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1st Light Energy Adopts Rootstock Software on Force.com Platform


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 — Rootstock Software, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, today announced that 1st Light Energy, a leading provider of solar energy solutions, has selected Rootstock to manage its distribution and supply chain needs on the Force.com platform. Rootstock and FinancialForce Accounting, the leading financial application on Force.com, will be implemented at 1st Light Energy's Modesto, California, headquarters and across its U.S. residential and commercial solar distribution network.

1st Light Energy is a leading installer and integrator in the rapidly expanding solar industry and the company's on-premise IT infrastructure and legacy applications could not keep pace with the operating demands of serving its growing customer base. Currently 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.

1st Light Energy also selected Rootstock because of its deep expertise in supply chain combined with their collaborative project control and visibility applications. Built on the proven Force.com platform, Rootstock provides a robust yet flexible solution with shorter implementation times, lower costs and quick return on investment. Rootstock delivers the flexibility and visibility 1st Light Energy requires to be more responsive to its customers.

"1st Light Energy markets are changing and growing faster than our traditional IT infrastructure and legacy applications could handle cost-effectively," said Justin Krum, Founder and President, 1st Light Energy. "We were seeking a transformational, not traditional, solution to run our business and Rootstock emerged as the clear leader after an exhaustive evaluation of several leading on-premise and cloud-based vendors."

"We are delighted to have 1st Light Energy as a joint customer with Rootstock," said Tom Brennan, VP of Marketing, FinancialForce.com. "The old way of buying and implementing ERP is coming to an end. Progressive companies like 1st Light Energy understand the strategic value of leveraging a single cloud platform for best in class CRM, Supply Chain and Finance applications. While the IT benefits are large, the combined solution will provide them game changing differentiation and a sustainable competitive advantage."

"We are pleased that 1st Light Energy sees the strategic value in Rootstock. 1st Light Energy is another great example of an innovative company that is dedicated to Force.com as the platform of choice for their enterprise applications," said Patrick Garrehy, CEO and Founder of Rootstock Software. "We are proud to work with 1st Light Energy to help deliver an integrated, cost effective app on the Force.com platform that provides the critical visibility, flexibility and control that is required in today's fast paced business environment."

Rootstock is a sponsor of salesforce.com'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 1st Light Energy

1st Light Energy is a leading installer of custom-designed solar energy 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 company with the skills, commitment, processes and financing options that provide each customer with maximum benefit. For more information on 1st Light Energy, visit www.1stlightenergy.com, 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. For more information, visit www.rootstock.com.

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Source: Rootstock Software

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