Arena PLM Vs ProductVision (Aug 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Aug 27, 2020

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Arena PLM or ProductVision?

ProductVision is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Arena PLM, ProductVision is rated with the same score (83/100) as Arena PLM (83/100). Arena PLM offers more features (5) to their users than ProductVision (3). There is a clear winner in this case and it is Arena PLM!

Looking for the right Product Lifecycle Management solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Arena compares with Advanced Software Designs?

Arena: Arena pioneered cloud PLM applications over a decade ago. They possess over 70,000 global BOMControl users to date who have affected 2,000,000 change orders, 6,000,000 design files and 20,000,000 item records. The company's products, including BOMControl, PartsList and PDXViewer, enable engineering and manufacturing teams, with their extended supp...

Advanced Software Designs: Advanced Software Designs (ASD) was founded in 1985 to provide software solutions for the batch, formula-based process industries. ASD's first customer, Carboline Company, needed a solution to automate the creation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and product labels. This was quite a challenge at a time when the IBM AT was the fastest PC ava...

Who's more expensive? Arena PLM or ProductVision?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Product Lifecycle Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Arena PLM and ProductVision.

Arena PLM price starts at $89 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Arena PLM is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Product Lifecycle Management software. ProductVision accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , on a scale between 1 to 10 Arena PLM is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Product Lifecycle Management software.

Bottom line:ProductVision is more expensive than Arena PLM.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Arena PLM Vs. ProductVision based on some of the most important and required Product Lifecycle Management features. Arena PLM: Document Management, Project Management, Compliance , Design Management, Product Lifecycle Management. ProductVision: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

Target customer size

Arena PLM's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, ProductVision is suitable for paint, coatings, chemicals, food and beverages and personal care and consumer product industries.

Arena PLM

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

starts at $89 per user/month

Arena PLM software is a cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management solution designed to serve the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Arena PLM offers users capabilities to manage their design, production as...

Categories: Document Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Compliance , Manufacturing.

ProductVision

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

ProductVision is a product lifecycle management system designed for the formula-based, process industries to help users with all aspects of the product development processes starting from the initial co...

Categories: Operations.

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Arena PLM: 5 Features

Document Management
Project Management
Compliance
Design Management
Product Lifecycle Management

ProductVision: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
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Arena
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$89 per user/month
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14
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ProductVision
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
83/100
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6.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
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4
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90/100
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6.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
14
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EAM
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
86/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$2,000 per license
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6
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MeisterTask
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
84/100
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2.8/10
License pricing
$4.19 per month
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16
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.