MITechNews: Plex CTO Jerry Foster Shares the Future of IIoT in Manufacturing at Mobile Monday Detroit
03/29/17
Mobile Monday Detroit, which brings together individuals and organizations focused on a mobile/wireless connected community, welcomes Jerry Foster to its April 10, 2017 event to share insights on how Plex makes IIoT “real” for manufacturers.
The Manufacturing Connection: Without Analytics The IIoT Is Meaningless
03/14/17
The IIoT allows manufacturers to collect better data collection on the shop floor. Now, with the IntelliPlex Production Analytic Application, that information can be tapped “to provide manufacturing leaders with enterprise-wide insight into the performance of production operations, including processes and equipment on the shop floor.”
Advanced Manufacturing: ERP Software Helps Big Builders Grapple with Global Complexity
03/14/17
A need to handle rapidly changing situations on the shop floor leads many mid- to large-size manufacturers to cloud-based ERP software solutions that offer fast, easy updates, and minimal to no IT overhead costs compared to on-premises ERP installations. Plex lends its insights on the top trends to watch, and how to most effectively leverage cloud-based technologies.
Enterprise Times: Plex delivers production boost with analytics
03/14/17
The IntelliPlex Production Analytic Application, which leverages the IIoT for business insights, is called “practical and useful.” Plex’s latest IntelliPlex application delivers dashboards with specific requirements, provides a deeper understanding of analytics and data science and contributes to creating real-world solutions within organizations.
Diginomica: Plex bypasses IoT buzzwords for business led intelligent analytics
03/14/17
Industry Analyst Dennis Howlett shares his insights on Plex tools designed to deliver insights from the shop floor to the top floor: “Plex is extending its Intelliplex analytics platform to provide jump off points into the business and not be restricted to the plant floor. This is an important development.”
Computerworld: 10 Tips for Helming it Through Ups and Downs
02/13/17
Automotive supplier Accuride Corp. shares its top recommendations for managing IT in an uncertain world, focusing on how it uses the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to align technology initiatives with business changes.
IndustryWeek: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy? AR Hits Manufacturing
02/01/17
Manufacturers of all sizes are starting to explore augmented reality, and some have been building for years toward a full-scaled deployment. But is the tech actually making an industrial difference yet? Manufacturers and industry experts, including Plex software architect Barrie Vince, weigh in.
TechTarget: Which hybrid ERP business processes should you move to the cloud?
01/30/17
In 2012, manufacturer and Plex customer Accuride Corp. moved its ERP system to Plex Systems' cloud-based software – creating a “hybrid” ERP system of cloud and on-premise applications. Implementing Plex helped Accuride achieve its goal of obtaining real-time data, and in the future it plans to use the power of cloud computing to process engineering data and engineering simulations...
Automation World: Hungry for Data
01/16/17
Although pickles are one food item generally not subject to contamination nor safety issues, Hausbeck Pickle Co. in Saginaw, Mich., proactively implemented the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to improve quality and traceability from plants to stores. When lives are at stake in the case of an outbreak of a pathogen like E. coli or salmonella, isolating the problem and getting the offending product out of the food supply before anyone else gets sick can stop a bad situation in its tracks.
TechTarget: Plex Cloud ERP System Proves to be Mobile Catalyst for Manufacturer
01/11/17
Quatro Composites, a manufacturer of carbon fiber and thermal plastics for the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets, realized its ERP system could no longer meet its needs. Switching to the Plex Manufacturing Cloud helped them overcome geographic and physical constraints through the kind of mobile data access that only the cloud can enable.
TechTarget: Network Overhaul Performs in the Clutch for Auto Supplier
12/22/16
Japanese clutch manufacturer and Plex customer FCC LLC knew it couldn't grow in the United States if it held onto its antiquated networking and IT systems. The company's only option was replace everything and move to cloud ERP.
Talkin’ Cloud: Carving A Cloud - Finding Your Niche Across Five Industry Verticals
12/02/16
The growth in cloud technology for the manufacturing industry has a lot to do with the extensive investment in the Internet of Things, which is largely cloud dependent. Plex, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, released a report this year that found cloud technology improved manufacturers’ ability to manage their changing business needs.
The Fabricator: Making Sense of Manufacturing Acronyms
11/08/16
Plex’s Stu Johnson helps readers make sense of the most popular three-letter acronyms that crowd the enterprise software space and provides a back-to-the-basics look at how these acronyms help make managing business processes easier.
Assembly Magazine: Industry 4.0 – Myth vs. Reality
11/03/16
Industry 4.0 promises to transform the way that engineers design and build products over the next two decades. How will the manufacturing industry adjust? “Manufacturing is a very pragmatic industry not generally prone to jumping at every new trend,” notes Plex Systems’ Stu Johnson. “The rest of the market will generally fall in line once the return on investment is clear. Smaller companies generally do not have the resources to risk on low rate of return projects.”
Forbes: The State of Manufacturing Technology Report, 2016
10/28/16
ERP writer Louis Columbus shares key insights derived from Plex’s 2016 State of Manufacturing Technology Report, showcasing how manufacturers are leveraging technology on their plant floor and throughout their organizations.
ComputerWorld: 2016 Data + Editors’ Choice Award
09/01/16
MFC Netform, a leading supplier of powertrain parts for the automotive and agricultural industries, awarded the 2016 ComputerWorld Data + Editors’ Choice Award for leveraging technology, in this case a cloud-based ERP solution from Plex Systems, to grow its business from a start-up to an industry leader in just 10 years. “With Plex, we never have to prepare for customer visits or audits,” says Tim Cripsey, general manager. “Our documentation is always up to date and in order.”
Mint Jutras: Plex Systems Hits the Acquisition Trail
08/22/16
Industry Analyst Cindy Jutras shares her thoughts on the DemandCaster acquisition. “Plex’s intent here is to add supply chain planning to an already robust ERP and MES offering,” Jutras writes. “But in this case, no M&A pixie dust is required. Plex and DemandCaster have been partnering together for about a year and already 10 out of DemandCaster’s 50 customers are also Plex customers. The integration is complete and bidirectional.”
Shop Metal Tech Magazine: Enterprising Solutions that Click
08/15/16
G&W Products, a custom metal fabrication company, started from scratch implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for its shop floor. Now, G&W is reaping the benefits of having real-time access to documents and procedures. “I don’t think anyone understood the accessibility [the Plex Manufacturing Cloud] gave us. Having the ability to access drawings, work instructions…all the things customers require of us is now just a click away,” says Jeff Karan, Director of IT at G&W Products.
Strativa Blog: The Growing Circle of Cloud ERP
08/10/16
Cloud-based ERP functionality is not only catching up with traditional ERP providers, but now offering extended functionality. Frank Scavo, industry analyst, provides insight on Plex’s offering as a result of the DemandCaster acquisition. “As the first cloud ERP provider focused on manufacturing companies, [Plex] has a functional footprint that is wider and deeper than other ERP providers.”
Diginomica: Plex Acquires DemandCaster for Cloud-based Supply Chain
08/09/16
Industry Analyst Dennis Howlett shares his insight on the Plex acquisition of DemandCaster. “For the longer term, Plex now has a strong incentive to overlay supply chain analytics to its existing analytics roadmap.”
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