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Likelihood to Recommend

Arena

I work for a contract manufacture and we use Arena for all changes to BOM. This is helpful for customer owned designs and our in house designs. Any company that needs to keep tight revision control of a product should use Arena. It also gives approved employees access to files and documents important to the product.
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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

  • Implementation of the product was fantastic. We worked closely with our solutions architect and he trained the team to understand the product fully. During the first part of the project, it was overwhelming learning all aspects of the product. We wondered why he could not just move all the information from our old system to Arena. As we moved through the process and the team had a better understanding of the product, it was apparent why Arena equips the user with the knowledge and wants them to be the experts in Arena. At the end of the process we were experts in the product and could fix issues ourselves and understand how we could better use Arena to manage our parts.
  • Arena has not had any major bugs or issues with their software. The product works as documented and designed.
  • The help videos and documents are very helpful and easy to access by anyone in our organization. They can help themselves, rather than relying on IT support.
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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

  • A large business with many different groups all having different needs and requirements might see limitations using Arena. Though this was not the case in my company, I have seen a previous company struggle to implement a competing product that required extensive customization.
  • As a small company, my company would get better use out of Arena if the per-seat licensing cost were lower. We are currently unwilling to pay for a license for the people who would be a 'nice to have' in accessing data but don't particularly need to create or edit information.
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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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I used Oracle Agile file server version as admin for about 8 years. In comparison, I believe Arena does offer some advantages ranging from flexibility, low cost to features. With continuous improvements, I believe Arena has a lot of potential and can be competitive in the PLMS space
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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

  • I do not have any quantitative data to support the impact it has had.
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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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