MeisterTask Vs Arena PLM (Nov 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Nov 19, 2020

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

Arena PLM is more expensive to implement (TCO) than MeisterTask, MeisterTask is rated higher (84/100) than Arena PLM (83/100). MeisterTask offers more features (6) to their users than Arena PLM (5). There is a clear winner in this case and it is MeisterTask!

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 MeisterLabs compares with Arena?

MeisterLabs: MeisterLabs develops smart and intuitive web apps. Our flagship products MindMeister and MeisterTask support your complete creative workflow from social brainstorming to collaborative task management. The company was founded by Michael Hollauf and Till Vollmer in 2006. A global company headquartered in Munich, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, we const...

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...

Who's more expensive? MeisterTask or Arena PLM?

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 MeisterTask and Arena PLM.

MeisterTask price starts at $4.19 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 MeisterTask is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Product Lifecycle Management software. Arena PLM price starts at $89 per user/month , when comparing Arena PLM to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Product Lifecycle Management software cost.

Bottom line: MeisterTask cost is around the same cost of 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 MeisterTask Vs. Arena PLM based on some of the most important and required Product Lifecycle Management features. MeisterTask: Employee Onboarding, Workforce Management, Customizable Dashboard, Dashboards & KPIs, Project Management, Manual Time Entry. Arena PLM: Document Management, Project Management, Compliance , Design Management, Product Lifecycle Management.

Target customer size

MeisterTask's typical customers include: Medium and large size businesses, and Arena PLM's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

MeisterTask

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

starts at $4.19 per month

MeisterTask is a task management software that helps teams manage and organize their tasks based on category or priority. MeisterTasks offers Kanban boards that enable users to streamline and automate workflows...

Categories: Fixed Asset Management, Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs, Capital Program Management.

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, Capacity Planning.

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MeisterTask: 6 Features

Employee Onboarding
Workforce Management
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboards & KPIs
Project Management
Manual Time Entry

Arena PLM: 5 Features

Document Management
Project Management
Compliance
Design Management
Product Lifecycle Management
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)
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MeisterTask
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$4.19 per month
Functionality
16
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Arena
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$89 per user/month
Functionality
14
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Oracle
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
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
Functionality
6
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ProductVision
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
4
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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.