My opinion on Arena as a 23 year old entry-level electrical engineer!
March 06, 2020

My opinion on Arena as a 23 year old entry-level electrical engineer!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Arena

We use it to store all of the information for our parts database. It is used across the whole organization (software/hardware). It really helps keep everything synced and tracked. Whenever I need to look up specific information on a particular version of a PCBA, all the information is kept backed up on Arena.
  • BOMS
  • Revision History
  • File Management
  • Being able to multi-task with multiple Arena windows importing BOMs
  • Speed of refreshing on search results
  • Speed of importing data
  • Time to market greatly improved
  • Cost improved
  • Ability to easily track components/parts improved
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
I think the product usability is the most important thing in any application, you want the users to intuitively know where everything is. A well designed application has all the features in all the places you expect them to be.
I believe that Arena was pretty easy to deploy. This was done before I was a part of the company, so it is hard to say.
I think that Arena is very well suited for companies who create many prototypes and need to track the changes they make according to the results they find. I think it may be less appropriate for other departments (marketing/finance) to use, but it works great for all departments in the engineering team.