QUOTING made simple

“Since we send out over a dozen quotes for each order, any reduction in time here makes a huge impact on our bottom line.”
Major EMS Company

 

“It could easily take hours to get a complex BOM into our SAP system before BOM Connector.”
– Gerhard Frisch, Zollner

INTEGRATION made simple

“Not every engineer has an SAP client on their desktop. So it used to often take several phone calls to get the latest SAP BOM for production.”
– Hermann Kraus, Siemens Industry

 

“I was amazed how quickly they had my ERP system connected. Within one day I was up and running.”
– Thomas Meckelburg, A+B Electronics

NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION made simple

“The ability to combine CAD information with BOM information is a great added feature.”
– Major EMS Company

 

“Thanks to BOM Connector we can now get all our BOMs into one standardized format.”
– Major EMS Company

REVISION CONTROL made simple

“A BOM can change at any stage – so its only a matter of time before there‘s a discrepancy between ERP and Production.”
– Friedrich Pernegger, Fronius

PURCHASING made simple

“Properly matching customer part numbers to our internal partnumbers is without doubt the most time-consuming repetitive task for us as an EMS provider.”
– TBP Electronics

 

“Varying suppliers, changing prices and uncertain availability are among our biggest challenges… and account for most of our headaches.”
– Stefan Burmeister, Prettl Electronics

PURCHASING made simple

“Properly matching customer part numbers to our internal partnumbers is without doubt the most time-consuming repetitive task for us as an EMS provider.”
– TBP Electronics

 

“Varying suppliers, changing prices and uncertain availability are among our biggest challenges… and account for most of our headaches.”
– Stefan Burmeister, Prettl Electronics

BOM Connector Can Improve Your Quoting and Manufacturing Flow

  • BOM Connector is the most complete BOM tool on the market for electronic manufacturing, greatly easing the tasks of loading, preparing, scrubbing, formatting, checking and comparing of BOM data
  • BOM Connector helps you create more accurate quotes much quicker and provides a powerful database “backend” to track and reuse your work for future projects
  • BOM Connector adds a vital missing piece to the Valor NPI and MES tools from Mentor Graphics. Plus all manufacturers, EMS and OEM, can profit greatly from BOM Connector.
  • The CircuitByte/Router Solutions development team provides first-class integration and usage support, timely updates and in-house training.

Estimate based on

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Factors quoted on

Load ERP material data

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Search, prep and compare

Direct link

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To your data

BOM Connector is the most complete BOM tool on the market for electronic manufacturing

Link

Tie your ERP System tightly into the BOM scrubbing and cost calculation process.

Exchange

Enhanced ERP bi-directional interface for completed BOMs and cost calculations

In/Out

Read in even the most complex BOMs and create a standard “Golden BOM” in your company format. EMS companies can store customer profiles for maximum reusability

Check

Check, control and correct BOM revisions

Prep

Create a golden BOM with advanced “scrubbing” features. Check for part availability in your ERP system with our patented “SmartSearch” technology

CAD

Read PCB data in virtually any format. Use for visualization or to enhance or check against the BOM and calculate manufacturing process costs.

Quote

Check part availability and calculate purchasing costs, overages, NRE costs and more. Use the results to create a comprehensive calculation for quoting purposes.  Includes real-time DistiDirect™ link to leading distributors.

All manufacturers, EMS and OEM, can profit greatly from BOM Connector

The graphic below shows how BOM Connector works in a typical customer environment.

Customer data is pulled into the BOM Connector database via direct connections to the key data sources.  Most important of these is the ERP system.  Additional sources of technical or commercial data, such as a CMS system or a PLM system can also be connected.  And of course, PCB data or manufacturing process data can be brought in from an MES system such as Valor MSS from Mentor, a Siemens Business. In short, wherever you have information that can be used to improve your BOM data and quotation process flow, BOM Connector will interface to it.

As a result of this clean data flow, many different types of users within the company can take use BOM Connector to improve their tasks.  From design engineers who want to quickly check component technical properties and end-of-life information to help them choose the right part early in the cycle, to process and manufacturing engineers who need to get the BOM smoothly through to production. And of course, operative or strategic purchasers who need to wade through myriad offers in order to get the best price quickly.

And last but not least, certainly for EMS companies, a customer sends over raw BOM data – in varying formats, contents and quality – that needs to be imported, checked, “prepped” and processed, all under time pressure.

bomconnector - How It Works