New, lightweight applications extend the benefits of cloud PLM to a new audience
Foster City, CA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud bill of materials (BOM) and change management software, today announced the launch of two new applications that make it easy for manufacturers of all sizes to capture, communicate and share product data as they move from prototype to production— Arena PartsList, and Arena PDXViewer.
PartsList and PDXViewer are flexible applications that require no set up, are simple to use and give engineers more control over their prototyping projects.
PartsList is a lightweight BOM management app, and PDXViewer is an easy-to-use build package viewer. Using PartsList and PDXViewer together, engineers can import designs from ECAD, automatically complete documentation, then share completed BOMs or PDX build packages with anyone.
With the addition of PartsList and PDXViewer, Arena now fully supports teams and organizations of any size—and with any budget—as they go from prototype to production and back again. According to Steve Chalgren, vice president of product management and strategy for Arena, “We already offer a scalable product that whole organizations and their supply chains can use to centralize BOMs, manage product changes and revisions and securely share up-to-date product information. We are just extending the benefits of the cloud to a wider audience by creating products that can help OEMs document and share their designs with CMs earlier in the process. With PartsList and PDXViewer, startups and small tech companies finally have a way to get up and running with no set up costs, and no hassle.”
Ken Bozzini, chief financial officer for Arena, added, “Whether you’re a large business, or two guys in a garage, the success of your product depends on your ability to manage it from prototype to production. By launching this new solution at a lower price point, we hope to encourage small manufacturers to adopt the tools they need to get their products to market on time, and at cost.”
PartsList and PDXViewer enable engineers and manufacturers to capture and share designs at a low cost. For organizations that also need to manage product changes or collaborate with a more robust supplier ecosystem, the economical yet fully scalable Arena solution offers additional functionality and increased control.
PartsList is a BOM documentation application that makes it easy to quickly create and share simple BOMs. Engineers can use PartsList to complete documentation for an ECAD or spreadsheet BOM or collect datasheets for a list of parts in one click. PartsList can also be used to comparison shop for critical components or create a new bill of materials from reference designs. PartsList exports BOMs to CSV or PDX—a navigable, easy-to-read file format for build packages.
Try PartsList for free at http://www.arenasolutions.com/partslist.
PDXViewer is a free cloud application that displays and filters PDX build packages in an easy-to-read, navigable format. PDXViewer can also be used to break build packages up into supplier specific part bundles, or remove unwanted or private files, items, contract manufacturers and contacts from the build package for clear, unambiguous communication.
Try PDXViewer at http://www.arenasolutions.com/pdxviewer.
About Arena Solutions
Arena bridges the gap between design and manufacturing, unifying entire teams around the latest product information and helping small and mid-size manufacturers meet their cost, quality and schedule targets. Arena provides easy-to-use cloud software for capturing product data, controlling revisions, managing the engineering change process and sharing accurate, up-to-date bills of materials (BOMs) with partners, suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California.
To learn more about Arena:
- Visit the Arena Solutions website.
- Visit PDXViewer
- Visit PartsList
- Read the Arena blog on product design, development and manufacturing.
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