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Plex Cloud ERP

A web-based ERP system designed by Plex Online for manufacturing companies.
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In a time when manufacturers are beset by an uncertain economy rising steel prices, and global competition, Plexus Online is a critical tool for growth, profitability and continuous improvement. Plexus Online boosts productivity, improves quality, streamlines operations and reduces costs by providing manufacturers with the crucial information and control mechanisms they need to remain competitive in today’s tough marketplace.

Plexus Online is an online solution. It is accessible through the Internet with a standard Web Browser. No software is installed on the PC. No servers, databases, backups, or other infrastructure are required. Plexus Online provides an enterprise solution on demand, anytime, anywhere. The fact that it is Internet based and requires no infrastructure to implement, makes it ideal for managing multiple plants and for linking customers, suppliers, and employees into a centralized database of real-time information no matter where they are in the world.

Plexus Cloud ERP offers the industry a number of firsts:

  • It is the first and only online accounting AND manufacturing system It is the first and only fully-integrated manufacturing system that pulls together engineering, quality management, production tracking, tool tracking, traceability, release accounting, EDI, and all the other areas of the company into a seamless whole
  • It is the first and only on demand business solution specifically designed for manufacturing. It provides detailed features and capabilities that manufacturers require, but generic business solutions do not provide.
  • It is the first and only system that provides true interconnection between the engineering, quality, and production and accounting departments. Engineering specifications (part dimensions & tolerances) are linked into the quality documents (FMEA, Control Plan, Flow Chart, etc.), the Process Instructions used to setup the job, the Inspection Checksheets used to collect measurement data, and the physical activities that occur on the shop floor. Shipments, receipts, and production integrate directly to accounting for real-time WIP visibility.
  • It is the first and only information system that not only provides a full business solution, but electronically links to and controls production machinery on the shop floor. The system will physically shut down a press if bad parts are being made, or an untrained operator attempts to operate it, or the wrong tooling is installed in the press.
  • It is the first and only information system that utilizes Plexus’ highly innovative Online Development Environment, which combines Rapid Application Development (RAD) and Just In Time (JIT) with the power of the Internet in order to establish a real-time delivery and feedback loop between users, developers, and software designers. This creates an engine of rapid continuous improvement not just for the Plexus Cloud ERP software itself, but the manufacturing companies that use it; the system becomes a vehicle for change and innovation within the manufacturer.
  • It is the first and only information system that has been designed with a database structure that combines the strength of a standardized platform with the flexibility to be custom configured to each company’s specific needs.

Accounting

Modules Include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Statements
  • Collections
  • Credit Checking
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Outside Collections Calling
  • Financial Consolidation
  • Expense Project Tracking
  • Budgeting
  • Hours Tracking

Communication

Modules Include:

  • Contact Management
  • Calendar
  • Communication Log
  • In/Out Board
  • Visitor Log
  • E-Mail Transaction Log
  • E-Mail
  • E-mail OWA (Outlook Web Access)
  • Bulletin Board
  • Reminders
  • Team/Group Setup
  • Broadcast E-Mail

Costing

Modules Include:

  • Cost Setup
  • Part Cost Structure
  • Inventory Valuation - Standard Cost
  • Advanced Standard Costing
  • Actual Costing
  • Job Costing

Distribution

Modules Include:

  • Steel Distribution
  • Coupon Clearing
  • Order Fulfillment Distribution System
  • Parts Distribution System
  • US Postal Sorting System
  • Aftermarket Auto Parts Distribution

EDI

Modules Include:

  • EDI System
  • Automatic Customer Releases
  • Automatic ASN

Engineering

Modules Include:

  • Part List
  • Process Routings
  • Bill of Materials
  • Multi-Out Production
  • Customer Part Numbers
  • Manufacturing Masters
  • CAD Integration
  • Engineering Change Request
  • Engineering Drawing Management
  • Heat Treat Parameters
  • Option Configurator
  • Temper
  • Engineering Data
  • Engineering Directives
  • Part Component Details
  • Part Configurator
  • Damper Design Suite
  • Backward Extrusion Analysis
  • Forward Extrusion Analysis

Human Resources

Modules Include:

  • Employee List
  • Point System
  • Visual Employee List
  • Department List
  • Positions & Job Descriptions
  • Employee Records
  • Injury Tracking
  • Health/Safety Incident Tracking
  • Time & Attendance Labor Tracking
  • Training Tracking
  • Skill Matrix
  • Work Calendar
  • Grievance Log
  • Employee Expense Tracking
  • Disclosure Log (HIPPA)
  • Timeclock Payroll Interface
  • Employee Suggestion System
  • Employee Review Priority List
  • Badge Printing
  • Discipline Tracking System
  • Employee Reimbursements

Integrated Technologies

Modules Include:

  • ASRS Integration
  • Bar Coding
  • RF ID
  • Universal Attachment System
  • Wireless Networking
  • Integrated Faxing
  • Data Cubes (OLAP)
  • Address Validation/Bulk Mail Sorting
  • Automatic Email Notification
  • Cell Phone Notification
  • Integration with existing systems
  • Business Charts & Graphs
  • Touchscreen Functionality

Inventory

Modules Include:

  • Inventory Tracking
  • Advanced Parts Traceability & Product Genealogy
  • Direct Part Marking
  • Physical / Cycle Inventory
  • Subcontract Shipping/Receiving
  • Customer/Consignment Inventory
  • Lot Tracking
  • Scrap Tracking
  • Rejection Tracking
  • Serialized Individuals Inventory
  • Container Types
  • Returnable Container Tracking
  • Inventory Location List

