Turn key easy to use PLC software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 08, 2018

Turn key easy to use PLC software

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Arena

Arena is used in the Hardware department and it is used as documentation control system for parts and assembly as well as Quality and Compliance Documentation System. The main usage of Arena is documentation control system for products and Quality System documentation as well as quality related documents (SCAR, First Article, SPCR, supplier Audit, supplier AVL documentation,, etc.)
  • Good graphic interface: very easy to navigate thought all the menus.
  • Easy to customize fields: ability to add custom fields to any item and as well as develop new requests
  • Does not require a lot of training since it is very intuitive: minimal training is required for the basic functionalities and the everyday work
  • Limited Administrator power to change things once released: admin cannot go back a modify or reopen released items, changes or requests. This is a great limitation and increase the time it takes to create a new change. Sometimes the modification is irreversible.
  • Very weak in the compliance solutions: the compliance section is almost useless. Very basic and very manual solution.
  • Limited reporting capability: report capability should be able to export different scenarios, since the ability to see the info in the database on the video is very limited.
  • Changes: administrator should be able to change inventory disposition throughout the sign off process, to correct or add more information, without the need to withdraw the entire change
  • Total lack of Customer Management: no ability to manage customer specs or requirement nor the ability to create a separate database (like supplier). This is a big limitation for a company that sells or custom makes product for a customer.
  • Low impact, it is a good tool to support NPI and released product but doesn't improve your ROI
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
1) Basic requirement for PLC software
2) Able to be easily customized
3) Positive relationship and support since I have been using Arena since my last job
(I was not in the company during the installation)
I was not in company during the selection and evaluation process
Good for a start-up to mid size company. Not suitable for a big company. Also Arena is totally lacking in Customer Management (specs, requirements, etc.) and can be only limited to companies that deal with end products