manufacture- and assemble-to-order apps in concrete and construction supplies industries. The unique features of the latest generation of solutions offer clients of Balanced Force more value at a lower cost over the entire life cycle. Combining state of the art technology, the latest software concepts, project management and years of experience with ERP implementations in this market, Balanced Force represents a solid partner now and in the future.

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