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Plex Systems Positioned as a Major Player in 2022 IDC MarketScape Reports for SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Manufacturing and Operational ERP

May 25, 2022

Recognized for Plex’s level of value, industry expertise and integration in both manufacturing and operations

MAY 25, 2022Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation company and a leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, has been named a Major Player in two IDC MarketScape reports – IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Manufacturing ERP Applications 2022 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US49047922, May 2022) and the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2022 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US46733721, May 2022).

“Plex is honored to be named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape reports,” said Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer and VP, Applications, Rockwell Automation. “Our placement and the testimonials highlight our commitment to exceeding expectations and delivering value to our customers. The IDC MarketScape recognizes our history in manufacturing and expertise in digital transformation – both of which are the foundation for us to empower the world’s manufactures to deliver market-leading products with smart manufacturing.”

The two IDC MarketScapes noted Plex’s strengths for the level of value delivered and its connectivity and integration capabilities. Plex’s industry expertise and breadth of capabilities in a single system was recognized within the IDC MarketScape for Operational ERP. Plex’s cloud-based ERP uniquely includes its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to form a complete manufacturing solution.

"Manufacturers have encountered many challenges in their efforts to become more resilient, but one of the most cited issues is outdated/legacy systems. While the shift to cloud has been slower than other industries, manufacturers have clearly realized the importance of modernizing their ERP software," stated Reid Paquin, research director, IDC Manufacturing Insights' IT Priorities and Strategies (ITP&S). "Selecting the best vendor for your requirements is a challenging task, but one essential to long-term success."

Both IDC MarketScapes identify and discuss the most important criteria for organizations to consider when evaluating and selecting an ERP system, mapping company placement based on their capabilities and strategies.

In September 2021, Plex was acquired by Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, to expand its industrial cloud software offerings.

Learn more about Plex’s position as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScapes here.


About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.