Arena Solutions

Helping you design, produce, and deliver innovative products

4 /5 (27 reviews) Write a Review!

Arena Solutions Overview

What is Arena Solutions?

Creating quality products in the fast-paced world isn’t easy. Your product processes involve multiple teams, locations, partners, suppliers, and vendors. These dispersed teams must work from the same design, ensure compliance (FDA, ISO, ITAR, EAR, and environmental regulations), stay on budget, and respond to customer demands. You want to deliver better products, faster and easier. And you want to create innovative solutions to change the world. Every decision we make, every product we develop, and every service we offer helps you do that. With Arena’s proven cloud solutions, your internal teams and external partners can leverage the most comprehensive product development platform to accelerate new product development while reducing expenses, increasing profitability, and speeding the time to market. Arena is your trusted problem solver and vested business partner, driven to help you make the world a better place for everyone.

Arena PLM eliminates infrastructure barriers for sharing product information, exchanging ideas, and implementing changes throughout the entire product lifecycle. Arena provides the most comprehensive approach for teams to introduce new products to market with fewer errors, through better visibility and enhanced collaboration. This leads to better business decisions as you design and release new products.

With our pay-as-you-go solution, we are vested in our customers’ success and are driven to earn our customers’ business every year. Companies of all sizes from startups to large global enterprises leverage Arena’s product development platform to bring together all of the teams responsible for designing, sourcing, and delivering products throughout the product lifecycle.

Arena Solutions Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Arena Solutions Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Arena Solutions Bill of Materials (BOM) Management
Arena Solutions Engineering Change Management
Arena Solutions Projects
Arena Solutions Quality/CAR process
Arena Solutions Requirements Management
Arena Solutions video Arena Solutions screenshot: Arena Solutions Bill of Materials (BOM) Management Arena Solutions screenshot: Arena Solutions Engineering Change Management Arena Solutions screenshot: Arena Solutions Projects Arena Solutions screenshot: Arena Solutions Quality/CAR process Arena Solutions screenshot: Arena Solutions Requirements Management

Arena Solutions Reviews

Arena Solutions Reviews

Overall rating
4
/
5
Excellent
9

Very good
12

Average
4

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
3,8
Customer Support
4,3
78% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

The best Product Life Management platform I ever used

I have been using it for the last three months, it required that I attended a one hour training to learn the ropes, after the training it was very easy and simple to work with it. It's the PLM tool I have ever used.


Michelle L.

PLM Project Mgr

I have implemented Arena PLM over the years. The basic PLM information is easy to create and control. The new features and functionality always make for a centralized location for all information on Products in all lifecycle phases. Supplier access allows seamless communication for critical changes incorporation to product lines throughout various product lifecycles. Change Order/Deviation/ Corrective Action Request interface for contract manufacturer to collaborate actions to take on factory floor with critical actions for inventory dispositioning, for material planning and procurement. Centralized location for compliance documentation associated to items within a product. Workflow for Change Orders and Change Requests. Redlines for all Change Order controlled revisions on BOM's. The system is easily modified for unique requirements per company policies. Cloud application eliminates maintenance and hardware requirements which reduces IT cost. Incorporation of best business practices for the release and controlling all product data. New enhancements make this PLM a gem in a fast pace industry.


Tan E.

Ease to use the software


Jeff S.

Arena is a FANTASTIC solution for the small to midsize company

Ability to manage the product record and collaborate with supply chain partners


Brian F.

Arena for a Small Materials Start-Up


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

The best Product Life Management platform I ever used

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using it for the last three months, it required that I attended a one hour training to learn the ropes, after the training it was very easy and simple to work with it. It's the PLM tool I have ever used.

Pros

Since it works on the cloud, you don't need to invest in a dedicated computer server to operate it.
It runs in Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android OS so I can easily switch from one device to another and keep track of the approvals on my documents.
It's user friendly, which reduced the learning curve and allowed me to ramp up my productivity in a short time.
You can upload several documents, and the system will merge them as only one, which is very useful.
It's an excellent tool for document control, it helps me to update versions, and nobody has to worry about finding the new version, they only need to know where is the master document.

Cons

There are some process that has to be done manually, like for example when you request the approval of a document once all the approvers give the ok, the platform still requires that an administrator approves the process.

