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What Is Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform?

Plex Quality Management System (QMS) helps process and discrete manufacturers meet strict industry and customer compliance with a closed-loop digital system of record.

Ensure predictable, repeatable quality delivery.

Meet industry compliance and customer regulations

Drive new and repeat business growth.

Who Uses Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform?

Automotive, Aerospace, Food/Beverage, Industrial, Metal forming, and General Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing

Where can Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Plex Systems
  • Located in Troy, US
  • Founded in 1995

Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform pricing

Starting Price:

US$3,000.00/month
  • No free version

Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform does not have a free version. Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform paid version starts at US$3,000.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Plex Systems
  • Located in Troy, US
  • Founded in 1995

Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

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Features of Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

  • Accounting Software
  • Audit Management
  • BOM Creation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM Software
  • Change Management Software
  • Complaint Management Software
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management Software
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Financial Management Software
  • Forecasting
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management Software
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Project Management Software
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Management Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Risk Management Software
  • Scheduling Software
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Training Management

Alternatives to Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

MRP Solution with: BOMs, GL, AP, AR, Purchasing, Inventory, SO, WO, Invoices, Receiving, Sales, Stock Room, and more.
Infor Syteline: Streamlined ERP software for efficient manufacturing and supply chain management.
Scalable, real-time ERP software with lean and agile functionality developed especially for mid-market manufacturing companies
Quality Management within BatchMaster ERP Manufacturing app for QuickBooks, Sage 100 / 300, Microsoft Dynamics GP and SAP Business One
The standard for manufacturing ERP software, built to help small and medium sized businesses run efficiently.
NetSuite, the world’s #1 cloud ERP, gives you the visibility and control you need to make smart decisions and grow with confidence. Learn more about NetSuite
An open-source suite of integrated apps to manage CRM, PoS, Website, eCommerce, Sales, Accounting, Warehouse, HR, Marketing, and more.
A comprehensive web-based and 100% paperless shop quality management system for small to medium manufacturing companies. Learn more about ProShop ERP
Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC add-on that helps manage the entire supply chain of a manufacturers. Full traceability and accesible analysis

Reviews of Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
3.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
3.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
55%
4
27%
3
9%
1
9%
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Plex is ERP made easy

5.0 6 years ago

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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!

Tyler
Manager in US
Mining & Metals, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Just launching UX

5.0 6 years ago

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

David
CTO in US
Aviation & Aerospace, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Stay Away from Plex

1.0 4 years ago

Pros:

We like the "all-you-can-eat" pricing model.

Cons:

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.

Tara
consultant
Consumer Goods, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could

4.0 8 years ago

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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Mary
Senior Plant Manager LOG in US
Mining & Metals, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Cloud is the way to go. The most easy and comprehensive platform I've used.

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: We migrated from Infor and will never look back. Plex has solved our problems in little time.

Pros:

An easy GUI, integrated, and easily accessible from any device. At home I can generate reports and schedules.

Cons:

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.