The Plex Advantage
Plex powers modern manufacturing with the first ERP cloud built from the plant floor up. Businesses that use Plex run smarter, leaner, more efficiently and are always ready for what’s next.
ERP for the “always-on” world
We live in a fast-paced world – always on, always moving, always changing. Legacy systems were born in a bygone area. Manufacturers need technology to manage all aspects of plant operations – systems that automatically improve alongside their business to meet current and future challenges. The bottom line is the legacy ERP systems are the asbestos of the enterprise software world. They’re too dangerous to rip out and need to be contained so they don’t any more damage than they already have done. With Plex, the most complete cloud ERP, manufacturers deliver at the pace of customer demand.
We are what’s next
Nearly 400 companies run their manufacturing operations on the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. From cam shafts to craft beers, from high-performance diesel engines to aircraft parts, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps companies automate the shop floor and inform the top floor. We designed our ERP solutions literally from the ground up to connect suppliers, manage materials, control machines and deliver the accounting and business intelligence manufacturing organizations need. Whether your goal is to be more competitive, drive efficiencies, introduce innovation, or be more responsive to customer needs, Plex can help you deliver what’s next.
ERP from the cloud means you avoid disruptive updates and the hassle of version control. You'll better manage and streamline your operations, and realize key achievements such as:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced inventories
- Reduced scrap
- Reduced lead time
- Full compliance with ISO, QS-9000, TS-16949, Honda and other mandates
- Improved decision making through timely and accurate information
Integrated Manufacturing Software
Easily and automatically collect and fully integrate plant floor data such as production scheduling, real-time inventory control, tool tracking, production tracking, and part genealogy, and more with enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions, customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and supply chain management (SCM) functions such as supplier quality and traceability. Manufacturing data is collected as it happens and flows throughout the solution for streamlined operations, reduced costs and better decision making.
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud does away with the traditional “waterfall” development schedule (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, etc.) in favor of an agile development methodology, or “rapid application development” methodology. This means that Plex users never face the hassles of an upgrade. Users always access the most current version of the software. Flexible configuration allows customers to shape Plex to their unique manufacturing requirements, without the need for custom-coding.
- All users are on the same software, and it's always the most current version
- Typically new features are surrounded by configuration settings that turn off the new feature by default; features are enabled when configured
The feature-set of the Plex multi-tenant SaaS model gets better every day, and each customer gets to take full advantage without any effort on their part. This is in direct contrast to traditional enterprise software models, where manufacturers get frozen onto an obsolete system or suffer through painful version upgrades.