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The Cloud in the Room: Considering Cloud ERP for Your Business

Cloud ERP Manufacturing
March 7, 2013
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It’s there, swirling around, and it’s getting harder to ignore.

It’s been the center of manufacturing conversations for quite some time, but perhaps you’re not sure what to make of it, or how you can apply it to your business.

What is it?

Cloud ERP.

Cloud solutions have been a major topic of conversation among manufacturers over the past few years, especially among companies undergoing major business changes like mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs – even re-shoring, a recent trend in which many reports forecast US manufacturers bringing production back to the United States.

Researchers and analysts are also finding that today’s manufacturers use the cloud to help them tame the ferocious rate of change. Whether it’s fluctuating market conditions, global competition or complex regulatory mandates, cloud ERP is quickly becoming less of a trend and more of an obvious choice.

(In fact, recent chatter around manufacturing is so active, we’re now offering a weekly industry round-up of the latest news from around the sector on our own Manufacturing Shift blog.)

Many companies in these situations have turned to the cloud ERP model for its flexibility and scalability.

So instead of ignoring the cloud in the room, embrace it. Talk with others who have chosen these systems, as well as ERP vendors who offer it, or click here for on-demand demos of what the Plex Manufacturing Cloud can do for your business.

What are the biggest challenges you foresee with moving your manufacturing enterprise to the cloud?

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Plex Systems, Inc.® delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Plex gives process and discrete manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business—from the shop floor to the top floor —to drive business transformation. Built in the cloud, the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes MES, ERP, supply chain management, Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility in an ever-changing market. Learn more at www.plex.com.

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