Product complexity is greater than ever.
Incorporating electronic and software components into traditional mechanical designs has led to additional requirements, more complex integrations, and the need for interoperability. Mechanical engineering teams must stay aligned with electrical and software design teams to avoid costly design errors and new product development (NPD) delays.
The pace of innovation is increasing.
The Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and other new technologies are pushing the limits to design and manufacturing. Highly dispersed teams must be able to move rapidly through the entire product lifecycle while avoiding product design, quality, and manufacturing issues.
Outsourcing is the norm.
Today, most companies heavily outsource with multiple contract manufacturing (CM) partners, suppliers, and design partners. While outsourcing allows for more specialization, it also introduces significant challenges. Without a way to securely manage, share, and collaborate around the entire product design, teams risk confusion that can lead to building or shipping the wrong revision of products.
Regulatory and environmental compliance requirements are demanding and evolving.
To ensure compliance with an increasing number of standards or regulations—including ISO, FDA, RoHS and REACH—today’s complex product companies need to track and manage compliance effectively.
In this demanding global economy, companies must find innovative ways to optimize the path from design to production to ensure success.
Arena invented software-as-a-service (SaaS) product lifecycle management (PLM). Today, Arena offers a wide-ranging set of solutions to speed product development and launches. We understand the daily challenges companies face in turning designs into real products, and we have sold to more than 1,300 companies in the high tech, consumer electronics, and medical device industries.