Are you still using Excel to manage BOMs? These are 5 things about OpenBOM that will make you stop using Excel today.

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
30 July, 2020 | 2 min for reading
Are you still using Excel to manage BOMs? These are 5 things about OpenBOM that will make you stop using Excel today.

Are you still using Excel or spreadsheets? Excels are easy to start, but it is very hard to manage.  So, you will become Chief Excel Officer to manage all excels and keep them up to date. As a result, you will make mistakes, you will send the wrong Bill of Materials to purchasing, contractors, suppliers. You will make mistakes in calculations that will cost money and time. 

At OpenBOM we help manufacturing companies to manage parts, BOM, vendors, and purchases. OpenBOM is an online system that helps to organize and use information in a very simple and easy way. OpenBOM is an online system to manage processes and data in a simple way. OpenBOM is flexible and allows you to import any data from CAD systems and Excels to organize a single version of the truth about the product and processes.  

OpenBOM helps you to collaborate. You can share data with a single click of the button like Google Sheet or organize role-based data access inside your company or with other companies.  So, you will stay on the same BOM. No more excels, emails, and calls with questions “where is my last BOM”? 

OpenBOM is available with a monthly risk-free subscription. So, you can register to OpenBOM, get a free trial, and start your process from escaping messy Excels right now. 

These are 5 things about OpenBOM that will make you stop using Excel right now.

In this video, I talk about what is OpenBOM and how OpenBOM can help you to stop using Excel and Spreadsheets to manage Bill of Materials in your company.

1- OpenBOM is online (SaaS) service available using a monthly risk-free subscription

2- OpenBOM is flexible and integrated with any CAD systems, capable to import data from an Excel or Google Spreadsheets; 

3- OpenBOM helps you to manage data about parts, BOM, vendors, and purchases

4- OpenBOM track changes, manage revisions and change requests 

5- OpenBOM is like Google Sheet helps you to share data with everyone you need. 


Excel is easy to start, but it gets very complex and hard to manage very fast. Fear of change is one of the biggest reasons why many companies are continuously using Excel and afraid to move on. OpenBOM gives you five reasons to move. The biggest one is the simplicity and flexibility of OpenBOM combined with a powerful set of integrations. Add to this risk-free monthly subscription and it is no brainer decision for your project or company. Check our how OpenBOM helps thousands of users and manufacturing companies to manage data and consider to contact OpenBOM consultants and partners about custom import projects.

Best, Oleg. 

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