About Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform
Plex Systems delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers innovators to make awesome products.
Highly customizable to suit your companies needs. Helpful knowledgeable staff.
The MRP, routers and BOM's are completely disjointed making planning a very tedious task.
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Plex is ERP made easy
In regard to ERP, this is all you need in order to track what is being done, how long it will take, and what else is needed for the project.
I think the layout could have been better in terms of visual aesthetics, but I do understand why it was designed the way it was. It is very effective!
Just launching UX
Ease of use- very intuitive for any user that has worked with a line of business software Web based- this allows total IT cost to be reduced. This is particularly true with multi-site/ high user businesses. Because it is “cloud”, backups and risk plans are not as difficult to develop. Unlimited users! This sets PLEX aside from all others. Don’t loose this model PLEX! PLEax community is awesome. Lots of training/ knowledge there. This is typically an add on for other softwares.
UX still has its bugs but you can just as easy log in to classic and do what you need to do. UX is great so far. Education portal should come free for the first 6 months for a free trial. There are so many training sessions and areas to find answers to your questions in this area. If PLEX gave a good preview, this would likely be a fast add on.
Stay Away from Plex
We like the "all-you-can-eat" pricing model.
Nearly everything. Plex has nearly destroyed our company and that is not an exaggeration. Part of it I could chalk up to a poor implementation via consultant company and not having the competency on the inside to know what to ask for. Even when we tried to have a completely new implementation done by another consulting company, we could clearly see that Plex was never going to work for us. The MRP, routers and BOM's are completely disjointed making planning a very tedious task. You would think that a simple report like a costed BOM would be standard, but that doesn't exist. The management of Plex has been uninterested in addressing any of these issues (our Director of ops identified over 38 major problems) so we are actually looking to change systems, at the cost of hundred's of thousands of dollars.
Alternatives Considered: SyteLine
Reasons for Choosing Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform: PCMRP could not scale with our business.
Switched From: pc/MRP
Reasons for Switching to Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform: The low cost, all-you-can-eat, with unlimited users was attractive.
The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could
Comments: Plex has a lot going for it. Using SAP for another client, I find that Plex is much more of a value for the money and more dynamic with what you get. SAP relies a lot on additional modules and add-ons to meet user needs making the cost potentially exorbitant. The current Plex interface is a bit dated, but Plex will be rolling out a new interface that is showing a lot of promise with it's additional functionality by the end of 2017. Plex was built for the automotive industry but has branched out to other industries as it has grown. The company has been growing rapidly and only recently has taken a new direction which is better aligned with its growth and ability to meet the needs of customers across industries.
Ease of use, lower price compared to big ERP software systems, willingness to listen to users and make changes accordingly, Plex's user community is a fantastic resource & frequently Plex experts will chime in to help users out
Clunky functionality and some limitations for the consumer products world (but this is being addressed, albeit slowly), current business intelligence tools associated with the software are hard to use
Cloud is the way to go. The most easy and comprehensive platform I've used.
Comments: We migrated from Infor and will never look back. Plex has solved our problems in little time.
An easy GUI, integrated, and easily accessible from any device. At home I can generate reports and schedules.
Would like to see a more developed distribution framework. It's there but could be better and more efficient for all the logistics involved. The support staff takes too much time to respond but we have configured the system using their development tools.
Plex Manufacturing ERP Review
Comments: Throughout the training and implementation phase we experienced several problems with the product that required us to call into Plex's support team (which costs money). Our shipping was disrupted early as labels were not printing correctly (despite following Plex's instructions). Several modules in the software were not set up from the get go and we had to pay for training to set them up. Overall there were numerous technical problems due to the system being inflexible and lacking common sense at times.
The Plex cloud-based ERP software is pretty quick and responsive. Also the accounting module has a lot of functionality.
The software is extremely difficult to use and requires significant user training. We experienced many technical problems (labels not working, drop ship module not allowing decimals, accounting jobs not being available for all entries, ect). As a whole the software is not flexible and could create problems for your company.
Plex is great
The ability to track everything to do with employees and manufacturing is great. Everything in one ERP system.
The cons I've found with PLEX is the ease of learning where to find things and how to do things that you are wanting to do. I would consider myself pretty software savvy, but PLEX isn't as user friendly as I would like it to be.
Quickly became my new best friend
Comments: The software is easy to use and the tech support team is great!
Very user friendly, cloud based so you can access and work from anywhere, the dashboard is great and an awesome tool to have.
The set up was a little tricky. The interface is also a bit dated. When it goes down it stays down for quite some time.
Best solution for us
Plex has been an integral part of our ability to support global growth very quickly. We are Tier 1 automotive (so not exactly a small company).
-User interface. Core functionality is very strong. Includes things that other ERPs do not like program management, advanced quality, maintenance, custom reporting, human resources.
-Software is targeted towards manufacturers, so it's not trying to be all things to all markets.
-Ease of expanded use.
-Good people to work with. Cons
-Still developing tools to partner with other SaaS products. (as of 6/2015)
Comments: it is perfect for metal stamping companies.
This software was born in a metal stamping company, what makes it very unique. it has a lot of things that applies just for metal stamping companies, i really recommend this software.
the way it is licensing, it is very expensive, we could not justified this kind of expense.
Plex Online Review
Comments: I highly recommend Plex Online to anyone!
- Very easy to use - Plex Online is always update to update. Cloud eliminates the need for installation upgrades. - Highly customizable to suit your companies needs - Helpful knowledgeable staff
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