AUBURN HILLS, Mich., and CANTON, Mich., June 28, 2012 – Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced it received two Renaissance Awards from the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Plex Systems and its agency of record, Markit Strategies & PR, were recognized with an Award of Honor in Communication Management in the categories of Integrated Marketing Communication and Media Relations during a ceremony on June 21 in downtown Detroit.

IABC Detroit’s 31st Annual Renaissance Awards honored the top business communicators and their programs from the Metro Detroit region. Submissions were reviewed by IABC members from around the country – this year, from St. Louis; Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento, Calif.; and Richmond, Va. – and awards were presented in the areas of Communication Management, Communication Skills and Communication Creative.

“We’re proud of the marketing and communications program Plex Systems and Markit Strategies have built together, and to be recognized by such a distinguished organization as IABC Detroit is great for everyone involved,” said Plex Systems Vice President of Products and Marketing Patrick Fetterman. “Through this team of dedicated, talented professionals, we’ve won 12 awards in six years – but most importantly, we’ve created an effective program that resonates not only with our community of users, but with our peers as well. We look forward to accomplishing much more together in the future.”

“This award illustrates what can be accomplished when a comprehensive, long-term marketing campaign is jointly undertaken between an agency and a technology company with a sophisticated understanding of marketing like Plex Systems,” said Markit Strategies Founder and CEO Peggy Fenwick. “We are very grateful for the recognition by IABC, but are most proud of helping Plex Systems succeed in the competitive manufacturing ERP marketplace.”

IABC is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves approximately 15,000 members in 80 countries and 100 chapters.

About Plex Systems Inc.
Plex Systems Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a Cloud ERP solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) for the shop floor, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management, and Business Intelligence (BI) for executive management. Plex Online’s comprehensive functional coverage delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., with customers around the globe. More information is available at Follow Plex Systems at

About Markit Strategies & PR, LLC
Markit Strategies & PR, founded in 2005, assists manufacturing, technology and professional services companies and organizations with strategic market development, planning, Web and collateral development, social media marketing, press release writing and establishing productive relationships with the media. For more information, visit or call (734) 516-6490.