SOURCE: Arena Solutions

August 23, 2006 08:00 ET

Arena Solutions Announces Second Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter

Customer Adoption Grows 55 Percent From Previous Quarter

FOSTER CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2006 -- Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers, today announced that it has continued adding new customers at a record pace in the second fiscal quarter of 2006, ending June 30, 2006, making the quarter the most successful in the company's history. This milestone represents an average quarter-over-quarter growth of 35 percent for the twelve months ending June 30, 2006, further establishing Arena as the fastest-growing provider of PLM on-demand. More than 15,000 active users of Arena PLM now tackle the challenges brought about by increasing globalization, new compliance regulations, and outsourcing.

Arena PLM makes it easy for OEMs, suppliers and outsourced partners to collaborate in real-time around a single set of information -- regardless of geographic location or IT infrastructure. As a result, manufacturers are able to deliver higher quality products to market faster, better manage and maintain regulatory compliance, and collaborate more effectively with an ever-expanding global supply chain for improved performance.

Manufacturers selecting Arena PLM in Q2 2006 include many marquee companies from the electronics, medical, consumer, and automotive industries such as: Blade Networks Technologies, the industry's number one provider of ethernet, IP, and application switches for blade server systems; Leatherman Tool Group, the originator and world's leading manufacturer of high-quality pocket tools and knives; Eastek International, a manufacturer of fine products known worldwide; Ugobe Inc., a developer and manufacturer of organic robotics; and Egret Medical International.

Notable quarterly highlights:

--  Aberdeen Research published "The PLM for Small to Medium-Size
    Manufacturers Benchmark Report" stating that on-demand product lifecycle
    management (PLM) is a key trait of top-performing, small to medium size
    manufacturers.
    
--  Arena Solutions introduced both industry-leading guaranteed service
    level agreements, providing customers with a minimum planned uptime and
    availability of 99.5% on its service, and network uptime system status
    through its public website http://www.arenasolutions.com/uptime.
    
--  Arena PLM Spring 06 -- the latest release of Arena PLM's award-winning
    service -- was launched, featuring simplified integration, enhanced
    security and an enriched customer experience for improved product lifecycle
    management.
    
--  Arena Solutions and Avnet Electronics Marketing formed a partnership
    to accelerate the adoption of on-demand PLM. The partnership kicks off by
    providing manufacturers with a first-of-its-kind, value-added enterprise
    service for rich integrated content, including RoHS and environmental
    regulation data.
    
"We're very excited with our upward growth and newly achieved milestones," said Michael Topolovac, CEO Arena Solutions. "Our continued momentum is a clear sign that the market for on-demand PLM is maturing and that manufacturers are crying out for a PLM solution that provides more value without the high cost and complexity of traditional client/server alternatives."

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand 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 global outsourced supply chains to streamline their outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, and speed time-to-market. Offering the broadest suite of on-demand PLM solutions on the market today -- Arena PLM Workgroup Edition, Arena PLM Professional Edition, and Arena PLM Enterprise Edition -- Arena PLM has been adopted by over 15,000 users across companies at all stages of development.

Arena Solutions' market-changing approach to PLM has received significant recognition in the industry, including Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, the 2005 and 2006 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Industry Week's "Technology of the Year - Notable Innovators" and Start Magazine's "Hot" Companies for 2004 and 2006.

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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