KFAR SABA, Israel-July 15, 2002- SmarTeam Corporation Ltd. (SmarTeam), a Dassault Systemes company (Nasdaq:DASTY - News; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and leading provider of innovative Product Lifecycle Collaboration solutions today announced the release of SmartBOM Version 2.0, a comprehensive solution for electronic Bill of Materials (BOM) creation, modification, comparison, and exchange within the enterprise and across the supply chain. <br/>
Easy to use and secure, SmartBOM 2.0 streamlines BOM processes and facilitates management and collaboration around product structure and configurations with features such as effectivity dates, dynamic hierarchical navigation, and simplified change tracking. SmartBOM 2.0 adds native BOM Viewing, Editing and Comparison to the SMARTEAM environment, as well as an innovative BOM WhiteBoard (BWB) tool that provides a "sandbox" environment, enabling users to manipulate the BOM without affecting the master product structure. <br/>
"We consider SmartBOM a visionary product, an excellent enterprise and supply chain focused tool," says Rafi Gal, Configuration Control manager of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (Nasdaq:NVMI - News) a leading manufacturer of monitoring and measurement systems for the semiconductor industry. "SmarTeam realizes that the BOM is more than just a list of parts-it becomes a focal point in our decision making process and as such needs to be a secure, reliable and up-to-date source of information. SmartBOM provides us with all this and more. By involving the enterprise and supply chain early on in the product design process, the entire organization is able to participate in efficiently producing a quality product at the best possible price in less time."
"The challenges of current market forces require that manufacturers cut development costs, get their products to market faster, and collaborate effectively with external suppliers," says Avichay Nissenbaum, SMARTEAM's executive vice president of Marketing. "Having the right tools to manage and collaborate around the Bill of Materials (BOM) is vital. With SmartBOM's new version, manufacturers can easily manipulate product structure and incorporate their suppliers and OEM vendors into the various product definition processes from as early as the prototype stage and through various engineering change processes in a simple standard format, driving greater market responsiveness and profitability."
SmartBOM Version 2.0 product structure enhancements build upon existing supply chain collaboration functions, which facilitate electronic BOM creation and packages the assembly structure along with related documents into a compressed and self-extracting briefcase. This Active Briefcase package may then be viewed with the free SmartBOM viewer or edited through the embedded SmartBOM Editor application, with no PDM system or other application required to participate in the process. <br/>