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Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Arena PLM and QMS

    78%
    189 Ratings

    Ingenuus

    N/A
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    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Arena PLM and QMS

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Ingenuus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    Arena PLM and QMS

    92%
    14 Ratings

    Ingenuus

    N/A
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    Support Rating

    9.0

    Arena PLM and QMS

    90%
    16 Ratings

    Ingenuus

    N/A
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    Likelihood to Recommend

    Arena PLM and QMS

    Arena PLM and QMS are particularly well suited to manage the QMS processes as you can create as many templates of processes to the purpose you want. The management of multiple products configuration is easy to do. But, Arena QMS is less appropriate to management trace requirements when the design is not frozen since the mass import of requirements from a file is not possible.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Pros

    Arena PLM and QMS

    • Extremely easy to configure, not cumbersome or over powering, big plus with todays technology, meets your individual companies needs
    • Onboarding Suppliers and CMs extremely effective ensuring our communication strategy is on track
    • Cloud based, portable, access from anywhere, with no constraints
    • Communicates in easy to understand nomenclature, straight forward, concise and clear
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    Cons

    Arena PLM and QMS

    • Arena lacks the capability to edit documents within its interface and requires users to upload new versions of documents when changes are made. This makes it a bit more challenging to collect and implement reviewer feedback
    • Arena's requirement tracking world does not have the proper functionality we need and was not useful for us.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Pricing Details

    Arena PLM and QMS

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Starting Price

    Ingenuus

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Arena PLM and QMS

    Arena PLM and QMS 9.0
    Based on 5 answers
    We have so much time and effort invested into Arena. The history of approvals, revisions, etc. are necessary for many of our customers. We also have entire device histories recorded. Having to re-create that on another platform would be a feat requiring years of effort.But mostly, Arena just works. It's transformed our business into a much more streamlined system, resulting in a massive cost and time savings.
    Lawrence Floresca | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Usability

    Arena PLM and QMS

    Arena PLM and QMS 9.2
    Based on 14 answers
    The Arena interface is fairly intuitive, and has very complete functionality. Documents are easily accessed according to prescribed user permissions, and the navigation pane is clearly positioned and sensibly structured. Notifications are sometimes a minor distraction, and document organization and hierarchy display may be difficult to follow at first. After a brief learning curve, perceived usability quickly increases for the typical user.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Support Rating

    Arena PLM and QMS

    Arena PLM and QMS 9.0
    Based on 16 answers
    I do enjoy Arena and it's easy to use. It is more difficult for some users that don't use it as often and I tell them it's either use it or lose it. it's something that has to be used at least weekly to stay in tune with everything. I do think the yearly pricing is a bit costly.
    Sarah Gallion | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Alternatives Considered

    Arena PLM and QMS

    Arena is much better than QAD in terms of BOMs and ECOs and Revision Control. We use Arena concurrently with SAP and they integrate very well together, which is nice. The integration team was really helpful in making sure that the SAP to Arena functionality runs smoothly, and when there are any issues, they are very responsive to help make changes to fix the problem that might be there.
    Kapil Khathuria | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Return on Investment

    Arena PLM and QMS

    • Decreased the company's time to market for release of its second generation flagship product.
    • Decreased the turn around on non-conformance reports (NCRs), supplier corrective action reports (SCARs), and corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs).
    • Better organized the company's process maps, DHF, and other regulatory related information so that major audits are completed faster and with fewer findings.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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