Plex Systems Named a “Breakout Vendor” for SaaS Business Applications

Independent research firm cites “comprehensive ERP suite,” and continuously delivered software enhancements

TROY, MICH., July 13, 2016 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, has been designated a Breakout Vendor for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business Applications in the May 2016 Forrester Research report, Breakout Vendors: SaaS Business Applications. The report recognizes Plex among six SaaS business application vendors that stand out for their track records of customer success and market approaches to their respective segments. When selecting the six vendors, Forrester focused on several common attributes that drive success: a differentiated product and message, customer success at scale, solid financial backing, and a strong ecosystem strategy.

According to Forrester, “Whereas most SaaS ERP systems are based on existing on-premises offerings, Plex Manufacturing Cloud is a comprehensive manufacturing ERP system that is SaaS-only. The offering allows Plex customers to focus on their core competencies in manufacturing rather than maintaining application software and data centers.”

This recognition follows Plex’s annual user conference, PowerPlex, where Plex announced the availability of a new suite of finance and sales analytics applications for manufacturing, as well as a new suite of supply chain planning products. The new offerings add to Plex’s portfolio of solutions aimed at addressing the most pressing needs of today and tomorrow’s manufacturers.

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Software as a Service is transforming the way manufacturing organizations run everything from the shop floor to the top floor,” said Jim Shepherd, group vice president of strategy at Plex Systems. “Leveraging the power of the cloud, Plex customers are able to streamline and automate their operations at a fraction of the expense of legacy systems. In addition, they’re capturing better data to inform their business and keeping their operations fueled with the latest technology.”

Read the full Forrester report here.

About Plex

Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 450 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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