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Ross Systems Offers ERP SaaS Solution for Process Manufacturing Industries

February 16, 2011

Ross Systems, a subsidiary of CDC Software, has introduced Ross in the Cloud, the software-as-a-service version of its popular Ross ERP suite of solutions.

The new solution will help process manufacturing industries reduce their initial investment and minimize the costly burden of IT overhead and maintenance, while achieving low total cost of ownership. Ross experts will monitor and maintain the solution, which is delivered on demand in hosted data centers.

Ross in the Cloud offers a secure cloud environment for its manufacturing, distribution and financial applications. Many small to medium-size businesses, with the help of Ross in the Cloud, are able to gain access to ERP capabilities previously only available to larger enterprises. Ross in the Cloud includes applications addressing financials, inventory control, manufacturing, maintenance management, process planning, purchasing, sales order process, vendor management inventory and business analytics, among other functionalities. The suite also includes TraceExpress, an innovative application that provides full backward and forward traceability in a highly intuitive and graphical display.

“Ross in the Cloud gives SMBs access to the latest technology without having to spend significant upfront capital investments,” said Ann Grackin of CEO of ChainLink Research, in a press release. “In today’s marketplace, business efficiency is crucial for SMBs to be competitive in their markets. Technology like Ross in the Cloud helps SMBs not only meet their efficiency goals but positions them to gain market share and ultimately improve their bottom line.”

“With Ross in the Cloud, Ross Systems gives enterprises choices in their deployment options, from on premise to on demand, to suit their current and future needs,” said Sherri Rodriguez, president of Ross Systems, in a press release. “Ross Systems offers their cloud customers this unique flexibility to move easily to an on-premise solution later -- if their business grows or demands change -- without having to re-implement the software and disrupt their business. The new cloud ERP solution also helps reduce manufacturer’s overall operational IT costs and offers high scalability and security. Since manufacturers don’t have the headaches of maintaining a costly IT infrastructure, they can now focus on what they do best - run their business and maintain their competitive edge.”

In related news, Ross Systems recently completed a major sale with a leading food manufacturing company, with more than $1 billion in revenue, for Ross ERP, in a transaction valued at more than half a million dollars.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for ContactCenterSolutions. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf