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Plex Systems

October 26, 2009 16:37 ET

Plex Online President and CEO Mark Symonds to Lead Panel Discussions at SIIA OnDemand Conference

Driving Revenue in a Recovering Economy Is the Conference Theme

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced that Mark Symonds, Plex Systems CEO and president, will moderate two panel discussions at the SIIA OnDemand conference in San Jose, California.

SIIA OnDemand is an unbiased industry conference for understanding the business drivers around SaaS and Cloud Computing produced by the industry for the industry. Symonds will moderate two panel discussions, each featuring industry experts representing unique perspectives.

Growing Internationally 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29

This panel will focus on the many challenges to expanding a SaaS business internationally. Some issues are product-related, such as multi-language capability, multi-currency features and localization for tax and compliance reporting. Other issues involve how to support users in far-flung time zones speaking different languages. This session will feature speakers who have "been there and done that." They will share what worked for them as they expanded overseas as well as the things they tried that they wouldn't do again.

Pricing Models 3:45 - 4:25 p.m. Thursday, October 29

The pricing model is one of the most important choices a company must make as they launch a software as a service solution. Whichever metric is chosen -- named users, transactions, etc. -- will drive customer behavior such as software adoption. The frequency of adjustment will determine how quickly revenues can increase in a good market and how rapidly they decline in a recession. Length of term and amount paid upfront are also key issues.

"The SIIA OnDemand conference is a tremendous opportunity to learn from peers in the SaaS industry," said Plex Systems CEO and President Mark Symonds. "I look forward to sharing information and meeting new colleagues at this outstanding conference."

More information on the conference is available online at

About Plex Systems, Inc.

Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise and the only solution to achieve the prestigious Champion ranking in Aberdeen Group's 2009 ERP in Manufacturing AXIS report. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online's fully integrated model delivers a "shop floor to top floor" view of a manufacturer's operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

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    Peggy Fenwick
    Plex Systems, Inc.