Plex Online for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report (2012)

Plex Online is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

Plex Online certified by: Gabriel Gheorghiu, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
 
Demonstration conducted by: Manuel Pumarada, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Plex Systems; Mary Lipe, Senior Solution Engineer—Finance and Product Costing, Plex Systems; Tom Nessen, Senior Solution Engineer—HR, Inventory, Purchasing, Plex Systems; Bill McGee, Senior Solution Engineer—Manufacturing, Quality, Sales, Plex Systems
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Plex Online is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturing in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to a TEC analyst based on the responses provided by the vendor in its completed TEC RFI, and a TEC analyst has analytically and comparatively reviewed Plex Online RFI data against known benchmarks.
 
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Report Contents

Plex Online: Corporate and Market Overview

Plex Systems has a customer base of over 480 companies, mostly in North America, but also in China, Japan, and Europe. Founded in 1995 as Plexus Systems, the company started as a project for an automotive supplier, and later was spun off into an independent entity with a set of core technology for quality tracking and shop floor management. In its first few years, the company customized each customer’s on-premise implementation based on the core technology it had developed. In 2000, the company began its move to a Web-based solution, embracing the on-demand, single-source, and multi-tenant model. This deployment model replaced the on-premise software in 2001 and became the only deployment model offered by Plex Systems.
 
Plex Systems’ flagship product, Plex Online, is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution created for high-precision and high-liability manufacturing industries (e.g., automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, medical devices, and electronics). Plex Online is one of the very few SaaS ERP solutions available for manufacturing companies
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Benchmark Results for K8

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Plex Online for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the Plex Online solution in the small business software space. Get the full results
 
 

Product Review: Plex Online

 
Ease of use
Information Retrieval and Reporting
Data Management
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on Plex Online

Plex Systems offers one of the few true SaaS manufacturing solutions, as well as a novel approach to business software development, starting with an assessment tool that can help potential customers understand their real needs, and ending with customer-driven development. As an SaaS solution, there are no major releases—all customers are using the same version, which is always the latest and contains enhancements for everyone. Customers opt in to new features, so they decide when they want to start using new functionality, depending on their needs.  Read more
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for Plex Online

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Plex Online for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Human Resources
  • Quality Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Financials
  • Sales Management
 
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Featured Software Research:

ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy

This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92% of manufacturers have implemented ERP. Still, recent data finds that a successful ERP implementation goes well beyond just putting it into place. ERP, and the organization itself, should be constantly moving forward. Successful manufacturers tailor ERP in reaction to business change and needs including adding new functionality or mobile access. Read More

Must-have ERP Features for the Automotive Industry

This paper summarizes the benefits an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provides to the entire manufacturing process, "from shop floor to top floor." Included are key features in a software as a service (SaaS) solution to help an auto manufacturer optimize performance throughout the enterprise. Read More

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