Keep track of your inventory. Know when you have low stock or you ran out of some parts. Adding data is tedious? It shouldn't be. That's why BOMIST has an autocompleter that automatically fills in some relevant data for you: description, value, package name and even datasheets (or other technical documents) it finds on the web. You can also import parts through a CSV file. Easy peasy!
Projects consume parts from you parts inventory through a Bill Of Materials (BOM). Use your preferred electronics CAD software (e.g. EagleCAD, Kicad, Altium) and export a CSV file containing all the references for your components. On BOMIST, assign them a real part number from your inventory. Whenever you want to assemble that BOM, BOMIST will tell you if you have enough stock available and it will either remove stock accordingly or create a list of parts to order for those you don't have in stock.
Orders add stock to your parts inventory. Make a list of parts to order from scratch or from one project you want to assemble. Choose from where you want to buy each part and get real-time pricing and availability. Whenever an order is delivered, the sock of each part is increased accordingly.
Do you need to get a quick estimate on how much your project or order will cost? With BOMIST you get real-time pricing information. This takes into account Minimal Order Quantities (MOQ) and price breaks. You know, the more you buy the cheaper your parts will get. You can also check pricing and availability on multiple distributors (e.g. Mouser, DigiKey) for each part you use. Currency conversion is available through European Central Bank exchange rates.
Very often, your parts, projects and orders will have documents associated to them. Datasheets, application notes, CAD drawings, invoices. That's exactly what BOMIST allows you to do: associate all those files to your parts, projects and orders, to always keep them at hand.
Keep track of your past actions. Know what happened to your inventory.