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| April 16, 2012
Cloud PLM Connection to SAP Business ByDesign Cloud ERP System
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."
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