SOURCE: Arena Solutions

July 19, 2007 08:00 ET

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Arena Solutions Among the Top 100 to Lead Transformation of Companies' Supply and Demand Chains

Arena PLM Cited as Key Differentiator and Competitive Advantage for Third Consecutive Year

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has named the company among the top 100 vendors helping lead the way in transforming companies' supply and demand chains. The magazine, referred to as the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has recognized Arena with the prestigious 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 Award in its June/July 2007 issue. The publication identified Arena Solutions as a leading provider of supply chain services and technologies that is at the forefront of innovation.

It is the third consecutive year Arena Solutions has been included in the SDCE 100. The focus of this year's awards is the 21st century supply chain. The goal of the competition is to highlight supply chain services and technology providers offering new solutions and best practices that help companies of all sizes meet the challenges of the 21st century supply chain.

"PLM excellence is becoming a key differentiator for companies looking to build a 21st century-ready supply chain. Vendors like Arena are providing the kind of tools that companies need to address today's supply chain challenges. Companies in turn are finding that Arena PLM can be a competitive advantage," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

"Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the top 100 vendors helping companies build a 21st century-ready supply chain is an honor," said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. "The award underscores the value we provide. Our customers continue to choose Arena PLM on-demand to streamline collaboration across their global supply chains and take advantage of our continuous innovation and new features."

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

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 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 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.