Arena QMS

Cloud-based quality and compliance management software

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. Our multilayered security model also ensures your intellectual property (IP) is always safe and secure.

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. Arena QMS also connects with the solutions you use every day to maximize your results and get products to market even faster. To browse our full suite of integrations, please visit www.arenasolutions.com/solutions/marketplace/.


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


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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.

Clarke
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Arena is a good fit for compliance and flexibility

Reviewed on 2023-08-02

Positive experience with the system that has maintained our quality control and compliance to meet...

Positive experience with the system that has maintained our quality control and compliance to meet increasing external compliance demands with MDR and FDA compliance.

Pros

The set up and validation management process are not burdensome as the software is validated but configurable. This helps reduce the compliance management burden of the system while allowing us to customize and add fields as needed.

Cons

There are almost no process flows/logic gates in the system. I have not used a system before that does not allow, for example, an open-field text box to appear when an "Other" option is selected. This can lead to some burdensome workflows with lots of fields that are only applicable in certain circumstances.

Reasons for Switching to Arena QMS

The right fit between compliance and customizability

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hi Clarke,

Thank you for leaving us a review! We're glad that you've found value in our configurability. We also appreciate your feedback regarding process flows and logic and will share with the team.

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

Courtney
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Ease of Use for Users

Reviewed on 2024-01-03

Big improvement from our previous QMS system, smooth implementation from user perspective. Look...

Big improvement from our previous QMS system, smooth implementation from user perspective. Look forward to learning more about Arena.

Pros

It's breadth of capabilities, customizing of Dashboard, ability to save search filters.

Cons

Not auto-populating in Dashboard fields. I.E. if you click into "Training", only recently visited Trainings appear, not necessarily all that are outstanding for the user.

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hi Courtney, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad that you've found Arena QMS to be an improvement from your previous QMS system.

Mark
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PLM and QMS integration

Reviewed on 2023-08-03

The implementation took about 12 weeks. But the bigger challenge is getting all users to buy into...

The implementation took about 12 weeks. But the bigger challenge is getting all users to buy into the process. T

Pros

The Quality module and Product lifecycle management has been critical to our successful implementation.

Cons

Uploading data into Arena can take a while without proper guidance. We uploaded thousands of documents but bulk uploads would cause errors during import due to human error.

Response from Arena, a PTC Business

Hi Mark,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad that you found more functionality with our product and still find enjoy using it with your current company.

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Arena QMS FAQs

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Arena QMS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Available

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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

Arena QMS supports the following devices:

Arena QMS integrates with the following applications:

Acumatica Cloud ERP, Altium Designer, CADTALK, Expandable ERP, FlowEQ, Jira, Onshape, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP ERP, SOLIDWORKS, Sage 100

Arena QMS offers the following support options:

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

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