EDA Direct Brings Arena Cloud PLM to Its Electronic Design Automation Customers

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Foster City, Calif., Jun 26 - Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) applications for bill of materials (BOM) and change management, has signed a reseller agreement with EDA Direct allowing EDA Direct to sell Arena

EDA Direct, the leading reseller of electronic design automation (EDA) software products, is Arena’s first North American reseller. According to EDA Direct CEO Sanjay Patel, “EDA focuses on the design process—but those designs ultimately have to be sourced and manufactured. Our partnership with Arena enables us to provide customers with a robust, easy-to-use cloud PLM solution that can help them better manage the product design/manufacturing process.”

Patel adds that the partnership was a natural fit due to the synergy between the two companies. While products are designed in EDA tools, once it’s time to build a prototype, dedicated cloud PLM tools are needed to keep product data centralized and accurate. Patel says that EDA Direct customers can count on Arena’s cloud PLM applications to help them make more timely, accurate decisions, move projects through the design phase more quickly, reduce opportunities for errors, decrease latency and speed products to market.

Arena’s vice president of sales and strategic alliances Andrea Pitts says Arena’s just-released PartsList, which was created especially for engineers, will be particularly valuable to EDA Direct’s customer base. “Our reseller relationship with EDA Direct will help us take our solutions to a new group of potential customers. In addition to sharing the value of BOMControl, we’re excited to be able to offer PartsList—a nearly-free solution that introduces the value of PLM tools,” she says. “PartsList pulls availability, cost information and datasheets with one click, turning any list of parts into a purchasable BOM that can be shared with document control, purchasing or potential vendors.”

Patel adds, “For many of our customers, Arena’s new PartsList product will help engineers move quickly from the design process to documented BOMs.”

About EDA Direct

EDA Direct, which was incorporated in 1997, specializes in the sales and support of EDA software products and is a leading reseller of EDA products from several companies, including Cliosoft, Concept Engineering, Downstream Technologies, Mentor Graphics and MunEDA. EDA Direct operates under distributor agreements and serves as an extension of the vendors' sales force, offering only best-of-breed solutions and one-stop software shopping.

About Arena Solutions

For more than 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.

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