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Arena PLM

Cloud-based product lifecycle management software
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Arena product lifecycle management (PLM) software is a cloud-based system engineered for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It permits the users to design, manage, production and delivery of the products with out any hassle. Arena PLM holds the current bill of materials (BOM) data clustered within its system that allows users to review up-to-date lists and even create edits. The companies can meet standards across safety and compliance regulations. Moreover, they can even examine standards across safety, environmental fields and inspect if the certificates are maintained or not expired. This software solution also comes with an Arena Demand feature, which assists users to compute purchasing costs by totalling the utilization of individual components across multiple products. The Scribe feature in Arena’s PLM helps the user by providing them with the history of their products involved in the supply chain of the portal to document and share knowledge.

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Arena PLM Technical details

Support Business Hours Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Foster City, California / 650.513.3500
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software

Arena PLM Pricing

Pricing ModelQuotation Based
Arena PLM
Custom

Features

  • Collaboration
  • Report Generation
  • Audit History
  • Automate Design Creation
  • Bills of Material (BOM) Management
  • Change Management
  • Document Publishing
  • Electrical Design Management
  • Platform Structures
  • Product Data Management
  • Quality Management

Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 09/08/2019 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

Arena PLM FAQs

Arena PLM is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. Arena PLM offers the following functionalities:

  • Collaboration
  • Report Generation
  • Audit History
  • Automate Design Creation
  • Bills of Material (BOM) Management
  • Change Management
  • Document Publishing
  • Electrical Design Management
  • Platform Structures
  • Product Data Management
  • Quality Management

Learn more about Arena PLM features.

Arena PLM provides a custom pricing for their software.

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No, Arena PLM does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, Arena PLM provides API.

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Arena PLM Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.1
Based on 133 Rating(s)
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Mohamed ASource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 15 November 2019)
"Perfect tool for Quality Control and Assurance in Management"

What do you like best?

The best feature of this tool is to provide evidence based decision making. This tool helps in transforming inputs/outputs and management resources in appropriate manner. The basic idea behind this tool is to have continual improvement rather than continuous improvement and help in effective decision making through analysis and evaluation of data.

What do you dislike?

The major drawback of this tool is that it does not provide greater flexibility to data visualization and there are no automated analysis done by the system. Also there are certain things which are either missing or difficult to access such as the planning tool which is a major part of the management and required for working effectively.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend all professional to go for this tool as it is the best in the market and provides greater control and quality check on document and changes. This helps in maintaining the company standards and also provide a way to keep check over the interested parties. The user experience is fantastic and helps the team to understand the requirement appropriately.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This helped me in the following ways:

1) To understand the responsibility of persons

2) Identify the interested parties and requirements

3) Plan and prepare documents to be in line with company standards

4) Easy way to get management review

5) To conduct Internal Audit

6) To get management review

7) To organize the process

8) Also helps in getting the ISO certification while auditing

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Bipin KSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 14 November 2019)
"Good tool for product Management"

What do you like best?

It is a very good tool for product management related works and reduces documentation and follow ups. It also provides a way to efficiently increase the management output. Also from a compliance perspective, this tool can be used to have your company ISO certified.

What do you dislike?

The major things which i don't like about this tool is the that the changes are time consuming and any change order requires many steps and it is a bit confusing and can lead to many mistakes which again is time consuming.Also when a change order is rejected, it should be opened and unlocked automatically and should not need the user to click on it again

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This tool is very helpful not only for small organisation but also for the bigger organisation where documentation and keeping the process in place is very difficult. Also this tool provides good control of the management on the process and people.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major problems which i resolved are related to documentation such as keep a track record of all the changes and version created for them and also to find who among the management approved these changes. Also the major problem of having every document in place and putting a tag so that i can be identified which team in the organisation does it belong to.

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Kaitlyn DSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"Arena Review"

What do you like best?

I like how training is easier and gives you a notification that you have a new training each time. I feel as though it is user friendly. I also find creating quality documents to be extremely easy in Arena and the help guide is very good. My company switched over from paper base so I am excited that Arena was as easy as it has been since the change from paper base to QMS was extremely easy thanks to Arena.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could convert other abilities like inventory control to Arena since it is very user friendly and easy to work with. Currently our inventory system is not ideal and wish that we could use Arena or something similar with the same user interface. Another thing I think would be great is if a person is assigned to a task is that Arena sent a message either through email or as a notification on the website and continually does it for every day that an assigned task goes undone.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no advise needed as I am very happy with Arena and the entire QMS system. I wish all other systems are this easy.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Training requirements as well as excellent document control. I realize the transition from paper based to QMS was extremely thanks to Arena and all the amazing benefits it has to offer especially for a company just starting with a computer system.

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Mahesh dSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"Best Product Management Tool"

What do you like best?

The most important part of using Arena PLM & QMS is that is provides a perfect way for document and production management and also helps in keeping a record of the changes and approvers that helps in auditing and compliance. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management.

What do you dislike?

