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Anyone using OpenBom?

Question asked by John Wayman on Oct 30, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2019 by John Wayman

We are looking into an integrated system for managing BOMs and Purchase Orders, as a sort of stepping stone towards a full ERP system. We currently use an Excel spreadsheet to create and maintain a 'shopping list' BOM based loosely on our Solidworks BOM, and another spreadsheet to create and manage Purchase Orders.

Is anyone here using OpenBom to accomplish something similar? 

I have looked at the OpenBom website and it promises a lot. However, when I open the sample BOM, all I get is the ability to fiddle with a BOM: I could do that with Excel. All the clever stuff, like purchase order integration is not available unless I pay for a licence. Well, I don't know whether it is worth paying for a licence until I see what it can do, and whether it fits our requirements.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has got further than this impasse situation.