bom.com Online Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Application Chosen by Manufacturers to Manage New Product Introduction (NPI) Process
Diverse Businesses Cite Process Improvements and Rapid Deployment as Key Factors for Adoption
Foster City, Calif., October 2, 2002 — bom.com, the leading provider of online product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced three new customers manufacturing a wide range of products. These customers will manage their new product introduction (NPI) processes by using bom.com to organize complete product definition information, communicate more effectively with globally dispersed contract manufacturers and gain greater control over changing product data.
Among the new customers choosing the rapidly deployed bom.com solution are: Accordion Networks, which designs and supplies next-generation onsite broadband multi-services activation platforms; Accumux Technologies, which develops and delivers high-precision innovative optical components and sub-systems for DWDM fiber-optic communication systems; and Strida Bicycle (www.strida.com), which manufactures the world’s lightest folding production bicycle.
“We implemented bom.com just as the transition to a contract manufacturer in Asia was starting to spiral out-of-control,” said Steedman Bass, managing director of Strida Bicycle. “bom.com enabled a design firm in Windsor (UK), the management team in London, an assembly operation in Taiwan and a manufacturer in China to all get on the same page in real time. I wish we had known about bom.com months ago when we were still in the development phase; the hand-off to production would have been much smoother. But now we use the system to organize complete product specifications and documents, manage the quotation process and keep our contract manufacturers in Taiwan and China ahead of, instead of behind, the change process. There is simply not another product on the market that combines the user-friendliness, functionality, stability and ease of implementation of bom.com. We’ll never look back.”
bom.com provides a centralized environment for managing product data, making it easy for OEMs, suppliers and outsourced partners to collaborate in real time around a single set of information — regardless of geographic location or IT infrastructure. This is particularly valuable for OEMs that need a secure way to share continually changing product data with contract manufacturers. Other benefits include fewer costly mistakes, improved product quality and faster time to market. The cost-effective subscription model, which makes bom.com affordable for organizations of any size, means that bom.com customers realize rapid ROI.
“bom.com helps companies bring new products to market faster and more efficiently,” said Michael Topolovac, president and CEO of bom.com. “We’re proud to contribute to our customers’ successes by giving them a better way to design, build and launch their products.”
bom.com is available for an annual subscription of $995 per user with no set-up or installation fees. Customers can access bom.com from any computer with a web browser; there is no traditional software to buy, install, maintain or upgrade. New bom.com customers can be up and running within days. They can register by visiting the company's website at www.arenasolutions.com or by calling the sales department at 866.937.1438.
About Arena Solutions
For over a decade, Arena has been redefining PLM with a suite of cloud applications that enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to work better together—from first prototype to full-scale production. Arena helps innovative manufacturers bring better products to market faster with cloud PLM offerings that speed prototyping, reduce scrap and help manufacturers collaborate on product changes with strategic partners across the globe.
Arena cloud PLM products simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management, and offer manufacturers the right balance of flexibility and control—at every point in the product lifecycle. PartsList and PDXViewer are lightweight single-user applications that allow manufacturers to move quickly and efficiently while designing, documenting and sharing a prototype. When scaling to production and beyond, the Arena core application provides full PLM functionality so manufacturers can control revisions, manage the engineering change process and selectively share accurate, up-to-date BOMs with partners, suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California.
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