Great tool for BOM management; can hardly stand a fight with PLM solutions, while pricing gets close
November 15, 2021

Great tool for BOM management; can hardly stand a fight with PLM solutions, while pricing gets close

Alex Pyshkin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OpenBOM

We are trying to use OpenBOM for cross-department collaboration between engineering, mechanical design, and purchasing/procurement.
  • E-BOM management with an intuitive interface.
  • Import/export from/to popular systems.
  • Pricing plans have grown significantly in a year's time.
  • Purchase orders/inventory control features are only available at 450 USD per month - it's a starting price point for some popular cloud ERP solutions with much wider functionality, where BOM management is just one of the modules.
  • 2FA/MFA is, again, only available at 450 per month - BOM being a core part of IP and it's hard to overestimate the importance of having a reliable cloud solution, backed by several factor auth.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Import/export.
  • Features, which suit different depts. needs.
  • We are yet to establish the ROI at a given subscription tier and compare it to other similar-priced solutions.
OpenBOM is mainly BOM-centric, whilst PLM solutions have much wider functionality, suitable for cross-department activities. We are in constant search and evaluation of a one-fits-all solution and, I must say, after a price spike, OpenBOM doesn't look as attractive as it used to.

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I believe the main fit is a collaboration between a limited number of departments (most likely, between EE (up to some extent) and ID/MD; less so - for purchasing/procurement). Some important features are present only at higher-priced tiers, at which price point some better-known/established alternatives can be considered.