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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Electronic Parts Management Software
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:40:47 pm »
I'm looking for a good affordable Electronic Parts Inventory Management Software. I've been looking at Bomist, PartsBox, and Parts in Place. Has anyone used any of these, what are thye Pros & Cons, and what one would you recommend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 01:15:04 pm »
Hi 'newbie' !!  Sorry you had no replies for your very 1st post !!...
I thought I found a great alternative, that is Open-Source and totally free !....
However, I finally found out it is Unix/Linux based, and not for Windows.  :P

In case anyone is interested, it is called... "PartKeepr" ( https://www.partkeepr.org )
It does everything you wanted, (like PartsBox) and more !
It even interfaces via a free API account to https://octopart.com , where you can have
auto links to all components specs/datasheets/images etc, from within the system !!
( https://octopart.com/api/home )

Hope you have a good day, all the same. Your questions are as important as any!!   :D
 
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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 08:24:10 pm »
Your reply is very much appreciated, thank you for helping out a NEWBIE to the forum. It makes me feel most welcome. I'm in the process of evaluating several Electronic Parts Management Systems. I'm trying to get Partkeepr to run on my Hosted Server, no luck yet. I've also tried running it on easyPHP DevServer, still no luck. I'm entertaining setting up my own Linux server again, and trying it out on it. I presently run both Windows 10 and Linux on my computer. I can boot into either OS. I'm running Linux Mint and Ubuntu, and have an additional partition that I can run a server on. Thanks again for your help it was much appreciated.
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 09:53:53 pm »
No problem, you can run any Linux based software  on windows, it's easy and cool

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

 
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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 02:18:57 am »
Thank You for the suggestion, and the link. I thought about doing just that. I do however have Linux already installed as a dual boot option, and of course I could run it on a Virtual Machine also. Again thank you for your reply, I really appreciate your response.
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 10:43:23 am »
Good question and one I’m interested in hearing the answers too.  At the moment I just use Excel but it has rapidly failed to scale!
 
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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2019, 02:12:42 pm »
I too have been using Excell for quite along time. It seems a lot of us do. It unfortunately lacks all the bells and whistles that I need. 
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2019, 09:02:12 pm »
I'm looking for a good affordable Electronic Parts Inventory Management Software. I've been looking at Bomist, PartsBox, and Parts in Place. Has anyone used any of these, what are thye Pros & Cons, and what one would you recommend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Asked several times, for example here, but honestly there has not been one perfect solution. A lot depends on your needs, and that's hard to define sometimes.
 
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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 03:04:59 am »
I use Partsbox (https://partsbox.io/) and am very happy with it..
I'm a hobbyist so just being to see if I have a part (and then actually be able to find it) is enough for me...
There is the tradeoff of it being cloud based but it also saves me the hassle of running a server for it....
 
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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 03:23:51 am »
Thanks Your Response,
I'm in the process of evaluating PartsBox. It however lacks some features and other features are available buy subscription only which is more than I want to pay either monthly, or annually.
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 04:07:39 am »
Thank you for your response. The link to past posts was quite helpful.
 

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 10:53:02 am »
Hi again SherlockOHMS ....
Just wondering if you had any luck finally, with the 'Partkeepr' package I suggested??
(I know you said you were trying a few options with it's utilization, without success).
From 'NOW' sunny Western Australia...   8)
 
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Offline SherlockOHMS Ω

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2019, 08:26:02 pm »
No could not get it up and running. I've since given up Partkeepr has discontinued its upkeep about a year ago. I've played around with PartsBox, but does not satisfy my needs. I am doing my own for now on Access, but not thrilled with that either. Thanks for following up on this.
 
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Offline jastreb

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Re: Electronic Parts Management Software
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 02:16:00 am »
I tried partsbox, and while i like it,  I do miss features not available in free version.I don't mind paying some money but the plans available are too expensive for me. Partkeepr is no longer maintained and developed and i believe the lookups to octopart are now broken.

I am now trying excel and octopart add-in. I would also love to know if there is any better alternatives.
 


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