SOURCE: Arena Solutions

November 02, 2005 17:30 ET

Manufacturing Business Technology Names Arena Solutions One of the Top 40 Emerging Software Vendors for 2005

Citing Rapid Uptake and Software-as-a-Service Model, Leading Manufacturing Publication Says Arena Solutions Positioned to Become the of the PLM World

MENLO PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 2, 2005 -- Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine has named Arena Solutions to its annual list of 40 Emerging Software Vendors in the magazine's October 2005 issue. Making the Manufacturing Business Technology 40 Emerging Software Vendors list comes on the heels of Arena Solutions being awarded the prestigious 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award in that magazine's June/July 2005 issue.

In naming Arena Solutions to the Emerging 40 Software Vendors list, the senior editorial team at Manufacturing Business Technology noted that Arena serves manufacturers of all size, from start-ups to multinationals, in medical device, high tech and electronics, consumer packaged goods, industrial equipment, and other discrete categories. With more than 700 customers using the Arena PLM Professional and Workgroup editions, Arena Solutions is solidifying its position as the most frequently chosen PLM solution.

Arena Solutions' software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model removes all barriers to adoption associated with traditional enterprise software, and requires no software installations or downloads, no maintenance, no costly IT deployments, and no expensive upfront cash outlays. Manufacturing Business Technology recognized the strategic advantage of delivering PLM on-demand -- as well as the rapid uptake Arena is enjoying -- by declaring that Arena is "in position to become the of the PLM world."

"Being recognized by Manufacturing Business Technology as one of the top 40 software vendors to watch is one of the many outstanding accomplishments we have achieved this year," said Michael Topolovac, CEO of Arena Solutions. "The endorsement that this recognition represents is one that we're proud of, and one that further solidifies our industry-leading position in On-Demand PLM."

Developed by Manufacturing Business Technology's senior editorial team and featured in the October 2005 issue, the 40 Emerging Software Vendors list identifies companies that have exhibited a variety of corporate successes, including company growth and recent customer wins over the last year. The list provides a quick take on up-and-coming vendors impacting enterprise, production, product development, and supply chain management processes.

For additional information on Manufacturing Business Technology's 40 Emerging Software Vendors and to view the list, please visit

Arena PLM enables manufacturing companies to share -- in real time -- a single version of the product record, facilitating design and engineering collaboration in diverse industries such as high-tech electronics, medical devices, and consumer products. With an easy to use application that can be accessed on-demand, everyone in the global outsourced supply chain -- from OEMs to their contract manufacturers, outsourced designers and suppliers -- is able to work more efficiently, speed time-to-market, and more capably address market pressures.

About MBT

Manufacturing Business Technology is a monthly publication that explains the use of information technology to improve productivity in manufacturing and supply chain. It is owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S. and a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc.

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management software for mid-sized manufacturers. Arena Solutions offers the only true on-demand PLM solution that is delivered over the Internet as a secure, rapidly deployed service, enabling a substantially lower cost of ownership. This is in stark contrast to client/server PLM applications, which are costly and cumbersome to deploy. Arena enables outsourcing, increases operational efficiencies and speeds time-to-market for product manufacturers that are managing complex products and global, outsourced supply chains. Offering the broadest suite of on-demand PLM solutions on the market today -- Arena PLM Workgroup Edition for entry-level PLM and Arena PLM Professional Edition for full-featured, advanced PLM needs -- Arena enables pervasive adoption of PLM across companies at all stages of development. Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is based in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit the company's web site at For press inquiries, please contact Doug Wyllie at 415-977-1930 or via email at

Arena Solutions, Arena PLM Workgroup Edition and Arena PLM Professional Edition are trademarks of Arena Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names are the property of their respective holders.

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