Response from Arena Solutions

Thank you for your great review of Arena PLM, rating it the best product lifecycle management platform you ever used! We're glad your experience with document and revision control has been so positive and we appreciate your feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michelle L.
Industry: Computer Networking
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

PLM Project Mgr

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

I have implemented Arena PLM over the years. The basic PLM information is easy to create and control. The new features and functionality always make for a centralized location for all information on Products in all lifecycle phases. Supplier access allows seamless communication for critical changes incorporation to product lines throughout various product lifecycles. Change Order/Deviation/ Corrective Action Request interface for contract manufacturer to collaborate actions to take on factory floor with critical actions for inventory dispositioning, for material planning and procurement. Centralized location for compliance documentation associated to items within a product. Workflow for Change Orders and Change Requests. Redlines for all Change Order controlled revisions on BOM's. The system is easily modified for unique requirements per company policies. Cloud application eliminates maintenance and hardware requirements which reduces IT cost. Incorporation of best business practices for the release and controlling all product data. New enhancements make this PLM a gem in a fast pace industry.

Pros

Ease of use and all the features to control changes of product lines. On cloud enhancements and maintenance done by software provider. Many ways to make this software

Cons

Spellcheck. Minimal issues

Response from Arena Solutions

Thank you for providing us with the review! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to continuing our relationship with you as well as Nimble Storage.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tan E.

Ease to use the software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Visibility on key information that we need and ease in the set up of new account for access . Turn around time is short and approval process is easy to manage

Cons

No historical record on pricing and Arena pricing could only keep the price of one source , does not allow weighted cost for dual or multiple sources .

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Jeff S.
Industry: Wireless
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Arena is a FANTASTIC solution for the small to midsize company

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/28
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to manage the product record and collaborate with supply chain partners

Pros

In the startup environment with fewer than fifty employee Arena is simple to deploy, maintain, and exceptional for collaborating with key supply chain partners. Arena's ability to scale with the growth of the company and our expanding supply chain is critical to our success.

As the company evolves and grown to more that 200 employees, Arena can evolve and keep pace when your business model. The ability to add additional features such as Quality, speaks well for the capability of the Arena Solution to grow.

Cons

As an Arena system administrator and user I would like to see more flexibility to develop custom work flows. The stage one, stage two methodology is perfect for managing the review and release process gates. However, I need the ability to customize the workflow after the change orders has been released and locked.

There is a need for review and approval after release with supply chain partners that can not be addressed and part of the Implementation process.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Brian F.
Industry: Consumer Electronics
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Arena for a Small Materials Start-Up

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We primarily utilize ARENA for part and document management. The main feature of ARENA that makes it an efficient tool is the ability to easily connect related parts. If a new part is generated, it is very easy to build out a BOM and attach all relevant documentation. And from the other side, it is easy to locate these items when searching for a particular part. Generating new items and documents is simple and straightforward, and the reviewing system is simple to use (and includes notifications for those who need to complete reviews).

Cons

The search function can be tricky to utilize, and is occasionally glitchy. Sometimes searches for known item numbers of document names will return no results, and wild-card searches seem finicky at best. On occasion, the behavior of the Changes functions can make Revisions somewhat difficult. Depending on whether a change has been rejected or withdrawn, it is sometimes impossible to make further edits to a revision until that change is "deleted", even though it had already been rejected. So there are a few minor issues that can impact the ease of use of the system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
7,6/10
Based on 27 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Arena Solutions Pricing

Arena Solutions Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money
Value for Money
4/5
Based on 27 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Arena Solutions Features

Arena Solutions Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
Based on 27 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for Arena Solutions

Additional information for Arena Solutions

Key features of Arena Solutions

  • API
  • BOM management
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Demand Analysis
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Item Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supplier Collaboration

Benefits

Increase your advantage with a comprehensive product realization platform that controls product development, production, and quality processes anytime and anywhere. Arena PLM links new product development, quality activities, and change processes to the complete product record. With Arena, your entire team and supply chain partners can collaborate on everything product from design to sustaining activities.

- Streamlining development

- Advancing quality

- Driving innovation

So, if you want to get innovative products to market faster, with fewer quality issues, and increase profitability–check out why Arena leads the cloud PLM market.

Arena Solutions FAQs

Arena Solutions FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Arena Solutions.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Arena Solutions offer?

Arena Solutions offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of Arena Solutions?

Arena Solutions offers the following features:

  • API
  • BOM management
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Demand Analysis
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Item Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supplier Collaboration

Q. Who are the typical users of Arena Solutions?

Arena Solutions has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Arena Solutions support?

Arena Solutions supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Arena Solutions offer?

Arena Solutions has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Arena Solutions support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Arena Solutions supports

Q. What other apps does Arena Solutions integrate with?

Arena Solutions integrates with the following applications:

Kenandy, Kindrid, Manufacturing Quality, xTuple

Q. What level of support does Arena Solutions offer?

Arena Solutions offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials