The Arena integration platform can communicate with a wide range of modern business systems. Integrating Arena PLM with an ERP, for example, they output BOMs, AML, changes, suppliers and costs as structured product definition data in a standard XML-based format. This automated, trigger-based product extends the capabilities of Arena PLM into your other enterprise systems, ensuring key data is right where you need it at all times. Link Arena PLM seamlessly to both cloud and on-site business systems like SAP Business ByDesign, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Solidworks and many others.
Using Arena’s enterprise integration to update Netsuite item records, innovative entrepreneurs at Liquid Robotics centralize records for prototype and production manufacturing.
“Our flagship product, the Wave Glider®, enables dozens of new marine technology applications and missions never before possible. Working with centralized Arena PLM allows us to develop these new technologies more rapidly and efficiently.”
Landis+Gyr, a leading provider of integrated energy management products, uses a standard output that interfaces with SAP to centralize product data sharing and streamline purchasing.
“Our meters and smart grid solutions enable utilities and end-use consumers to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and contribute to a sustainable energy future. Working with Arena PLM helps keep our product designers, purchasing teams, and contract manufacturers connected and working together toward the same goal.”
Integrations with Arena API
Arena API enables you to connect and integrate to leverage all your enterprise business systems to answer questions that range across people, data and operations. Eliminate the unecessary time and errors of re-entering data from system to system. More
Integrations with EDA
Our EDA adapters allow you to maintain an up-to-date part library that tracks your design history and changes from the Arena PLM change approval process and connects that to your EDA system.
Integrating your product data is not just an outbound process from Arena PLM into your ERP systems or EDA libraries. We also have frameworks to allow engineering data from your mechanical CAD systems (even EPDM) to flow directly into your BOMs and product documents.
The Arena Add-In for SolidWorks can reserve part numbers and push new items with their properties intact into Arena PLM. Download Datasheet
Not ready to automate your integration just yet?
Arena PLM has an easy-to-use mechanism for manually reconciling the latest product changes with any other system.
An easy-to-spot red light on your dashboard indicates there are changes waiting to be reconciled.
A single page lists every update redlined against the previous revision so you can keep any number of systems in sync.
Supplier Item Lookup Add-on
Get up-to-the-minute market availability, datasheets and compliance information for all your BOMs.
Check Market Availability
In the past, you entered part data in your BOM manually, and had no way of knowing if your supplier ran out of the item you specified. A last-minute part shortage could cause weeks of delays. With Supplier Item Lookup, your part data is always current in the BOM, which means fewer unwanted surprises and delays.
In the design phase, your engineers spend hours sourcing and researching available parts, manually attaching datasheets to the BOM to ensure your specifications are complete. With Supplier Item Lookup, your datasheets and full part data are automatically associated with each part you specify.
With up-to-date compliance information associated with each component, you can easily catch issues as they arise, saving you time and money as you source more environmentally-friendly alternatives early in the design process.
Arena has partnered with PingOne to offer a Tier-One Cloud Single Sign-On solution. Once users are logged into your SSO system, they won't need to reauthenticate with Arena PLM. Users can still log out of Arena PLM as usual.
Cloud Single Sign On (SSO)
Only Cloud PLM provider to offer cloud SSO
Extend Active Directory or LDAP to include authentication
Minimize typical issues of password synchronization