Mouser BOM Tool Boasts Intelligence, Ease of Use, and Increased User Confidence
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has introduced its FORTE intelligent BOM tool. This bill of materials (BOM) management tool is designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Users can access over four million part numbers in the company’s inventory, and the tool is free to anyone with a My Mouser account. It quickly validates part numbers, product availability, and price, and recommends alternative products to reduce design and product lifecycle risks. FORTE evaluates the millions of daily interactions of purchasing professionals and engineers, and uses a unique relevancy engine that analyzes partial part numbers and descriptions to suggest the best options for customers.
FORTE offers expanded customization, added intelligence, and enhanced part match confidence that makes the BOM-building process fast, easy to use, and easy to share. The intelligent tool remembers users’ preferences, spreadsheet layouts, naming conventions, and previous product orders. It also offers legacy features like translations for supported languages, support for the most common file formats, real-time product pricing and availability, and easy purchasing directly from the BOM.