“Many of our customers are using Arena PLM today,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “By establishing this strategic alliance, our mutual customers can be assured that their product lifecycle data and their work in progress engineering data are in sync and work together as a unified system.”
The OrCAD and Arena integration provides a number of benefits for organizations using both systems. Components from the enterprise PLM system are available directly within the OrCAD Capture CIS design environment making search, selection, and placement very simple. Parts listed as obsolete in the PLM system can be easily identified and swapped out in an OrCAD design. All parts added to a design are assured to be approved and preferred components. With a complete design containing accurate component information, OrCAD users can create zero touch BOMs because all required component information comes directly from their enterprise PLM system. Finally these BOMs are easily imported into Arena PLM for sharing with the rest of the organization.
Arena PLM provides product companies with a solution that gives all stakeholders, from internal engineers to key suppliers, access to the product record, ensuring that everyone has a single version of the truth. Because it is delivered as a service via the cloud, Arena deploys, scales and connects to the extended supply chain effortlessly. Plus, Arena is constantly updating the solution with new modules that add even more value. In the past 18 months, Arena has released:
With Arena, technology, medical device and other product companies can speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and streamline supply chain management to collapse time to market.
“Improving the integration between OrCAD and Arena helps companies design products with fewer iterations, saving time, avoiding errors, and eliminating manual entry,” said Steve Chalgren, vice president of product management and strategy at Arena. “This allows companies to bring products to market faster, reduce prototyping and scrap, and collaborate on product changes with strategic partners across the globe.”
About Arena Solutions
Arena pioneered cloud-based PLM. Arena’s suite of PLM and supply chain solutions enables engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, streamline their supply chain, improve margins, and collapse time to market. Arena PLM applications simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management for companies of all sizes, while offering the right balance of flexibility and control throughout the product lifecycle — from prototype to production. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM provider and Top 5 Supplier Collaboration solution. Arena also holds a spot on National Association for Business Resources’ ’‘San Francisco’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” List for 2014.
About EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence® Channel Partner serving all of North America and an Autodesk Authorized Value Added Reseller. EMA manufactures the Component Information Portal™ (CIP), TimingDesigner®, and CircuitSpace®, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York. Visit EMA at ema-eda.com for more information.