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Electronic Parts Management Solutions

Boost productivity, cut costs and mitigate risk with a healthy component supply chain.

From design to decommissioning, the product lifecycle presents huge challenges. Components are increasingly complex yet have shorter lifecycles. The innovation imperative, greater regulation, manufacturer consolidation, counterfeit risk and PCN/EOL concerns – all of these pressures can hamper your ability to buy the right components and manage obsolescence.

IHS Markit electronic parts management solutions enable you to master these challenges. With tools to access component pricing, availability, compliance, counterfeit risk, and reusability information, including the ability to integrate information into your ERM and PLM systems, you can cultivate and maintain a healthy parts supply chain.

Underpinning each of our solutions is the world’s largest electronics component database – CAPS Universe – with over 500 million components and growing. No other provider offers this number of components, cross-references, part attributes, aftermarket parts or extent of environmental compliance and historical data.

Talk with us today to learn how you can:

  • Optimize your supply chain
  • Master the innovation cycle
  • Achieve procurement savings
  • Reduce production costs
  • Win business and negotiate favorable quotes
  • Achieve regulatory compliance
  • Streamline data management

The IHS Markit difference: comprehensive, current and reliable data

  • Electronic components and fasteners: 516 million and growing
  • PCN/EOL/counterfeit alerts: 136,880 alerts between 2007-2015, delivered within 2 days of receipt
  • Cross references: 715 million direct/similar replacements and 87.5 million engineered replacements
  • Attributes: up to 131 per component
  • Environmental compliance: 398 million documents
  • Historical data: Going back to 1960, sourced from original catalogs
  • Part pricing and availability: 15.6 million parts from 53 authorized and independent distributors
  • Counterfeit parts: Leading database of authorized distributors, leveraging ESCO and GIDEP intelligence
  • Unrivaled quality: ANSI standard sampling for quality control, closed loop process to validate data, and dual data entry to prevent human error

Find the right IHS Markit product for your challenge

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Master the innovation cycle and efficiently manage the electronic parts supply chain, including obsolescence, risk and alternate components/sourcing

  • Access a reliable, unbiased source to monitor component use/status for all parts at all times – including PCNs, EOLs and regulatory compliance information for 500+ million components
  • Use lifecycle forecasts to manage obsolescence and prevent late-stage design changes
  • Quickly identify all products with endangered components and impacted product owners
  • Mitigate supply chain disruptions by finding alternate components – with up to 350 million part replacements – and suppliers

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Integrate IHS Markit electronic parts data into your internal data, systems and workflows: CAPS Universe XML Web Services API

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Get proactive PCN and EOL notices: PCNalert

Procure cost-effective, non-counterfeit electronic components

  • Buy from the best supplier at the best price by using a single repository with unbiased, standardized information for component part pricing and availability
  • Negotiate contracts based on "true" average customer pricing
  • Avoid counterfeit parts with access to early alerts and the leading database of authorized suppliers
  • Synchronize this information with your internal ERP/PLM to optimize spend based on part use

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Integrate IHS Markit electronic parts data into your internal data, systems and workflows: CAPS Universe XML Web Services API

Reduce design, production and lifecycle costs

Find a reliable, unbiased source to:

  • Compare parts from different vendors
  • Identify areas to reuse parts
  • Buy from preferred manufacturers
  • Find alternate suppliers/manufacturers
  • Buy up parts that are near end of life so you can avoid redesign expense

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Get proactive PCN and EOL notices: PCNalert

Optimize electronic component sales and contract quotes

  • Win business and increase market share by loading competitor crosses to your website so customers will find your parts even if they are using competitor parts
  • Process RFQs faster than your competitors by quickly identifying the 20% of your customer's parts that represent 80% of build costs
  • Integrate cross referencing and lifecycle part pricing into your quoting/ERP systems for a smooth customer experience

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Integrate IHS Markit electronic parts data into your internal data, systems and workflows: CAPS Universe XML Web Services API and bulk data extracts

Ensure electronic parts regulatory compliance

  • Use integrated tools to ensure compliance with RoHS, REACH, conflict minerals and US export legislation and stay current with new regulations
  • Identify regulatory exemptions at both application and component levels and detect impacted BOMs
  • Create an auditable system of record for conflict minerals compliance

Supplement internal files with customized IHS Markit data to comply with conflict minerals, environmental and export regulations: Content Services

Achieve conflict mineral compliance with Conflict Minerals Software and Services

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Get proactive PCN and EOL notices: PCNalert

Integrate electronic component part data into your PLM

  • Provide employees with quick and unified access to one software tool to manage all BOMs across the entire organization, including EOLs, PCNs and compliance
  • Supplement internal data with IHS Markit data for complete obsolescence, environmental, export and procurement information throughout the lifecycle
  • Ensure you can access parts data throughout the product warranty period
  • Cleanse data prior to loading into PLM

Integrate IHS Markit electronic parts data into your internal data, systems and workflows: CAPS Universe XML Web Services API

Supplement internal files with customized IHS Markit data to comply with conflict minerals, environmental and export regulations: Content Services

Tap into the world's largest electronic components database, with 500+ million components (and growing): CAPS Universe

Access next-generation bill-of-materials management software: BOM Intelligence

Customer Testimonials

“A lot of companies ‘obsolete’ their way to profitability. We don’t do that... When a competitor obsoletes a part, customers can run into inventory shortages for that part. Our customers know that if they come to the TI site, they’ll find a cross.”

– Mike Hastings, Director, Content Syndication, Texas Instruments

“With the IHS Markit data, we can gain a true picture of the composition of the product from top to bottom, so we can instantly and confidently tell the import/export country and customers whether or not we comply. We reduced delivery time of compliance documentation about RoHS and REACH from weeks to less than 2 days. That’s an estimated 86 percent increase in efficiency.”

– Kimara Chin, Data & Business System Manager, Trimble

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