Speck Products Chooses Rootstock Software® for Manufacturing Planning and Cost Control Capabilities

Market-Leading Electronic Accessories Company Picks Rootstock to Support Company Growth

SAN RAMON, Calif, July 15, 2010 – Rootstock Software®, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider to the mid-market, announced today that Speck Products, a leading designer and maker of original, high quality cases, bags and packs for the latest popular portable electronic devices, has selected Rootstock ERP for electronics manufacturing software for their global operations.

As a market leading electronic accessories manufacturer, Speck Products has experienced tremendous growth and plans to continue increasing market share by developing and introducing new cutting edge products.  The company required a manufacturing software solution with robust Material Requirements Planning (MRP) in addition to standard costing capabilities to improve overall manufacturing operations and better meet growing customer demand.

Speck Products chose Rootstock’s integrated manufacturing solution that delivered the critical manufacturing planning capabilities they need to operate and grow their business.  Speck will leverage Rootstock’s MRP engine to take sales order and forecast demands in conjunction with the current production bill of material and item inventory balances to generate planned supplies in a time phase manner to offset the outstanding demands for end items and sub assemblies.  Specifically, MRP generates what are termed planned work orders for manufactured items and planned purchase requisitions for purchase or subcontract items. These improved planning capabilities enable Speck to be more responsive to changing customer demand.

Rootstock’s industry leading standard costing capabilities include up to eight sub components of manufacturing cost that are maintained in the item master file.  With Rootstock, Speck will be able to plan, issue material, track inventory and capture all related product costs associated with any outsourced operations.  These new subcontract manufacturing capabilities provide improved visibility resulting in improved operational efficiencies and overall cost savings.

“Speck Products was looking for better visibility and control over what was happening across our entire supply chain,” said Mark Lemma, Vice President of Finance at Speck Products.   “Rootstock delivers the MRP planning and subcontract manufacturing cost control capabilities we need to be more flexible and responsive to ever changing customer needs. “

“Many mid-market manufacturers like Speck Products are experiencing significant growth even during these challenging economic times”, said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software®.  “Rootstock delivers a complete solution that provides critical capabilities to manufacturers to run and grow their business.”

About Speck

Founded in 2001, Palo Alto-based Speck is a designer and maker of original, high quality cases, bags and packs for the latest popular portable electronic devices. The company is best known for its focus on creating refreshing designs that offer quality, thoughtful features, and distinctive style. For more information, visit www.speckproducts.com.

About Rootstock Software

Rootstock Software® was launched in 2008 in 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 underserved mid-market with minimal IT infrastructure investment. For more information about Rootstock, please visit rootstock.com.

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