Summer Release of Arena PLM Automates and Simplifies Training Management to Ensure Regulatory Compliance, Increase Training Effectiveness, Automate Management and Reduce CostsFOSTER CITY, Calif., June 28, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Arena Solutions, the inventor of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, today announced the availability of the Arena Summer 2016 release, featuring new module: Arena Training Management for Arena QMS. This further expands the company's ability to deliver a unique combination of product lifecycle management and quality management in a single, integrated solution platform.
Today's medical device, consumer electronics and high tech companies must innovate quickly while maintaining a strong quality management system (QMS) to comply with standards such as those from the FDA, ISO, OSHA, SOX and SOC. Arena's QMS helps ensure that organizations produce safe and effective products, with adequate controls in place, from design and manufacturing through delivery and service.
The success of any quality management program is directly related to the quality of the training received by those involved in the entire product lifecycle management process. For many organizations, training management is a secondary responsibility and, as a result, the training manager requires an efficient, automated system for oversight and control. Using spreadsheets to maintain a traditional "training matrix" is a labor-intensive practice, often leading to outdated documentation rarely in sync with the latest revisions, thereby increasing the risk of failing an audit. When it comes to federal regulations such as FDA or OSHA, training issues identified in an audit can result in 'Warning Letters' and in some instances, even require the business to cease operations.
Arena Training Management enables a training manager to maintain an affordable program while minimizing resources and effort because it is built directly into the engineering and operations document control system. There is no need to purchase a separate training system requiring manual file transfers or an expensive integration from the document control system to stay in sync with policy, standard operation procedures (SOP) and work instruction revision updates. In addition, connected QMS processes such as CAPA, complaints, non-conformances, 8Ds and supplier audits are managed in the same single system to deliver a comprehensive quality management solution. Arena Training Management delivers an easy-to-use, traceable and auditable solution for the entire organization.
"Training and a defined quality management system are important to any company that must ensure their teams have the ability to develop and manufacture the highest quality products," said Steve Chalgren, executive vice president of product management and chief strategy officer. "Arena Training Management is a reflection of our continued investment in Arena's quality management capability."
The Summer 2016 release, including Arena Training Management, is available immediately. For more information, please visit: http://www.arenasolutions.com/products/plm/whats-new-summer-16/
About Arena Solutions
Arena invented cloud PLM. Its holistic suite of PLM, supply chain and QMS solutions enables innovative OEMs with complex electronics to manage their product data, quality and development processes to speed prototyping to improve quality, margins and time to market. Arena has been ranked a Top 10 PLM provider and won the coveted Design News Golden Mousetrap Award in 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.arenasolutions.com.
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