Pop quiz: Which midsize software developer signed more than 30 new customers in the first half of 2014 alone, along with flipping almost the same number live on its manufacturing cloud? The answer: fast-growing Plex Systems in Troy, Mich., focused on production and supply-chain automa
An interesting thing about the transactional data captured by enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems: The data is becoming interactive. This change is becoming increasingly obvious in cloud-based ERP systems, such as that from Plex Systems (plex.com). Think back to ERP of “old”—a
Acme— It’s not your father’s shop floor. Automotive manufacturing has changed, executives from suppliers and automakers said Monday on the first day of the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars held near Traverse City.
Experts in ERP and change management share their tips on how to choose and deploy an ERP system to maximize your monetary and time investment. Plus steps you can take to improve the chances of workers will actually use the software.
ACME TOWNSHIP, MI- Google Glass is catching the eye of the automotive industry. Companies such as General Motors Co. and manufacturing software provider Plex Systems are testing the hands-free, head-mounted intelligent devices for different uses in manufacturing, research and developm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — New factory technology is in the pipeline that will turn workers’ clothing into data-emitting devices for plant management. The benefit? Engineers will be able to constantly monitor the air temperature, humidity, and working conditions of a factory process
While big name cloud application vendors like Salesforce and NetSuite have risen to prominence by primarily delivering solution to organizations working in the “knowledge economy”, there has been little attention given to cloud solutions for what I like to call the real world.
The annual PowerPlex customer event is now an established fixture on the analyst circuit with some of the best minds in manufacturing ERP in attendance along with 900 other attendees. The company made a raft of important announcements including the closing of a $50 million investment