HEADS UP: User Experience Improvement – Seamless Catalog Data Editing in BOMs 

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
24 January, 2021 | 2 min for reading
HEADS UP: User Experience Improvement – Seamless Catalog Data Editing in BOMs 

Editing data is hard, especially when it comes to complex data entry in Bill of Materials. That’s the reason why most PLM systems are very hard to operate. You need to make many clicks to perform some actions. No surprise why many in many companies, engineers, manufacturing planners, procurement managers, and many others are still using Excel and other forms of spreadsheets to enter the data. 

At OpenBOM, we are always looking for user experience improvements. Although we provided a lot already, we’ve been looking for more. When you editing Bill of Materials in OpenBOM, you realized that item data (coming from catalogs) can be edited either in catalogs directly or via the Item info panel in OpenBOM. 

While it is already much easier than navigating through multiple screens, we want to make it even better. In the coming OpenBOM release we are going to introduce the next improvement of OpenBOM seamless editing capabilities – seamless catalog data editing. We will make item data seamlessly edited in the BOM data grid. It will speed up the editing process and will make the experience much easier.

You can watch a quick preview of the function in this video. 


Simplicity is hard. To have a seamless user experience to edit complex product structures such as Bill of Materials is even harder. The next step in OpenBOM improvements is to simplify the data editing process, even more, to allow the catalog and BOM data editing process more efficiently and fast. Let me know what do you think and stay tuned for the next release.  

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Best, Oleg

Want to learn more about PLM? Check out my Beyond PLM blog and PLM Book website. Read OpenBOM customer reviews on G2 Crowd to learn what customers are saying about OpenBOM. 

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