I’m very excited to share some initial information about coming new functionality to enhance the Item lifecycle and introducing change request functions in OpenBOM. The functionality is part of our roadmap 2020 and plans for the enhancements in the OpenBOM product lifecycle mechanism. Existing functions include an automatic track of all changes as well as a revision mechanism.
The new functionality allows controlling the process of revision creation by introducing a change request approval mechanism. The change request process is controlled by a company administrator and prevents the creation of new revisions without approval done by company users with the approval roles.
The approval roles are configured by the Company Administrator. The change management function is optional and configured by the company administrator.
Once approval roles are assigned to company users, these users have access to approve/reject functions of the new revision process. Existing New Revision function in such a case is replaced by the “Create change request” function and prevents users from creating non-approved revisions.
All company users have access to “charge request”t information for review, while users with “approval” roles have access to approve/reject commands.
All change requests are available via the OpenBOM dashboard to all company users.
Change request functionality will be the first step in introducing Change Management mechanism in OpenBOM and the following software releases will be upgraded to provide more robust and sophisticated approval mechanisms and review control with configurable ECO functions. The first set of functions will become available in the next release of OpenBOM.
If you’re interested in testing and experimenting with the new functionality before it will be released please contact support @ openbom dot com with the subject line “Change Request Test”.
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Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.