Grand Rapids, MICH., June 10, 2014 — Plex, the leader cloud ERP for the manufacturing enterprise, Tuesday demonstrated a new, role-based user experience as well as integration with Google Glass designed to seamlessly connect people — from the shop floor to the top floor — with the Manufacturing Cloud. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for manufacturing, starting on the shop floor, connecting the people, machines, materials, data and systems that make things. With Plex’s continuous innovation development model, new capabilities — including user-experience enhancements — are delivered to customers every day.
What’s New: Plex Role-Based User Experience
What’s New: Google Glass on the Shop Floor
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“From the very beginning, we built Plex on the premise that manufacturing speed, productivity and quality are all directly related to the accuracy of recording production – and that starts with people and the work they are doing,” said Jerry Foster, vice president, Research and Development at Plex Systems. “Making sure Plex was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of our DNA, and we’ve taken that same, role-based approach to every part of the manufacturing enterprise.”
“We see manufacturing as the first killer app for Google Glass, providing seamless connectivity to systems, machines, information and transactions for workers on the shop floor, where hands-free is an imperative,” Foster continued. “The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is designed to provide universal connectivity to every component in the manufacturing supply chain, from materials to machines, people and information — making it easy to bring innovative new devices like Google Glass onto the shop floor.”
Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.
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