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Plex Manufacturing Cloud
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly known as Plex Online) offers more than 350 functional modules that give manufacturers instant access to vital information

manage lean manufacturing with processpro  to vital information and management functions via a simple Web browser. Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers features for virtually every department within a manufacturing operation, including manufacturing operations management (MOM) and quality management systems (QMS) for the shop floor; customer relationship management (CRM) for sales and marketing; supply chain management (SCM) for procurement; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) for finance and management. The on-demand solution features product life

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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