Plex Online Deployment at Inteva Products Wins Top Award in Germany

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Cloud ERP Solution Deployment Wins “Best in Cloud” Honor

TROY, Mich., December 4, 2012 – Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced that its deployment at Inteva Products facilities in Germany has won the “Best in Cloud” award presented by COMPUTERWOCHE, a leading German computing magazine published by IDG Business Media. This award was presented in Munich recently.

The jury, consisting of industry analysts and enterprise resource planning (ERP) consultants, selected Plex Online as the winner in the category “Software as a Service – Private Cloud” for its extensive and successful implementation at Inteva Products LLC, a leading global supplier of automotive products. Inteva Products has more than 9,000 employees in 18 countries.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition in Germany,” said Plex Systems Vice President of Marketing Patrick Fetterman. “The success of the Plex Online implementation at Inteva Products showcases the many benefits of Cloud ERP for manufacturers. We are grateful to Inteva Products for providing us the opportunity to be recognized for the deployment, which would not be possible without their support and collaboration.”

“Implementing Cloud ERP has been one of the most critical business decisions we’ve made at Inteva Products,” said Dennis Hodges, chief information officer, Inteva Products. “We are delighted to be recognized for the combined efforts in our European manufacturing facilities and appreciate the improved operational efficiency that Plex Online brings to our enterprise.”

Restructuring the complete IT infrastructure, Inteva Products implemented Plex Online between September 2008 and July 2009, with more than 1,200 users at 14 different locations. Overview of the results:

  • Speedy implementation – The company smoothly managed the major transition of 14 sites to the new system in 12 months, an aggressive timeline rarely achieved.
  • Operational impacts – The company improved inventory management, streamlined purchase orders, improved its supply chain visibility, automated its tool tracking and more.
  • Financial and resource impacts – The company exceeded its original financial goals, reducing IT costs significantly.

“This project was really impressive to me, as it uses a real-time integration of multiple participants in a supply chain, in a way an on-premise product could hardly achieve,” said Dr. Stefan Ried, principal analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., in the Oct. 26, 2012 blog post entitled “Best in Cloud Award Winner – Congratulations From Forrester.” Ried is responsible for platform strategies at Forrester Research and served as one of the judges for the competition. “This comes close to Forrester’s vision of business networks in the Cloud.”

About Plex Systems Inc.

Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a Cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management, and Business Intelligence (BI) for executive management. Plex Online’s comprehensive functional coverage delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Troy, Mich., with customers around the globe.

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