START-IT Magazine Designates Arena PLM One of 2007's Top 50 Manufacturing Technologies
Foster City, Calif., Nov 7 - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that START-IT Magazine has designated Arena PLM one of the top 50 manufacturing technologies on the market. Evaluated against hundreds of other technologies in the manufacturing field for product functionality and uniqueness, START-IT editors selected Arena for the crucial role its on-demand (SaaS) PLM software plays in the advancement of today
Considered by decision makers across all manufacturing segments to be a primary source for business strategies that best take advantage of today’s technologies, START-IT included the recognition in its Fall 2007 issue. The magazine honored Arena PLM for its innovative and emerging technology—being the only true on-demand, secure, Internet-based PLM service and a superior alternative to complicated, expensive client/server options—with zero additional IT investment needed.
“Arena was chosen as one of the top 50 technologies because of the way it helps manufacturers streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, and speed time-to-market,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT magazine. “The company’s on-demand approach to PLM is unique and makes it very easy to use, quick to deploy, and a highly affordable option. Arena PLM stands out as a winner against competitive technologies. Companies who invest in Arena PLM stand to benefit from their leading-edge technology and improve their business results.”
“We’re delighted to be recognized by START-IT as a top technology for manufacturers,” said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. “Every time we see one of our customers assert greater control over their product record, comply with industry requirements, or improve communications with their contract manufacturers and the many different cross-functional teams that are involved in their product development process, we know we’ve got it right. There’s no question that compared to traditional client/server PLM software—or worse, manual processes—manufacturers can gain many significant advantages by adopting on-demand Arena PLM.”