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New Research: Is SaaS Ready for Manufacturing Solutions?

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on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 in SaaS

Interview with Rootstock Software CEO Pat Garrehy

Is SaaS ready to support complex manufacturing solution requirements?

Until recently, successful SaaS companies have excluded core manufacturing functionality, and focused on departmental and/or horizontal functionality far from the plant floor.  That’s about to change. 

Rootstock Software, founded by a team of experienced manufacturing ERP experts, is in the vanguard of a new generation of manufacturing applications based in the cloud. As the only manufacturing software vendor to run in both the NetSuite and Salesforce (Force.com) clouds, Rootstock is truly unique among manufacturing-focused SaaS companies. In this 20 Questions session with Rootstock Software CEO Pat Garrehy we explore the following key issues:

  • the feasibility of using a SaaS model for manufacturing apps,
  • how to leverage cloud platforms like Force.com and Netsuite for complex applications and
  • the experience of selling and deploying those apps into customer environments of different sizes, locations and industries

Pat Garrehy is uniquely qualified to share his views on this topic. Prior to his role as the CEO of Rootstock, Pat has served for over 20 years as the CEO of Relevant Business Systems, a full-suite ERP solution for defense and aerospace industries.

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