Vetrazzo Develops and Deploys ERP, Order Management and Inventory Management Applications on Force.com in Just a Matter of Months
SAN FRANCISCO - September 29, 2008
Manufacturing company joins growing number of companies developing custom applications on
Force.com to run their business in the cloud
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service
(PaaS), today announced that Vetrazzo has joined the growing number of companies using custom
Force.com applications to run their business in the cloud. In less than six months, Vetrazzo
designed and deployed applications on the Force.com platform, including enterprise resource
planning (ERP), order management, inventory management, document management and more.
Vetrazzo is one of the 47,700 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that
comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of July 31, 2008. Revenue and subscribers will be
recognized as the service is delivered.
"We are growing rapidly and were looking for ways to improve our operational
efficiency. We knew we needed enterprise resource planning capabilities," said James
Sheppard, president at Vetrazzo. "We evaluated a variety of traditional client/server
offerings, but found them to be inflexible and require a significant financial investment for
software and maintenance. When we looked at Force.com, the choice was clear. With Force.com we
realized we could easily build a solution exactly to our specifications, more quickly, and at a
lower cost. Just as importantly, we knew we could modify it to grow with us without the
burden of a team of costly consultants."
Looking to extend the success of its Salesforce CRM application, Vetrazzo used Force.com to
build custom solutions for order management; inventory management; production planning and
scheduling; raw materials management; shipping and logistics; document management; and warranty
management. The company also leveraged salesforce.com's Visualforce user interface technology
to create an interface specifically designed for staff in production and inventory
Now, Vetrazzo has a single, central source for all critical business data which, in turn,
provides access to the information needed to make strategic business decisions. Looking
forward, the company plans to build additional functionality for purchasing and equipment
maintenance management, as well as to roll out a comprehensive metrics dashboard that will provide
a constant pulse on all aspects of the organization.
"We built a custom suite of enterprise applications in less time and at less cost than if we
had embarked upon a client/server ERP software implementation," added Sheppard. "And
Force.com has put us completely in control of how we manage and use information. We now know
every decision we make is based on accurate and complete data. We couldn't have asked for
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
The Force.com platform (http://www.force.com/) reinvents the traditional development,
deployment and distribution of any business application. Developers, customers and partners can use
Force.com to easily create and deliver a new generation of Software-as-a-Service
applications. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with
a few simple clicks via the Force.com AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the innovation that
Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire Software-as-a-Service community.
The Force.com AppExchange economy continues to expand, with thousands of customers installing
applications via the AppExchange. Customers of all sizes can quickly and easily extend the benefits
of Software-as-a-Service business applications throughout their enterprises using the Force.com
AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
Vetrazzo, LLC offers a sustainable alternative to granite and other quarried stone by
transforming recycled glass into artful surfaces for home and commercial applications including
countertops, tabletops and vanities., Glass sources include bottles from curbside recycling
programs as well as waste from glass manufacturers and building demolition. Vetrazzo is the
original recycled glass surface. Invented and first produced in 1996, Vetrazzo enables customers to
showcase their individual sense of style and respect for the environment. Vetrazzo surfaces use
100% recycled glass, in a patent-pending formulation, and are fabricated using standard stone
equipment. Vetrazzo is made in the U.S., by a certified green business with company headquarters in
the Bay Area of CA. For more information, please visit www.vetrazzo.com.
Salesforce.com is the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com/au/.
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