Summer '11 Release of Arena Further Simplifies Sharing of Product Data
Foster City, Calif., Jun 6 - Arena Solutions, a provider of on-demand bill of materials (BOM) and change management software for small and mid-size manufacturers, today released the Summer
Arena Drop Box streamlines the process of collecting files—and is much more secure than the email processes it replaces. It speeds the hand-off of designs and minimizes the errors that can occur when collecting and transferring documentation. SmartLinks ensure that authorized users are always directed to the latest approved versions of files, without requiring them to learn the Arena system or navigate its interface. SmartLinks can be used for sharing assembly instructions, SOPs, manuals and any other files where it’s critical that team members always see current information. Arena PDX Viewer is a free cloud-based app for viewing Product Data eXchange (PDX) files. It dramatically simplifies the process of communicating build packages, BOMs and other product information to occasional suppliers who don’t need access to a company’s Arena workspace. Arena PDX Viewer mimics the Arena interface, so suppliers see what Arena users see without having to log in to the Arena application. It can be used on all operating systems, including 32- and 64-bit, with no downloads or licenses required.
“The reality is that Arena users range from power users who spend many hours a day in the system to those who only need occasional access,” said Steve Chalgren, vice president of product management and strategy at Arena Solutions. “But it’s important that all types of users be able to easily access the latest product information and contribute to keeping it up to date. The Summer ’11 release acknowledges the different ways users interact with Arena and makes it easier for less frequent users to get data in and out of the system. The big winner is the organization, which benefits from anything that helps make sure the most accurate and up-to-date product data is reaching the manufacturing line.”