Xtellus Deploys Rootstock for Global SaaS Manufacturing Solution

Leading Optical Networks Company Successfully Implements SaaS Manufacturing Solution Across Multiple Facilities

SAN RAMON, Calif, October 19, 2009 –Rootstock Software, leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider to the mid-market, announced today that Xtellus, a leading supplier of scalable Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) for reconfigurable optical networks, has successfully deployed Rootstock’s Manufacturing solution.  Xtellus first went live in early 2009 and has successfully implemented commodity codes & other system setup capabilities, engineering items & bills of material with revision control, inventory items & transactions and cost, basic shop floor definitions, purchase orders, and purchase order receipts at their US facility and in process of implementing at a second facility in Asia.  Additional functionality will be rolled out through 2009 and early 2010.

Xtellus was experiencing rapid growth and could no longer afford to depend on disparate systems; one for accounting and the other for manufacturing. Given their company’s expansions into a global multi-facility manufacturing and engineering operation, they required an integrated manufacturing, planning, sales, accounting, purchasing, inventory and shop floor control ERP system with both standard cost and project cost capabilities. Xtellus also wanted a contemporary, SaaS (Software as a Service) ERP system which insured that they could minimize their investment in an IT infrastructure – as well as be confident that they could enjoy on-demand access to the system across multiple facilities located around the world  at any time to support their growing business.

Xtellus chose Rootstock’s integrated manufacturing solution that was developed specifically for NetSuite. Xtellus was impressed this combined functionality could support the needs of a discrete, project based ‘build to order’ as well as build to stock operations in a multiple plant environment.

“The Rootstock solution brings a new level of responsiveness to Xtellus and allows us to conduct business across multiple facilities much more efficiently resulting in improved service to our customers,” said David Duff, CFO for Xtellus. “No other SaaS vendor could provide the capabilities we needed to grow and manage our business globally.  Rootstock clearly gives us that competitive advantage.”

“Companies like Xtellus confirm the need for Manufacturing SaaS solutions for many mid-market manufacturers”, said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software. “Rootstock understands the requirements for these manufacturers and provides a solution that results in centralized, integrated, and cost-effective control over all key processes across the manufacturing enterprise.”

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.

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