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Since 1995, Plex Systems, Inc. of Auburn Hills, Mich., has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plex Systems is the leading provider of an easy-to-use, online solution for the manufacturing enterprise Plex Systems serves a global cross-section of manufacturing industries (OEMs and suppliers), particularly automotive, food and beverage, and aerospace and defense companies. www.plex.com
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, software as a service (SaaS) / Cloud ERP for manufacturers. Plex Online manages operations from the shop floor to the top floor, including manufacturing execution system (MES) modules such as quality management and machine integration, enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules such as accounting and finance, customer relationship management (CRM) modules such as order entry and tracking, and supply chain management (SCM) modules such as supplier quality and traceability.
Plex Systems has strategic partners to deliver manufacturing management solutions that best meet the needs of the customers. For additional details please visit our Partners page.
Plex Systems' Timeline
Jason Blessing, Chief Executive Officer
Heidi Melin, Chief Marketing Officer
Michael T. Twarozynski, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas DeCoe, Vice President of Infrastructure
Jerry Foster, Vice President of Research & Development
Patrick Fetterman, Vice President of Product Marketing
Jim Shepherd, Vice President of Strategy
Chris Bishop, Vice President of Global Services & Support
Jason Prater, Vice President of Development
Tim Burke, Vice President of Global Motor Vehicle Industries
1989 - Under the leadership of Robert Beatty (Founder and Chairman of the Board, Plex Systems, Inc.), the first solution (Plexus Online) is designed and developed within a manufacturing company.
1991 - Manufacturing company quadruples in size and profit, and starts acquiring other manufacturing companies, installing the system in each facility as it expands.
1995 - Led by Beatty, the organization splits off as an independent entity forming Plexus Systems, with a mission of providing the "best manufacturing performance system on the planet."
1996 - The company uses traditional Windows client-server software, growing steadily with new, external customers.
2000 - The team begins work on Plexus Online, the first fully integrated Internet-based on demand manufacturing software solution.
2001 - Having proven successful, the company migrates its entire business model to Plexus Online, abandoning traditional software in favor of an enterprise-wide hosted software solution.
2002 - The company develops the first, fully integrated online ERP and MES manufacturing performance system that covers all aspects of a manufacturing company.
2005 - Having helped hundreds of manufacturing facilities become more efficient and profitable, the company achieved average annual growth rate exceeding 35 percent.
2006 - Apax Partners, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, made a strategic investment in June of 2006. The company is named a Managing Automation Top Ten Company to Watch. The company ends the year with 53 percent growth.
2007 - Plexus Online receives a CODiE award from the Software Information Industry Association recognizing its unique contribution to the software industry. Founder Robert Beatty was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Central Great Lakes division in the software/technology category.
2008 - Plexus Systems named one of Start IT's Hottest Companies for second year in a row. Record number of new customers, 52, joined company. The company achieved 33 percent revenue growth.
2009 - With a name change to Plex Systems and Plex Online, the company continues expansion into new markets and regions, growing the Plex team to over 130 employees and expanding into a new 20,000 square foot facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
2010 – Plex Systems launches international operations in Germany after receiving certification from the German Institute of Auditors (Institut der Wirtchaftsprufer in Deutschland e.V.) The certification validates Plex Online's suitability for use by multinational companies with operations in Germany or by companies headquartered in Germany.
2012 – Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm made a strategic investment in the company.