Plex Systems Named a ‘Major Player’ in IDC Marketscape SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Midmarket ERP Applications Assessment

Plex Manufacturing Cloud is uniquely focused on the needs of discrete and processes manufacturers

TROY, Mich., March 20, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced it has been positioned in the Major Players category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Midmarket ERP Applications 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc # US42216017, SEPTEMBER 2017). The assessment helps technology buyers understand and evaluate key system attributes that lead to long-term business success. Plex is recognized as a solution suited to both discrete and process manufacturers.

Vendors considered for the IDC MarketScape report are assessed through a rigorous evaluation process that includes structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants, and end users. This is weighed alongside the input of expert analysts to deliver an accurate and consistent representation of each vendor.

Plex features named as strengths for the manufacturing industry include:

  • “With its entire customer base in the manufacturing industry, Plex has done a good job developing a platform that suits both discrete and process manufacturing.”
  • “With new code being developed and added every day, customers constantly receive new enhancements and functionality.”
  • “Among ERP providers, Plex has one of the most unique pricing models. Plex opts to price its software based on a percentage of the customer's revenue.”
  • “Plex customers cite the account management and level of value delivered as strong points.”

Comments on the News

“Plex’s forte as a pure SaaS Manufacturing ERP product means manufacturers don't have to move from one platform to another, nor do they need to pay costly upgrades and hardware expenses,” said Mickey North Rizza Program Vice-President Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce, IDC. “Plex is uniquely positioned with their strong knowledge and breadth of capabilities in manufacturing to help customers.”

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 

About Plex Systems

Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to nearly 600 companies across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered Cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to lead in an ever-changing market. Learn more at

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