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Representatives of Boston Dynamics, which was named winner of Rootstock's Manufacturer of the Year award on March 26 at a ceremony in New Orleans.

Rootstock reveals ‘Rooties’ for excellence in ERP ecosystem

March 27, 2024
In a March 26 ceremony, enterprise resource planning software trendsetter hands out first-ever awards for excellence and leadership in its customer and partner community and the manufacturing sector.

NEW ORLEANS—Leaders of enterprise resource planning software provider Rootstock on March 26 awarded their first Rootstock Customer and Partner Awards, or “Rooties,” for achievements and contributions within Rootstock’s user and partner community and the broader manufacturing sector.

The awards were handed out here as part of the Rooted-In Manufacturing Conference.

"Our customers and partners are the cornerstone of our success,” said Raj Badarinath, Rootstock Software's chief product and marketing officer. “These awards celebrate the advancement, dedication, and positive impact these companies and one individual have had in their respective award categories."

The Rooties and their winners were:

  • Business for Good: Beta Bionics. Honored for its positive societal impact and humanitarian mission, Beta Bionics “exemplifies how businesses can contribute to the greater good through the innovative use of the Rootstock ERP platform,” according to a Rootstock release.
  • Community MVP: Andrew Russo, solutions architect, BACA Systems. Russo’s Rootstock award celebrates his engagement and evangelism within the software provider’s customer community. “Andrew Russo is a thought leader keen to assist and inspire other Rootstock users,” according to the release.
  • Implementation Hero: Girtz Industries. Recognized for its “visionary approach to implementation,” Girtz Industries “successfully mobilized the necessary resources and people to drive change management and balance the need for flexible and realistic ERP implementation parameters,” according to Rootstock.
  • Manufacturer of the Year: Boston Dynamics. Commended for significantly impacting the manufacturing industry, Boston Dynamics took the lead in overall innovation, according to Rootstock.
  • Partner of the Year: Deloitte Digital. Recognized for achieving the highest number of new customers, successful go-lives, and consultants to complete Rootstock’s Implementation Certification. Deloitte Digital “exemplifies leadership within the Rootstock Partner Program and in implementing Rootstock ERP solutions across the globe,” according to Rootstock. Deloitte Digital served as Platinum Sponsor for the Rooted-In conference.
  • Signal Chain Champion: Fike Corp. Rootstock gave this honor to Fike Corp. for setting “the benchmark for signal chain intelligence” and for “seamlessly connecting demand, supply, and production capacity and standardizing its operations on the Salesforce Platform.”

"These awards not only highlight the incredible work being done within the manufacturing sector but also showcase the power of our community and the shared vision for driving the industry forward," Badarinath added.

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