Who Uses This Software?

Arena Quality is built for companies ranging from large high tech multinational enterprises that need to unify global business units to small medical device startups and everyone in between.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Arena Solutions
  • www.arenasolutions.com
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About This Software

Arena QMS is a cloud-based all-in-one quality management solution that unites compliance, quality, validation, training records, and document management. Specifically, it enables companies to create and better meet ISO standards, FDA regulations, and a spectrum of other product quality business processes, including; 21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR Part 820, NCMR, CAPA, and 8D. And it can be embedded into Arena PLM to create the most affordable and complete QMS and PLM software available.


Features Checklist

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Feedback Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Nonconformance Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Testing Management
  • Training Management

Product Reviews

Excellent PLM System!

Oct 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The change module, items module, and quality module, ease of use, and customer service at ARENA

Cons: No cons at this time.

Overall: Going from an access database and manual ECO system to ARENA was a change that provided so many benefits. Our ECO turn around time decreased, we were able to make changes to parts and various BOMs quicker and easier. Changes made to parts/BOMs are fully traceable and the changes are available on ARENA via redlines.
The various quality modules provided us with a more streamlined approach to CAPAs, NMRs and Device Returns.
Our purchasing function has improved as access to necessary files is all provided via ARENA.
Overall the ARENA PLM System is very user friendly and a very powerful tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: NA

Proud customer for fifteen years

Oct 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The sheer flexibility and ease of use, combined with a low barrier to entry and learning curve. Combine that with both desktop and mobile accessibility and you have a best-in-class offering.

Cons: There are a couple of feature enhancements that I've been waiting for a while now, but I also recognize that 1) there are workarounds for those missing elements that are functional, just not pretty and 2) Arena support has shown a clear track record of listening and responding to customer feedback, so I'm fairly confident I'll see those new addons someday.

Overall: For a decade and a half the various modules and services of Arena PLM have been at the hub of my engineering activities. At multiple companies and across several industries this software has been able to deliver powerful, enterprise level cloud-based lifecycle management solutions in a reliable and user friendly manner, and I am amazed by the quality of support. As far as I'm concerned, Arena is one of my core suites in ANY venture, the one quantity I can depend on because it just *works*.

Recommendations to other buyers: A bit of thought early on about workspace configuration and setup makes scalability downstream much, MUCH more efficient.

PLM Project Mgr

Sep 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and all the features to control changes of product lines. On cloud enhancements and maintenance done by software provider. Many ways to make this software

Cons: Spellcheck. Minimal issues

Overall: I have implemented Arena PLM over the years. The basic PLM information is easy to create and control. The new features and functionality always make for a centralized location for all information on Products in all lifecycle phases. Supplier access allows seamless communication for critical changes incorporation to product lines throughout various product lifecycles. Change Order/Deviation/ Corrective Action Request interface for contract manufacturer to collaborate actions to take on factory floor with critical actions for inventory dispositioning, for material planning and procurement. Centralized location for compliance documentation associated to items within a product. Workflow for Change Orders and Change Requests. Redlines for all Change Order controlled revisions on BOM's. The system is easily modified for unique requirements per company policies. Cloud application eliminates maintenance and hardware requirements which reduces IT cost. Incorporation of best business practices for the release and controlling all product data. New enhancements make this PLM a gem in a fast pace industry.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great support fast response times.

Vendor Response

by Arena Solutions on September 25, 2016

Thank you for providing us with the review! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to continuing our relationship with you as well as Nimble Storage.

Great PLM

Aug 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used Arena for 4 years at a medical device company. We used Arena for document control (PLM) and BOM management. We did not use Arena for ERP / supplier management. Compared to the other PLM I have used, Arena is the most intuitive and easiest to use. Only thing I would update is the ability to limit particular users from accessing older revisions of documents.

Vendor Response

by Arena Solutions on August 25, 2015

Thanks for the great review and helpful input Brian!