Ciiva

Cloud-based Bill of Materials (BOM) management software

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Ciiva Overview

What is Ciiva?

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.

Ciiva Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German

Media

Instantly query real-time component information including datasheets, alternatives, pricing, stock and lead time information
Get instant real-time lifecycle information on individual BOMs or the entire component library with a single click
Instantly search millions of component in the Ciiva Cloud and add search results directly into the component library
Compare component pricing in real-time from a variety of different suppliers, easy visualise price breaks, stock quantities and MOQs
Populate supplier shopping carts directly with the component purchase tool
Instantly see what component is used and where with the Relationship Map
Easily compare two bill of materials, visualising differences and comparing component attributes
Import bill of materials and component data with an extremely, accurate and fast configurable import tool
Export Bill of Materials to Microsoft Excel, with various customisable export parameters
Step back in time through a bill of materials, inspecting every change that was ever made, by whom and when
Ciiva video Ciiva screenshot: Instantly query real-time component information including datasheets, alternatives, pricing, stock and lead time information Ciiva screenshot: Get instant real-time lifecycle information on individual BOMs or the entire component library with a single click Ciiva screenshot: Instantly search millions of component in the Ciiva Cloud and add search results directly into the component library Ciiva screenshot: Compare component pricing in real-time from a variety of different suppliers, easy visualise price breaks, stock quantities and MOQs Ciiva screenshot: Populate supplier shopping carts directly with the component purchase tool Ciiva screenshot: Instantly see what component is used and where with the Relationship Map Ciiva screenshot: Easily compare two bill of materials, visualising differences and comparing component attributes Ciiva screenshot: Import bill of materials and component data with an extremely, accurate and fast configurable import tool Ciiva screenshot: Export Bill of Materials to Microsoft Excel, with various customisable export parameters Ciiva screenshot: Step back in time through a bill of materials, inspecting every change that was ever made, by whom and when

Ciiva Reviews

Ciiva Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
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5
Excellent
5

Very good
0

Average
0

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
0
Features
0
Ease of Use
3,7
Customer Support
4
83% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

BOM SaaS

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.


Neg T.

An affordable cloud solution to manage your bill of materials

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.


Tatiana S.

Full of bugs and unsolved problems

We bought this software because according the webpage it should make your ordering process easier. The problem is that software has so many bugs and is working in not exactly consistent way. This software should be reworked and not to be released for customers in such unfinished version. We are quite disappointed that some company can sell something like that.


Joel P.

A good tool for electronic design companies and ems providers

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.


Ivo dimitrov

Very powerful bill of materials management software

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.


Verified Reviewer
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

BOM SaaS

Reviewed on 2015/02/18
Review Source: GetApp

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

Neg T.

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

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Customer Support

Tatiana S.

Full of bugs and unsolved problems

Reviewed on 2016/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

We bought this software because according the webpage it should make your ordering process easier. The problem is that software has so many bugs and is working in not exactly consistent way. This software should be reworked and not to be released for customers in such unfinished version. We are quite disappointed that some company can sell something like that.

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.

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Customer Support

Ivo dimitrov

Very powerful bill of materials management software

Reviewed on 2013/11/11
Review Source: GetApp

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.

User recommendation
0/10
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Ciiva Pricing

Ciiva Pricing

Starting from
US$20,00/month
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.

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.

Value for Money
0/5
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Ciiva Features

Ciiva Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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Additional information for Ciiva

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

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:

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