Plex Systems Recognized with a Notable Mention in First-Ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Now MES has become a key to digital business for manufacturers, report states

TROY, Mich., April 10, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced it has been recognized with a Notable Mention in Gartner’s inaugural Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.*

Plex MES is a core application within the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and is used by both discrete and process manufacturers to manage operations from the shop floor to the top floor in more than 20 countries around the world.

Gartner’s report describes the state of the market: “Although the MES market is maturing, we foresee considerable changes related to the technology, adaptability, usability, breadth of functionality and enhanced decision-support capabilities. The changes embodied in these market shifts, driven by factors such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital twin/digital thread and governmental vision such as Industrie 4.0 will require considerable nimbleness and competency on the part of vendors.”

“Our customers use the Plex Manufacturing Cloud as the system of record for their entire business and extended ecosystem, helping to achieve both operational excellence and new levels of connectivity with suppliers, partners and customers,” said Don Clarke, interim chief executive officer, Plex Systems. “Plex is proud to be included in this report, as we believe it’s additional validation of the systems that leading companies rely on to succeed.”

Download a complimentary copy of the report to learn why Gartner recognized Plex with a Notable Mention.

*Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, 28 November 2017

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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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