SOURCE: Arena Solutions

October 14, 2008 08:53 ET

Registration Now Open for October 21st Webinar -- Moving From Office to Enterprise Software: From Investment to Results

Using "Office" Software for ERP and BOM Management Could Be Costing You; Hammerhead Systems Discusses Migration From Excel and QuickBooks to an Integrated PLM/ERP Solution

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) -

TITLE:    Moving from Office to Enterprise Software: From Investment to

WHEN:     10 a.m. Pacific time, Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WHERE:    Online Webcast



FOR:      Operations, engineering, product management, and finance
          professionals involved with the product development process.


--  Russell Woodmansee, vice president of Operations at Hammerhead
    Systems, Inc., the market leader in Aggregation, Interworking and Migration
--  George Lewis, director of Solution Consulting  at  Arena Solutions,
    the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM)
--  John Buller, senior product specialist at Expandable Software, which
    develops, markets and supports an enterprise resource planning (ERP)
    software suite designed to help fast-growing manufacturing companies
    maximize business performance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arena Solutions, (866) 937-1438


Competition is intense. Product development is global. Today, organizations are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Product complexity is increasing while product lifecycles are compressing. To compete, manufacturers must increase the rate of product innovation and accelerate time to market, while tightly managing costs and relentlessly driving quality. At the same time, manufacturers must comply with an increasing number of standards and regulations. For most, trying to manage this level of complexity and collaboration with Office software is a ticking time bomb -- the difference between success and failure.

In this upcoming webinar, Hammerhead Systems shares the impetus behind their migration from using Excel and QuickBooks to adopting an integrated PLM/ERP solution, and the financial benefits they achieved as a result.

In addition, during the one-hour webinar, experts from Arena Solutions and Expandable will walk you through tips on how to:

--  Prevent product change errors
--  Meet cost targets and delivery dates for new product introductions
--  Improve planning and material scheduling
--  Strengthen relationships with customers and partners

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 Magazine'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

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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