Plex Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Plex

It's what's next.

4.5/5 (10 reviews)

Plex overview

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud delivers robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system software solutions designed by manufacturing experts. Our software connects your manufacturing operations in the cloud to automate the shop floor and inform the top floor. Plex ERP software connects suppliers, manages materials, controls machines and deliver the accounting and business intelligence manufacturing organizations need. Plex gives you the visibility and control you need to run your manufacturing business.
www.plex.com

Pricing

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Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Plex screenshot: Label FormatsQuality Management within the Plex Manufacturing CloudPlex screenshot: Checksheet Detail for One PartPlex screenshot: Checksheet In ProcessPlex screenshot: Traceability TreePlex screenshot: Control PanelPlex screenshot: Executive Dashboard

Plex reviews

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  4.0
  4.6
  4.3
  4.0
Tyler Fair

Just launching UX

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-04
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tara Morton

The software that maybe, possibly, potentially could

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-14
Review Source: Software Advice

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mary Hudson

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-12
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Amber Shape

Plex is great

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The ability to track everything to do with employees and manufacturing is great. Everything in one ERP system.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Reid Duffy

Plex Manufacturing ERP Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
The Plex cloud-based ERP software is pretty quick and responsive. Also the accounting module has a lot of functionality.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Plex features

API (537 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (421 other apps)
Activity Tracking (276 other apps)
Audit Trail (255 other apps)
Auditing (311 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (425 other apps)
Compliance Management (287 other apps)
Custom Fields (228 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (337 other apps)
Data Import/Export (311 other apps)
Document Storage (249 other apps)
Inventory Management (307 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (262 other apps)
Invoice Management (233 other apps)
Monitoring (237 other apps)
Real Time Data (285 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (238 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (369 other apps)
Third Party Integration (301 other apps)
Workflow Management (309 other apps)

Additional information for Plex

Key features of Plex

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced inventories
  • Reduced scrap
  • Reduced lead time
  • Full compliance with ISO, QS-9000, TS-16949, Honda and other
  • Improved decision making by timely and accurate information
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Benefits

Manufacturers have to change the way they do business to remain competitive in today's fast changing market. ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud is built for the new model of manufacturing where the plant floor comes first.
See how to balance growth, cost, and inventory with real-time plant floor data to optimize and deliver to your customers with Supply Chain Planning from Plex.