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Primary Access - Cloud ERP: The Next SaaS Opportunity?

Join us on Thursday October 10th, 2013 at 01:00 PM ET to hear Pat Garrehy, CEO of Rootstock; Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist Salesforce.com, Lee Wylie of Maker Capital and Andrew Dailey of MGI Research discuss the opportunity in cloud-based ERP solutions, the Force.com platform, and the evolivng transition of manufacturing ERP software to the cloud. This is an exclusive event with limited space. RSVP today to reserve your spot.

Manufacturing ERP solutions have been long dominated by companies such as SAP, Infor and Oracle. High costs and inability to react to change make this sector particularly vulnerable to penetration of cloud solutions from upstarts that offer higher agility, functional parity and compelling economics.

Key issues include:

  • What is the opportunity for cloud-based ERP?
  • Does the Force.com platform and ecosystem increase Salesforce’s addressable market?
  • Can NetSuite become a major player in manufacturing? Is SuiteCloud a viable platform?
  • Can SAP, Oracle and Infor catch up in cloud-based manufacturing?
  • Who are the new players in cloud ERP manufacturing solutions?
  • What types of manufacturing are candidates for cloud-based ERP?

Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist at Salesforce.com.  Prior to Salesforce, Bruce was Chief Strategy Officer, Infor, and Chief Research Officer, AMR Research (Gartner Group).

Pat Garrehy, CEO Rootstock Software. Pat brings over 30 years of software and manufacturing experience, and Rootstock is now the largest application running on the Force.com platform.  Prior to Rootstock, Pat founded and sold Relevant Business Systems; a client-server ERP Software solution currently in use by companies such as Lockheed and Solectron. Pat is a recognized manufacturing visionary and entrepreneur with extensive experience building cloud-based applications.

Rootstock’s Cloud ERP manufacturing and supply chain solutions serves customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and runs exclusively on the salesforce.com Force.com platform.

Lee Wylie, Executive in Residence, Maker Capital.  Mr. Wylie has 35 years of accomplished leadership in information technology and manufacturing with General Motors, IBM and Gartner Group.  As the Director of CIM at Gartner, he created the concept of ERP to describe the evolution of MRP into next generation business systems. He also served as Gartner’s CIO.

Andrew Dailey is a Managing Director of MGI Research.

Companies Discussed: Salesforce.com (CRM), Rootstock, SAP (SAP), Netsuite (N), Oracle (ORCL), Infor

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