SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

February 16, 2010 09:38 ET

Plex Systems Launches Free Online Manufacturer's Assessment Tool

Customized Analysis Identifies Best Practices, Personalized Recommendations for Performance Improvements

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced the availability of a free online Manufacturer's Management Assessment Tool HERE. The Web-based diagnostic tool helps identify best practices for manufacturers to improve enterprise-level and manufacturing operations processes.

The complimentary, 10-minute online survey is based on timely research from leading independent analysts Aberdeen Group. The analysis is specifically designed to help manufacturers understand which process, organizational and technology traits help companies achieve best-in-class performance. Responses reveal specific opportunities for improvements through personalized recommendations from Aberdeen manufacturing experts.

"This assessment tool will help manufacturers determine whether they are considered best in class regarding their ERP implementation or if their enterprise rates as a laggard in comparison with their peers in the industry," stated Aberdeen Vice President and Group Director Cindy Jutras. "The ability to identify weaknesses and strengths helps manufacturers improve their processes and better compete in the global economy."

"We're pleased to offer to manufacturers in a range of industries this free online diagnostic tool based on proprietary research methodology," said Plex Systems President and CEO Mark Symonds. "These are challenging times for manufacturers. Now, they have a powerful way to identify top pain points around managing both the manufacturing and back and front office processes that are the foundation of a manufacturing business. What's more, these manufacturers will benefit from the recommended, actionable approaches for addressing these challenges."

The diagnostic survey allows automotive, food and beverage, aerospace, medical device and other manufacturers to see how their organization stacks-up against top performers. At the conclusion of the assessment, each participant receives a customized report that identifies actionable best practice and provides recommendations for improvement of manufacturing and enterprise management strategies and results.

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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peggy Fenwick
    Plex Systems, Inc.
    Telephone: 734-516-6490