Ciiva

Ciiva

Cloud-based Bill of Materials (BOM) management software

4.5/5 (6 reviews)

Ciiva Overview

Electronic products often contain hundreds of electronic parts, sourcing from various global electronic manufacturers and distributors. BOM modification can be made at various stages throughout the life-cycle, often without changing original hardware design data, such as schematics or layout. For many companies, this can be an error prone manual change to a spreadsheet or design document, with no record of when they were made or why they were made or by whom. Many small and medium size enterprises are still using Excel spreadsheet for BOM management, which is not optimal and can lead to a variety of well documented problems

Ciiva is a changes history traceable, version controlled BOM management system (BMMS), and where every single component used in a BOM is managed in a cloud component library. It is also a collaborative product lifecycle management solution. This means it is designed to support multiple users working from different global locations with the same main component library simultaneously. It uses real-time database synchronization between multiple users to guarantee that every user is always working with the latest and identical database, so that information fragmentation and data conflicts will not occur. User can now instantly check what products a specific component is used on, making it extremely convenient to see what impact a change to a component may have on which products, such as a component product life-cycle change notification.

Ciiva provides real-time pricing and stock information from a wide range of top distributors allowing instant price and stock comparison. It is flexible to be used and provides the ability for companies to customize their database by defining custom attributes. Ciiva products solve customer problems by organizing and integrating stand-alone and fragmented information sources, saving time and money.

Installation of the client does not require any administrator privileges or IT expertise. Ciiva client software is updated automatically without user's effort. In this respect, it is as simple as using a web based application. It is not entirely web based allowing offline working, faster performance, greater flexibility and much tighter integration with the rest of the tool chain.

Pricing

Starting from
US$20,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, French, German

Ciiva Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
83% positive reviews
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An affordable cloud solution to manage your bill of materials

Reviewed on 2014/05/23
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using Excel spreadsheet to manage our BOMs for many years. However, it is causing more and more issues like data synchronization between different product lines and different teams, changes management, typo, etc... We realized that we need a centralized database to manage our BOMs and electronic components.

Ciiva BOM solves our trouble by providing a complete centralized database, where our engineers can work in the same database synchronously no matter where they are. It supports revision control and full tractability. It's integrated with a powerful online components search engine where you can query real-time components information like stock, price across global suppliers, and other useful information like lifecycle, alternatives, datasheet, images...

The tool is free with some limitation of users count and storage space. But it could be enough for small company and freelancer. The Pro version remove the limits and pricing is much cheaper than its' competitors in the same market.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Joel P.

A good tool for electronic design companies and ems providers

Reviewed on 2015/02/17
Review Source: Capterra

The tool provides some unique features to help user to manage their component library and BOM in one centralized database. The real-time collaborative approach allows users to work simultaneously across the world yet avoiding mistakes. It takes quite some hours to build up your first database but it's worth of the effort in the end. The support team responded my email in a timely manner.

Response from Ciiva

Thanks for working with us.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Ivo dimitrov

Very powerful bill of materials management software

Reviewed on 2013/11/11
Review Source

Product lifecycle management has become much easier with this intelligent software. Its web-based and client-based search feature allows me to search for a wide range of electronic parts, including their prices, alternatives and lifecycle trends. Its support of BOM import/export and online purchase also saves me a lot of work. The free version has a storage limit, but I find it fairly enough for individuals/small businesses.

BOM SaaS

Reviewed on 2015/02/18
Review Source

Our design house is in US and manufacturing department in China. This tool allows our multiple users to work on the same BOM simultaneously and avoid any overwritten mistakes. Another interesting feature is it allow you to estimate the product cost and risk of component obsolescence at early design stage.

Pros

Easy multiple users configuration and usage

Saelec

It is intelligent

Reviewed on 2013/11/05
Review Source

This great piece of software helps our teams across different locations and different product lines to work collaboratively on the same library. The cloud database and search are quite amazing, like a handbook of all types of electronic parts.

Pros

Simple and easy start
Rich features
Cost efficient

Ciiva Pricing

Starting from
US$20,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription

It's free of charge for 2 users, up to 10,000 components. The subscription package costs 20 USD / User / Month or 200 USD / User / Year, with no component limit.

Ciiva Features

  • API

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Ciiva

Key features of Ciiva

  • Advanced ODBC
  • Check Lifecycles, Obsolescences
  • Custom Attributes & Enumerations
  • Data Available Offline
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Component DB & BOM Management
  • Excel BOM Automatic Analysis
  • Instantly Search Electronic Parts, Datasheets
  • Inventory Control
  • Multi-user, Multi-location Capable
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Real Time Collaborative Software
  • Real Time Pricing & Availability
  • Search Alternatives, Second Sources
  • Shopping Cart Automation
  • Simple Excel Import & Export
  • Supplier Comparison & Online Ordering
  • Support for MySQL and MS Access
  • True “All-in-One” Solution
  • Version Controlled with Full Traceability

Benefits

Lifecycle, availability and historical information
Alternative and substitute component suggestions
Get associated documentation such as datasheets, manuals, application notes, etc.
Search by part number or descriptive terms
Organize all electronic parts used across all products (the Bill of Materials)
Centralized component library, users (design engineers, procurement stuff, etc.) can collaborate in real-time
Full revision control, 100% trace-ability of any changes made to components or Bill of Materials
Our tools and services are based around very low cost subscription based licensing models

Ciiva FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Ciiva.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ciiva offer?

Ciiva offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$20,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

It's free of charge for 2 users, up to 10,000 components. The subscription package costs 20 USD / User / Month or 200 USD / User / Year, with no component limit.

Q. What are the main features of Ciiva?

Ciiva offers the following features:

  • Advanced ODBC
  • Check Lifecycles, Obsolescences
  • Custom Attributes & Enumerations
  • Data Available Offline
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Component DB & BOM Management
  • Excel BOM Automatic Analysis
  • Instantly Search Electronic Parts, Datasheets
  • Inventory Control
  • Multi-user, Multi-location Capable
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Real Time Collaborative Software
  • Real Time Pricing & Availability
  • Search Alternatives, Second Sources
  • Shopping Cart Automation
  • Simple Excel Import & Export
  • Supplier Comparison & Online Ordering
  • Support for MySQL and MS Access
  • True “All-in-One” Solution
  • Version Controlled with Full Traceability

Q. Who are the typical users of Ciiva?

Ciiva has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Ciiva support?

Ciiva supports the following languages:

English, French, German

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ciiva offer?

Ciiva has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Ciiva support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Ciiva supports

Q. What other apps does Ciiva integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Ciiva has

Q. What level of support does Ciiva offer?

Ciiva offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials