All of our purchased parts "library parts" have to be released in EPDM which then drives the creation of the part in our ERP system. The problem I have is people will not ask me to check the parts and release them so when they release an assembly that contains a part that is not released yet, ERP is set to create the number if it has not encountered it before. The problem is the info from the data card only gets pushed through when it is released.
If I had a macro that they could use to look through the assemblies parts and check the workflow state it would at least alert them they had parts that needed to be released.
If anyone has a better idea please feel free to offer.