Arena Solutions Signs Intuit
Foster City, Calif., May 4 - Arena Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced Intuit Inc., a leading provider of business and financial management solutions, as a new customer. Intuit is using Arena PLM to manage product data and change control associated with software packaging and other boxed software products.
“Intuit needed a system that could support thousands of components and products on-demand,” said Carl Rendell, director, Supply Chain Technology at Intuit. “Arena PLM lets us replace manual product data management systems with an integrated and automated solution that supports versioning, change control and secure collaboration with our fulfillment houses.”
Arena is establishing a new standard for boxed software product management and supply chain collaboration. Because Arena PLM is a web-native application, companies can begin using it quickly without the need of additional IT resources. Arena PLM also makes it possible for companies to phase out manual processes for communicating bills of materials (BOMs) to its suppliers and import its stock keeping units (SKUs) into Arena PLM. In addition, Arena’s subscription model enables companies to pay as they go, resulting in faster ROI by eliminating steep upfront charges.
“The adoption of Arena PLM by Intuit further validates the Arena PLM online solution as a highly attractive alternative to expensive, risky, and cumbersome client-server applications,” said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. “Arena PLM is unique in its ability to seamlessly connect a global supply chain without expensive VPN links, potential security breaches or additional IT investment. It is all about our customers benefiting from that ability to connect - and seeing first-hand the value an on demand PLM solution can add to the bottom line.”