1st Light Energy Rapidly Deploys Rootstock Cloud ERP Solution

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Supply chain app successfully implemented across multiple divisions of residential and commercial solar power and conservation lighting installer in only 80 days.



“1st Light Energy successfully implemented Rootstock across multiple divisions quickly, resulting in a best in class supply chain solution to cost-effectively run our business.”

Rootstock Software®, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, today announced that 1st Light Energy of Modesto, Calif., a leading provider of solar energy and conservation lighting solutions, has successfully deployed the Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain app built on the Force.com platform. This implementation, deployed simultaneously with the FinancialForce Accounting solution, is supporting 1st Light Energy’s rapid growth and operating demands of its expanding customer base.

1st Light Energy is a leading installer and integrator in the rapidly expanding solar and conservation lighting industries. As a salesforce.com Sales Cloud (CRM) user, it was critical that the company adopt a native Force.com app to manage material and labor expenses without adding complexity to its business processes. Under the leadership of 1st Light Energy’s Director of I.T. Trey Lackey, 1st Light Energy quickly implemented, in under 12 weeks, both the Rootstock and FinancialForce joint cloud solutions supporting multiple divisions across the United States.

“The ever changing solar and lighting installation markets were growing faster than our traditional IT infrastructure and legacy applications could handle,” said Justin Krum, founder and president of 1st Light Energy. “1st Light Energy successfully implemented Rootstock across multiple divisions quickly, resulting in a best in class supply chain solution to cost-effectively run our business.”

By uniting Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain applications with FinancialForce Accounting and salesforce.com Sales Cloud (CRM), customers like 1st Light Energy can gain deeper operational insights and control while minimizing painful and costly IT infrastructure modifications. The shared cloud platform (Force.com) enables a seamless integration between the Rootstock and FinancialForce.com apps that couldn’t be achieved if they didn’t share the same data model.

“High growth companies like 1st Light Energy need robust solutions that can be implemented quickly to meet their expanding customer needs,” said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and founder of Rootstock Software. “Built on the most powerful and flexible platform available (Force.com), Rootstock delivers the supply chain solutions companies need with shorter implementations times and quicker return on investment.”

About 1st Light Energy
1st Light Energy is a leading installer of custom-designed solar energy and conservation lighting systems for residential, commercial and public sector applications. The company has a vision to provide renewable energy solutions that positively impact the environment and deliver solid financial returns for all customers. With main offices on both coasts and thousands of successful installations from Hawaii to Massachusetts, 1st Light Energy has become a leading nationally known solar and conservation lighting company with the skills, commitment, processes and financing options that provide each customer with maximum benefit. For more information on 1st Light Energy, visit http://www.1stlightenergy.com, and follow us on twitter @1LE_Solar.

About Rootstock Software
Rootstock Software is a proven provider of powerful manufacturing and supply chain solutions built on the Force.com 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 salesforce.com and FinancialForce.com. 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 salesforce.com, the world’s most popular marketplace for business apps. To learn more, please follow Rootstock on Twitter @RootstockMFG, visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RootstockSoftware or visit http://www.rootstock.com.

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