Plex Systems

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

5 / 5 8 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Automotive, Aerospace, Food/Beverage, Industrial, Metal forming, and General Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $3,000.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Plex Systems
  • www.plex.com/
  • Founded 1995
  • United States

About The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud is built for the modern manufacturer, where the plant floor comes first. Web-based and real time. We capture information at the place where things are made. We monitor and control processes and communicate it all in real time across every functional area of your business. It's more than just cloud ERP and MES, Plex supports innovation while driving your business forward.


The Plex Manufacturing Cloud Features

  • Accounting Management
  • CRM
  • Dashboard
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • MRP
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Safety Management
  • Traceability
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Formula Management
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Product Configurator
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Feedback Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Nonconformance Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Testing Management
  • Training Management

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Just launching UX

Mar 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could

Nov 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: No one software will be everything to everyone, but the ability for a software to be upfront about its limitations is key. Plex hears its users and for that I would absolutely consider it when assessing your company's software needs.

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

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: 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.

Plex is great

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The ability to track everything to do with employees and manufacturing is great. Everything in one ERP system.

Cons: The cons I've found with PLEX is the ease of learning where to find things and how to do things that you are wanting to do. I would consider myself pretty software savvy, but PLEX isn't as user friendly as I would like it to be.

Quickly became my new best friend

Aug 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Comments: The software is easy to use and the tech support team is great!

Pros: Very user friendly, cloud based so you can access and work from anywhere, the dashboard is great and an awesome tool to have.

Cons: The set up was a little tricky. The interface is also a bit dated. When it goes down it stays down for quite some time.

Best solution for us

Jun 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Plex has been an integral part of our ability to support global growth very quickly. We are Tier 1 automotive (so not exactly a small company).

Pros

-User interface. Core functionality is very strong. Includes things that other ERPs do not like program management, advanced quality, maintenance, custom reporting, human resources.

-Software is targeted towards manufacturers, so it's not trying to be all things to all markets.

-Ease of expanded use.

-Good people to work with.

Cons

-Development lead-time.

-Still developing tools to partner with other SaaS products. (as of 6/2015)

Plex Online Review

Jun 28, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: - Very easy to use

- Plex Online is always update to update. Cloud eliminates the need for installation upgrades.

- Highly customizable to suit your companies needs

- Helpful knowledgeable staff

Cons: Haven¿¿¿t found any yet.

Overall: I highly recommend Plex Online to anyone!

Plex is ERP made easy

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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!