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Plexus Online Wins CODiE Award for Best Business Process Automation Solution from Software & Information Industry Association

Plexus Online Wins CODiE Award for Best Business Process Automation Solution from Software & Information Industry Associatio

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Systems, providers of the on demand manufacturing performance system Plexus Online, announced today that Plexus Online had been honored as the Best Business Process Automation Solution in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 22nd Annual CODiE Awards. Plexus Systems received the award at the SIIA Annual Awards Gala in San Francisco, Calif. April 17, 2007.

The CODiE Awards recognize outstanding achievement and vision in the software and technology industries. Plexus Online was chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies - breaking the record set in the 2006 award program.

"The CODiE Award is one more confirmation that the software-as-a-service model brings unparalleled advantages for clients, even in applications such as manufacturing execution software (MES) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), which until a short while ago were widely considered impossible to deliver via the SaaS model," notes Mark Symonds, CEO of Plexus Systems, Inc.

"With the award for Best Business Process Automation Solution, Plexus Online is recognized for breaking through some of the assumed limitations of SaaS, and for delivery a full featured technology solution that automates processes, and improves all aspects of production and manufacturing operations. The benefits of this web-hosted solution are felt by all users at our customers, from the shop floor to the top floor," said Symonds.

Through a unique combination of journalist and peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize outstanding products and services. The most recent recipients of the Best Business Process Automation award were Adobe in 2005 and IBM in 2006.

"I applaud all the companies selected as winners or finalists in the 22nd annual CODiE Awards," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "The software and information industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment. It is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry."

Plexus Online is an on demand manufacturing performance system (MPS), combining the capabilities of enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution software (MES), quality management, customer relationship management (CRM), shop floor integration, and much more. With the ability to manage a single facility or a global enterprise, Plexus Online utilizes lean principles to enable manufacturers to closely track and manage critical aspects of their operation, anywhere, anytime, via the software as a service (SaaS) model. Plexus Online consists of over 350 functional modules, allowing companies instant access to vital information and management functions using a simple web browser.

About Plexus Systems

Since 1995, Plexus Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI) has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus Online(TM) is a true on demand manufacturing performance system, delivering a powerful, real-time interface to integrate and manage the total manufacturing enterprise. Plexus Systems originated internally at a manufacturing company, and was designed to resolve quality challenges, including production, distribution and global supply chains management issues. Today, Plexus Online also enables businesses to manage other top priorities, such as accounting, compliance and human resources. Plexus Systems serves a cross section of manufacturing industries (OEM and suppliers), particularly automotive, defense, medical device and aerospace companies headquartered in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Plexus Systems has partnered with Apax Partners (http://www.apax.com/), one of the world's leading global private equity groups, to drive global expansion and further strengthen the company's products, services and market position. Apax Partners operates across the US, Europe and Asia and has more than $20 billion in funds under management and advice.

Visit http://www.plex.com/ for more information.

Plexus Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Peggy Fenwick of Plexus Systems, Inc., +1-248-391-8000,
+1-734-516-6490, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.plex.com/

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