SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

April 28, 2011 09:47 ET

Plex Systems Website Named as Official Honoree in Annual Webby Awards Website Is Only Cloud ERP Solution Honored in IT Hardware/Software Category

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced that its website,, has been named an Official Honoree in the IT Hardware/Software category of the 15th Annual Webby Awards.

Managed by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the annual Webby Awards recognize excellence in websites based on six criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.

Of the eight IT Hardware/Software honorees, is the only Cloud ERP solution provider's website honored in the category. The site may also be named top IT Hardware/Software website based on voting that is now being conducted by members of the academy. All category winners will be announced by the end of May.

Plex Systems, Inc. provided all development resources for the first quarter 2010 website redesign project. Plex Systems' Canton, Michigan-based PR and marketing firm Markit Strategies and PR, LLC managed the project and provided content and overall design direction. Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Tec-Ed, Inc. conducted all usability testing. Ann Arbor-based Pure Visibility, Inc. provided Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consulting.

"The entire team is pleased that is honored with a Webby, particularly since a critical part of the redesign project was the chance for actual prospects from a range of manufacturing sectors to experience an early (pre-release) version of the new site as part of Tec-Ed's usability study," said Plex Systems Vice President of Marketing Patrick Fetterman. "By testing the site content, navigational structure and features, we discovered quickly what information was needed, how hard it was to find, and what the overall performance of the website would be before launch."

See the complete list of Webby honorees.

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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About Markit Strategies and PR, LLC
Markit Strategies and PR, LLC ( is an integrated strategic marketing and public relations provider that assists existing marketing departments and supplements the services of vacancies in marketing. The firm works with creative teams, IT and technology specialists, and other PR and marketing professionals to bring a full range of services. Markit Strategies and PR was founded in 2005. With several of the industry's top marketing and PR professionals, the Markit team brings a heritage of working with small and medium-sized corporations at the highest level of decision-making, and applies real-world program development that generates results to start-ups and other organizations.

About Tec-Ed, Inc.
Founded in 1967, Tec-Ed, Inc.( is recognized internationally for helping companies deliver great user experiences with products, websites, services, and applications. Pioneers in usability, Tec-Ed specializes in user research, user-centered design, information architecture, and accessibility and is recognized for deploying industry best practices and adapting to innovative processes. Clients include leaders in healthcare, mobile devices and applications, publishing, financial services, information management, consumer products, and non-profit organizations. Tec-Ed is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices in Silicon Valley and upstate New York.