Video blog #16: OpenBOM Story – How to stop using spreadsheets to manage product data

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
20 May, 2020 | 2 min for reading
Video blog #16: OpenBOM Story – How to stop using spreadsheets to manage product data

In this video, I share a story about how OpenBOM helps engineers and manufacturing companies to stop using spreadsheets to manage product data, bill of materials, calculations, and purchasing. This is a visualization of the OpenBOM engineering story you can read here

Here are a few things you will learn from this video: 

1- OpenBOM helped 1000s of engineers and manufacturing companies to stop using spreadsheets. Few examples and links to OpenBOM user stories and user reviews.

2-  Why OpenBOM is a unique data management platform tailored to engineers and manufacturing companies. 

3- How OpenBOM helps you to overcome the resistance to change and stop using Excel. 

4- Why spreadsheets cannot work for the Bill of Materials and why it is NOT your fault. 

5- OpenBOM unique set of features and tools 

6- How OpenBOM is different from traditional PLM systems 

7- How to start small and make progress step by step

8- Answer your typical questions and concerns about OpenBOM

9- Why you cannot afford to keep using spreadsheets to manage Bill of Materials. 

10- What technologies are used in OpenBOM and how it works

11- What are the benefits of using OpenBOM 

12 – HINT – Bonus (listen to the end) 

By the end of the video, you will be able to make a thoughtful decision about leaving Excels and spreadsheets behind and moving to OpenBOM> 

Watch the video: 


OpenBOM gives you a path to leave a messy spreadsheet world of data management and make a change in the way you manage BOMs, calculate the cost, and planning a purchasing process. Making a change is hard, but OpenBOM gives you the real opportunity to do so. 

Check OpenBOM today by registering here and start your OpenBOM journey today.

Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.

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. 

Related Posts

Also on OpenBOM

4 6
27 January, 2023

As the demands of consumers change, so does the environment around them. We now live in a world where customers…

27 January, 2023

Data organization is key for any successful Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program. The ability to manage, organize, search, and quickly…

26 January, 2023

Managing CAD files is an important part of the data management systems and product lifecycle management (PLM) process. CAD files…

25 January, 2023

The last decade of engineering and manufacturing business development demonstrated that data is increasingly important for modern manufacturing businesses as…

23 January, 2023

I’m excited to bring a sneak peek of OpenBOM user-defined commands. These commands will allow you to easily define specific…

20 January, 2023

It is clear that in this day of age, manufacturers need to collaborate with their partners to improve their business….

20 January, 2023

Manufacturing is transforming. It is not a single company that builds everything in one place. It is more reminding a…

19 January, 2023

Today I’m excited to share some news about the upcoming OpenBOM Customer Forum. Thanks to all customers that asked us…

18 January, 2023

In a world where manufacturing businesses are becoming increasingly global and complex, it is essential to have a data and…

To the top