American Icon Char-Broil Chooses Arena PLM to Help Introduce the Gas Grill All Over Again
Foster City, Calif., May 14 - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that Char-Broil, the first name in gas grills, has chosen Arena PLM to help provide outdoor chefs with products that meet every cook
"Innovation, like the recent introduction of infrared grill technology at an affordable price, is a core value at Char-Broil," said Thom Ward, director of marketing for Char-Broil. "Arena PLM's simple to use software will help us create more inspired outdoor products that deliver superior taste, simplicity and efficiency."
Char-Broil considered several vendors to find the PLM software that best met its requirements. The company selected Arena PLM after participating in Arena's "try and buy" program that enables the company to try the software with its own data before buying it. Arena Solutions is unique in allowing organizations like Char-Broil to validate Arena PLM against specific company requirements before making any investment, thus lowering companies' risk to their business. Char-Broil quickly realized Arena PLM is faster, easier and less expensive to deploy than traditional client/server software. Delivered on a world-class, on-demand architecture, Arena PLM lets Char-Broil focus on developing world-class gas grills rather than buying, managing and maintaining expensive IT hardware.
"The entire Arena team is excited to work with such a well-known and successful company as Char-Broil. We are huge fans of its products, and appreciate Char-Broil's drive for innovation and desire to perfect the grilling experience," said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer at Arena Solutions. "By using award-winning Arena PLM to manage BOMs and automate change processes, Char-Broil will continue to improve product quality, minimize errors and increase the pace of innovation."