ENOVIA Item and BOM Management

A complete and accurate BOM that correctly lists all relevant items contained in a product as well as the accurate quantity forms the basis for production and assembly, but also for many logistics processes in manufacturing companies.

A special challenge in this case is the ability to prepare information from all disciplines, such as mechanics, hydraulics, electronics and software into one consolidated mechatronic BOM, so that the various users (Purchasing, Assembly, ...) are given the optimal representation for their specific purposes.

CENIT solutions for BOM management meet these requirements. They optimize and simplify the creation and maintenance of comprehensive product-related BOMs and manage the BOM-based change process across all departments involved.


  • Extensive and error-prone manual creation of engineering bills of material
  • Late consolidation and lacking synchronization of information from various disciplines, e.g. for mechanics, electronics, software, etc. in one collective BOM
  • In the long term, the constant increase of product variants leads to an unmanageable number of independent BOM structures and increases complexity
  • Added costs resulting from low reutilization of existing conceptual designs, components and assemblies
  • Insufficient use is made of optimization potential arising through the use of reference structures in the product variants
  • Lacking integration of BOM information in the ERP systems as well as transcription errors through manual entries
  • High expenses for the creation and maintenance of independent BOMs in the follow-up process, e.g. for Purchasing (purchasing BOM) or Assembly (assembly BOM); inferred BOMs must be manually adapted in the event of constructional changes
  • Lacking transparency on the topicality of BOMs and the items and specifications contained therein. - Error-prone and cumbersome configuration and verification management leads to deviations between documentation and the delivered product
    • The typical challenges of an effective item and BOM management system can be implemented with a holistic and comprehensive PLM-based solution approach:

      • Automated inference and update of engineering BOM from CAD product structures
      • Central administration and revisioning of a consolidated, multidisciplinary (mechatronic) BOM, containing all product-relevant components incl. their dependencies
      • Definition of suppliers and alternative parts documents the exchangeability of single parts and components, also across various manufacturing locations
      • Item and BOM management is the basis for efficient change management
      • Usage proof and easier reutilization of components and assemblies
      • Configuration of salable products from high-variant item structures based on the use of configuration rules
      • Classification of assemblies with class list of characteristics in accordance with DIN 4000 or classified individually
      • Automated and associative inference of purchasing, assembly or (plant-related) manufacturing BOMs
      • Conforming to law and standard-compliant documentation on the traceability of delivered and serviced product configurations
      • System-aided synchronization of item master data and BOM information between PLM and ERP systems
      • ENOVIA V6 is the enterprise PLM solution for the holistic and enterprise-wide management and administration of all product data and processes of the entire product lifecycle with consistent methods, models and tools from development and production to sales, maintenance and disposal along the extended logistics chain. ENOVIA V6 offers preconfigured best-practice methods for item and BOM management that can be optionally adapted to company-specific requirements

        • ENOVIA Engineering Central (ENG) offers spare parts management for development and for the entire product lifecycle, for the management of development BOMs, it supports the product development change process (ECR/ECO), parts usage lists, technical documentation management and provides the basis for an ERP coupling
        • ENOVIA Engineering Configuration Central (ECC) offers advanced configuration management as well as the effectiveness management of configuration units (baselining)
        • ENOVIA Variant Configuration Central (FTR) enables the definition of configuration rules and the configuration of saleable products from multi-variant item structures
        • ENOVIA X-BOM Manufacturing (MFG) enables the consolidated management of development-specific and manufacturing-specific BOMs and data. Changes can be introduced and tracked plant-specifically via Manufacturing Change Orders (MCO). Changes to manufacturing processes and operating resources can be reflected with a shorter process
        • ENOVIA Library Central (LBC) is available for the flexible classification of company or industry standards.

      • ENOVIA SmarTeam offers a team-oriented, quickly implementated product data management solution for small and medium-sized enterprises ENOVIA SmarTeam offers a simple method to transfer engineering BOMs inferred from CAD structures to downstream processes and to integrated them on assembly drawings
      • ENOVIA solutions can be seamlessly integrated with ERP, PLM and many other authoring systems via standard interfaces. For instance, with Connect Integration for V6 CENIT has developed cross-process integration between ENOVIA V6 and SAP PLM.
      • Assessment and analysis of the entire product development process and all relevant subareas
      • Conceptual design and specification of PDM/PLM introduction and migration projects
      • Consulting and support in the definition and implementation of integrated item management and BOM processes
      • When deploying ENOVIA V6 Rapid Application Configuration Environment (RACE), preconfigured and release/compatible standards by Dassault Systèmes are available for quick implementation.