We are packing our virtual bags and moving to a bigger and better communications platform!   

We don’t want you to miss a thing as we transition to our new system.  Please follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook to stay in the loop on upcoming webinars, events, blogs, and news.   

As always, you can still contact us at: sales@rocktonsoftware.com or call us at: 877.476.2586  

We greatly appreciate your patience as we unpack our bags and get comfortable in our new home. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news as Rockton continues to grow our business and find more ways to help make your Work Simpler & Easier ®! 

The Rockton Team 

Rockton Pricing Management is Certified for Acumatica

The Rockton Pricing Management application is recognized as an “Acumatica-Certified Application” by the Cloud ERP company

Erie, CO — Feb. 10 — Rockton Software today announced that its software has been recognized as an Acumatica-Certified Application (ACA). Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises 2019, as well as in The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises.

Acumatica is a comprehensive, browser-based Cloud ERP solution optimized for ease of use, adaptability, mobility, speed, and security. The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality.

“Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize Rockton Pricing Management as an Acumatica-Certified Application. It masterfully utilizes the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.”

To become an Acumatica-Certified Application, Rockton Software has demonstrated commitment to quality by passing the Acumatica software test and aligning to future Acumatica roadmap releases.

“We’re honored to receive this kind of recognition from the Acumatica developers themselves,” said Mark Rockwell, Rockton Software. “This is a testament to the strength of our application and the depth of our integration with the Acumatica platform. With our suite of enhancements and Acumatica’s solid foundation, I believe the sky’s the limit for us.”

About Rockton Software

Rockton Software is a virtual company with employees in seven states and its headquarters in Erie, Colorado. Serving over 100,000 users worldwide, Rockton Software supports innovation by offering Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica add-ons for all industries. Whether you’re in need of auditing, pricing, searching, reporting, or general user enhancements, we’ve got the solution for you! Learn more by visiting, www.rocktonsoftware.com.

About Acumatica

Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses.  Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com.

Rockton retreats are anything but dull and boring, especially when you are in Vegas.

This year we kicked off our first day meeting in small groups to discuss and understand what was working well and what could be improved. Stress levels are always important to evaluate and compare to previous retreats.

With all the changes and tremendous growth over the past year, strategizing was key. We brainstormed our plans and processes so we can best utilize our team to help us go even further in the future.

Thursday morning, we boarded the  Zappos shuttles for a tour of their amazing facility and to learn more about their culture. Wow, this place had great ambiance and it was fun to see so many cultural similarities.  They kicked off the tour with videos and talking about the core values of the company, which they proudly display so everyone understands what it means to be part of the Zappos Family.

Top Notch Customer Service

One thing that really stood out is their huge focus on customer service.  They go above and beyond and will do everything they can to make a customer happy.

They even display records set by employees, such as a call with a customer that lasted 10 hours! Believe it or not, they aren’t spending that 10 hours calming the customer. Instead, they focus on creating and building that relationship on a personal level.

And to give that great customer service, they make sure to take care of their employees. They focus on hiring the right people and want employees to love their job and want to be there. The atmosphere is fun, the energy is infectious and all the employees we met were engaging.  They talked about earning Zollars to spend in the company store and being encouraged to give back to the community and to each other.  They provide massage chairs, a workout room, drinks and snacks, game rooms and a one-of-a-kind state of the art aquarium nap room. For all you pet lovers…they can bring their dogs to work!

We ended the tour in true Rockton Style having a little fun ourselves by jumping into the ball pit!

Work Hard, Play Hard

While we did spend a lot of time brainstorming, staying caffeinated, and getting a lot of work done, you can’t go to Vegas without doing a little gambling and site seeing.

In the evening, we went down to historic Freemont Street and then Pink Taco at the Hard Rock casino. Some of us successfully walked away with big winnings and some of us donated $ to the casino.

We ended the amazing week with some Beatles LOVE. This Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin have created a unique soundscape of The Beatles music for the show.

This is definitely a show you should see the next time you plan a trip to Vegas.

In case you haven’t heard, we are expanding our solutions into the cloud space.

We can’t make work simpler and easier®  just for Dynamics GP anymore. With the launch of Rockton Pricing Management came the launch of expansion. This product is built outside with an API so it can work with any ERP solution.

