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Arena Solutions Adds Two Modules to PLM Platform

Arena Solutions' fall 2014 release of its product lifecycle management (PLM) applications includes two new modules, Arena Scribe and Arena DataExtract, as well as enhancements to Arena Quality.

Arena Solutions Adds Two Modules to PLM Platform

According to the vendor, they enable real-time communication and provide a tool for extracting process data from Arena PLM to analytics tools. Arena Scribe provides a collaboration platform for real-time commenting on an Arena item, change, request, supplier, supplier item, file, project or quality process. Users can choose to follow comment streams and receive dashboard and e-mail alerts to stay up to date on incoming information. Arena DataExtract allows users to extract all process data to a standard, flat-file format, which can be analyzed using a variety of tools, from spreadsheets to sophisticated business-intelligence and analytics platforms. Enhancements to Arena Quality allow quality processes to be chained together as issues leading to escalation are discovered. New capabilities include the automated setting of status based on step completion, the ability to connect items to quality processes straight from the item header, and process status, which is kept up to date automatically as steps are completed.

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According to the vendor, they enable real-time communication and provide a tool for extracting process data from Arena PLM to analytics tools. Arena Scribe provides a collaboration platform for real-time commenting on an Arena item, change, request, supplier, supplier item, file, project or quality process. Users can choose to follow comment streams and receive dashboard and e-mail alerts to stay up to date on incoming information. Arena DataExtract allows users to extract all process data to a standard, flat-file format, which can be analyzed using a variety of tools, from spreadsheets to sophisticated business-intelligence and analytics platforms. Enhancements to Arena Quality allow quality processes to be chained together as issues leading to escalation are discovered. New capabilities include the automated setting of status based on step completion, the ability to connect items to quality processes straight from the item header, and process status, which is kept up to date automatically as steps are completed.

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Arena Solutions Adds Two Modules to PLM Platform