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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

online blog  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 sector. While the  software as a service (SaaS)  model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the  article concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for manufacturing companies : Plex

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