About Arena QMS

Arena QMS is a cloud-based, product-centric quality management system that provides businesses with tools to build a single source of truth and ensure regulatory compliance across the entire product lifecycle.

Arena QMS connects quality records directly to the product design in a single system. We help you document and track closed-loop quality processes for device master records (DMRs), design history files (DHFs), training records, and corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) in context to the entire product record and bill of materials (BOM).

Arena QMS allows organizations to configure role-based access for employees and facilitate collaboration among team members or supply chain partners. Managers can conduct quality assurance tests, identify potential issues, and review or revise test specifications according to requirements. It also lets users streamline operational processes in compliance with various industry regulations, such as FDA 21, CFR Part 820, and ISO 13485.

Arena QMS provides an API, which enables businesses to integrate the platform with various third-party applications, such as Microsoft Dynamics, Zendesk, Salesforce, Kenandy, and more. The software also helps users manage intellectual properties (IPs) and share product records with suppliers or design partners. See arenasolutions.com/platform/qms/

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Arena QMS

Managing disconnected quality and product systems creates confusion and delays commercialization efforts. With Arena’s product-centric QMS software, everyone can stay on the same page throughout the NPD and NPI process.

-Leverages a single quality management system connected to the product design
-Simplifies compliance, improves design control, and reduces your audit risks
-Fosters continuous improvement with traceable quality processes
-Enhances visibility and traceability by managing quality processes throughout the entire product lifecycle
-Manages critical documents for training, SOPs, DMRs, DHFs, and CAPAs and ensures employees and partners are trained with proven competence
-Speeds resolution of issues with closed-loop quality processes
-Reduces FDA and ISO compliance risk

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Arena QMS: 26

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Change Management Software
  • Complaint Management Software
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Incident Management Software
  • Issue Management
  • Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Data
  • Risk Management Software
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(29)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Arena can handle it all!

Reviewed on 2021-06-15

We are able to manage change across a multinational organization with ease

We are able to manage change across a multinational organization with ease

Pros

Having a centralized document control system is extremely important to product engineering companies. Arena creates the one source of truth where everyone can find the released documents and their related histories.

Cons

The UI has improved greatly over the last year or so, with a new search feature and a drag and drop document upload. There are still some improvements I'd like to see, specifically with the spacing of different sections. There is a lot of empty space on some screens.

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Thank you for giving us a 5-star review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to learn about your positive experience with Arena QMS.

Radhika
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy user interface and show visibility across the organization

Reviewed on 2021-06-15

Pros

User friendly and easy to understand. Sourcing information helps collect the data smoothly and accurately.

Cons

Arena adds one part at a time in the Bill of Material tab section. This consumes a lot of user time.
There is not a good interface with the Oracle system, since it does not account revision when its revised in Arena

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hello Radhika,

Thank you for your positive review of Arena QMS. We're glad you find it friendly and easy to understand. Please reach out to your customer success coach to discuss adding parts. They may have a solution for you.

Bo
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

User Friendly Bill Of Materials Control

Reviewed on 2021-05-17

Overall the software has been very useful to our company and the customer service has been...

Overall the software has been very useful to our company and the customer service has been outstanding. Arena gives the customers the ability to customize workflow and also listens to the voices of the customers when releasing new updates.

Pros

ARENA is a very user friendly platform and easy to navigate. It has made it easy for our company to create, document, and maintain Bill of Materials and show visibility to those in our company, as well as third party suppliers/contract manufacturers.
Requests and Changes are easily created and implemented.

Cons

The user interface itself looks a little outdated. Some of the integrations aren't exactly what was desired. Even with the Third party integrations, there is a good bit of backend, manual entry to be done.

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hi Bo,
Thank you for your review of Arena QMS. We appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear Arena has been helpful for your company and you're happy with our customer service. You noted in the cons section that UI is a little outdated. As you know we've been updating the UI with a fresh, clean look. We have a commitment to improving user experience.
-Alaine

Roget
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Proud customer for fifteen years

Reviewed on 2016-10-11

For a decade and a half the various modules and services of Arena PLM have been at the hub of my...

For a decade and a half the various modules and services of Arena PLM have been at the hub of my engineering activities. At multiple companies and across several industries this software has been able to deliver powerful, enterprise level cloud-based lifecycle management solutions in a reliable and user friendly manner, and I am amazed by the quality of support. As far as I'm concerned, Arena is one of my core suites in ANY venture, the one quantity I can depend on because it just *works*.

Pros

The sheer flexibility and ease of use, combined with a low barrier to entry and learning curve. Combine that with both desktop and mobile accessibility and you have a best-in-class offering.

Cons

There are a couple of feature enhancements that I've been waiting for a while now, but I also recognize that 1) there are workarounds for those missing elements that are functional, just not pretty and 2) Arena support has shown a clear track record of listening and responding to customer feedback, so I'm fairly confident I'll see those new addons someday.

Holly
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Document Management and Quality System Control

Reviewed on 2021-06-10

My experience with Arena has been fantastic so far. They aim to please and are improving the...

My experience with Arena has been fantastic so far. They aim to please and are improving the product all the time.

Pros

Because we rolled out Arena for Doc Control, QMS, Training, etc all at once, it was the first time I've seen a eQMS work well together. I love the integration of all the components and "worlds" and that once you understand the logic, it's very intuitive.

Cons

We have not been able to create reports out of Arena to get the Quality metrics that we'd like. That may be partly because we haven't put the correct fields in. The good news is that it is easy to download data into Excel and manipulate the data from there. Arena is very good responding to requests, so it is improving all the time.

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hello Holly,

Thank you for your 5-star review of Arena QMS. We appreciate your feedback. We're happy to hear you had such a positive experience implementing Arena QMS and that it's the first time you've "seen an eQMS work well together"!

Please reach out to your customer success coach at any time for support with reports.

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Arena QMS offers the following pricing plans:

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Arena QMS has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Arena QMS supports the following languages:

English

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Arena QMS integrates with the following applications:

Acumatica Cloud ERP, Altium Designer, Kenandy Cloud ERP, Rootstock Cloud ERP, SAP Business ByDesign, Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud, Zendesk

Arena QMS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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