Sept. 1, 2016

Configuration Versus Customization

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When it comes to PLM there is a serious distinction, and oft times confusion, between the words “configuration” and “customization.” For example, Arena's all-in-one cloud product lifecycle and quality management solution is a product that ...

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In today’s competitively compliant global market, more companies understand the strategic importance of a quality management solution to facilitate the production of high quality products fast while meeting the strict requirements of FDA, SOC, SOX regulations and ISO quality standards.Choosing an on-premise quality software solution to replace paper-based quality management processes was once considered standard. Unfortunately, these same companies now realize an on-premise quality management solution requires additional ...

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"It's okay, Qwallo. You'll be fine as soon as we stop the bleeding."―Skywalker reassures Qwallo while using scissors from his medpac unit.In paintings and sculptures, the legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker was frequently portrayed wielding either his blaster pistol or light saber wearing a robe with a black utility belt that housed a pouch-like medpac unit. Sadly, this invaluable medical device kit was often mistaken as ...

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A new technology spotlight by IDC Manufacturing Insights titled “Cloud PLM: Market Evolution or Revolution?” examines the benefits of product lifecycle management (PLM) in a cloud architecture, as well as the role of Arena Solutions in this strategically important market.This Technology Spotlight puts forth several reasons why product development companies should move to the next generation of PLM. They are as follows:Product complexity, driven by the IoT and ...

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In today’s social media galaxy, news of a negative product review can spread across the universe before your damage-control team gets their jetpacks on to track it down; because of this, companies involved with complex electronics prioritize the prevention of these quality issues from ever shipping to market.The “cost of quality failure” has both internal costs (scrap, rework, and shipping delays) and even more severe external costs (expensive ...

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