“The Spring 2013 release is the first in a number of steps intended to expand our market attractiveness,” says Steve Chalgren, Arena’s vice president of product management and strategy. “This feature roadmap offers customers new capabilities around IP control and better visibility into the product lifecycle. Arena helps companies ranging from fast-growing startups in need of a scalable solution to larger customers with sophisticated content management challenges.”
The Spring 2013 release provides customers with the ability to control and isolate access to information between functional groups. Administrators can grant access to employees outside of Engineering (Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, etc.) and tailor their access so they only see items and files relevant to their specific roles — thereby enhancing independent, streamlined workflow processes all while protecting valuable IP.
“Arena allows account administrators to control and restrict employee and partner access to valuable or sensitive files and items in BOMControl,” says Chalgren. “By providing administrators with the ability to control access to sensitive information, especially IP, companies are free to bolster collaboration amongst internal and external teams, providing them with the confidence that their data will be secure.”
The configuration of Arena BOMControl gives customers the ability to accurately reflect each company’s established and unique processes and nomenclature. The feature also provides managers with greater visibility to track and indicate the progress of items through all phases of a product’s New Product Introduction (NPI) – from concept to new product introduction through end of life. “Because managers can now see product progress with greater granularity, they can make financial and business decisions quickly, accurately, and without lengthy investigation,” says Chalgren.
Arena provides even the largest customers with the most robust cloud-based PLM solution in the market. “These new features deliver on the promise of cost savings and ease of implementation offered by cloud-based solutions,” says Chalgren. “We help smaller companies scale while allowing companies of all sizes manage substitutions throughout the supply chain and get information out of the Arena system in a number of easy new ways. By broadening our ability to solve more complex problems for our customers— we are achieving a much deeper partnership with our customers.”
To see more information about all the enhancements and new features in the Spring 2013 release please visit https://www.arenasolutions.com/products/plm/whats-new-spring-2013/.
About Arena Solutions
Arena pioneered cloud PLM applications. The company’s products, including BOMControl, PartsList and PDXViewer, enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and streamline supply chain management. Arena cloud PLM applications simplify bill of materials and change management for companies of all sizes, and offer the right balance of flexibility and control at every point in the product lifecycle—from prototype to full-scale production. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena holds a spot on the San Jose Mercury News’ Top Workplaces list for 2012.