Arena Solutions Honored for PLM Leadership with a Position on the START-IT 125 List of Most Influential Manufacturing Technology Providers
Positive customer references, business model strength/execution, market leadership, and technological innovation elevated Arena to a top spot among hundreds of contenders
Foster City, Calif., April 3, 2008 — Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced it has been named to the 2008 START-IT 125, which highlights the most influential technology providers in the manufacturing industry. Arena Solutions was chosen by the magazine's editors and editorial board from hundreds of technology providers as one of the companies with the greatest impact on the direction of the industrial market.
Arena Solutions is recognized for its innovative, easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy, on-demand PLM software that makes it possible for its customers to bring higher quality products to market faster, more effectively collaborate with their ever-expanding global supply chains around live, up-to-date product data, and better manage and maintain regulatory compliance.
“Each year, we see more change in the manufacturing industry and the available technology, and each year the editors of START-IT must be more critical in examining the top 125 technology providers,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. “The START-IT 125 lets our readers know what the best solutions are, who can provide them, and how they can help manufacturers improve business practices.”
“The commendation from START-IT, a publication that’s highly respected for its handle on the manufacturing industry and read by decision-makers across all manufacturing segments, is certainly an honor,” said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. “We’d like to think that for all of the positive reasons we made the list, our customers’ success with the software stands out most and communicates the real reason we’re leaders in this market. Hundreds of small- to medium-sized entrepreneurial companies, from upstarts to well-established brands, who are breathing new life and excitement into their markets, have benefited from the role Arena PLM plays in their success.”
About START-IT magazine
START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasizing the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. Emphasizing the power of partnerships, START-IT is read by decision makers across all manufacturing segments as a primary source of business strategies to best take advantage of today’s technologies.
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.
To learn more about Arena Solutions:
- Visit the Arena Solutions website.
- Read the Arena blog on product design, development and manufacturing.
- Follow @arenasolutions on Twitter.
- Follow Arena on LinkedIn.