Bewertet am 14.9.2018
Excellent replacement for BOM tool plus additional PLM features
Kommentare: I needed to move from a desktop tool to one that provides my whole organization, including international service partners, access to bill-of-material information. I also needed some more rigor behind the release process that has approvals and checks to ensure we carefully consider changes that we make. This tool has provided all of this and more. It's simple enough for our service partners to use to find part information and powerful enough for the engineers and operations folks to handle BOM adjustments, releases, builds and ordering.
Vorteile: I am using this to replace an older BOM tool (Parts & Vendors) which was EOL'ed. This tool is much more comprehensive and was clearly designed by someone that has managed BOMs. This enables me to have multiple revisions and release updates of any parts and/or parts lists to my manufacturer, store all details about a part with the part and also link to outside suppliers like Mouser, DigiKey and information sources like Octopart. The interface is crisp and clean and easy to use. For the most part, anything I've wanted to do, I've found an easy way to do it and been pleased with the results.
Nachteile: Some aspects of the software are "clicky." For example, after importing a BOM I found that I needed to update a number of parts and it can take a lot of clicks to do the update. There are ways after an import to circumvent the revisioning process -- which is necessary -- but I need to type in a password for each change I make, for example. I would prefer a way to put it in some sort of Admin mode and just go to town. This is really a minor nit and for the most part the interface and capabilities are very clean, crisp and clear.