Overview:Ciiva is an electronic component management solutions company with two core products: Cloud based collaborative bill of materials management software (“Ciiva Client”) Online electronic component search engine (“Ciiva Online Search”) The Online Search provides instant access to information including real time pricing and availability, second sources, lifecycle status, alternatives and substitutes, pricing and inventory history for tens of millions of components. Documentation including datasheets and application notes can be accessed with single click, with direct links to supplier websites. The Ciiva Client is a real time collaborative software application designed specifically for organising and managing electronic component and bill of materials data. It enables multiple users to work in parallel and supports advanced features including version control. It is fully integrated with the Ciiva Online Search, seamlessly bringing together the component library and bill of materials with all other related information sources. Why do I need it? If you have ever asked one of the following questions, then Ciiva can help. What is the current lifecycle status of a component used on my product? Which products is a particular component deployed on? Which supplier has a particular component in stock and is the cheapest? Is there a second source available for a specific component? What is the difference between two bill of materials? What is the historical pricing and availability of a component? Who changed that, when did they change it, and what did they change? Having instant access to information such as lifecycle status, potential alternatives, real-time and historical pricing and availability, “where used”, and “who, when and what changed” can help design engineers and procurement personnel make better decisions throughout the product lifecycle, from initial component selection in a design, to understanding the impact of an obsolescence notification. Ciiva is a single source for all of this information and more, saving you hours of time scouring multiple sources, trying to find reliable information you need to make important decisions. Many of today’s electronic devices contain a large number of components, from a variety of different manufacturers and suppliers. Changes to a BOM can happen at various stages throughout the lifecycle of a product, often without changing original hardware design data, such as schematics or layout. For many companies, this can involve an error prone manual change to a spreadsheet or document, with no record of who made the changes, when they were made or why they were made. Ciiva provides a fully traceable, version controlled BOM management feature, where every component used in a BOM is linked to an access controlled, centralized component library.