CIO of Inteva Products, LLC to Highlight Benefits of Plex Online at Upcoming IDC SaaS Summit

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Inteva CIO Dennis Hodges will speak at the upcoming IDC Software as a Service (SaaS) Summit

Plex Systems, Inc., today announced that Dennis Hodges, CIO of Inteva Products, LLC will speak at the upcoming IDC Software as a Service (SaaS) Summit about the benefits of implementing an on-demand integrated SaaS-based system.

His presentation will highlight Inteva's IT strategies and successes following its January launch of Plex Online in two locations: European Headquarters and Technical Center in Wuppertal, Germany; and Matamoras Operations Plant 2 in Matamoras, Mexico. Inteva, an Interior Systems, Cockpits, Latch and Closure Systems, and Door Module and Window Lift Systems supplier for leading OEMs around the globe, selected Plex as its SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) manufacturing solution provider in 2008 following a competitive global search. Two additional Inteva locations are scheduled to launch POL over the next few months.

The IDC SaaS Summit will take place Thursday, March 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York. Hodges' presentation, "Integrating and Achieving Interoperability Across SaaS Platforms," will take place at 4:30 p.m. He will discuss how Inteva realigned its IT strategy by replacing existing systems with software as a service (SaaS)-based systems and how the company addressed the integration of systems and software when implementing an on-demand model (Plex Online) with several SaaS implementations.

Those interested in attending the IDC SaaS Summit, may obtain more information at the event Web site, http://www.idc.com/events.

Plex Systems, Inc. (formerly Plexus Systems, Inc.) is the developer of Plex Online, an on-demand software solution for manufacturers. Plex Online includes more than 350 functional modules to manage operations from the shop floor to the top floor, including manufacturing execution system (MES) modules such as quality management, traceability and machine integration, enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules such as accounting and human resources, customer relationship management (CRM) modules such as order entry and tracking, and supply chain management (SCM) modules such as supplier quality management and corrective actions/preventive actions (CAPA). Plex Online's SaaS model delivers reduced cost of operations, faster implementations and a continuously improving feature set.

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Since 1995, Plex 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, using the software as a service (SaaS) model. Today, Plex Online's ERP functionality also enables manufacturers to manage accounting, financials, regulatory compliance, human resources and other critical priorities, based on real-time, highly accurate data from their manufacturing operations. Plex Systems serves a global cross-section of manufacturing industries (OEMs and suppliers), particularly automotive, medical device, aerospace and defense, and food and beverage companies. In 2006, Apax Partners (http://www.apax.com) made a strategic investment in Plex Systems, joining the founding investment group as stakeholders in Plex. For more information, visit http://www.plex.com.

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

About Inteva Products
Inteva Products has more than 90 years of experience and expertise, empowering some of the best automotive minds in the industry with global resources supported by more than 3,600 team members in 17 facilities on three continents. Inteva designs, engineers, manufactures, and assembles Interior Systems, Cockpits, Latch and Closure Systems, and Door Module and Window Lift Systems for leading OEMs around the globe. Inteva's integration capabilities provide everything from small component parts to fully integrated vehicle subsystems. Inteva is committed to execute to the highest level possible for all customers to create solutions that meet quality and technical specifications while remaining on time and on budget. For more information visit http://www.intevaproducts.com.
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