Arena works well enough for a small team.
October 09, 2018

Arena works well enough for a small team.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Arena

We use Arena to control mechanical and electrical design documentation for major releases into production. And then tracking ECOs. This is a lot better than using manual tracking with spreadsheets. Arena handles revision control, archiving, and cross functional communication.
  • Each step has detailed context sensitive help text that is very useful for occasional users. We do not have a dedicated person for managing Arena.
  • The hover over links provided in list views are very handy for reviews and first pass error checking.
  • Functionality of the tool is easily changed to match the required and/or desired control an organization desires.
  • Exporting data out of Arena to a vendor that does not have Arena access is not easy or obvious to set up.
  • There have been fewer mistakes made with vendors making the wrong revision of parts. Saving money and time.
I was not involved in the purchase decision. Guessing usability was high on list.
Not involved in deploying.
Oracle was very cryptic. UI sucked. Too many rules were set.
Arena scales well. It can be used at whatever level of control you desire. Which means it can grow with the organization.