Arena Ranked Top 10 PLM Solution

Business-Software.com’s Top 10 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Report (2013 Edition) ranks Arena Cloud PLM the most affordable PLM.

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Foster City, California (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

Arena, pioneer of cloud PLM applications, has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM solution provider by Business-Software.com. Arena was recognized as the only cloud-based solution to make the list and was also voted as the most affordable.

"Arena is delighted to be recognized as one of the top 10 PLM solutions in the market," says Kent Killmer, Arena’s vice president of marketing. "Rare is the case when the perfect storm comes together where a cloud SaaS provider is recognized for being affordable and yet still possessing leading edge technology to drive market functionality beyond feature-parity. This award validates our mission whereby Arena’s cloud-based PLM solution is both cost-effective for innovative startups and yet robust enough to satisfy the demands of a global enterprise.”

Arena’s wide-ranging marquis customers, which include GoPro, Beats by Dre, Fitbit, Lytro, SiriusXM, and SunLink, depend on Arena's patented cloud-based PLM solution to streamline the manufacturing process to efficiently design innovative products and ship them to market quickly. Arena’s Spring 2013 product release included significant new functionality designed to offer Arena PLM customers — including a growing number of larger companies — new capabilities around IP control and better visibility into their entire product lifecycle.

"Our new features deliver on the promise of cost savings and ease of implementation offered by cloud-based solutions,” says Steve Chalgren, Arena’s vice president of product management and strategy. “By broadening our ability to solve more complex problems for our customers, we are achieving a much deeper partnership with companies that range in size from fast-growing startups in need of a scalable solution, to larger customers with sophisticated challenges. We’ve become the de facto PLM of choice for innovative manufacturers in Silicon Valley.”

Arena’s PLM solutions have helped manufacturers of all sizes realize the benefit of manufacturing in the cloud by providing customers up to 70% reduction in ECO cycle times and a 20% reduction in time to market. Arena helped Sierra Wireless streamline its supply chain processes so dramatically, they were able to release 173 new products in the first year.

Chalgren describes the Spring 2013 release as the first in a number of steps intended to expand Arena PLM’s market attractiveness. Says Chalgren, “We’re happy to be recognized as a Top 10 PLM provider, but our goal — via our commitment to delivering superior cloud PLM features— is to be acknowledged by the industry as the TOP of the Top 10.”    

About Arena Solutions

Arena pioneered cloud PLM applications. The company’s products, including BOMControl, PartsList and PDXViewer, enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and streamline supply chain management. Arena cloud PLM applications simplify bill of materials and change management for companies of all sizes, and offer the right balance of flexibility and control at every point in the product lifecycle—from prototype to full-scale production. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena holds a spot on the San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work List for 2013.

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