T. Lee Wylie, Creator of ERP Concept, Joins Rootstock Advisory Committee

“I have a lot of confidence in the Rootstock software and their approach to the manufacturing industry.”

SAN FRANCISCO – August 7, 2013 – Rootstock Software®, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, announced today that T. Lee Wylie, Executive in Residence at Maker Capital LLC, will bring his 35 years of leadership in information technology and manufacturing with General Motors, IBM and Gartner Group to the Rootstock Advisory Committee. As Director of CIM at Gartner Group, Wylie created the concept of ERP to describe the evolution of MRP into next generation business systems.

“I have a lot of confidence in the Rootstock software and their approach to the manufacturing industry,” emphasizes Wylie. “A quick review of this software makes it evident that the developers have many years of experience creating in-depth ERP packages for the manufacturing sector. As importantly, Rootstock approaches this market with the perfect balance needed to be successful with manufacturers. They shun the glitz so common with ERP providers, replacing it with a problem-solving attitude that makes manufacturers comfortable.

“I have spoken to their customers and the CIO’s have been very impressed with the company and its processes,” adds Wylie. “Instead of countless PowerPoint pitches, they appreciated that Rootstock asked about their problems and showed them how to solve their impasses.

“Today, the only way the smaller manufacturing business can afford a world class ERP implementation is with the Cloud,” Wylie attests. “As Salesforce.com moves more and more into the major corporations, Rootstock will be providing the ERP solution for their customers, especially in their manufacturing facilities.”

“We are honored that Lee Wylie is joining our Advisory Committee,” acknowledges Rootstock CEO and founder Pat Garrehy. “Our customers are extremely fortunate to have one of manufacturing’s leading business systems experts being their ombudsman.”

Other members of the Rootstock Advisory Committee include Simon Wilson, Ted Christianson, Max Rayner and Randy Wheeler.

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