CDC Software Launches Ross 7.0, Its Next Generation Suite of ERP Applications

Features New Social Manufacturing, Collaborative, Information Management, Traceability and Mobile Communications Functionality

ATLANTA (May 01, 2012) – CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced the general availability of Ross ERP 7.0, the major release of its next generation of ERP applications offering improved interoperability, increased collaborative capabilities, enhanced usability, new mobility features and more advanced traceability that can lead to higher productivity, faster decision-making, and reduced costs and risk

Ross ERP 7.0 takes ERP to the next level in enterprise visibility, collaboration, reporting, mobility and social manufacturing with new functionality featured in Enterprise Viewer, Document Connect, Event Management Framework, and Ross Mobile 2.0. Advanced collaborative techniques found in Facebook and Google were incorporated into Ross Enterprise Viewer and EMF. For example, utilizing “Subscribe and Follow” techniques, Enterprise Viewer allows sales reps to subscribe to a sales “widget” then follow the sales of their own customers on their dashboards. As another example, EMF delivers real-time alerts to the sales rep whenever one of their customers exceeds certain credit limits. Continuing Ross’ focus on vertical-industry needs for the process manufacturer, Ross 7.0 offers deeper functionality in traceability, pricing, product costing and quality control.

We are very excited to launch our next generation of Ross Enterprise that was designed in partnership with our customers and various industry associations,” said Sherri Rodriguez, president of Ross Systems, a business unit of CDC Software. “Ross ERP 7.0 takes an intuitive, social networking, collaborative and proactive approach to information management that can transform a process manufacturer into an agile business with broad visibility into its operations. Notably, with the new, extensive enhancements in the core modules, Ross 7.0 also offers one of the market’s most comprehensive and feature rich quality management application available today.”

Highlights of Ross ERP 7.0:

  • Enterprise Viewer. This new user interface employs “widgets” to push relevant, real-time information to users. A “widget” displays specific information about customers and products, such as “Orders Due To Ship Today” and “Inventory Availability.” After subscribing to a given “widget,” a user can then follow their selected customers or products, with the ability to execute drill downs and key commands directly from the widget, helping to increase user productivity and customer service levels.
  • New Document Connect. This new feature allows users to drag and drop documents, including videos, directly into Ross ERP screens from their desktops, then later access these same documents from the screens, eliminating the need to manually store and retrieve documents on one’s file server. The feature automatically stores and indexes transactional documents in a preconfigured SharePoint file structure.
  • Event Management Framework’s (EMF) alert engine. This new feature delivers real-time, actionable alert messages to
  • Ross Mobile 2.0. This new native mobile application offers access to customer, sales, inventory and other key enterprise information on iPhone and Android devices, helping to expedite one’s decision-making and improving customer service.
  • Enhanced TraceExpress. New enhancements included in Ross ERP 7.0 reduce the number of product trace paths and allow users to review the details of a Lot Trace within a certain Date Range, helping to expedite product recall notifications and facilitate compliance even further.
  • Ross Reporting Services. Based upon Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services, this new feature offers embedded graphical objects and transactional links within its report templates to generate interactive reports in a variety of formats across the ERP modules.

About CDC Software

CDC Software is a global provider of enterprise software for on-premise and cloud deployments. Leveraging a service-oriented architecture (SOA), CDC Software offers multiple delivery options for their solutions including on-premise, hosted, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) or blended-hybrid deployment offerings. CDC Software’s solutions include enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management, enterprise manufacturing intelligence, supply chain management (demand management, order management and warehouse and transportation management), global trade management, e-Commerce, human capital management, customer relationship management (CRM), complaint management and aged care solutions.

CDC Software delivers innovative and industry-specific solutions to approximately 10,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, government, real estate, financial services, health care, and not-for-profit industries. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.

Source: CDC Software