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Kapil Khathuria | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 06, 2020

Arena - one of the easiest PLM systems out there!

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Quality - Documentation control helps to greatly improve rather than keeping things on a Network folder.
  • NPI - Easy to transition from engineering (In Design) to Production (Released) and send proper revision documents to suppliers/Contract Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing Changes - ECO's are easy and I think quicker in Arena than in any other fashion that I have seen ECO's done in my career
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Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 25, 2020

Arena - More than a supplier-customer relationship!

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has reduced our New Product introductions by releasing BOMs, parts, and documents faster and more efficiently to all our suppliers and partners simultaneously.
  • Time to market has been faster and more efficient also; processes and procedures are clear and easy to follow.
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Angel Chaidez | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 07, 2020

In a changing world

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • To follow our client requirements is the only way to do it.
  • To follow the NPIs of our clients, we rely on their BOM to implement it in our processes.
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Nakul Gawatre | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

Arena Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Arena has made a huge impact in keeping us prepared for audits.
  • Arena has had a huge impact on individual accountability.
  • Arena has impacted the way in which we go about NPD and NPDI.
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Simon Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

Arena viewed by a programmer

Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Design and product design change process.
  • Centralizing everything. Single point information access for the whole company. Especially when you have offices in 2 different countries.
  • Easy to consult BOM and schematics.
  • See who made and approved changes.
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Milan Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 01, 2020

Arena: Not ready for the 20s or the 10s, better for the 90s on Windows 3.1

Score 1 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Development time has slowed so much Arena is now the last piece, a few weeks after software has reached our users.
  • We only have it because it was always used.
  • Once the user who maintains it retires within a year, I hope there are no plans to continue using this archaic piece of infinite dropdown hell.
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DARSHAN DALVI | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2020

Arena - One place to better manage your products

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Helping projects to execute faster, hence better customer satisfaction.
  • Due to standardization of processes, manufacturing has been on schedule hence, improvements on lead time.
  • New product development has been fairly easy to manage.
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About Arena

Arena Solutions help companies to design, produce, and deliver innovative products quickly with the company's unified PLM and QMS platform. Arena understands modern product companies rely on distributed teams and global supply chains to develop products, ensure regulatory compliance, and respond to customer demands.

Arena Solutions states that they have more than 1,300 global high-tech electronics and medical device customers. Companies with complex products comprised of electrical, mechanical, and software designs need a single system to collaborate in real-time. Arena enables every participant throughout the entire product lifecycle to work together–increasing visibility and traceability. This accelerates new product development (NPD) and new product introduction (NPI) by streamlining processes, automating review cycles, and reducing errors to increase profitability.

The vendor states that with Arena’s cloud solutions, internal teams and external partners can leverage a comprehensive product development platform to accelerate product launches while reducing expenses, increasing profitability, and speeding the time to market.

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NetSuite, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QAD, rootstock, Kenandy, Zendesk, SOLIDWORKS, Octopart, Expandable, SiliconExpert, Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100 ERP), Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), Altium, OrCAD, Mentor Graphics, PingOne, Salesforce CRM, 1factory

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

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.

Arena Support Options

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Arena Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No