Combination of Cloud-based PLM, QMS and ALM Allows Entire Design Team to Identify, Trace, Design and Improve Product Quality Holistically for New Product Development and Introduction
FOSTER CITY, California, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Solutions, pioneer of a cloud-based all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration and QMS, today announced the immediate release of Arena Verify as part of its 2016 Fall Release. With this release, Arena Solutions adds requirements and defect management to their product offering, resulting in a comprehensive, cloud-based product development platform that unites engineering, quality, and operations disciplines in the creation of innovative connected products.
Arena Verify plays a key role in bringing this comprehensive product development platform together. When defects are discovered, the entire process is captured within the product record, unlike stand-alone solutions which trap information within a silo accessed by only a few key people. As a result, Arena Verify provides internal stakeholders and the extended supply chain with complete information on the issue. Requirements management is integrated within the product record so that this critical information can be shared with all relevant stakeholders.
"The complexity of products, supply chains, and demand will continue to increase, so the platform on which products and customer experiences are designed, enabled, and serviced will need to evolve as well," said Jeffrey Hojlo, program director, product innovation, IDC Manufacturing Insights. "A product innovation platform, connecting PLM, ALM, QMS, and other enterprise systems, provides that foundation for the global team of internal and external constituents responsible for product success...Cloud-based PLM systems have become more prevalent to address the need for rapid design, development, introduction, and improvement of products and services."1
Arena's product development platform links collaborative development to the product record for a continuous improvement process that brings unprecedented visibility, clarity and flexibility to all the participants in the development process. Uniting the efforts of software, firmware, mechanical and electrical engineers allows them to innovate together to identify requirements, integrate designs and improve product quality to deliver products to market faster.
"Developing new features and functionality without first finding and fixing issues and bugs that already might exist is a recipe for product disaster and failure," said Kim Khoe, director of quality assurance & regulatory affairs at Apical Instruments. "Arena Verify's capabilities, as part of an all-in-one product development solution, is what the manufacturing market has been waiting for."
"Our goal is to provide those OEMs with complex electronics an all-in-one platform for product development, because there's no reason these systems should live in separate silos," said Steve Chalgren, executive vice president of product management and chief strategy officer, Arena Solutions. "Engineers, designers, quality managers, operations, manufacturing and stakeholders throughout the extended supply chain all need access to product data so they can work together to produce the highest quality product in the shortest amount to time. The introduction of Arena Verify brings together this unified solution."
Arena, the inventor of cloud PLM, provides an all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration and QMS for the design and manufacture of complex electronics. With Arena, electrical, mechanical, software and firmware engineers can collaborate with manufacturing and quality teams to manage their bill of materials, facilitate engineering change orders, and speed prototyping. As a result, Arena customers can better meet standards while they ensure regulatory compliance, improve training management, reduce costs, increase quality, and collapse time to market. Arena has been ranked a Top 10 PLM provider and won the coveted Design News Golden Mousetrap Award in 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.arenasolutions.com.