On January 11, we were excited to announce that Rootstock has acquired Kenandy, Inc., a developer of cloud ERP software on the Salesforce Platform.
Why so much excitement? In short, because it enables Rootstock to do an even better job of delivering great, cloud-based ERP solutions for manufacturers like you.
Here are a few reasons why we did this now.
- Our admiration for the talent, skills and intellectual property that existed at Kenandy. We saw these things first hand, as direct competitors. We became fans.
- The desire to create the critical mass and economies of scale to compete more effectively with larger, legacy ERP vendors. Our customers tell us we deliver unique and significant value. It’s time to offer that value to more, and larger, manufacturers.
- The firm belief, shared by the management of both Rootstock and Kenandy, that when it comes to benefitting our customers and the market in general, we’re simply better together.
The most exciting aspect of this, from a customer perspective, could be what our combined development teams can do. With their knowledge of the Salesforce Platform technologies, such as Salesforce IoT and Einstein Analytics, the potential for new capabilities that deliver a more individualized customer experience across all customer touch points, and bring our customers closer to the goal of truly personalized manufacturing is huge.
Want to know more about what this means for you?
You can read the press release announcing the deal here. Also, Brian Sommer of diginomica (who says, in summary, “This deal creates a Cloud ERP vendor of consequence”), has spoken directly with Rootstock CEO Pat Garrehy and offers some great insights about the deal in this article.
If you’ve been thinking about making the move to cloud-based ERP, this is great news for you, too! Get in touch with us and we’ll be glad to tell you more about how our combined organization can help you.