Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) has released FORTE, a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Features include:
- Access to more than four million part numbers.
- Quick part number, product availability, and price validation.
- Alternative product recommendations that reduce design and product lifecycle risks.
- A relevancy engine that analyzes partial part numbers and descriptions to suggest the best options.
- The ability to remember user preferences, spreadsheet layouts, naming conventions, and previous product orders.
- Legacy features, like translations for all supported languages, support for the most common file formats, real-time product pricing and availability, and purchasing directly from the BOM.