Rockton Pricing Management

Pricing calculations in many ERP systems are limited and restrictive. Many customers need help in this area. This is where Rockton Pricing Management comes into play because it isn’t any ordinary pricing tool. It’s only the most flexible, powerful, multi-platform (yes, it works with any ERP!) pricing solution ever available. Why? Because you know here at Rockton, we don’t do ordinary.

Here’s how RPM makes pricing simpler, easier and faster.

  • Connect RPM with ANY ERP system
  • Automate even the most complex and obscure pricing scenarios and calculations
  • Enable date-driven pricing with all historical pricing tracked and archived
  • Always get the right pricing for the right customer at the right time
  • Easily set up and track all pricing changes, even daily

Why Acumatica?

It is a robust, affordable, and user-friendly ERP system for growing businesses. They are partner-friendly and Rockton Pricing Management is a great addition to their solution. It fits their customer profile and demographic.

We are taking pricing to the next level by automating pricing calculations for any scenario or adjustment. You create your base price list and exceptions and the tool automatically calculates and creates any price list you need. You will have automated workflows and triggers so you get a much-needed break from daily tasks.

You can integrate rebate management, pricing management, financial management, customer and supplier management and overall business management. And it is all done with RPM and Acumatica.

Diving into the community

We are diving right in by being a Gold Sponsor at Acumatica Summit and by being a founding member of acu-connect. It is important for us to get face to face time with partners and customers. It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Acumatica community. With vast amounts of new technology being added to every release, both by Acumatica and their development partners, there is no shortage of learning to be done.

We have built a company, a team, a family, and supported communities, while we continue to create and innovate products all around our vision and mission.

Working with over 5,500 companies, 100,000 customers and a combined 256 years of ERP and CRM experience, we are ready to take our expertise to the Acumatica space.

Here are some ways you can learn more and get connected:

Acumatica Summit

2020 is off to a smashing start and it only keeps getting better!  We are so excited to pack our bags and head to Vegas for Acumatica Summit, where we are a gold sponsor this year. We have a lot of exciting things in the works and we hope you can come help us celebrate!

We are Certified!

Rockton Pricing Management has passed the certification process with flying colors. We can’t wait to show you how we make pricing simpler, easier and faster.

Rockton Pricing Management is the most flexible, powerful, multi-platform (yes, it works with any ERP!) pricing solution ever available.

Do you:

  • Manage multiple price-lists?
  • Lose way too much money on rebates?Certified for Acumatica
  • Take forever to find the right pricing?

With RPM you get:

  • Automated Dynamic Pricing
  • Simplified Price Lists
  • Data-driven Pricing

Check out all these features and more at Acumatica Summit.

Where can you find us?

You can find the Rockton crew at the luckiest booth on the convention floor: booth #7! You can also test your own luck at our classic game of Plinko.  Insider tip: The odds are in your favor, everyone is a winner with Rockton!

Acu-connect is a great way to get involved in the community. Join your peers (VARs and ISVs) to learn how you can grow your business faster by getting more involved in

Acumatica Session at Summit

the acu-connect networking community that has grown to over 100 members in the first year.

If you want to learn more click here and check out our session on Monday, January 27th from 4:30 – 6:00 in Nolita 3 at the Cosmopolitan hotel.

Rockton is also participating in the money jar raffle with the amazing acu-connect founding members. Make sure to stop by our booth to get entered to win. The cash prize is $2,500! Who says you need to gamble to win some money?

Acumatica Summit Passport

Rockton Software aquires Olympic Systems

This is a milestone for both Rockton Software and Olympic Systems.  We are pioneering a merger of ISV companies in the Microsoft Dynamics GP space, and setting an example of what’s possible.  What’s most exciting about this acquisition is the upside for everyone; we have created a winning strategy where everyone, including each team member and owners from both companies, will benefit significantly from our shared energy.

“Olympic Systems has the best Project Costing system out there. Rockton has years of great support, service, and products, so it makes natural sense for us to bring the best-of-breed into our offerings.  I believe with our sales and marketing strengths we can reach more GP customers to share with them other new ways to make their Dynamics GP experience Simpler and Easier™.” (Mark Rockwell, Rockton Software)

“I have been in the Dynamics GP space for a very long time. It has been a wonderful ride but I am ready to take on the next chapter in my life. When choosing Rockton Software, longevity was a key component as well as reputation. I am confident that my customers, products, and employees are in good hands.” (Jim Beers, Olympic Systems)

For more information on how this acquisition will affect current customers, please view a recording of our webinar from Tuesday, January 14.

