An Arena connector for Business ByDesign™ is now available for purchase from the SAP store.FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 2, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud bill of materials (BOM) and change management software, and ERP Logic, an SAP® (NYSE: SAP) channel partner and global business solutions implementation and consulting company, today announced a strategic partnership with the intent to provide an end-to-end cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for SAP® Business ByDesign™ customers.
Leveraging Arena's ERPExchange module, ERP Logic has developed a connector that will eliminate the need for manual data entry from the PLM application to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, streamlining the process of transferring up-to-date product data from Arena's software to the SAP Business ByDesign solution. The integration will enable both ERP Logic and Arena Solutions to extend the benefits of cloud PLM and cloud ERP to their respective ecosystems.
"We are extremely excited about this strategic partnership," said Alan Fang, COO of ERP Logic. "As SAP continues to extend its manufacturing capabilities with its cloud solution SAP Business ByDesign, partnering with a proven cloud PLM solution provider like Arena Solutions will allow us to deliver a more robust and complete manufacturing solution to the market. We believe the relationship with Arena will be beneficial to SAP Business ByDesign customers and Arena customers alike."
"This is a great partnership for a number of reasons," said Andrea Pitts, VP of Sales and Alliances at Arena Solutions. "ERP Logic is a very successful, respected, and active SAP Master VAR. As we look to partnerships to support Arena's growth, going to market with ERP Logic is a solid business decision. Additionally, the integration of Arena with SAP Business ByDesign enables us to offer all sizes of discreet manufacturers a right-sized, right-priced, end-to-end cloud-based solution. We expect customers to see considerable value from the combined solution."
Align Technologies benefits from Arena's solutions
Arena helped Align Technologies, a pioneer in the market for invisible orthodontics and a leader in the evolution of digital dentistry, cut ongoing compliance costs by more than $250,000 annually with an effective solution for BOM and change management. Change implementation used to take 22 days, but now takes only three to five days. According to Meredith Yost, Document Services Manager at Align, "Arena provides Align with all the functionality we need to streamline critical data management processes, manage compliance and make sure our personnel have vital product information at their fingertips. We have been able to significantly reduce our operational costs while improving productivity."
About Arena Solutions
Arena bridges the gap between design and manufacturing, unifying entire teams around the latest product information and helping small and mid-size manufacturers meet their cost, quality and schedule targets. Arena provides easy-to-use on-demand software for capturing product data, controlling revisions, managing the engineering change process and sharing accurate, up-to-date bills of materials (BOMs) with partners, suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Arena Solutions enables small and mid-size manufacturers to deliver quality products to market on time and on budget. Arena provides a collaborative environment for centralizing, controlling and analyzing complex and constantly changing product information, including bills of materials (BOMs), part specifications and change orders.
About ERP Logic
ERP Logic LLC is an SAP partner and global business solutions implementation and consulting company. It possesses deep expertise in simplifying and streamlining business processes by leveraging the right IT solutions.
For small and mid-sized companies, ERP Logic offers implementation and development services for SAP Business ByDesign, a fully integrated business management solution.
ERP Logic also offers implementation and consulting services for the SAP ERP application. These services include assessment, application management, upgrade, custom applications, and staff augmentation. ERP Logic also offers additional functionality to its customers running SAP ERP through fixed-bid solutions like iFSCM, an ERP Logic developed solution that optimizes the financial supply chain.
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Nancy Wilson of ERP Logic