OpenBOM Subscriptions 2023 Overview

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
11 October, 2023 | 6 min for reading
OpenBOM Subscriptions 2023 Overview

Some PLM vendors hide their pricing. You need to contact sales to get this information. We can understand that. It makes sense for complex product suites with many modules and complex decision making process. However, OpenBOM is different. We believe in simplicity and ease of use.

OpenBOM is a live platform. We are continuously listening to our users and customers to expand, fix, and improve OpenBOM service. We made many enhancements in OpenBOM for the last year that significantly expanded the value OpenBOM provides to our users and customers. We developed new features and services such as OpenBOM Design as well as many other new functions. Connect to the OpenBOM community to learn more about what we did for the last 12 months.

Because of recent changes in OpenBOM subscriptions, I want to help our users and customers understand the enhancements we made and how we modify and transform OpenBOM subscriptions to improve the value we provide to our users and customers. 

OpenBOM provides a platform for users to manage and monitor products throughout their product lifecycle. The subscription options are designed to meet the needs of manufacturers of all sizes. OpenBOM’s subscription options are affordable, reliable, and easy to use. Manufacturers rely on OpenBOM to help them reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve product quality.

At OpenBOM, we help everyone – individual engineer contractors, hardware startups, small manufacturing businesses as well as contract manufacturing companies, digital service providers, and large enterprises. This blog post will provide an overview of the OpenBOM subscriptions.

There are four OpenBOM subscriptions available online.

  • OpenBOM Design [FREE] 
  • OpenBOM Team 
  • OpenBOM Company 
  • OpenBOM Enterprise 

In addition to these four subscriptions, OpenBOM provides a special non-commercial single-user subscription available to qualified users in education and hobby. 

Check below for more information about the subscription you need and how it will benefit you and your organization.

Annual vs Monthly

OpenBOM provides both annual and monthly subscriptions. There is no difference in functionality if you buy a monthly or annual plan. Some specific subscriptions are not available for monthly plans. These subscriptions require a longer setup and configuration, so we decided not to make them available for a monthly plan. As such – OpenBOM Enterprise Subscription integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM, Oracle NetSuite, and all custom CAD, PDM, and PLM integration.

OpenBOM Design [FREE]

You can register to OpenBOM for free and get simple and Free cloud PDM functions to manage your Design Projects. This subscription allows you to store CAD and other files in the cloud and synchronize them with local folders on your computer or network drives. We provide unlimited storage and an unlimited number of projects.  Check our documentation for more information. 

What is the value? This is your basic step in managing CAD and other files in the cloud. We recommend it to EVERYONE. Stop paying for PDM features, store files in the cloud, and focus on how to transform your information management in the 21st century. We will take care of your files. 

OpenBOM Team

Team is a foundational service bringing the power of flexible data modeling, BOM management, production planning, inventories, and PO/RFQ functions combined with powerful CAD integrations and collaborative functions. It is a BOM, PLM, and ERP superpower for your team. You’re getting an incredible amount of features making it possible to manage flattened BOMs, add formulas and manage rollups, export data in various formats, manage inventories, orders, and POs. You get access to CAD add-ins (note- check for those that are included in the subscription) and also allows you to export data to various formats – xls, csv, pdf, zip packages (with files).

OpenBOM implements familiar instant sharing capabilities that became so popular on the web and SaaS applications by allowing you to let a group of people share data in a controlled way with a predefined set of roles (defined by user-defined and team views). The sharing capabilities are powerful and give you an easy way to get access, to edit it simultaneously by multiple people, and also to control someone else’s data. There are no limitations on who can be included in the team and you are allowed to bring all your engineering teams, individual contributors, contractors, and suppliers under the same roof and establish common grounds for all product-related information.

What is the value? If your team is looking for an engineering bill of materials (BOM), revisions, manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM), purchase orders, and collaboration, this subscription level will give you an incredible level of power and flexibility in data management. Integration with CAD systems allows you to capture data seamlessly and eliminate the need to copy/paste data between multiple systems. The system is fully operating online and OpenBOM makes upgrades automatically.

Company

This subscription level will bring governance and process control in addition to product data management, BOM management, and collaboration provided by lower subscriptions. The core element of company subscription is change management and collaborative approval workflow mechanisms which allow you to run the process for ECO, MCO and introduce a formal control. It brings new advanced graph visualization capabilities, flexible custom object data modeling, and more. 

What is the value? Change management and configuration control for product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and contract manufacturing companies. You get everything you need from a simple yet powerful PLM system, flexible data model and change orders, change requests, notifications, and powerful data-sharing capabilities.

Enterprise

This is a highly configurable subscription option to get a customizable set of features and functions. It includes everything you have in all OpenBOM subscriptions and adds the ability to integrate with ERP systems, PDM, and other enterprise software. With Bill of Materials and product structure at its core, enterprise subscriptions provide a set of robust infrastructure that can be used in a multi-tenant cloud environment as well as deploy OpenBOM stack to a separate cloud-hosted environment. So, enterprise features are added to OpenBOM Company subscriptions based on the customer choice (specific CAD, PDM, ERP integrations, or just additional features). 

What is the value? Custom integrations, additional levels of security, SSO, and fully custom deployment. You have your own OpenBOM platform to run for a group of companies (eg. OEM and all suppliers) with OpenBOM DevOps support and all updates performed by OpenBOM.

Conclusion

OpenBOM provides you with a robust set of features and functions that can fit any company in the engineering and manufacturing space. Because of the unique features of the OpenBOM multi-tenant platform, you have the capabilities to share data across multiple teams and companies, perform tasks in seamless ways, and manage complex product data to support product development, manufacturing, sales, and maintenance. If you have any questions about OpenBOM’s subscriptions, please contact support at openbom dot com.

REGISTER FOR FREE and check out what OpenBOM can do for you.

Best, Oleg

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