Plexus Systems' Jerry Foster Selected to Present at 2007 PASS Community Summit

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Chief Technical Officer Jerry Foster will make a technical presentation on September 20, 2007, at the 2007 PASS Community Summit on plan cache analysis in SQL Server 2005.

Plexus Systems, Inc., providers of Plexus Online on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced that Plexus Systems, Inc. Chief Technical Officer Jerry Foster will make a technical presentation on September 20, 2007, at the 2007 PASS Community Summit on plan cache analysis in SQL Server 2005.

The conference, the largest event dedicated to SQL server and business intelligence education in the world, is set for September 18-21 in Denver, Colorado. Over 2,000 IT users, developers, and Microsoft experts will attend more than 130 technical sessions, hands-on technical presentations and a conference exposition.

Foster's presentation examines the practical application of examining the plan cache on a live production system. It will show how to implement a monitoring system that efficiently captures plan cache information in real time.

Foster is one of the founders of Plexus Systems, where he has been the development and technical lead for over 16 years. He has transitioned the development department through each phase of Plexus Online, starting with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, 2000, and now 2005. While at Plexus, Foster has been responsible for maintaining and improving performance of this highly transactional system. Plexus Online handles nearly 30,000 transactions per second, with 35 billion logical page reads per day.

The conference provides vendors with opportunities to share the latest innovations in SQL Server products and services. The Professional Association for SQL Server links thousands of highly qualified prospects that help expand customer bases.

Plexus Online is an on-demand solution, building on the "software as a service" model pioneered by and NetSuite. Plexus Online offers over 350 functional modules, providing companies instant access to vital information and management functions using a simple web browser The on-demand solution features enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions such as accounting and finance modules, customer relationship management (CRM) features such as order entry and tracking, manufacturing execution systems (MES) function such as production scheduling and machine integration, and supply chain management (SCM) functions such as supplier quality and traceability.

About Plexus Systems

Since 1995, Plexus Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.) has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus Onlineā„¢ is an on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, delivering a powerful, real-time interface. 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 accounting, financials, compliance and human resources and other top priorities. 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 (, 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. In 2006, funds advised by Apax made a strategic investment in Plexus Systems, joining the founding investment group as stakeholders in Plexus. Visit for more information.

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