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Arena On-Demand PLM Solution Winner of 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award

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Foster City, Calif., Jul 14 - Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive

“The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 is one way in which our magazine tries to help readers navigate the complex landscape of supply and demand chain solutions and service providers,” explained Andrew Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. “The ‘100’ list of companies is designed to showcase providers that have completed successful and innovative real-life supply chain implementations, and give our readers a starting place when looking for solutions to their own supply chain pain points.”

Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management software for mid-sized manufacturers, has been selected for its successful deployment at Color Kinetics, a global leader in intelligent LED illumination technologies. Color Kinetics needed a solution that would support an aggressive rate of new product introduction and ensure real-time collaboration with their global contract manufacturers. Color Kinetics selected Arena PLM because it offers comprehensive change management, capability to manage geographically distributed project teams, web-based architecture for real-time global communication, integration with existing Oracle systems, and easy implementation.

After adopting Arena PLM, Color Kinetics reduced their ECO processing time by 75 percent, and accelerated time-to-market, helping drive revenue growth. Because Arena Solutions PLM is on-demand, requiring no software or hardware installations or IT deployment, implementation was virtually instant and allowed Color Kinetics to focus on the innovative lighting systems that make them market leaders in lighting system technology, not managing IT. As an avid user of Arena PLM since 2001, Color Kinetics continues to enjoy enhanced efficiency across its global supply chain as Arena innovates on its solution and adds new features and customization capabilities.

“People turn to Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine to learn about new solutions and best practices for enabling the supply chain, to understand trends in supply chain technology, and to benchmark their own companies’ enablement initiatives against comparable manufacturers,” said Michael Topolovac, CEO of Arena Solutions. “It is an honor to be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the top 100 enterprise software solutions for the supply chain. Arena will continue to enhance our industry-leading on-demand PLM offering to match the pace of innovation demanded by today’s manufacturers and their extended supply chains.”

The 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 provide supply and demand chain initiatives to small, midsize, and large companies in a variety of industry sectors. The initiatives use technologies and/or services to address and solve pain points in the supply and demand chain, and the results of the initiatives produce a substantial return on investment. Submissions for the 2005 “100” were evaluated based on the pain point(s) addressed by the initiatives, the technologies and services used to address those pain points, the results - the ROI, and plans for taking the project forward.

Arena PLM enables manufacturing companies to share - in real time - a single version of the product record, facilitating design and engineering collaboration in diverse industries such as high-tech electronics, medical devices, and consumer products. With an easy-to-use application that can be accessed on-demand, everyone in the global outsourced supply chain - from OEMs to their contract manufacturers, outsourced designers, and suppliers - is able to work more efficiently, speed time-to-market, and more capably address market pressures.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
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