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Arena PLM

A unified cloud-based PLM platform
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Arena PLMProduct Overview

  1. About Arena PLM
  2. Pros of Arena PLM
  3. Cons of Arena PLM
  4. Breakdown of core features

Arena PLM product overview

Arena PLM is a cloud-based platform that helps innovative, electronic, high tech, and medical device companies streamline product development. It enables internal teams and supply chain partners to collaborate more effectively from early design through volume production by keeping their supply chain on the same page.

Arena PLM manages a product’s lifecycle from conception, design, and manufacturing, all the way to releasing. Business systems, data, processes, and people are integrated into the Arena PLM tool. It also provides product information and information on the extended supply chain of the business. The platform simplifies the change management (CM) and bills of materials (BOM) for manufacturing and engineering teams.

Arena PLM offers a comprehensive product development platform to accelerate new product development while reducing expenses, increasing profitability, and speeding up time to market. Arena PLM eliminates infrastructure barriers for sharing product information, exchanging ideas, and implementing changes throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Companies of all sizes from startups to large global enterprises use Arena’s product development platform to bring together all teams responsible for designing, sourcing, and delivering products throughout the product life cycle.

Pros of Arena PLM

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  • The platform has a centralized product record that brings together data sheets, drawings, documents, assemblies, and data so items can be easily managed. The centralized product record also allows design decisions to be made quickly, such as reusing part specifications based on old designs, resulting in saved time and money-related expenses.
  • Arena PLM comes with customizable part numbering categories and schemes, letting businesses create unique item records. Categories can have as many as 250 customizable attributes, so data can be tracked and recorded at both the macro and micro levels.

Cons of Arena PLM

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  • Some of the platform’s features, such as the product revision control, cannot be automated and requires extensive manual work.

Breakdown of core features

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Arena PLM has features designed to help businesses streamline product development and deliver products under budget and ahead of schedule.

Product development

Arena PLM’s product development software is designed to make it easy to design, develop, and deliver great products on time and under budget. It automates design and engineering change reviews and creates a historical audit trail of all reviews and approvals. The platform reduces quality issues, build errors, and rework. It also provides revision-controlled designs and bills of materials (BOMs).

Quality management

The software provides closed-loop quality management, connected to the full product record and development process. Arena PLM’s cloud-based platform lets dispersed teams work together and address quality concerns quickly. It facilitates review and continual improvement of quality processes. The platform provides visibility between quality processes, product record, requirements, issues, and related processes. It records the history of all quality processes including CAPAs, DMRs, and DHFs.

Supply chain collaboration

Arena PLM ensures quick communication between internal teams and partners. It allows teams to share information anytime and anywhere. This solution connects external partners to support the timely delivery of innovative products. With Arena PLM, supply chain partners can use formal, real-time collaboration and informal discussion options. Executive management teams can also benefit from layered security to protect critical intellectual property (IP).

(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • BOM management
  • Compliance management
  • Change management
  • Demand analysis
  • Project management
  • Collaboration
  • Quality management
  • Document management
  • Item management
  • Enterprise integration


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