Mouser’s Revolutionary BOM Tool, FORTE, Gives Engineers and Buyers More Power to Select and Purchase
Published: 7 May 2019 - Sarah Mead
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has helped customers process more than 11 million lines through its comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool FORTE. In 2018 customers completed more than 140,000 BOMs through FORTE, Mouser’s tool 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 — an industry-leading feature. The tool, free to anyone with a My Mouser account, evaluates the millions of daily interactions of purchasing professionals and engineers. FORTE then quickly validates part numbers, product availability, and price, and recommends alternative products to reduce design and product lifecycle risks.
Mouser is constantly improving its tools to help buyers and engineers manage their specification and purchasing; FORTE was developed to be what purchasing professionals really need in a BOM tool. With FORTE, customers receive intelligent advice even when they search for outdated or partial part numbers.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.
FORTE offers expanded customization, added intelligence, and enhanced part match confidence that makes the BOM-building process faster, easier to use, and easier to share. 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.
To learn more about Mouser’s revolutionary intelligent BOM tool, visit www.mouser.com/bomtool.