PartsBox

PartsBox


5 / 5
4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Hardware design & production companies, small CM/EMS contract manufacturers, R&D labs, hardware startups.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $39.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • PartsBox
  • partsbox.io
  • Founded 2015
  • Poland

About PartsBox

PartsBox is tool for managing electronic parts and production. It keeps track of where components are stored, what the current stock levels are, and which parts are used in which projects. It displays specs, allows for attaching documents (datasheets, 3D CAD models) to parts, and searches the entire database quickly. With lot control, it is possible to track where specific batches of parts came from and where they were used, providing full two-way tracking for Medical/Pharma applications.


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PartsBox Features

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Management

PartsBox Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great System

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well written, easy to use system. Everything is pretty self-explanatory and the owner is quite quick to respond to questions. Very flexible system. While designed predominantly for electronic components, could be used as an inventory system for other products with very little difficulty. The option to find data on parts using OctoPart is very useful.

Cons: At the moment, if you get part data using OctoPart, it is 'linked' to that database (cannot be seen by others that you have the part, but is still linked). It would be nice to be able to obtain the initial information from OctoPart and then 'unlink' the part as some things are difficult to change/update on a linked part.

Overall: Originally when we were looking into setting up an inventory for our engineering team, we were looking at using a spreadsheet, or maybe a database like Access. Quickly realized this would be a cumbersome system. A short investigation of available systems led us to PartsBox. After a few questions, we decided to try the 7 day trial period. We quickly realized PartsBox not only efficiently handled our current need, but easily allows for expansion when we need it.

Very Pleased With PartsBox

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use. Web-based so I can access from 2 locations. Support is excellent. Frequently being updated to add new (and useful) features. We are a small electronics manufacturing company--PartsBox is perfect for us.

Cons: All of the data is in the cloud. But there is a feature that allows the database to be downloaded from the cloud to your local PC. I do this regularly. However the download format is JSON which is not as easy to work with as say a spreadsheet file.

Overall: Our products are set up as Projects in PartsBox. It is easy to track inventory. When we ship a product, stock counts for all parts used in that product are automatically deducted. The inventory storage locations are very flexible. We have one supplier who stores large items for us in his warehouse. We have one storage location defined for that warehouse. We have another location defined for our factory. It is easy to transfer (move) stock from one location to another.

Capterra loader

Finally, a solution to managing my parts inventory

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It taps into a huge catalog of parts so that you simply enter the manufacturer's part number and the system provides all the linked information you need. It took some time to enter my parts into this system but, it has been well worth it. Now, I can avoid buying parts I already have, can check for parts even when I am not at home, and can create detailed build lists and price estimates.

Cons: It is a slog to get your existing parts inventory into the tool, particularly if you are starting at the free their as I did. I also wish the footprints field were populated in the linked information as this information is typically already in the part description.

Overall: I now know what parts I have, where they are and what I need to order to complete the next build. Avoiding buying unneeded parts and reducing the chance I will need to pay expedited shipping for that "ONE PART!" I need to complete the build will make my investment in time and treasure well worth it. I recommend Parts Box to anyone who is serious about electronics.

Capterra loader

Good solution for BOM and parts management without the bulk

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple but capable. ParstBox focuses on a specific aspect of managing components and BOMs and does it really well. It does not need to be tied it a bigger or more complex system to be functional and provide value. It was easy to setup and was helpful within hours.

Cons: There are some features for management of components that would be helpful. Leveraging Octoparts usually very helpful, but there is just so many parts out there having consistency with naming, ratings and other values sometimes makes feel more complex. The developer is always improving and extremely responses though.

Overall: A good experience that is just getting better. I feel like it started as "good enough", and just continues to grow and improve rapidly, and with amazingly responses support form the developer.