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Forrester Wave Rankings

Plex Named Strong Performer

in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.

John Dancoe

Senior Product Manager, Plex Systems


About the Author

John Dancoe, a charter member of the Plex Systems Product Management team, is responsible for the Quality, Engineering, and Program Management areas of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. John joined Plex Systems in 1997 as a software architect, engineer, and implementation project manager. Prior to joining Plex John spent more than fifteen years in the manufacturing sector, holding positions including Chief Engineer, and Senior Process and Tooling Design Engineer, at two of the first companies to implement Plex ERP software.

Manufacturers: Risk is an Opportunity, Not a Cost Driver

John Dancoe July 9, 2018

As a fastener manufacturer, delivering high quality ensures (among other things) that scrap rates are kept low and first pass yield remains high. But did you know that it could also influence which business you’ll win next?...

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Do More with Your Data with IntelliPlex and Upgraded SQL

John Dancoe May 9, 2013

As everyone knows, if data is good, then big data is really good! IntelliPlex has gone a long way toward helping companies in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud produce and distribute meaningful reports and handy, at-a-glance dashboards. This useful tool provides state-of-the-art graphical presentation capabilities, Active Reports that travel with you (even without an Internet connection) and…

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