Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic component, enables customers to improve order accuracy, save time and increase confidence in their purchasing with FORTE, a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool.
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 specifications and purchasing; FORTE was developed to be what purchasing professionals need in a BOM tool. With FORTE, customers receive intelligent advice when searching for outdated or partial part numbers. The 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, making 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.
As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
Engineers can stay abreast of today’s exciting product, technology and application news through Mouser’s complimentary e-newsletter. Mouser’s email news and reference subscriptions are customizable to the unique and changing project needs of customers and subscribers. No other distributor gives engineers this much customization and control over the information they receive.