Online BOM tool runs across Mouser’s inventory

April 05, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Mouser Electronics has released a new bill of materials (BOM) management tool, dubbed FORTE, conceived to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components.

FORTE is 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. 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. The tool is said to offer expanded customization, added intelligence, and enhanced part match confidence that makes the BOM-building process faster, easier to use, and easier to share.The highly intelligent tool remembers users’ preferences, spreadsheet layouts, naming conventions, and previous product orders. FORTE 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.

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