Plex Systems, a cloud ERP for manufacturers which has its headquarters in Troy, today announced it achieved a record year in 2017, with nearly 600 manufacturers now running Plex programs in approximately 2,000 facilities around the world.
The company added approximately 400 new manufacturing facilities to its cloud organization, while more than 40 percent of existing Plex customers expanded their relationships with Plex.
Plex also achieved an industry leading 99.998 percent uptime, with seven consecutive months at 100 percent. The company also plans to add predictive demand forecasting and machine learning to the Plex Supply Chain Planning Suite.
Last year, the company added more than 100 employees, for a total of 499 workers across North America.
“We’re proud to be the system of record for manufacturing industry leaders,” says Don Clarke, interim CEO of Plex Systems. “We look forward to continuing to invest in products and solutions in 2018 that enable our customers to focus on new opportunities for efficiency, growth, and innovation.”
The company has clients in such industries as aerospace and defense, automotive, food and beverage, electronics, technology, industrial manufacturing, and precision metal forming.
Plex was started on the shop floor of a factory making axles, pinion gears, and drive shafts. The company founders originally kept presses running and made sure parts matched customer specifications.
Frustrated with inaccurate inventory, machine breakdowns, and even making the wrong parts, the founders built Plex to make the plant run better. Today, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud connects every manufacturing operation in the cloud for maximum efficiency, productivity, and visibility, while supporting continuous innovation.