SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

May 24, 2011 11:50 ET

Analyst Report Showcases Benefits of Aligning IT Solutions Throughout the Enterprise

Researchers Reveal Importance of IT, Manufacturing Collaboration

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, announces the availability of an informative Aberdeen Research report titled "Operational Intelligence: Aligning Plant & Corporate IT."

The timely report, now available as a free download from the Plex Systems Resource Center, emphasizes the importance of implementing comprehensive IT systems to support successful product introductions, manufacturing flexibility, customer service, quality and compliance.

The study shows that collaboration in these key areas has not made it to the shop floor. Fewer than 50 percent of manufacturers surveyed operate with IT and manufacturing organizations that collaborate with comprehensive software in manufacturing operations.

Researchers provide guidelines to create collaboration throughout the enterprise for improved Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

"This timely report helps manufacturers looking to leverage the power of comprehensive ERP solutions throughout the enterprise," notes Patrick Fetterman, Plex Systems, Inc. vice president. "Manufacturers in a range of industries will see how improving collaboration between plant and corporate IT improves visibility, reduces operational costs, and improves analytical capabilities to find root causes, corrective actions, and preventive actions."

Download the Aberdeen Research: Operational Intelligence Aligning Plant & Corporate IT from the Resource Center.

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a SaaS ERP (software as a service) / Cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online's comprehensive functional coverage delivers a "shop floor to top floor" view of a manufacturer's operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc. More information is available at

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