In 2018 customers completed more than 140,000 BOMs (bill of materials) through the tool which was designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components.
FORTE provides a Risk Evaluator feature based on a unique relevancy engine that analyzes partial part numbers and descriptions to suggest the best options for customers. The tool, free to anyone with a My Mouser account, evaluates the millions of daily interactions of purchasing professionals and engineers. It then quickly validates part numbers, product availability, and price, and recommends alternative products to reduce design and product lifecycle risks.
With FORTE, customers receive intelligent advice even when they search for outdated or partial part numbers. The new tool can match a higher percentage of parts and help customers understand the confidence and risk of each part. 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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