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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.
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.
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