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Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

consona inside  replaces application software from Consona, QAD , and various legacy systems from Infor such as MAPICS, BPCS, Baan , and SyteLine . We win more than our fair share due largely to the functional fit of the product for manufacturers and the completeness of the solution. Customers don't need multiple products to run their business. When we lose it is typically due to lack of brand awareness. For instance, management may recommend Plex, but faces resistance from the board, who has only heard of SAP and

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