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Overview

Arena PLM enables dispersed product teams and extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and streamline new...

beCPG PLM is an open source, SaaS product lifecycle management solution, which enables small to large businesses in CPG industries...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Pros

Support folks are good, software is stable and will allow us to present to auditors what we do and how we do it.
We predominantly use Arena for BOM tracking/DHF/DMR creation and maintenance, and quality. The experience for both has been great.
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.

Pros

Not enoughreviews yet

Cons

Product revision control is a bit too manual (no auto-rev-up for parent items). Some GUI at the request level is confusing.
Depending on whether a change has been rejected or withdrawn, it is sometimes impossible to make further edits to a revision until that change is "deleted", even though it had already been rejected.
Updating information for lots of items is cumbersome and the import tool that is meant to speed this up lacks documentation making it frustrating to learn.

Cons

Not enoughreviews yet

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago
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Key features

  • Total features16
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Bill of Material Analysis
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • File Management
  • Formula Management
  • Ideation
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Analytics
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Quality Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Testing Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features69
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Bill of Material Analysis
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • File Management
  • Formula Management
  • Ideation
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Analytics
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Quality Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Testing Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations3
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations6
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Phil S.

Aviation & Aerospace, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Arena PLM

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

Reliable PLM controls

Pros

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

Cons

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

BH
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Brandon H.

Automotive, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Arena PLM

VERY FLEXIBLE AND POWERFUL, BUT ALSO CUMBERSOME

Reviewed 2 years ago

Arena has served us well as our PLM. It does what we need it to do!

Pros

The thing I liked most about the product was the ability to customize it to fit our needs. Once you understand how to use it the software can keep an excellent record of your product, parts, documents etc. that is easy to navigate.

Cons

The thing I like least about this product is the number of steps required to complete a task. Updating information for lots of items is cumbersome and the import tool that is meant to speed this up lacks documentation making it frustrating to learn. While I understand that some of this might be related to the flexibility that it offers there are a few features that could greatly improve efficiency, specifically related to making the same change to a large batch of items.

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Claus E.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Arena PLM

Arena PLM insights

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall the experience is good compared to other PLM software I used in the past.

Pros

Streamlined workflows. Being on the cloud not worry about updates.

Cons

Some features are hard to use, in particular when it comes to creating ECOs. We have a dedicated product documentation team to help with that.

Vendor response

Hello Claus, Thank you for your review of Arena PLM. We're glad your experience has been good, especially compared to your past use of other PLM systems. Please reach out to support or consider online training classes to help with the ECO creation process. https://www.arenasolutions.com/customers/education/

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Internet, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Arena PLM

The best PLM & QMS software you can get

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

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Brian W.

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Arena PLM

Great PLM

Reviewed 7 years ago

I used Arena for 4 years at a medical device company. We used Arena for document control (PLM) and BOM management. We did not use Arena for ERP / supplier management. Compared to the other PLM I have used, Arena is the most intuitive and easiest to use. Only thing I would update is the ability to limit particular users from accessing older revisions of documents.

Pros

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Cons

No cons were added to this review

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review and helpful input Brian!

VM
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Vyom M.

Oil & Energy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Arena PLM

Essential PLM tool for large companies

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

The document control, the BOM, the ability to connect multiple components of manufacturing needs via links for different projects and the 'where used' tab..it all makes Arena PLM an essential tool for any manufacturing departments

Cons

The learning curve is rather steep. You would need someone's active help to understand how it is used for your own company's needs.

Vendor response

Hello Vyom, Thank you for your review of Arena PLM and for sharing your experience. We're happy to learn you find it to be an essential tool. To lessen the learning curve, please reach out to support or consider our online training classes https://www.arenasolutions.com/customers/education/ Regards, Alaine

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Arena PLM

The best Product Life Management platform I ever used

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been using it for the last three months, it required that I attended a one hour training to learn the ropes, after the training it was very easy and simple to work with it. It's the PLM tool I have ever used.

Pros

Since it works on the cloud, you don't need to invest in a dedicated computer server to operate it. It runs in Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android OS so I can easily switch from one device to another and keep track of the approvals on my documents. It's user friendly, which reduced the learning curve and allowed me to ramp up my productivity in a short time. You can upload several documents, and the system will merge them as only one, which is very useful. It's an excellent tool for document control, it helps me to update versions, and nobody has to worry about finding the new version, they only need to know where is the master document.

Cons

There are some process that has to be done manually, like for example when you request the approval of a document once all the approvers give the ok, the platform still requires that an administrator approves the process.

Vendor response

Thank you for your great review of Arena PLM, rating it the best product lifecycle management platform you ever used! We're glad your experience with document and revision control has been so positive and we appreciate your feedback.

ML
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Michelle L.

Computer Networking, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Arena PLM

PLM Project Mgr

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

Pros

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

Cons

Spellcheck. Minimal issues

Vendor response

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.