What is Cloud Manufacturing ERP?

Keep your focus on your business instead of IT with a modern cloud-based manufacturing ERP and MES that scales and adapts to your business needs.

What is SaaS Cloud ERP?

“Cloud” simply means that your software, data, and related infrastructure are hosted remotely via the Internet. SaaS cloud manufacturing ERP lowers costs while scaling seamlessly with your business. You pay a vendor to deal with your IT headaches, including support, security, upgrade, and maintenance. You only pay for what you need, and you can expand or change cloud services on the fly—with no capital outlay.

Is Cloud Manufacturing ERP Safe and Reliable?

Cloud manufacturing ERP services from reputable suppliers are more secure and reliable than most businesses can deliver in-house — and that can become a distinct competitive advantage for you. Plex operates according to a published 99.9% service level that ensures best-in-class uptime, which means your systems are always available when you need them. From ironclad firewalls and automated security sniffers to concrete walls and biometric control systems, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP is designed to provide the highest level of security.

“Plex was a key component in the company's growth and allowed us to successfully manage a 50% growth rate this year.” Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace & Defense Manufacturer

Moving Manufacturing to the Cloud

Your core competency is manufacturing, not managing software and hardware.  Built strictly for cloud manufacturing deployment, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud meets or exceeds the functionality of similar on premise systems. As a result, you gain the broadest, deepest ERP and MES functionality available while reaping all of the cloud’s benefits.

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud Advantage

Purpose Built for Manufacturing

100% focused on full MES and ERP integration for your discrete and process manufacturing needs, with industry-leading plant floor to top floor functionality.

Intuitive User Experience

Your users will love the modern, consistent Plex user interface, accessible from any Internet-connected device.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Lower your cost of installing, maintaining, and supporting your ERP system — in year one and every year after.

Business Continuity

Deliver unparalleled dependability that saves money and your company’s reputation.

Faster Time to Value

Remove complexity and cost with a true cloud implementation. Get benefits quickly with your new ERP solution.

Happy Customers

With an industry-leading renewal rate of 97%, Plex proudly supports 2,090 plants in 22 countries.

Always Current ERP

Take advantage of new innovations—on an opt-in basis—the minute they are available. Always be up-to-date without ever again having to go through a tedious and disruptive upgrade process.

Digital Transformation

Transform your business with a solution that operationalizes procedures and creates a modern platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


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Why should you choose Plex?

Discover more about the cloud ERP benefits Plex offers.

Plex is Built for Manufacturers

Manufacturing ERP software is not all the same. Historical ERP software solutions involve painful implementation projects followed by challenging periodic updates – often forcing companies to go years without updating their ERP system. Meanwhile, these same companies lose value day after day as new features and functions elude them, only implemented with the next painful ‘big bang’ upgrade.

Modern manufacturing ERP software from Plex takes a different approach. No more waiting. No more upgrades. New features are added daily to a single line of code, shared instantly with all Plex customers. Those customers not only realize renewed value daily, but share best practices real time with other peer Plex customers, all of which have access to exactly the same features, functions and capabilities enabled by a true, single ERP software code SaaS cloud offering.

ERP software solutions should truly be just that; solutions. Manufacturers are often tempted by ERP software vendors touting strong financial, accounting, and even retail ERP software solutions and systems. None of these, however, do the one thing they need particularly well – manufacturing.

Plex is different, offering the only ERP software solution built from the ground up in the cloud and focused exclusively on manufacturing. At Plex, we know manufacturing isn’t just part of the business: manufacturing is the business. The Plex ERP software solution is purpose-built to fit your manufacturing business needs, evolving with you while adding value daily.

Manufacturing ERP software is not all the same. Plex can help you be different. Find out how.

Manufacturers have moved beyond the need for non-integrated point solutions to solve their challenges – they require a true ERP system. Beyond individual, bolt-on products, an ERP system enables connectivity between companies, their customers and their suppliers.

An ERP system must fit the business needs of a given company, while offering a broad array of capabilities designed for that business. With an eye toward the future, the right ERP system gives companies the power to scale at their pace while adding constant value in real time.

Move your business forward with a true ERP system. Find out how.