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Enhancements to Plex Online Aid Product Development, Program Management and More

Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced that Plex Online has introduced new features to help manufacturers further improve the speed and efficiency of their engineering-related functions.

Enhancements cover the areas of product development, program management and parts information. The changes have been made seamlessly to the Plex Online solution and are now accessible by all users at any time, at no additional cost.

Product development enhancements protect the integrity of engineering changes requests (ECRs) and add controls to design versioning. For example, new controls and options in auto-revisioning and the addition of new bills of material (BOM) hyperlinks all give users more flexibility and more capability to control changes. The system also now includes flags that can be selected by users to prevent editing when changes are in certain statuses.

New program management features allow users to more easily generate reports that track actual hours to budgeted hours. Summary reports are organized for improved ease of use and task assignments screens now include more complete, relevant data.

Parts information enhancements make it easier to track, access and adjust parts data. Key changes include the addition of a general ledger account to control the parts’ purchase account and the addition of subtypes, links and templates that allow users to capture more detailed information.

These enhancements in engineering functions were described during a workshop at last month’s PowerPlex user conference in Dearborn, Michigan. The workshop was one of a series of FastTrack sessions designed to educate PowerPlex attendees on new Plex Online features affecting 11 areas of the manufacturing enterprise. The sessions demonstrated how to take advantage of the enhancements to maximize use of Plex Online for business success.