SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

November 09, 2009 07:00 ET

Plex Systems Receives $6 Million Equity Investment

Investment to Support Sales, Marketing and Development Efforts to Accelerate Growth

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced the company has received an investment totaling $6 million USD from multiple sources. Plex will use the growth capital to build on its strong customer base, expand its product development, and accelerate sales and marketing efforts.

Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm that has been an investor in the company since 2006, have invested $5 million. Additional investors include company management and the founding investors.

"We have backed Plex Systems since 2006 and are pleased to be supporting the company's management team as it oversees the next phase of growth," said Jason Wright of Apax Partners.

"Plex Systems has generated robust revenue growth and expanded into new markets over the past two years, winning new business in a very challenging economy," said Plex Systems CEO and President Mark Symonds. "With our competitors faltering, and the economy starting to show signs of life, we believe we have an immediate opportunity to accelerate our growth and become the global leader in SaaS ERP software for manufacturers."

For the first nine months of 2009, Plex Systems' recurring revenue grew 34 percent over the same period last year, while total revenue grew 14 percent over the comparable period in 2008. Plex Systems credits this growth of revenue and market share to its expansion into new industries such food and beverage processing, aerospace and defense manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing, as well as growing its well established position within the automotive manufacturing space.

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