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Arena partners with Altium to enable bidirectional integration

12th October 2016
Enaie Azambuja

Arena Solutions, a pioneer in all-in-one cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain collaboration and quality management system (QMS) platform, announced it has teamed up with Perception Software from Altium to deliver a bidirectional integration leveraging EDAConnect for Altium/Arena. Engineers juggle many applications during the course of their work.

In the enterprise space, for PLM to attain the maximum potential impact in the organisation, every stakeholder in the product design and manufacturing process must be enabled with an easy and effective way of interacting with the product system of record.

EDAConnect for Altium/Arena contains two components: Library Sync and BOM (bill of materials) Publish. Library Sync provides engineering with the latest item and approved manufacturer list information from Arena PLM. BOM Publish provides engineering with seamless BOM publishing to Arena PLM.

With this integration, Altium Designer® users will enjoy a direct flow of parts metadata between Arena PLM and Altium, along with transparent BOM publishing from Altium to Arena PLM. As a result, EDAConnect enables engineers to deliver prototypes faster and speed the time to product launch.

“We are excited to have an integration partnership with Altium,” said Steve Chalgren, EVP, Product Management and Chief Strategy Officer at Arena Solutions. “This will deliver significant time savings in the detailed work of creating new, innovative products.

“Arena PLM is rapidly expanding its customer base, growing far faster than the PLM market as a whole,” said Henry Potts, Chief Product and Operations Officer at Altium. “With this new integration product, we’re helping ensure that it’s easier than ever for engineers to keep the product record current and ensure that data informs product design.”

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