Please contact us with your questions or concerns or even just to say hello, we want to hear from you. Reach out by clicking here.

About Rockton Software: Rockton Software is a virtual company with employees in seven states and its headquarters in Erie, Colorado. Serving over 55,000 users worldwide, Rockton Software supports innovation by offering Microsoft Dynamics add-ons for all industries. Whether you’re in need of auditing, pricing, searching, reporting, or general user enhancements, we’ve got the solution for you!

About Olympic Systems: Olympic Systems, Inc. was established in 1990. In 1992, Olympic Systems became one of the first Great Plains Dynamics Resellers in the Pacific Northwest. For seven years, Olympic Systems specialized in custom application development by creating modules to satisfy a wide variety of customer operations management requirements. Olympic Systems is best known for its project costing solution, Olympic Project Cost.

Being a technologist one might assume that I have the latest gadgets and devices, but I actually enjoy it pretty old-school.  I finally got rid of my VCR about five years ago, and only upgraded the DVD player to a Blu-Ray a year or so ago (only $49 at Walmart!), even though I rarely use it due to the advent of Netflix.  I was still the last adult I knew who wanted a flip phone while everyone around me was awestruck by the first smartphones.  When I was forced into the smartphone arena, I remember going into the Verizon store adamant with the salesperson that I didn’t want to text, didn’t want to take pictures of my pocket lint, and I for certain didn’t want ANY of these “apps”.   I just want to make and receive phone calls.  He politely explained: “Sir, what you’re looking for is called a landline.”

So, I got a smartphone.  And for the first few years I was able to keep it to about three apps.  Email, phone, text.  Oh, and the weather, that was handy.  But now, my goodness, I just counted 52 on my home screen.  52!  I think that’s absolutely absurd.

Pull out your phone and count yours.  You might have a lot more.  And you’re not alone.  It looks like the average smartphone user has around 75 apps on their phone and uses 30 of them routinely.

These apps control our lives.  I cannot believe every one of them has a notification feature that vibrates every time a status updates, a message is sent, or something insignificant changes.  If every app’s notifications were turned on they would be taking over the world. Move over zombies, here comes the notification-apocalypse.

My youngest, who is 13, protested when I insisted we re-install Qustodio, a parent-monitoring and time-limiting app on her recently upgraded smartphone.  Despite us telling her that we are concerned about how much time she spends on the device, and how it sometimes turns her into a monster once she re-engages with humanity coming off-screen, and how we wish to limit the types of apps she has access to, she confidently countered with “what about you?”

She’s got a point.  Kelli and I spend a lot of time on our phones.  “But we have a business to run!”  “But we want to make sure our kids can reach us in an emergency!” “But something alarming might happen in political news!” Really?  We are just as addicted as our teenagers.  And there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.

We’ve had to institute rules in our house to keep smartphones at bay.  No phones at the dinner table.  We’ve done pretty well with that one.  No phones in bedrooms at night – let them charge in the kitchen.  Score one for our teen, and random compliance with her parents.

It’s a really tough problem.  Smartphones are giving us a lot of freedom, while at the same time enslaving us.  They bring us information in a timely manner, yet rob us of our time.  When’s it going end?  What’s going to help us keep our sanity?

I welcome your stories and thoughts…

Mark


Seinfeld – Sony Pictures Television

There is no party more infamous than the annual company holiday party.   You never know what will happen when you mix a variety of personalities with year-end merriment, free-flowing alcohol, indulgent food, and…..axes?!?!?

As you may know, Rockton puts a premium on having an outstanding company culture.  The result is that we have a spectacular team of people that really love hanging out with each other (No really, we do!)  Incidentally, that spectacular team is spread across the country, so the annual Holiday party is a great opportunity to reconnect and make some memories together.

I know what you are thinking….what does this have to do with axes?!?! Hang in there, we are getting to that part!

Half of our team arrived at Denver International Airport and were immediately whisked away to meet the Colorado team at the first destination on our itinerary, Bad Axe Denver, for an afternoon of axe throwing. Nothing screams happy holidays or team-building like whipping an axe through the air and (hopefully) landing it into a piece of wood!  After several rounds of practice, these newfound axe-throwing skills were put to the test with a friendly competition.  Despite libations (yes, somehow an axe-throwing place has a liquor license) and about 40% of the axes bouncing off the wall, everyone left with all their limbs intact and a renewed sense of bad-ass’itude!

