The Plex Manufacturing Cloud Software


 

Plex Manufacturing Cloud is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) manufacturing solution that caters to discrete and process manufacturing organizations and helps them manage their day-to-day business operations and routines. The solution suits companies using lean manufacturing principles that make use of features such as inventory control (including WIP) and cradle-to-grave traceability.

Plex manages various accounting and financial management functions of a business such as cost accounting, enterprise financials and reporting, fixed assets and sales tax computation. Plex also enables the creation of a centralized platform of functions such as accounting, cash management, purchasing and sales.

Additionally, Plex Manufacturing Cloud also enables the management of overhead workflows, communication, document management and screen customization.

Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email, online customer support portal and other resources.

 

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Executive dashboard
 
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Executive dashboard
    Executive dashboard
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Control panel
    Control panel
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Label formats
    Label formats
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Checksheet in process
    Checksheet in process
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Checksheet Detail for one part
    Checksheet Detail for one part
  • The Plex Manufacturing Cloud - Traceability tree
    Traceability tree
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

6 Reviews of The Plex Manufacturing Cloud

 

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Mary from ICS
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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Functionality

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Value for Money

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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Tyler from Concept Metals Group
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Just launching UX

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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.

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Samar from Champion Windows
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Quickly became my new best friend

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

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Tara from Burnish Gold
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

Advice to Others

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.

 
 
 
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Molly from Shape Corporation

June 2015

June 2015

Best solution for us

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

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)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brad from Champion Plastics, Inc.

June 2012

June 2012

Plex Online Review

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

I highly recommend Plex Online to anyone!

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.

Review Source: Capterra