In my previous article CAD Files and Collaboration, I was talking about how OpenBOM can simplify the process of collaboration by extracting CAD data directly from CAD systems and CAD files and making it easily available, instantly shared, and editable using super intuitive Google-spreadsheets like user experience. Today, I want to talk about how OpenBOM…Details
Make sure OpenBOM is easier to use than any PDM, PLM or ERP system and requires no special skills.
Include preview images of your parts and assemblies in the BOM to increase visibility.
Simultaneous BOM Edit
Access and edit BOMs & catalogs in real time by multiple people to speed up communication and eliminate errors.
Integrate with CAD, PLM, ERP, and accounting systems to automatically extract and synchronize data.
Legacy Data Import
Import BOMs and catalogs from your legacy data sources (Excel files, databases, etc.)
Distributed Repository of All BOM Parts
Get a central repository of information about all your parts and catalogs.
Revision & History of all BOM Changes
Keep all changes and revisions to your BOM in a history log.
BOM & Inventory Data
Simply maintain “quantity on hand” for each part in the catalogs.
“BOMs generated by sophisticated CAD systems require others to have the same sophisticated CAD systems in order to access that information. OpenBOM is different…It is a cloud based system that I can invite anyone into to view and edit…This means that I CAN share my BOMs with others and they CAN review and/or edit this single source of truth.”
“I use @openbom for a very limited but important use case of communicating BOM’s to the production planning team. However it rocks compared to Solidworks for doing this in terms of making my life easier….This is the part number, this is what it looks like, this is description”
“My first impression of OpenBOM was “Yay, No More Excel. Period!” My company is lean and mean and feels that records and process keeping are necessary to a level that is required to make our company efficient…. And no more. Most of the available tools are too much. To much cost. Too much effort to…”
Established in 2015 by Newman Cloud Inc., OpenBOM develops modern product-oriented data management and business tools for manufacturing companies.
OpenBOM cloud-based real-time collaboration & data management technology allows managing Parts, Catalogs, Bill of Materials, Inventories, and purchase orders across networks of engineers, supply chain managers, and contract manufacturers.
OpenBOM enables people to seamlessly share and collaborate data using online Bill of Materials from initial design through all stages of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain.
Collaboration is the focus of many people in engineering and manufacturing companies these days. Even before COVID started, companies started to look at how to make collaboration and communication more efficient. These days collaboration is imperative for many companies that switched to completely remote work. In this remote working environment, CAD files can literally slow…Details
Sharing data is one of the most important and critical elements of the product development process. Design and manufacturing is teamwork and keeping everyone o the same page are absolutely important to ensure the process is flowing, designers are sharing data with planners and procurement team, support and customers have access to product information, people…Details