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Arena Simplifies Outsourcing and Enables Efficient Change Management for Innovative Manufacturers

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Foster City, Calif., Mar 12 - Arena Solutions, Inc. (formerly, the leading provider of online Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced select new customers in diverse industries, representing continued momentum for the rapidly deployed Arena PLM solution. These customers - including broadband, optical and wireless system providers - will use the web-native Arena PLM solution to centralize and manage their product data in a secure, collaborative online workspace. As the system of record for product information, Arena PLM helps them manage outsourced manufacturing activities more easily and streamlines the change management process throughout the product lifecycle.

These innovative manufacturers chose Arena PLM because of its web-native architecture, which has significant functional and economic advantages over client/server PLM systems and manual processes. New Arena PLM customers include: Airespace (, an emerging leader in next-generation wireless LAN infrastructure; Celite Systems, a provider of residential broadband access products that help service providers bring broadband to the home market at a low cost; Infinera (, which offers innovative optics and telecommunications technologies; Salira Networks, which builds systems that enable service providers to provision broadband services more quickly and economically; and Strix Systems (, which delivers the Access/One(TM) Network, a complete wireless system for enterprises.

“We were spending a great deal of time managing our product information in Excel, and still didn’t have real-time visibility into the true status of our products,” said Brian Ronald, Director of Operations at Strix Systems. “With Arena PLM, we have a centralized system of record for our product data that can be accessed by any team member, anywhere in the world. This helps us manage changes more efficiently, especially when we're working with contract manufacturers and other outsourced partners.”

Arena PLM provides a centralized environment for managing product data, making it easy for OEMs, suppliers and outsourced partners to collaborate in real time around a single set of information - regardless of geographic location or time zone. This is particularly valuable for OEMs that need a secure way to share continually changing product data with contract manufacturers. Other benefits include fewer costly mistakes, improved product quality and faster time to market. The cost-effective subscription model, which makes Arena PLM affordable for organizations of any size, means that Arena PLM customers realize rapid ROI.

“The web-native Arena PLM solution provides immediate, tangible benefits to globally distributed product development teams,” said Michael Topolovac, CEO of Arena Solutions. “By providing real-time visibility into product status across OEMs and their outsourced partners, Arena PLM enables customers to make more informed decisions, more quickly. We’re very pleased to welcome these new customers and help them compete and win through better control over complex development and manufacturing processes.”

Pricing & Availability
The Arena PLM solution includes three application suites: Product Arena, Sourcing & Costing Arena and Integration Arena. For a limited time, Arena is bundling the Product Definition, Manufacturer Management, Vendor Management and Change Management modules for a one-time cost of $9,995. Those individual modules are normally available for a one-time cost of $4,995 each. User licenses are available for $995 per year with no set-up or installation fees. Customers can access Arena PLM from any computer with a web browser; there is no traditional software to install, maintain or upgrade. New Arena customers can be up and running within days. They can register by visiting the company’s website at or by calling the sales department at +1.866.937.1438.

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