SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

February 15, 2011 09:54 ET

Plex Online Enables Foundry to Achieve 456 Percent ROI After Competitor's Costly ERP System Fails

Case Study Notes Efficiencies Enabled by Plex Online, Including 50 Percent Inventory Reduction

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, Plex Online, today announced the availability of a new case study outlining how the Cloud system enabled a manufacturer to improve performance and profitability, achieving a 456 percent return on investment (ROI). This success came after the Vassar, Michigan-based foundry had been told by a large Plex Online competitor that it would never be able to implement an ERP system given the complexities of its operation.

Formerly owned by Grede, the foundry was purchased by Revstone for its Metavation Division last year. Revstone had been using Plex Online in most of its other 50 global facilities and launched the solution within a few months after the acquisition.

Casting foundry processes present an array of unique challenges that cannot be met using standard off-the-shelf ERP systems. The tracking of raw material consumption is one such challenge; Plex Online was able to address the challenges thanks to the flexibility of its features.

Today the system provides Vassar with the meaningful, timely and comprehensive information needed to effectively manage inventory, track production, maintain equipment, monitor usage and improve quality. Because the Software as a Service (SaaS) system is completely integrated, it helps improve performance in virtually every operation at the foundry.

"When the SAP team failed at implementing its ERP system, Grede was told that it just wasn't possible to bring an ERP into the foundry's operations," said Revstone IT Business Application Manager Janice D'Amico. "Yet, here we are today with Plex Online not only meeting our needs, but helping us turn the company around. I guess the key was to bring in the right solution."

The complete study, "Revstone's Vassar Foundry Trims Inventory in Half, Achieves 456 Percent ROI," is available at the Plex Systems 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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