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Mouser unveils online BOM tool
17 May 2017, News

Mouser Electronics has launched FORTE, a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components.

Free to anyone with a ‘My Mouser’ account, the tool quickly validates part numbers, product availability and price, and recommends alternative products to reduce design and product lifecycle risks. It evaluates the millions of daily interactions of purchasing professionals and engineers, and uses a unique relevancy engine that analyses partial part numbers and descriptions to suggest the best options for customers.

According to Mouser, FORTE offers expanded customisation, added intelligence, and enhanced part match confidence that makes the BOM-building process faster, easier to use, and easier to share. It remembers users’ preferences, spreadsheet layouts, naming conventions and previous product orders. It also offers legacy features like translations for all of Mouser’s supported languages, support for the most common file formats, real-time product pricing and availability, and easy purchasing directly from the BOM.

“We also wanted to simplify the workflow to get the customer through the BOM task faster,” said Hayne Shumate, Mouser senior vice president, Internet business. “The new tool can match a higher percentage of parts and help customers understand the confidence and risk of each part. With those thoughts in mind, we developed FORTE into what purchasing professionals really need in a BOM tool.”

FORTE is accessible at www.mouser.com/bomtool/


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