Manufacturing Software Profiles

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  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

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Plex Systems Plex Systems

Plex Systems is an ERP system developed for an auto parts manufacturer and expanded to address issues in several industry verticals. Purchased in June 2012, Plex is owned by Francisco Partners, a private equity group specializing in high tech business. Plex’s main office is in Troy Michigan and has about 300 employees with about 850 clients; each client may have multiple installs.

Plex Systems powers over 1,100 plants in 20 countries with a 95% renewal rate. Plex provides its entire ERP solution via an online service, meaning users need nothing but a log-in and a web browser to get started. Unlike retrofitted solutions that claim to be in the cloud, Plex provides a single technology stack to all of its customers, meaning lower costs, higher scalability, and access to continuous innovation.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Plex Manufacturing Cloud
CURRENT VERSION
Always current
CLOUD MODE
SaaS - always current
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
750+
PRICING
$5K per month plus $70K+ for installation

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Yes
RECIPE BATCH
Yes
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Yes
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Limited
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Yes
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
Yes

Product Highlights

  Plex is best suited to repetitive discrete manufacturing for Make-to-Order (typical in Auto) and Make-to-Stock for companies of $25M+ in revenues and multiple plants.
  Plex is focused on Motor Vehicles, Aerospace and Defense.
  Plex was designed from the ground-up to connect suppliers, manage materials, control machines and deliver the accounting, human resources and business intelligence.
  Includes fully integrated EDI as well as key trading partner mappings.
  Complete machine integration means Plex connects people and machines and tools on the plant floor.