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Arena, xLM Solutions partner to optimise product data flow

Posted: 12 Feb 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Arena Solutions? xLM Solutions? cloud? product data? prototype?

Arena Solutions, which claims to be the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has teamed up with xLM Solutions, a PLM services and solutions provider, to deliver an automated integration between Arena PLM and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

The collaboration will allow the companies to gain a seamless process flow of product data from SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, formerly known as Enterprise PDM (EPDM), into Arena PLM for prototype, new product introduction (NPI) and ongoing product development processes.

The Arena and xLM Solutions will enable the companies to create and publish parts, files and bills of materials (BOMs) to Arena PLM from within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional UI, which eliminates the need to switch applications and enables engineers to continue working within SOLIDWORKS, simplifying the design process and improving productivity, the companies stated. In addition, because the data flow is automated, this integration avoids the mistakes that are typically introduced through manually exporting and importing information, and also eliminates the drudgery of data entry.

"At xLM, we specialise in providing exactly these kinds of PLM services," said Marc Young, managing partner at xLM Solutions. "With this integration, organisations that use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can gain all the benefits of Arena Solutions' cloud-based PLM without requiring their engineers to leave either of their original environments in order to enter data into Arena PLM. Data transfer between the two applications happens automatically. That's a huge time savings, providing increased productivity and cleaner data."

"It's never been easier for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional customer to use Arena PLM," said Steve Chalgren, EVP of product management and chief strategy officer at Arena. "With Arena, customers get a solution that scales easily as the business grows, requires no software or hardware to install and makes it simple and affordable to connect and communicate with the entire supply chain about the product. Arena enables our customers to reduce scrap, improve margins and speed time to market. With this integration, the Arena PLM solution has become even more valuable to customers."

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