Arena PLM

Avis clients sur Arena PLM

par Arena Solutions

PLM Project Mgr

Publié le 23/09/2016
Michelle L.
PLM Manger
Réseaux informatiques, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: I have implemented Arena PLM over the years. The basic PLM information is easy to create and control. The new features and functionality always make for a centralized location for all information on Products in all lifecycle phases. Supplier access allows seamless communication for critical changes incorporation to product lines throughout various product lifecycles. Change Order/Deviation/ Corrective Action Request interface for contract manufacturer to collaborate actions to take on factory floor with critical actions for inventory dispositioning, for material planning and procurement. Centralized location for compliance documentation associated to items within a product. Workflow for Change Orders and Change Requests. Redlines for all Change Order controlled revisions on BOM's. The system is easily modified for unique requirements per company policies. Cloud application eliminates maintenance and hardware requirements which reduces IT cost. Incorporation of best business practices for the release and controlling all product data. New enhancements make this PLM a gem in a fast pace industry.

Avantages: Ease of use and all the features to control changes of product lines. On cloud enhancements and maintenance done by software provider. Many ways to make this software

Inconvénients: Spellcheck. Minimal issues

Réponse de l'éditeur

envoyé par Arena Solutions le 26/09/2016

Thank you for providing us with the review! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to continuing our relationship with you as well as Nimble Storage.

Arena is a FANTASTIC solution for the small to midsize company

Publié le 28/06/2017
Jeff S.
Sr. Document Control Manager
Services sans fil, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Ability to manage the product record and collaborate with supply chain partners

Avantages: In the startup environment with fewer than fifty employee Arena is simple to deploy, maintain, and exceptional for collaborating with key supply chain partners. Arena's ability to scale with the growth of the company and our expanding supply chain is critical to our success. As the company evolves and grown to more that 200 employees, Arena can evolve and keep pace when your business model. The ability to add additional features such as Quality, speaks well for the capability of the Arena Solution to grow.

Inconvénients: As an Arena system administrator and user I would like to see more flexibility to develop custom work flows. The stage one, stage two methodology is perfect for managing the review and release process gates. However, I need the ability to customize the workflow after the change orders has been released and locked. There is a need for review and approval after release with supply chain partners that can not be addressed and part of the Implementation process.

Proud customer for fifteen years

Publié le 11/10/2016
Roget R.
Principal Engineer
Automobile, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: For a decade and a half the various modules and services of Arena PLM have been at the hub of my engineering activities. At multiple companies and across several industries this software has been able to deliver powerful, enterprise level cloud-based lifecycle management solutions in a reliable and user friendly manner, and I am amazed by the quality of support. As far as I'm concerned, Arena is one of my core suites in ANY venture, the one quantity I can depend on because it just *works*.

Avantages: The sheer flexibility and ease of use, combined with a low barrier to entry and learning curve. Combine that with both desktop and mobile accessibility and you have a best-in-class offering.

Inconvénients: There are a couple of feature enhancements that I've been waiting for a while now, but I also recognize that 1) there are workarounds for those missing elements that are functional, just not pretty and 2) Arena support has shown a clear track record of listening and responding to customer feedback, so I'm fairly confident I'll see those new addons someday.

The best PLM & QMS software you can get

Publié le 27/11/2019
Utilisateur vérifié
Quality Lead
Internet, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 1 à 5 mois
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: We use Arena for PLM activities and also as document management system. Definitely you need to try it once.

Avantages: No learning curve, super easy to start working on the tool.
Item Management: With item management you can easily switch between the current and previous revisions

Inconvénients: Interface can be improved. In future, they can focus on mobile version of the software. Apart from that I think it is really a nice tool.

Ease to use the software

Publié le 29/06/2017
Tan E.
Director , Global Mechanical Commodities
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
3/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
3/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Visibility on key information that we need and ease in the set up of new account for access . Turn around time is short and approval process is easy to manage

Inconvénients: No historical record on pricing and Arena pricing could only keep the price of one source , does not allow weighted cost for dual or multiple sources .

Arena Review

Publié le 20/02/2020
Ryan R.
Hardware Engineer
Électronique grand public, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
3/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
3/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Overall, Arena does the job it is supposed to, but the user experience could be better.

Avantages: Arena is a good tool for managing complex Bill of Materials and supplier/sourcing relationships. Sourcing info is easy to find, and it's easy to see where a specific component is used.

Inconvénients: The user interface is a bit outdated and not very visually appealing. The search functions are not always the best.

Arena for a Small Materials Start-Up

Publié le 01/05/2019
Brian F.
Senior Materials Engineer
Électronique grand public, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Avantages: We primarily utilize ARENA for part and document management. The main feature of ARENA that makes it an efficient tool is the ability to easily connect related parts. If a new part is generated, it is very easy to build out a BOM and attach all relevant documentation. And from the other side, it is easy to locate these items when searching for a particular part. Generating new items and documents is simple and straightforward, and the reviewing system is simple to use (and includes notifications for those who need to complete reviews).

