Plex Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Plex

It's what's next.

4.18/5 (11 reviews)

Plex overview

What is Plex?

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

Pricing options
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico

Supported languages

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

Plex reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Anonymous

Plex is ERP made easy

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: GetApp

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!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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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David Palombo

Stay Away from Plex

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-14
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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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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Plex features

API (699 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (602 other apps)
Activity Tracking (340 other apps)
Audit Trail (333 other apps)
Auditing (372 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (539 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (317 other apps)
Compliance Management (411 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (422 other apps)
Data Import/Export (404 other apps)
Document Management (344 other apps)
Document Storage (333 other apps)
Inventory Management (452 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (352 other apps)
Monitoring (316 other apps)
Real Time Data (353 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (309 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (560 other apps)
Third Party Integration (453 other apps)
Workflow Management (448 other apps)

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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.