The 2nd Annual Rockton Family Holiday Party was off to a rather epic start!

From there we jumped into our party vans and headed to the historic district of Erie, CO for a delicious meal at Miners Tavern. We dinned on a scrumptious meal of salmon, chicken and local microbrews (Coloradans love microbrews!).

Then it was off to the home of our fearless leaders, Mark and Kelli, for treats, games, and goats.  Did I mention Mark and Kelli have a hobby farm?  That’s right, axe throwing AND llama snuggles all in one day! We have a team full of animal lovers, so everyone was excited to spend some time hanging out with the goats, chickens, and glorious llama.  Once we reached cuteness overload we headed inside to relax with some eggnog and play some games.  After a week of mysterious gift opening, we learned the identities of our Secret Santas, then we played a game of pass the parcel and dice exchange.  Hilarity ensued…

When the sun rolled behind the Rocky Mountains it was time for our out-of-towners to pack up and head back to the airport. It was a memorable day and we can’t wait to see what Rockton has in store for 2020!

Until next year…


Elf  – New Line Cinema Films

Since 2006, Omni Price has been the most robust pricing solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Over the years, we have improved its functionality based on our customers’ needs.

We also noticed that pricing was not only an issue within Dynamics GP but many other ERPs as well. So with that knowledge, Rockton Pricing Management (RPM) was born.

Whatever your pricing needs are, we’ve got you covered. No matter how simple or complex, Rockton has the right pricing tool for you! Learn more about the key differences in our latest Infographic.

It’s that time of a year again, the Rockton annual summer/fall retreat.  This retreat found us packing our flip flops and sunscreen to head down to beautiful Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, with our families in tow!

If anyone ever tells you that early October is the end of the rainy season in Puerto Vallarta, they are probably trying to sell you a time share.  We arrived right in the midst of Tropical Storm Narda.  Don’t think for one second this stopped our team from having an amazing time enjoying all that Mexico has to offer!

But before we get to the fun, lets talk about the work.  Our dedicated team woke up with the sun each day and descended upon a windowless conference room where we consumed countless cups of coffee and protein bars while we strategized and planned for the year to come.

We found that we had a lot of things to celebrate during this retreat.  First and foremost, it is Rockton’s 20 year anniversary this year! We reminisced about our humble beginnings and dreamed about the many places we hope to go in the years to come.  We strategized excitedly about upcoming new products (have you checked out RPM yet?) and ventures (stay tuned!).  The selection of the recipient of our annual charitable software giveaway was an important agenda item (Congratulations Donor Network of Arizona!).  We welcomed several new employees into our midst.  And we talked about HR while sitting in a circle on the beach with our feet buried in the sand, the way all HR conversations should happen.

Tropical Storm Narda was a literal wet blanket on the beginning of our work-ation. That didn’t stop our lively crew from playing on the beach or in the pool during the balmy rainstorms, or willingly trudging through the flooded streets of downtown Puerta Vallarta in pursuit of an authentic cultural experience. During the daytime our families enjoyed fishing in the bay, zip-lining, massages, and visiting the local zoo.  Our evenings were filled with delicious shared meals, nightly shows, karaoke, and bottomless tequila.

By mid-week the storm had passed just in time for our special group excursion to Rhythms of the Night – SAVIA.  This evening started with a sunset cruise across Bandera Bay.  We docked in a tropical rainforest at Las Caletas, near a crumbling pyramid. Hundreds of flickering tiki torches lit our way to a breathtaking show about the Aztec creation story.  This stunningly beautiful show was followed by a delicious meal and a late night cruise back to our resort.

By the end of the week we left with a renewed spirit of community, feeling more relaxed and more excited for what is to come for all things Rockton!

One final note: As a part of our retreat we picked one local charity to give back to.  Rockton matched all donations made by staff to Familias de la Esperanza.  If you would like to read more about this charity or contribute to their cause, please read below:

Familias de la Esperanza (formerly called Children of the Dump)
In 2006, it was found that many families were living and working at the base of the city dump in Puerto Vallarta. This charity organization was created to help those families with the basic needs of food, water and clothing. It also named the road at the base Hope Road. Giving these people an actual address, they could now get birth certificates and register for school.  Over the years, housing has been built, childcare and schooling has been coordinated and provided. You can find more information about the organization here:  www.familiasdelaesperanza.org

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