Exciting Announcement

Rockwell Automation Has Acquired Plex Systems

Manufacturing Worker Using IIoT and Analytics on their Mobile Device

Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Leverage the full benefits of analytics coupled with Industrial IoT (IIoT).

Gain deeper insight to plant-floor equipment and production performance.


Reduce costs, increase profitability, and simplify decisions

With analytics and Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications that provide detailed business insights, plant floor visibility, and operations performance data.

Growth Curve

Drive revenue growth and business transformation

With data collection and reports that are logically grouped by business domain, such as finance, quality, or production, helping you understand your performance in the context of your business.

Value Shield

Mitigate risk, maintain quality, and protect brand reputation

For both you and and your customers with full traceability and operations monitoring.

Plex Analytics and Industrial IoT (IIoT) Capabilities

  • Fast and Easy Time to Value

    Set-up and implement quickly and see actionable information from day one

    Plex analytics shortens the path between gathering data and taking action. You can trust a single version of the truth whether looking at a plant floor screen, operational report, or dashboard. And because the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform is cloud-based, you can count on an enterprise-class data warehouse that will grow with you as you do, preventing you from having to overspend to plan for future needs.

    Quickly find and navigate through data visualizations. Use drag-and-drop dashboards that require no setup, configuration, or special training. Users can self-provision their own ad hoc reporting to get answers and insights without writing a single line of SQL code, or allow more advanced users to write custom SQL to retrieve additional data from the cloud. Plex is a single source of always-up-to-date truth, enabling you to analyze transactional data as it happens.

  • Customizable Enterprise Insights

    Aggregate data from all your manufacturing locations for enterprise-wide visibility

    Whether your users have programming experience or not, they can build the visualizations they need with fully customizable reports and charts available through self-service portals and the Plex SQL Development Environment. With Plex, you can visually track plant floor machine performance and historic time-series data to identify inefficiencies and trends and improve performance. Users in various departments and roles can contextualize data across domains and combine this information with custom-defined KPIs.

    You can define a Main Company Reports list and allow users to define their own lists of favorite reports. Users can also access hundreds of existing report templates from a common menu categorized by business function. Plex allows customers to deploy role-based, domain-specific analytic applications with relevant KPIs pre-selected for Supply Chain, Sales, HR, Finances, Production, and Procurement. You can also apply security permissions to reports to control access to sensitive information.

  • Untethered Access

    Access your data anywhere, anytime and manage your business on the go

    Plex's native browser-based design and complementary mobile applications allow you to view and monitor live dashboards from any connected device to make critical business decisions, even when you’re not in your office. Your reports can be scheduled and distributed automatically to designated users, minimizing human intervention needed for frequently used queries and reports

  • Transparency

    Gain unprecedented visibility to the performance of your plant floor equipment and machines

    Connect to any plant floor work cell, workcenter, machine, or programmable logic controller (PLC) and see ubiquitous data streaming from your assets. Leverage industry standard sensors to gain even greater resolution for monitoring performance of virtually any device

  • Move Seamlessly from Data to Decisions

    Improve productivity and operator behavior with actionable insights and real-time view of performance

    Plex provides operators and supervisors with on-demand access to the real-time equipment status, speeding their reaction time to status changes. Users can create a digital Andon system to visualize the status of any machine without the need for physical Andon lights.

    With Plex, you can monitor asset status from a real-time dashboard on any device from anywhere in the world to enable remote operations management. You can also visualize a graphical history of data streams to monitor trending and help diagnose events.

  • Understand the Business Context

    View high-resolution operational data in context of your business

    With visibility into not only your asset performance but also what that performance means for your business goals, Plex helps you continuously improve areas you may not have considered before. You can identify negative trends and events that can preempt machine failure, resulting in reduced unplanned downtime. Analyze equipment performance against capabilities to optimize efficiency and increase production throughput. Enhance quality assurance with additional product and process data and analytics to measure and monitor quality with a higher degree of accuracy.

Aligned with extreme precision to the pillars of Smart Manufacturing.

Plex Analytics and Industrial IoT (IIoT) is designed to provide immediate value for your company, while preparing you for whatever tomorrow brings.

What is Smart Manufacturing?
  • Connect

    Connect shop floor performance data to maximize production and operational visibility.

  • Automate

    Automate alerts sent to personnel who can effectively react to behavioral data that’s outside of the norm​​​​.

  • Track

    Track equipment performance trends over time to predict downtime for proactive planning.

  • Analyze

    Analyze trends and compare operational data against other KPIs to discover new opportunities for improvement.


Ready to start solving problems before they become problems?