SOURCE: Arena Solutions

November 07, 2007 08:00 ET

START-IT Magazine Designates Arena PLM One of 2007's Top 50 Manufacturing Technologies

Arena Solutions Honored for Its Unique On-Demand Delivery and Comprehensive PLM Functionality That Allows Customers to More Effectively Control Their Product Record, Improve Collaboration and Manage Outsourced Relationships

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that START-IT Magazine has designated Arena PLM one of the top 50 manufacturing technologies on the market. Evaluated against hundreds of other technologies in the manufacturing field for product functionality and uniqueness, START-IT editors selected Arena for the crucial role its on-demand (SaaS) PLM software plays in the advancement of today's manufacturing technology landscape. Arena PLM's on-demand advantage helps customers more effectively control their product record, improve collaboration, manage outsourced relationships and as a result, enhance revenue opportunities and improve their bottom line.

Considered by decision makers across all manufacturing segments to be a primary source for business strategies that best take advantage of today's technologies, START-IT included the recognition in its Fall 2007 issue. The magazine honored Arena PLM for its innovative and emerging technology -- being the only true on-demand, secure, Internet-based PLM service and a superior alternative to complicated, expensive client/server options -- with zero additional IT investment needed.

"Arena was chosen as one of the top 50 technologies because of the way it helps manufacturers streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, and speed time-to-market," said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director of START-IT. "The company's on-demand approach to PLM is unique and makes it very easy to use, quick to deploy, and a highly affordable option. Arena PLM stands out as a winner against competitive technologies. Companies who invest in Arena PLM stand to benefit from their leading-edge technology and improve their business results."

"We're delighted to be recognized by START-IT as a top technology for manufacturers," said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. "Every time we see one of our customers assert greater control over their product record, comply with industry requirements, or improve communications with their contract manufacturers and the many different cross-functional teams that are involved in their product development process, we know we've got it right. There's no question that compared to traditional client/server PLM software -- or worse, manual processes -- manufacturers can gain many significant advantages by adopting on-demand Arena PLM.

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) product lifecycle management solutions for manufacturing companies of all sizes. As the only true on-demand, secure Internet-based PLM service, Arena PLM provides a superior alternative to complicated, lengthy and expensive traditional PLM software deployments. Through its award-winning service, Arena enables product manufacturers and their global supply chains to streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, and speed time-to-market. Arena PLM has been adopted by more than 15,000 users across companies at all stages of development, including industry leaders Foundry Networks, Color Kinetics, Intuit, Sierra Wireless, Align Technology and more.

Arena Solutions' market-changing approach to PLM has received significant recognition in the industry, including Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Industry Week's "Technology of the Year - Notable Innovators" and START-IT's "Hottest" Companies.

Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.arenasolutions.com.

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

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