in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.
TROY, Mich., November 12, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing, today announced that it has been positioned as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.1 This report marks the first time that Plex was included in this Magic Quadrant.
The Evolving MES Market
Manufacturers are striving to digitally connect their shop floors with business systems. According to Gartner: “Enterprise vendors are leveraging their application breadth and platform expertise to make MES part of a digital thread.”
More than 600 process and discrete manufacturers already realize the benefits of a unified MES-ERP solution with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud through which they are managing the operations of over 2,000 facilities in 23 countries.
Gartner also asserts in the report: “By 2024, 50 % of MES solutions will include industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms synchronized with manufacturing operations management (MOM) applications providing near-real-time transaction management, control, data collection
Plex also sees this shift in the market and has further strengthened its Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) offering with the acquisition of IIoT firm
Comments on the News
“Plex is proud to be positioned as a Challenger, and we believe that this recognition is also significant for manufacturers of all sizes who would benefit from leveraging MES capabilities in the cloud,” said Don Clarke,
“From a functional standpoint, legacy vendors’ MES offerings have not traditionally extended into critical business systems like ERP and supply chain planning,” said Jim Shepherd, head of
Download a complimentary copy of the report to learn why Gartner positioned Plex as a Challenger in this market.
1Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Rick Franzosa, 5 November 2018
*Positioned as Plex in the quadrant and named as such in the report.
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