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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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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Roadmunk

Roadmunk is a great tool for Product Managers and Project Manager that allows an easy and pleasant way of creating roadmaps. It's perfect for people who have to communicate with stakeholders and show project progress to others. It's perfect for teams using JIRA as it allows a simple integration with the system.
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Pros

  • Searching. The advanced search is very flexible yet guided to narrow down a search to a short list when you are trying to find something
  • Our migration from Agile and Parts and vendors was complex, but well supported. The transition team met with us weekly and responded quickly to our concerns and issues. Our experience may have been extreme, but Arena stood by us and helped us navigate many tough situations.
  • Administering and reconfiguring the database is very straightforward and quick. I love the fact that an Engineer can come to me and say, "I need this new parameter for a capacitor" and I can resolve his request in 2 minutes.
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  • Beautiful visualization of product roadmaps
  • Connecting projects across the whole organization
  • Great UX
  • Multiple views and filters catering to different needs
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Cons

  • I find it frustrating that the filtering or logic for searches and for reports is different. A database query is a database query and I should have the FULL range of options (like looking for NULL values) everywhere, or using NOT in search logic, or using OR in search logic (available sort of, with the ANY search, but not in Reports)
  • Extracting reports from the Quality world is very awkward. Because the details are stored with the field name in a long list, there should be CROSSTAB QUERY functionality built in to Arena that will allow me to extract data in a tabular format instead of a long list of different fields and data. [I currently have to take the output from Arena and put it into MS Access where I perform a CROSSTAB QUERY to reformat the data to a grid with each field in a different column.
  • I would really like to see the functionality (well controlled) to allow Attributes to be DECOUPLED from Revisions, like the recent addition of Cost. I would like to be able to have an Inventory qty attribute for each of my factories, so that the Engineers have some sense of what is on hand when obsoleting a part. It goes beyond that and My intent is to have weekly uploads (refreshes) of Inventory data from the ERP systems used in our different facilities into Arena, where more people in the organization have access.
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  • The biggest issue with Roadmunk is that it doesn't allow setting up sprints (2 weeks period of time) that are essential in dealing with Agile
  • Multiple milestones and projects can visually overlap and make the roadmap difficult to read
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Likelihood to Renew

Arena8.2
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excellent PLM system, if only it had ERP module for procurement and inventory management
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Alternatives Considered

Oracle Agile is the only other product I can recall, since our implementation was over six years ago. I only remember that based on price alone, Oracle's product was not a serious contender for us. I had experience with Agile at a previous company (before it was purchased by Oracle) and at that time it was well-suited to our needs.
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In my opinon Roadmunk has the best UX and very friendly interface. The decision to purchase Roadmunk was based also on the great customer service and help provided by the team. Roadmunk team is open to suggestions and is constantly working on their product. It's great to see how it is evolving
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Return on Investment

  • This form .....Irrespective of Arena, we have not looked at ROI. Also, I believe that the people that first started setting up Arena at Novanta made some very poor choices that are causing us pain points. Again, these choices are not a reflection of Arena as a company or as a PLM system. Unfortunately, the Oracle EBS team was in charge of the Implementations / System Configuration. Even though the Arena SA strongly recommended they NOT do some things, they did them anyway. These configuration choices have caused more work and cycle time rather than less, in many cases.
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  • Roadmunk allows better planning therefore projects are less likely to be delayed
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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
Arena Editions & Modules
Arena
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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Roadmunk

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Roadmunk Editions & Modules
Roadmunk
Edition
Starter
$191
Business
$491
Professional
$991
Enterprise
Custom1
1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Ready to roadmap? All our plans start with a free 14-day trial.

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