SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

November 03, 2009 11:23 ET

Plex Online Supports Open Database Connectivity

Manufacturers Benefit From Integration With Standard Reporting Tools

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced that Plex Online supports open database connectivity (ODBC) for simplified data access. The enhancements make the software compatible with a range of standard reporting tools in widespread use.

The new feature enhances the robust reporting capabilities available within Plex Online. The system offers especially powerful native reporting functionality related to inventory tracking, production tracking, financials, and other areas.

With this new capability, users simply access business, production, financial and other data from their manufacturing operations through an ODBC connection, and combine the information with data from other sources as required to generate custom reports through third party reporting tools such as Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion or MS Access.

Users benefit from an easy-to-use gateway to a production database which tracks critical manufacturing information such as machine downtime, inventory levels, production schedules and other areas. Users then build custom reports or leverage their existing reporting tools using a simple interface.

"This new feature lets Plex Online users access their manufacturing data in an easy, custom report using the same reporting tools that they're using for other systems," said Patrick Fetterman, Vice President Plex Systems, Inc. "This enhancement enables manufacturers to combine data from multiple sources to create key performance metrics, and helps manufacturers operate efficiently and cost-effectively."

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