The thing which i don't like about ARENA PLM & QMS is that it requires a lot of steps in order to change the document version.Also there is no way in which we can have pre defined approvers i.e everytime I take appproval, i have to add all the approvers again in a particular DCO. Also there is no way in which we can continue the approvals after it is rejected i.e assuming out of 5 approvers say 4 approved and one did not and he requires some changes to doc, there is no way in which i can add the corrected doc in mid way and just take the last persons approver.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the best quality and control tool for product management and allows us to keep a record of all document and approvers. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management. This is a perfect tool for document and production management.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems which i solved are:

1) easy to keep records

2) all version at one place

3) easy for quality and control management

4) easy for document and production management

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Sourodeep CSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"Best Product Management Tool"

What do you like best?

The most important part of using Arena PLM & QMS is that is provides a perfect way for document and production management and also helps in keeping a record of the changes and approvers that helps in auditing and compliance. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management.

What do you dislike?

The thing which i don't like about ARENA PLM & QMS is that it requires a lot of steps in order to change the document version.Also there is no way in which we can have pre defined approvers i.e everytime I take appproval, i have to add all the approvers again in a particular DCO. Also there is no way in which we can continue the approvals after it is rejected i.e assuming out of 5 approvers say 4 approved and one did not and he requires some changes to doc, there is no way in which i can add the corrected doc in mid way and just take the last persons approver.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the best quality and control tool for product management and allows us to keep a record of all document and approvers. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management. This is a perfect tool for document and production management.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems which i solved are:

1) easy to keep records

2) all version at one place

3) easy for quality and control management

4) easy for document and production management

...more
Kevin DSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"Arena,great to use for training and QMS"

What do you like best?

The training portal is extremely convenient. It works out so much better than having to use a different system for training ,documents and SPEC Sheets. it is like a one stop shop for your needs into the daily manufacturing process.

What do you dislike?

The different number of files that are associated with certain search results, i find, are confusing at times. That could be a result of the carry over from previous system, or entry errors on the migration .that would be about it

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a small company coming off of a "start up" status, then this is in the ball park to help you grow

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

faster access to training, better search availability than our older system.We get notifications on training quicker and there are less missed on time training

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Administrator in Food & BeveragesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"arena and the future"

What do you like best?

how user friendly the system is in terms of creating a change and accessing data

What do you dislike?

Needs a better association setup so that things are more clear

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a system that can take your data to the next level

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to better search the system for all of my data needs

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Rohit HSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 13 November 2019)
"Best Product Management Tool"

What do you like best?

The most important part of using Arena PLM & QMS is that is provides a perfect way for document and production management and also helps in keeping a record of the changes and approvers that helps in auditing and compliance. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management.

What do you dislike?

The thing which i don't like about ARENA PLM & QMS is that it requires a lot of steps in order to change the document version.Also there is no way in which we can have pre defined approvers i.e everytime I take appproval, i have to add all the approvers again in a particular DCO. Also there is no way in which we can continue the approvals after it is rejected i.e assuming out of 5 approvers say 4 approved and one did not and he requires some changes to doc, there is no way in which i can add the corrected doc in mid way and just take the last persons approver.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the best quality and control tool for product management and allows us to keep a record of all document and approvers. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and helps in quality management. This is a perfect tool for document and production management.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems which i solved are:

1) easy to keep records

2) all version at one place

3) easy for quality and control management

4) easy for document and production management

...more
User in Renewables & EnvironmentSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 12 November 2019)
"Great organization and functionability"

What do you like best?

The organization and cross-functionality of Arena PLM and QMS

What do you dislike?

There are too many options for some of the features in the PLM that don't necessarily apply to our needs

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend Arena PLM & QMS for product management, quality management, and overall documentation. It is effective in being an easily accessible place to file everything and to share documents. It is the most cross-functional application that we have used, and it serves as a central place for all departments to share and document things.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving organizational problems and having a place to archive everything we have

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Jonathan LSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 12 November 2019)
"Great software but takes awhile to learn"

What do you like best?

I like that the interface is consistent and functions fairly quickly. From screen to screen it's very similar and once you understand the flow is intuitive. I also think the interface is clean and pretty minimal without a lot of distractions. I do wish the login forget password was self-done and did not need a facilitator, although this may be unique to each company. I think the flow of information architecture is also good too.

What do you dislike?

I feel like while each company has their own process and ways of using PLM, Arena could bake in features that allow those managing the database to provide walkthroughs customized for their company integrated into the features. For example if I go online to update a file I'm first presented a step by step approach for doing so that aligns with my company's process.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

No advice really, I think you could use some help from some UX Designers to better teach those that are unfamiliar with the software and improve onboarding. I think the biggest hurdle for adoption is new users and improving that experience so people have a better first time impression of the tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Part management and supplier management. Benefits are a cohesive database across teams. We manage a lot of cad assemblies and part files in our company. We often will use it to communicate with vendors and make sure we know what parts they are using and they are up to date.

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