By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 23, 2014
When you get two ex-accountants together, talk invariably turns to numbers. Dennis Howlett and I spent some time at the Plex conference a week ago and in discussing the book on SAP I am working on he advised me: “watch your numbers” It’s good advice and I have reached out to more analysts for data […]
By R "Ray" Wang on June 19, 2014
Plex Plays A Key Role In The Digitalization Of Manufacturing Over 900 customers, partners, and Plex Systems gathered at the De Savo Conference Center on Michigan’s West Coast of Grand Rapids for the 13th annual Plex Systems user event. New features and a significant funding round book end the major announcements from the June 10th, […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 12, 2014
“No stock footage here” Remarked Plex CEO Jason Blessing about the video about various shop floors at customer sites which kicked off his user conference, PowerPlex yesterday. Actually he need not have used any footage at all. He had 900 attendees in person representing 1,100 sites across 20 countries where the software helps with shop […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 9, 2014
The concept of 2 (or 3) Tier ERP is certainly not new. Platinum (now Epicor), J. D Edwards (now Oracle), and more recently NetSuite have for decades gone to large, typically multi-national companies and convinced them to adopt their software in plants and smaller subsidiaries while continuing with a D&B or SAP at HQ and […]
By Brian Sommer on April 2, 2014
Recent remarks by a Microsoft executive about cloud ERP didn’t ring true. A little digging brings clarity around his claims.
By Brian Sommer on January 31, 2013
I have written a number of times about Plex Software. They offer a cloud-based ERP solution that has sold quite well to manufacturers, especially those in the automotive industry. My initial interest in them was due to the size of their product offering (i.e., full ERP) and their multi-tenancy. Recently, the company has undertaken a […]
By Brian Sommer on June 8, 2012
Plex Online, a poster-child for cloud ERP, has been sold to Francisco Partners. What does this mean for customers, competitors and others?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on January 20, 2011
In the investment world there is a clear demarcation between sell-side and buy-side analysts. Been wondering whether the tech world needs something similar as I read various industry research and have conversations with several technology advisers. Among the research I am referring to is Gartner’s Mid-Market ERP MQ and its cloud infrastructure MQ and“prolific Paul” […]
By Brian Sommer on June 1, 2010
Cloud ERP suites are here. SAP Business ByDesign is re-entering the fray and players like Plex and Rootstock should compete well with them.
By R "Ray" Wang on March 2, 2010
Single Instance ERP Harder And Harder To Justify The holy grail of an ERP implementation used to be the single instance deployment. However, market forces, a move to adopt new disruptive technologies, slow pace of innovation from incumbent vendors, and high maintenance fees have changed many organization’s perspectives. Add a slew of rapidly changing business […]
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