Maintenance

Modules Include:

  • Master Equipment List
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Work Requests
  • Equipment Log
  • Equipment Bill of Materials
  • Maintenance Labor Tracking
  • Spare Parts Tracking

Management

Modules Include:

  • Cross Company Integration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Key Measurables
  • Report System
  • Workflow
  • Corporate Structure
  • Issue Management
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Employee Priority Lists
  • Activity/Task Manager
  • Building List
  • Area List

Materials

Modules Include:

  • Raw Material Specification
  • Raw Material Receiving
  • Heats & Chemistries
  • Heat Traceability
  • Part-Materials (BOM)

Pocket PC

Modules Include:

  • Mobile Cycle Inventory
  • Mobile Supply
  • Mobile Inventory
  • Mobile Shipping
  • Mobile Menu System
  • Mobile Tool Tracking
  • Mobile Receiving

Production Tracking

Modules Include:

  • Production Tracking
  • OEE Reporting
  • Control Panel
  • Workcenter Tracking
  • Workcenter List
  • Shift Setup
  • Job Tracking System
  • Job Sets
  • Job Templates
  • Job Tracker
  • Job Clock
  • PLC/Machine Integration, Settings/Recipes (SCADA)
  • Shop Assignment screen
  • Heat Treat Manager
  • Material Control Manager
  • Weigh Scale - Integration
  • Setup Tracking (SMED)
  • Shop Screen

Program Management

Modules Include:

  • Customer Programs
  • Program Manager
  • Program Iterations
  • R&D Project Manager

Purchasing

Modules Include:

  • Supplier Offers
  • Supplier List
  • Purchase Orders
  • Requisitions
  • Multi-level Approval System
  • Online Releases to Suppliers
  • Receiving
  • Auto AP Creation
  • Supplies (MRO)
  • Supply Crib Management
  • E-RFQ Tracking System

Quality

Modules Include:

  • Part Specifications
  • FMEA
  • Control Plans
  • Dynamic Control Plans
  • Checksheets & Process Instructions
  • Inspection Data Collection
  • SPC
  • Electronic Gage - Integration
  • Gage Control
  • Problem Control
  • Cost Recovery
  • Specification Management (Documents)
  • Test Tracking
  • Internal & Supplier Auditing
  • Supplier Quality Management
  • Supplier Scorecard
  • Supplier Returns
  • Checklist System
  • Document Control System
  • Document Imaging
  • APQP Overview
  • Compliance Module (TS-16949, ISO, AS9100)
  • PPAP
  • Supplier PPAP
  • Continuous Improvement Project Tracking
  • Process Flow Charts
  • Warranty Claims Tracking
  • Deviation Tracking
  • Visio Integration (TS-16949 Process Flowcharts)
  • Defect Log

Sales/CRM

Modules Include:

  • Customer Module
  • Quote Tracking
  • Weight Calculator
  • Order Entry & Tracking
  • Customer Orders & Releases
  • Spot Buy Order Entry
  • Revenue Reporting
  • Customer Sales Forecast
  • Standard Price Module
  • Opportunity Tracking
  • Quick Quoter
  • Mail List Manager
  • Customer Satisfaction Overview
  • OEM Automotive Production Data
  • Part Configurator Pricing System
  • Estimating
  • Online Order Inquiry
  • Customer Assignment
  • Field Service
  • Commissions Tracking
  • Competitor Database
  • Sales Literature Request
  • Special Price Request
  • Sales Offer Tracking
  • Sales Force Coordination

Scheduling

Modules Include:

  • Production Requirements Planning (PRP)
  • Sequence Board - Production Scheduling
  • Pull Scheduler
  • Workcenter Calendar
  • Advanced Production Scheduling (APS)
  • Kanban Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Capacity Planning

Security

Modules Include:

  • User Manager
  • Permission Manager
  • IP Address Control
  • Security Roles
  • Login History

Shipping

Modules Include:

  • Customer Shipping
  • Shipping Labels
  • Packaging
  • Warehouse Picking and Staging
  • Customer Returns (RMA)
  • Drop Shipping from Subcontract
  • General Shipping (non-production items)
  • Auto Invoicing
  • Inter-plant Transfers
  • Job Shop Customer Shipping
  • Job Shop Customer Packaging
  • UPS - Integration
  • Airborne Express - Integration
  • Federal Express - Integration
  • US Postal Service - Integration
  • Packaging Machine - Integration

System Administration

Modules Include:

  • Plexus Implementation Manager
  • Favorites Manager
  • Ad Hoc Query
  • Glossary
  • Multiple Languages
  • Setup Tables
  • Units
  • Form Designer
  • Verbiage
  • User Support
  • My Profile
  • Module Usage Tracking
  • Data Replication

Tool Tracking

Modules Include:

  • Master Tool List
  • Tool BOM / Assemblies
  • Tool Inventory
  • Tool Life Tracking
  • Tool Failure Tracking & Analysis
  • Tool Set Tracking (Die Tracking)
  • Die Maintenance
  • Die Maintenance Labor Tracking
  • Tool Requirements Planning
  • Online Tool Releases
  • Tool Manufacturing
  • Tool Mfg - Subcontracting
  • Tool Control Plans
  • Tool Inspection Checksheets
  • Tool Orders
  • National Tooling Database
  • Press Fit Tool Design

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