Altium adds Octoparts to BoM tool

Altium adds Octoparts to BoM tool

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By Nick Flaherty

The deal with, an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components, provides more data on component for designing, sourcing, and manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) within the Nexar ecosystem.

One of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks in the electronic design-to-assembly process is researching availability and pricing for each part individually from numerous distributors. To address this challenge, Nexar launched the BOM tool using the Octoparts software. This allows to analyze user BOMs to display a wide array of relevant part information in a single, easily sortable view from its database of 400,000 in-stock parts from a selection of more than 300 suppliers.

“The electronics industry is in the middle of serious supply chain challenges, making it difficult for designers to obtain the electronic parts they need,” said Ted Pawela, Chief Ecosystem Officer at Nexar. “With the Nexar BOM Tool, users have instant access to inventory, pricing data, and alternative parts, giving them the information they need in an organized way that helps them to source their bills of material more quickly and reliably.”

Users simply upload their BOM into the tool. With the tool’s advanced machine learning, no special formatting of the data is needed. The BOM Tool engine responds immediately with a list of relevant parts that can be sorted by price, availability, lifecycle, and lead time. Additionally, the BOM tool provides related, and description searches to help find alternate parts, two features that have become increasingly valuable during supply chain shortages. Once the desired components and quantities are selected, the “Add All to Cart” feature makes it simple to purchase the entire BOM. Ultimately, the BOM Tool empowers users to make smart decisions based on the data provided. Users can also set batch sizes for bulk ordering, or export BOM Tool results for editing and collaboration.

“We are excited to be partnering with Nexar to enhance our customer’s experience. Within just a few seconds customers can receive price, availability, and production information on hundreds of part numbers,” stated Amir Nizam, president of

The BOM Tool can be used by Nexar partners to provide a seamless workflow that makes finding, organizing, and purchasing components easier than ever, enabling their salespeople to quote faster and more accurately, turning requests into quotes in a matter of minutes instead of days.

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