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Arena Solutions Releases New Training Management Module to Further Expand Its Product Development Platform

Today’s medical device, consumer electronics and high tech companies must innovate quickly while maintaining a strong quality management system (QMS) to comply with standards such as those from the FDA, ISO, OSHA, SOX and SOC. Arena’s QMS helps to ensure that organizations produce safe and effective products, with adequate controls in place, from design and manufacturing through delivery and service.

The success of any quality management program is directly related to the quality of the training received by those involved in the entire product lifecycle management process. For many organizations, training management is a secondary responsibility and, as a result, the training manager requires an efficient, automated system for managing it. Using spreadsheets to maintain a traditional “training matrix” is a labor-intensive practice, often leading to outdated documentation rarely in sync with the latest revisions, thereby increasing the risk of failing an audit.  When it comes to federal regulations such as FDA or OSHA, training issues identified in an audit can result in ‘Warning Letters’ and in some instances, even require the business to cease operations.

“Training and a defined quality management system are important to any company that must ensure that their teams have the ability to develop and manufacture the highest quality products,” said Steve Chalgren, executive vice president of product management and chief strategy officer. “Arena Training Management is a reflection of our continued investment in Arena’s quality management capability.

The Summer 2016 release, including Arena Training Management, is available immediately. For more information, please visit: https://www.arenasolutions.com/products/plm/whats-new-summer-16/

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