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October 05, 2018

Easy to use Bill of Material Control is a snap!

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Arena

Arena is used by the Program Management, Engineering, & Purchasing departments with approvals by other department heads as needed. It helps as a cross-functional tool that everyone can access to see bills of materials, supplier information, etc.
  • Control of bills of material
  • Access from many devices/not tied to a company server
  • Ease of use
  • No associated mobile app
  • Using Arena on a mobile device is difficult
  • Lack of user defined visual settings (i.e. I would like to change colors for different bom items - yellow highlights for plastics, green for electronic components, etc.).
  • Very positive impact on bom development and visibility across departments. It saves time.
  • It is the go-to for all our our audits, thus it helps keep our company out of trouble with auditors and it makes it easier for them.
  • It saves time on finding historical files for new projects or support in an audit.
  • Product Features
I was not involved in the purchase of this product.
I recall it being a learning experience that had its hiccups, but I was a new user almost 16 years ago.
I have not used any other product except Arena (other than a simple spreadsheet).
Well suited for bom control and supplier access - keeps everyone on the same page.
It is less appropriate for communication with management.