Inconvénients: The search function can be tricky to utilize, and is occasionally glitchy. Sometimes searches for known item numbers of document names will return no results, and wild-card searches seem finicky at best. On occasion, the behavior of the Changes functions can make Revisions somewhat difficult. Depending on whether a change has been rejected or withdrawn, it is sometimes impossible to make further edits to a revision until that change is "deleted", even though it had already been rejected. So there are a few minor issues that can impact the ease of use of the system.

Easy to use, very user friendly software.

Publié le 16/02/2018
Yuliya L.
BOM Administrator
Génie mécanique ou industriel, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Avantages: I use the software since 2014 and I love it. As I already mentioned, it's super user friendly and it takes no time to work comfortable with it. I contact support service few times and received the feedback in less then 24 hours. I like that developers listens users inquiries and improve Arena in new releases. Also it's very important that they provide webinars before software updates and send video that Administrators can share to all users.

Inconvénients: It's hard to say because the product is great. However I wish it would be less limitation with number of items mass uploading. For example sometimes our ECOs have more then 100 items but we can not upload more then 50 in one shot

Arena has been a great tool for transitioning from no PLM to being able manage our products globally

Publié le 28/06/2017
Ryan B.
Product Development Manager
Articles de sport, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Organization. The software has helped me organize and manage all of our part numbers. It has also allowed me to share the most up to date, and controlled information with our suppliers.

Avantages: The learning curve is not too steep and the Arena team is regularly improving the functionality.
Additionally the customer support has been top notch

Inconvénients: Management of suppliers and sharing information (especially files) with suppliers leaves some room for improvement. Another key improvement would be improving the already useful search function to be able to exclude items from a search.

Recent Updates Have Improved it, but still missing bulk vendor permissions update

Publié le 02/06/2018
Anthony P.
Quality Engineer
Logiciels
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
3/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Approval signature flow works very well. Analytics is very powerful, but of course it comes at extra cost

Inconvénients: The notification emails are too frequent and can be very cryptic as one learns the system. There is not bulk permissions update, so when vendor has a new person come on board, that person has to be manually added one-by-one to every Engineering Change Order they need to view.

Great for planning an expansion without risking huge CapEx.

Publié le 27/11/2017
Bradley C.
Professor
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
Source : SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Overall this is a really great product. The high level actions are easy to understand, and there are even graphics that can be used as specific inputs and outputs so that a presentation can have products rather than widgets. Also, the negatives of the strange statistical anomalies really are not a big deal. An experienced operations manager or engineer will know what to pay attention to and what is noise.

Avantages: This program's biggest upside is its ability to provide a testing ground for potential upgrades, expansions, or new factories, facilities, etc. without needing to spend huge dollars on a physical pilot or building or the labor cost of a time study or statistical analysis from a Black Belt or other highly paid employee

Inconvénients: Some of the random variables do not take into account reality well enough. I understand that true AI is not possible right now, but the fact is that purely statistics based tools can produce results that would never occur in the real world (i.e. A factory only attempts to build 3 units in an entire day and 3,000 the next day because it is possible in a Poisson Process).

Arena provides a high degree of value; lots of functionality relative to the cost.

Publié le 28/06/2017
John E.
Senior Product Quality Engineer
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 10 001+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: We aren't using all the potential benefits at present, but are working to take advantage of them. It is a solid tool for Configuration Management; we are just starting to use some of the capabilities that go beyond classic CM.

Avantages: This tool allows an organization with limited Configuration Management experience to do an effective job of CM.

Inconvénients: Some of the user interfaces could be improved to be more intuitive for those unfamiliar with CM or databases, but this is more a user training issue.

Excellent PLM System!

Publié le 17/10/2016
Kim K.
Director, Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance
Appareils médicaux, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Going from an access database and manual ECO system to ARENA was a change that provided so many benefits. Our ECO turn around time decreased, we were able to make changes to parts and various BOMs quicker and easier. Changes made to parts/BOMs are fully traceable and the changes are available on ARENA via redlines.
The various quality modules provided us with a more streamlined approach to CAPAs, NMRs and Device Returns.
Our purchasing function has improved as access to necessary files is all provided via ARENA.
Overall the ARENA PLM System is very user friendly and a very powerful tool.

Avantages: The change module, items module, and quality module, ease of use, and customer service at ARENA

Inconvénients: No cons at this time.

Intuitive, easy to use and flexible

Publié le 28/06/2017
Kay S.
Quality Engineer
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Avantages: - The advanced search tool I like the most. It helps me to filter what I need for change orders or part numbers regarding to any given attributes.
- I also like the that you can customize attributes for ECRs, ECOs and items

Inconvénients: Product revision control is a bit too manual (no auto-rev-up for parent items). Some GUI at the request level is confusing.

