i-BOM is a web-based application designed to seamlessly integrate and synchronize Computer Aided Design (CAD) Bill of Materials data with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. The letter “i” and “BOM” in i-BOM stands for Integrated and Bill of Manufacturing respectively.

i-BOM simplifies and shorten product development and manufacturing time by providing real-time CAD and ERP BOM information exchange. CAD drawings can be quickly converted into manufacturing bill of materials, while changes to drawing properties or ERP bill of materials can be easily highlighted and synchronized both ways.

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Cycle Time Reduction

CAD drawings in most cases are done by design engineers whilst Bill of Manufacturing are maintained by manufacturing engineers / planners.

i-BOM reduces the time for information between these departments. This savings is significant where design changes is frequent. Thus, the cycle time from design to manufacture becomes faster.

Double-entries are eliminated when both CAD and ERP are integrated. This saves plenty of time in the product lifecycle when new manufacturing BOM is to be created and revised. Purchases will be able to purchase immediately once the new/updated BOM is reflected in the ERP system.

Reduce Data Entry Errors

When CAD and ERP BOMs are not integrated electronically, there will be manual processes to re-enter BOM data such as item code, quantity per into the ERP system. As with all manual processes, they are prone to errors and some can be very costly. For example, if the wrong item code is entered, purchasers end up buying the wrong items or if the quantity per is wrong, they also end up over/under purchase. Using i-BOM, manual re-keying in of data into the ERP is eliminated thus eliminating mistakes due to typo errors.

Centralized Management

When CAD and ERP BOMs are not integrated electronically, there will be manual processes to re-enter BOM data such as item code, quantity per into the ERP system. As with all manual processes, they are prone to errors and some can be very costly. For example, if the wrong item code is entered, purchasers end up buying the wrong items or if the quantity per is wrong, they also end up over/under purchase. Using i-BOM, manual re-keying in of data into the ERP is eliminated thus eliminating mistakes due to typo errors.

Integrated Information

Instead of having data distributed throughout a number of separate drawings, all information is now located in a single location, i-BOM.

Security

i-BOM improve the accuracy, consistency and security of data.

Time and Cost Savings

With engineer no longer having to procure and maintain BOM by manual enter BOM information into ERP system from the various sources, a significant reduction in operational costs can be realized while engineer time can be spent improving the business operations.

Streamline Business Processes

In the past, without an integrated solution, many business processes were manual and time-consuming. However, a key benefit to integrate your ERP and CAD software is enhanced productivity through streamlining processes and automating workflow. Additionally, an integrated solution cuts down on the amount of duplication of data entry tasks.

Real Time Information

Real-time visibility is important in making timely informed decisions. When BOM information can be accessed instantly from ERP, without wasting resources on data extraction and tying data from different sources together, engineers are better informed and can make more accurate, faster decisions.

Reduce Engineer Workload

i-BOM solution can identify the differences between your data in ERP and your data in CAD, on things like part description, number, quantity and etc. Most important of all, it automatically updates and shows you the differences of the attributes between your CAD and ERP systems so that you don’t have to cross check manually.

i-BOM Features

Integration

Maintains and manipulates BOM information before importing into ERP.

  • View BOM hierarchy in a multi-level view
  • Create and modify BOM information
  • Create and modify ERP item master data
  • Identify new items
  • Differentiate discrepancies using color codes
  • Maintain operations in a BOM
  • View, maintain and update iProperty fields automatically into the CAD system
BOM Comparison

BOM components comparison can be done between:

  • ERP
  • CAD
  • i-BOM

Dashboard

Provides a summary of:

  • Unprocessed drawings
  • BOMs that are still work-in-process
  • BOMs pending approvals
  • New BOMs created today
  • BOM work-in-process aging

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