About The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

Plex gives 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$3 000,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

Built around the pillars of Smart Manufacturing, Plex Connects, Automates, Tracks, and Analyzes your operations.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): Connect your people, suppliers, and customers to a single source of truth. Automate workflows and create a digital paper trail for reference and continuous improvement. Track all physical and digital transactions for greater accuracy and traceability. Analyze real-time trends over time and uncover rich, contextual insights.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES): Connect to operations with a platform designed to support the speed, volume, and complexity of manufacturing transactions. Automate production transactions and manual tasks to ensure greater accuracy and free up workers’ time for higher-value activities. Track materials effectively throughout the entire journey, from receipt to shipment – including WIP – to deliver a real-time, granular view of the business. Analyze data collected at each manufacturing moment in the context of your enterprise-wide goals and metrics.

Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Connect shop floor performance data to maximize production and operational visibility. Automate alerts sent to personnel who can effectively react to behavioral data that’s outside of the norm. Track equipment performance trends over time to predict downtime for proactive planning. Analyze trends and compare operational data against other KPIs to discover new opportunities for improvement.

Supply Chain Planning: Connect your business and remove data silos with cloud-based planning to unite people, processes, and supply chains. Automate and remove the guesswork from planning with system-calculated recommendations for order requirements, safety stock, and lead times. Track data, material usage, and related financial transactions to optimize your supply chain. Analyze and evaluate what matters most to drive informed inventory decision-making.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$3 000,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Control Panel
Traceability Tree
Checksheet In Process
Checksheet Detail for One Part
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Features

Total features of The Plex Manufacturing Cloud: 41

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Change Management
  • Complaint Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • HR Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Inventory Management
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Order Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Training Management
  • Warehouse Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(11)
Value for Money
3,4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
3,8/5

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  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Plex is ERP made easy

Reviewed on 2018/05/10

Pros

In regard to ERP, this is all you need in order to track what is being done, how long it will take, and what else is needed for the project.

Cons

I think the layout could have been better in terms of visual aesthetics, but I do understand why it was designed the way it was. It is very effective!

Tyler F.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Just launching UX

Reviewed on 2018/03/04

Pros

Ease of use- very intuitive for any user that has worked with a line of business software

Web based- this allows total IT cost to be reduced. This is particularly true with multi-site/ high
user businesses. Because it is “cloud”, backups and risk plans are not as difficult to develop.

Unlimited users! This sets PLEX aside from all others. Don’t loose this model PLEX!

PLEax community is awesome. Lots of training/ knowledge there. This is typically an add on for other softwares.

Cons

UX still has its bugs but you can just as easy log in to classic and do what you need to do. UX is great so far.

Education portal should come free for the first 6 months for a free trial. There are so many training sessions and areas to find answers to your questions in this area. If PLEX gave a good preview, this would likely be a fast add on.

David P.
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Stay Away from Plex

Reviewed on 2020/02/14

Pros

We like the "all-you-can-eat" pricing model.

Cons

Nearly everything. Plex has nearly destroyed our company and that is not an exaggeration. Part of it I could chalk up to a poor implementation via consultant company and not having the competency on the inside to know what to ask for. Even when we tried to have a completely new implementation done by another consulting company, we could clearly see that Plex was never going to work for us. The MRP, routers and BOM's are completely disjointed making planning a very tedious task. You would think that a simple report like a costed BOM would be standard, but that doesn't exist. The management of Plex has been uninterested in addressing any of these issues (our Director of ops identified over 38 major problems) so we are actually looking to change systems, at the cost of hundred's of thousands of dollars.

Tara M.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could

Reviewed on 2016/11/14

Plex has a lot going for it. Using SAP for another client, I find that Plex is much more of a value...

Plex has a lot going for it. Using SAP for another client, I find that Plex is much more of a value for the money and more dynamic with what you get. SAP relies a lot on additional modules and add-ons to meet user needs making the cost potentially exorbitant.

The current Plex interface is a bit dated, but Plex will be rolling out a new interface that is showing a lot of promise with it's additional functionality by the end of 2017. Plex was built for the automotive industry but has branched out to other industries as it has grown. The company has been growing rapidly and only recently has taken a new direction which is better aligned with its growth and ability to meet the needs of customers across industries.

Pros

Ease of use, lower price compared to big ERP software systems, willingness to listen to users and make changes accordingly, Plex's user community is a fantastic resource & frequently Plex experts will chime in to help users out

Cons

Clunky functionality and some limitations for the consumer products world (but this is being addressed, albeit slowly), current business intelligence tools associated with the software are hard to use

Mary H.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Cloud is the way to go. The most easy and comprehensive platform I've used.

Reviewed on 2018/03/12

We migrated from Infor and will never look back. Plex has solved our problems in little time.

We migrated from Infor and will never look back. Plex has solved our problems in little time.

Pros

An easy GUI, integrated, and easily accessible from any device. At home I can generate reports and schedules.

Cons

Would like to see a more developed distribution framework. It's there but could be better and more efficient for all the logistics involved. The support staff takes too much time to respond but we have configured the system using their development tools.

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The Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$3 000,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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The Plex Manufacturing Cloud has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud supports the following languages:

English

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud supports the following devices:

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The Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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