Arena Solutions, xLM Solutions enable seamless process flow

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has partnered with xLM Solutions, a PLM services and solutions provider, to release an automated integration between Arena PLM and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, the company said.

With this integration, companies gain a seamless process flow of product data from SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, formerly known as Enterprise PDM (EPDM), into Arena PLM for prototype, new product introduction (NPI) and ongoing product development processes.

With Arena and xLM Solutions, companies can create and publish parts, files and bills of materials (BOMs) to Arena PLM from within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional user interface (UI), which eliminates the need to switch applications and enables engineers to continue working within SOLIDWORKS, simplifying the design process and improving productivity.

Arena´s suite of PLM and supply chain solutions enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, streamline their supply chain, improve margins, and collapse time to market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena´s PLM applications simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management for organizations of all sizes, and the company has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM provider and Top 5 Supplier Collaboration solution.

xLM Solutions is a provider of end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services and solutions including requirements analysis, solution installation, configuration, customization, support and maintenance.