Arena Blog

Keep Good Employees from Doing Bad Things

When it comes to protecting valuable IP from theft, most manufacturing companies are focused on building a stronger fortress to prevent outside attacks. But the greatest threat to a security breach comes from inside the company.Scary, huh?Remember when the babysitter in...

April 17, 2013

True Integration for Seamless Collaboration

The Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl is just around the corner, and we’ve got another exciting new feature preview today: the Integrated PDXViewer. As a core part of the Arena Cloud, the Integrated PDXViewer offers a seamless process for transmitting manufacturing and quote build packages to your suppliers...

April 9, 2013

Hardware NPI: The Network Effect

One of the keys to our success at Arena is being at the center of the legendary ecosystem of Silicon Valley. This affords us — and many of our customers — the chance to literally rub shoulders with innovators and inventors at all stages of product development, design and...

April 3, 2013

Makers and Hardware Startups Connect Online

It’s hard to miss the fact that the world of hardware startups is red-hot right now — especially if you’ve been reading our blog. The recent SXSW Interactive conference, which historically focuses on social media and consumer software, had an enormous influx...

March 28, 2013

Have it your way

In preparation for the Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl, we’re highlighting some of the ways that our customer feedback helps us drive product development. Today’s post showcases one of our most-requested features: “Custom Item Lifecycle Phases”. Companies have their own business processes and nomenclature for...

March 27, 2013