Arena Solutions: Ensuring Maximum Quality and Productivity

Steve Chalgren, EVP of Product Management & Chief Strategy Officer
For modern day organizations, adoption of a cloud-based and automated Quality Management Solution (QMS) to efficiently produce high quality products, while meeting the compliance requirements has become strategically important. However, many companies still use disparate, paper- and spreadsheet-based quality management processes that aren’t really reliable to meet the strict requirements of FDA regulations, ISO quality standards, OSHA, SOC, and SOX. To answer such rigors of compliance, avoid unwanted production errors, and maximize business productivity, Arena Solutions, with its comprehensive QMS, ensures product compliance and reliability for organizations worldwide. Arena’s QMS is cloud-based so that firms can gain immediate benefits and peace of mind for regulatory compliance. Hundreds of innovative businesses around the world rely on Arena to enable compliance with increasingly stringent regulations (CFR Parts 11, 210-211, 820, 606), and meet complicated ISO quality standards (ISO 9000, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, ISO/TS16949).

“Too often, the quality inspection results significantly lag the actual production processes, making it extremely difficult for engineering teams to undertake proactive analysis,” says Steve Chalgren, Executive Vice President of Product Management and Chief Strategy Officer, Arena Solutions. With Arena’s QMS, the entire functional team including supply chain partners of an organization can seamlessly see quality actions, history, and participate in resolving production issues quickly. Arena provides next generation cloud user interfaces, designed to simplify quality management processes for the entire supply chain team. The company’s comprehensive multi-tenant infrastructure maximizes performance, reduces costs, and automates recovery while allowing the delivery of regular enhancements effortlessly. With critical FDA and regulatory requirements built into Arena with validation maintenance services, customers who are required to comply with regulatory audits have a fast and painless path.

Arena’s QMS is designed to ensure maximum usability and scalability. Start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and their supply chain partners rely on Arena to manage their quality processes, accelerate product development, and safeguard their intellectual property.


Arena provides next generation cloud user interfaces, designed to simplify quality management processes for the entire supply chain team


In one instance, one of Arena’s clients, Affirmed Networks wanted to reduce its frustrating versioning issues, decrease costly shipping delays, and eliminate the inefficient processes between siloed systems. Arena provided Affirmed Networks’ manufacturing engineering teams with a centralized cloud-based QMS solution that synchronized their entire supply chain. By providing controlled access to right versions of the product record, Arena reduced product design confusion and versioning. In addition, Arena reduced engineering cycles by 90 percent, eliminated need for costly IT management team, and boosted sales enablement processes. “We’ve seen a dramatic improvement in our order accuracy. Arena has been a remarkable change for us and every day we are trying to find new ways to use the tool to make us more efficient,” says Ron Garron, Technical Engineer, Affirmed Networks.

Arena has nearly 1,000 customers with 80,000 users in 95 countries driving product development to innovate and change the world. Forging ahead, the company focuses on reinventing the world of quality management with a cloud-based, all-in-one QMS and supply chain collaboration solution. The company aims to improve its holistic suite of QMS solutions to enable innovative OEMs to manage their bill of materials, facilitate engineering change orders, and speed prototyping. “Both new startups and established suppliers are creating highly complex, innovative components. Organizations are recognizing that traditional on-premises solutions can’t deliver the necessary quality required by their electrical, firmware, and software development teams. As a result, they’re increasingly turning to Arena Solutions,” concludes Chalgren.

Company
Arena Solutions

Headquarters
Foster City, CA

Management
Steve Chalgren, EVP of Product Management & Chief Strategy Officer

Description
Provides a comprehensive quality management solution to answer the rigors of compliance, avoid costly mistakes, and maximize business productivity