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Likelihood to Recommend

Arena

It works great for PLM data (Darwings, BOMs)It works OK for quality dataIt does not work for Inventory mangement
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EnterpriseIQ

EnterpriseIQ is very well suited to a company in the plastics industry as the core software would not need to be modified.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Pay calculation
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Direct deposit files
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Reimbursement management
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0

Customization

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.0
API for custom integration
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.0

Security

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.4
Dashboards
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.5
Standard reports
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
6.5
Custom reports
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.1
Accounts payable
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.2
Accounts receivable
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.2

Inventory Management

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.9
Inventory tracking
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
10.0
Automatic reordering
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.7
Location management
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
9.0
Manufacturing module
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.0

Order Management

Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.9
Pricing
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.0
Order entry
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.4
Credit card processing
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Arena
EnterpriseIQ
7.2

Pros

  • Notification of required decisions relating to ECOs and BOMs.
  • BOM management.
  • Where it's used: being able to see what assemblies and sub-assemblies use a given part.
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  • IQMS does a good job of responding to customer issues. Their tech staff helps with any problems until they are solved sometimes expediting issues up to testing to get the issue resolved.
  • IQMS has competent trainers that do on sight training. They have helped in this area a couple of times with implementation of different modules.
  • IQMS is very user friendly from the production floor all the way to the top of your organization.
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Cons

  • Although Arena has vendor access it is at times very time consuming to set up access to all the parts that they can see (large new assemblies in particular).
  • When very small errors occur during a change (ones that wouldn't affect the content that was approved by the approval group) it would be nice to be able to have a super user that can correct these.
  • All items and fields on an ECO are locked down once a change is routed for approval. It would be nice to have some fields on a change available to edit for users on the approval group and have the materials disposition open to update these for the approval group's area of interest. These changes would also need to be able to have the approval group a tiered concept vs just one whole one.
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  • New modules are very costly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arena8.2
Based on 1 answer
excellent PLM system, if only it had ERP module for procurement and inventory management
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EnterpriseIQ8.0
Based on 1 answer
Given how invested we are it would be hard not to renew as don't want to go through another implementation.
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Usability

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EnterpriseIQ7.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall much easier to use than our previous system.
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Support

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EnterpriseIQ2.0
Based on 1 answer
Very poor, try to call company support as a last resort as I know how much time it will take out of my day without getting a solution. It seems like the help desk does not have appropriate experience using the software. It would be nice of there was a separate support line to call for more experienced users of the software so we don't get someone just reading from the help file.
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Implementation

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EnterpriseIQ7.0
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It is nice that an IQMS employee helps you with the implementation, however they were more of a technical resource than a project management resource. I wish they could provide a more off the shelf timeline given their experience in implementing the system.
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Alternatives Considered

We were looking at using our ERP - IQMS to take the place of Arena but it didn't even come close to having the functionality and ease of use that Arena has. Omnify PLM came in and gave a demonstration and the management team choose Arena over them in a vote that wasn't even close.
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This is the only software that I have used so I am unable to rate it based on another type of software. My experience with IQ is extensive though, and have worked and learned in all areas and love how this program works. The many different modules are relatively easy to learn and they offer support if you need additional instruction.
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Return on Investment

  • Arena provides the DHF for our medical device products. If we didn't have Arena's PLM this would be very difficult to manage and would be costly to do offline.
  • Arena's Training module has taken the spreadsheets and personal emails out of the hands of QA and has freed up the personnel to do the things they need to, to work on activities that help to improve and ship our product in a more timely fashion.
  • Arena has an open API and can automatically create and or move the data into or out of the system to another system like Solidworks or an ERP (ones that also are on the cloud).
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  • Our implementation of warehouse management was probably the best investment our company has made recently. The control gained over our inventory is a tremendous asset and allows to see in an instant whether or not we can meet our customers' demands.
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Pricing Details

Arena

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Arena offers flexible packages to fit your team’s needs ensuring you get the right capabilities to meet your specific business requirements so you never overpay. Our cloud-based PLM and QMS solutions include role-based subscriptions to meet your diverse team needs with the necessary security to protect your product information. Our fixed-fee QuickStart™ implementations help us deploy rapidly to provide the lowest total cost of ownership.

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EnterpriseIQ

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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