Manufacturing’s March to the Cloud Continues to Grow

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) sees companies with deep manufacturing needs looking more and more toward cloud-based solutions.

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Our clients continue to look for more modern solutions to address their aging technology portfolio

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) sees companies with deep manufacturing needs looking more and more toward cloud-based solutions. “Our clients continue to look for more modern solutions to address their aging technology portfolio,” said Matt Haller, Principal of Baker Tilly’s Cloud ERP Practice. “They tell us they want solutions that are less capital intensive, are part of large application ecosystems and require less effort on their IT organization to maintain and upgrade. Cloud solutions fit that bill nicely.”

In keeping with this rising market interest, Baker Tilly has recently added Rootstock to its portfolio of cloud software partnerships. For those manufacturing companies committed to the Salesforce architecture, combining Salesforce CRM, and Rootstock manufacturing solutions brings a complete cloud ERP software solution to the marketplace today. “Baker Tilly appreciates Rootstock’s deep manufacturing capability, and it is accretive to our existing and practices,” said Haller.

Rootstock founders Pat Garrehy and Chuck Olinger are veterans of the manufacturing software industry, most notably with their Relevant ERP software solution which played heavily in the engineer-to-order (ETO) space. “Rootstock really knows traditional manufacturing software,” said Dan Beil, Director in Baker Tilly’s Cloud ERP practice. “When we are able to combine our management consulting acumen, development capability and Rootstock’s manufacturing depth, we can bring exceptional value to our clients”.

Rootstock is no stranger to the cloud ERP space. A Rootstock customer, Oclaro, implemented Rootstock in 2009 and has realized considerable benefits. According to David Duff, Controller of Oclaro, “Rootstock brings a new level of responsiveness to Oclaro and allows us to conduct business across multiple facilities much more efficiently resulting in improved service to our customers. No other cloud vendor could provide the capabilities we needed to grow and manage our costs and business globally. Rootstock clearly gives us that competitive advantage.”

“We are excited to be working with Baker Tilly and look forward to providing clients with deep functional, industry and cloud expertise,” states Pat Garrehy, President and CEO, Rootstock Software. “Their cloud ERP implementation project management skills are second to none and they really understand what is possible when leveraging cloud ERP platforms. The fact that Baker Tilly has well established practices with and brings a well rounded firm able to consult on our complete ERP solution.”

Rootstock Software® is a sponsor of’s Dreamforce 2012, the cloud computing industry event of the year, in San Francisco on September 18-21, 2012. Rootstock will be demonstrating the latest product capabilities at booth #440 in the Cloud expo throughout the event.

About Baker Tilly
With more than 1,400 employees, Baker Tilly provides a wide range of accounting, tax, and advisory services. Ranked as one of the top 20 largest firms in the country*, Baker Tilly serves clients from offices in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and throughout Wisconsin.

Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 125 countries, with more than 24,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms exceeds $3 billion.

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*According to Accounting Today’s 2012 list of "Top 100 Firms."

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James Ang
Marketing Manager, Baker Tilly
Email: james(dot)ang(at)bakertilly(dot)com     | Phone: (414) 777-5374

About Rootstock Software
Rootstock Software® is a proven provider of powerful manufacturing and supply chain solutions built on the cloud computing platform. The Rootstock solution enables real-time management of manufacturing and supply chain operations from front to back, anytime and anywhere. The company’s manufacturing and supply chain apps integrate ‘out of the box’ with native sales and accounting apps by and With unparalleled executive experience in manufacturing software and an established base of installed and implemented cloud customers, Rootstock offers a better and reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision-making. The organization also provides the control and visibility to elevate the total performance of manufacturing and supply chain operations. Rootstock is now available on the AppExchange by, the world’s most popular marketplace for business apps. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter @RootstockMFG, visit our Facebook page or visit

Media Contact:
Christian Barbato
Garfield Group Public Relations for Rootstock Software
Email: cbarbato(at)garfieldgroup(dot)com    | Phone: (215) 867-8600 x227

Laura Horvath
Rootstock Software
Email: lhorvath(at)rootstocksoftware(dot)com    | Phone: (925) 785-2696

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