SOURCE: Arena Solutions

December 05, 2007 08:00 ET

ColdWatt Chooses Arena PLM to Help Deliver Disruptive Technology and Penetrate Deep-Rooted Competitive Market

ColdWatt Uses Arena as a Competitive Advantage With Prospective Customers, Demonstrating Control of Product Design, Change Management, and RoHS Compliance

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that ColdWatt, Inc. has implemented Arena PLM as its backbone for delivering the company's disruptive technology and breaking ahead of deep-rooted competition in the highly commoditized and price-competitive server, storage and networking power markets that haven't seen major innovations in decades.

ColdWatt, a manufacturer of high density, innovative power solutions for the computing, networking, storage and telecommunications markets, uses Arena PLM to control its entire product record, and manage engineering change, RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance, testing and manufacturing processes. Using Arena helped ColdWatt scale its business without significant increases in headcount or operating costs. The company's energy-efficient power conversion solutions, that surpass industry efficiency-level targets, enable IT equipment vendors to decrease operational expenditures and help its server customers achieve their green IT goals.

"After evaluating several competing PLM solutions, ColdWatt selected Arena for its cost, capabilities and ease of use. Arena is an excellent tool that helps us demonstrate complete control over our entire product record and has definitely helped us as we grow our business quickly," said Joe Lamoreux, chief executive officer at ColdWatt. "More than half of our worldwide employees -- from Texas to Bangalore, India, to Shenzhen, China -- are using the software. Arena captures information we'd lose if we relied only on e-mail, telephone conversations or spreadsheets. Now we can get to our information any time from an Internet browser anywhere in the world."

Because Arena PLM is a web native, on-demand (SaaS) application, it offers companies significant advantages related to connectivity, in addition to cost savings, security, ease of implementation and use. All data is hosted by Arena, so customers need not maintain servers in multiple locations or an IT support staff for the application, the way they would with other PLM applications. As a result, it takes very little to no overhead to support Arena PLM, particularly across multiple locations.

"ColdWatt is going up against some powerhouses in its market and winning because of their significant technological advancements. They are an agent of change and we're delighted they have been able to confidently count on the Arena PLM infrastructure and keep marching in front of the pack to bring real disruptive change to their industry," said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer, Arena Solutions.

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, collaboration 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 Magazine's "Hottest" Companies and Top 50 Manufacturing Technologies.

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

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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