It needs some efforts to start with it, but it worth it.

Publié le 12/01/2018
Utilisateur vérifié
Development Engineer
51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Good product organization, and control of the history of all revisions for all components, even their end of life.
Suppliers use it as well.

Avantages: THat after you add your products, then easily you can find each detail in it and the history review.

Inconvénients: The time it needed to learn the process, and start to implement it. but it is like that when you start to learn a new process.

Very good system once you learn it, routing a bit complex for change orders.

Publié le 11/07/2017
Robert W.
Director Q and R
Appareils médicaux, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Esig with all records and as EDMS both for Design and Production, Training records consolidated for those records, now ad hoc capability for external training records.

Avantages: Training system now available, configurable for design and production environment. The company appears to listen and be responsive to problems when encountered in the released product.

Inconvénients: Training system does not allow cloning for job specific tasks to be combined for higher level employees that perform multiple functions.

Very easy to get started and arrange Arena standard systems to match our way of working

Publié le 28/06/2017
Michel T.
Product development manager
Électronique grand public, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: All documentation in one place with all spec's and info attached to the BOM. Creates overview, peace of mind, reduces time to search for info, reduces confusion in the organization etc etc

Avantages: Minimal set up, only create settings to match our need, and all files, data and info is linked to items so all info is in one place

Inconvénients: Some User interface details, like the multifunction back key, top right corner is not so intuitive, i often need to explain the function. Moving from one item one level up in the BOM is not so easy, so moving between multileve partlists is not so intuitive. Editing BOM/spec can only be done when you in that level, so you have to first go into the subassy to be bale to add/remove items. There must be a way that this is not needed so you can do it anytime as long as you see the item you want to modify.

Easy to use cloud-based PLM system provides a stable and reliable source for controlled data

Publié le 28/06/2017
Phil S.
Configuration Manager
Aviation et industrie aéronautique, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Reliable PLM controls

Avantages: Mature software with many quick views and links to related information. Easy to train users, intuitive interface

Inconvénients: Report writer is old and awkward and needs overhaul. Inability to provide searches/filters/reports based on stage of route for change orders.

Feature rich Web 2.0 application for product lifecycle management

Publié le 01/02/2018
Steve P.
Software
Appareils médicaux, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
Source : SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Product is continuously improving

Avantages: Greate once you understand how to use it. Easy to use, reliable, cloud provisioned. Help and support are available online, training videos, too.

Inconvénients: Hard to learn, difficult for users who are familiar with rich application interfaces. It's a hard sell for people used to modern applications.

Good

Publié le 11/07/2017
Caroline L.
Sr. Document control Specialist
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: Simple and easy to use and access. Our users easily to find information and document they looking for.

Had a positive experience using the software, and keeps a great record of the history of changes.

Publié le 28/06/2017
Veena D.
Program Manager
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 6 à 12 mois
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Ties items and assemblies together to find full history of the changes, ECO's, and Deviations. The new changes included a header change to show the progress of the ECO, which helps to view the status.

Inconvénients: Sometimes hard to navigate and search for requested items. The "Changes" View doesn't show a list of items, so unless you know what you're searching for specifically, it is hard to see it on the changes tab.

Good to can organise the project and everything involved in it.

Publié le 12/07/2017
Sam A.
Test engineer
Automatisation industrielle, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: Good organised, and after a while can find everything I need, good with this notification list so I can follow all emails I received from ARENA and the action point I have there.

Inconvénients: Needs continuously use to can remember all functions and features, sometimes it is too many steps to go through before adding any item.

Great support thru the initial setup process, no issues at any time with the system after.

Publié le 28/06/2017
Matt I.
Hardware Manager
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Ease of use for new users. Full customization of all fields to meet our specific needs without having to develop anything.

Inconvénients: The inability to create new items in bulk. Ie. if you create this type of part you also need these 4 other parts no matter what. The ability to have a macro type option to do some of these multiple part creations would be great.

Software has automated the training function well however still missing certain features.

Publié le 12/07/2017
Sue V.
Director of Finance, HR and Corp. Compliance
Appareils médicaux, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
3/5
Note globale
2/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Automation of document control and training.

Avantages: Trackability. I can keep track of who has been trained, when and what is open. Can eliminate paper training records, especially since the system is managed on 2 coasts.

Inconvénients: Document control, change control a bit complicated-too many steps. Not very intuitive. Have to go from one screen to another.

Document Management

Publié le 08/08/2019
Leo L.
Chief Compliance Officer
Appareils médicaux, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 6 à 12 mois
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
Source : GetApp
2/5
Note globale
1/5
Facilité d'utilisation
1/5
Fonctionnalités
1/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: very bad

Avantages: It's bad that I didn't like it very well, It could be more intuitive. Pros are overshadowed by Cons

Inconvénients: No technical supports
Documentation Management and Quality Management not relevant to medical device applicatons/