OpenBOM Video Demo Series

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
2 December, 2022 | 4 min for reading
OpenBOM Video Demo Series

Want to see OpenBOM in action? Check out our new video demo series. In these short, engaging demos, you’ll see how OpenBOM helps manufacturers easily manage and share product data with suppliers and customers. From capturing engineering data to creating bills of materials (BOMs), to issuing purchase orders (POs) to tracking inventory, OpenBOM makes it easy to get the most out of your products.  

10 Videos Demo Series 

We made 10 short videos that can help you understand what OpenBOM does, but not overwhelm you with details. They will cover our vision for OpenBOM and all aspects of OpenBOM functionalities. Watch the videos and see for yourself how OpenBOM can help your business run more efficiently and effectively. We think you’ll be impressed!

You can watch all videos in OpenBOM Training Library – How It Works. 

Here is a short summary of all videos. 

Video 1: Introduction to OpenBOM

In this video, we speak about OpenBOM vision and the problems it solves for manufacturing companies, contractors, and supply chains. We speak about OpenBOM architecture and functionality at a very high level. 

Video 2: Data Model, Items, and Product Structure

In this video, you will learn about the basics of data modeling and the core foundation of product structure, BOMs and data organization. It will give you an idea of how OpenBOM is rethinking PLM for the modern age. 

Video 3: Item Management 

Basics of basics. How to manage items in OpenBOM – the foundation of the data model and core product element. Everything is an item. It can be an off-the-shelf part or a custom part of an assembly. It can be mechanical, electrical, electronic, or software. OpenBOM flexible model allows you to manage any data type, lifecycle, and changes, and organize information to make it accessible. 

Video 4: CAD Integrations and File Management 

OpenBOM is strategically invested in integration with design data and all CAD systems. We developed a set of integration that are state of the art in the way they can help you to extract data and get all information from engineering you need. 

Video 5: Importing Data To OpenBOM 

Making data import and data integration easy is our first goal. Here you can learn how easy to import data to OpenBOM from different data sources. 

Video 6: Formulas, calculations, and rollups

There is a reason why everyone likes Excel. The power of flexibility and calculation is huge. OpenBOM takes calculations and formulas to the next level in PLM. Cost, mass, and other calculations are easy with OpenBOM. 

Video 7: BOM visualization (types)

The basic way to present a BOM is to use three visualization types – single-level, multi-level and flattened. You can learn more about the seamless environment OpenBOM provides you to manage this information. 

Video 8: Change management

Change is the most persistent state in engineering and manufacturing. OpenBOM gives you full flexibility in change management – starting from capturing history automatically, managing revisions, and organizing the approval process. 

Video 9: Purchasing Planning and Inventory Control 

Every manufacturing company needs to manage purchasing processes including inventory control, RFQ, bidding, and many other aspects of procurement and planning. OpenBOM gives all needed ERP-lite tools to all SMBs/SMEs and integrates with all ERP systems for more. 

Video 10: Enterprise integrations 

OpenBOM is “open” and we really mean it. At OpenBOM we provide multiple ways to integrate data and processes. It starts from various imports (Excel, CSV, CAD) and then goes forward to allow data to be shared and integrated with many other systems – PDM, PLM, ERP, CRM and others. 


At OpenBOM we are always looking at how to help you better understand what OpenBOM does and how it can help you. Learning is a complex process and everyone is different. When it comes to such a complex field and processes as engineering, manufacturing, and product lifecycle management, you need time and a way to learn about it. The new video demo series is our latest experience to help you to learn OpenBOM. I hope you will like it. 

REGISTER FOR FREE and start a free 14-day trial to check how OpenBOM can help you today. 

Best, Oleg

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