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SPONSORED ARTICLE Unlike tools on other sites, engineers and buyers can choose what product data they want in which columns and export everything into their original spreadsheet with their own custom formatting intact. Currency, formatting, RoHS options, and other preferences are remembered, allowing each user to create a truly personalized experience and speed their processing the next time. If a customer does not have a spreadsheet, they may paste data directly into the tool. Ultimately, customers will spend less time reformatting data and resetting preferences. Mouser’s BOM Import Tool further streamlines and simplifies the design process by speeding the research and delivery of newest products and advanced technologies, providing a time-to-market advantage. BOMs can be uploaded to the tool as a simple parts list or in the customer’s original Excel format. www.mouser.com/bomtool is the only online BOM tool that can quote up to five columns of customer specified quantities; it is also the only online tool that can include competitor part numbers in the part search and can auto-select columns based on customer header information. It is able to search for alternative parts and provide detailed parts’ status information – price, stock, leadtime, RoHS compliance. Search Accelerator Another tool, Search Accelerator, at www.mouser.com/accelerator turns any web browser into a parts finder by enabling the user to search for any part number or keyword from any website then check availability on www.mouser.com without leaving the current page. This significantly speeds up the process of finding new parts. More, the Search Accelerator can now be used with the near-ubiquitous Microsoft® Office platform enabling component information to be obtained from popular software programs. Simply highlight any part number or keyword in an Outlook email message or Excel spreadsheet and click ‘Search Mouser’ to instantly preview search results and product details. Easy Buying Two other tools also speed up buying: Request a Quote, https:// www.mouser.com/Quote/Quote.aspx provides a quick way for customers to get same-day quotes on their BOM list, and EZBuy, www.mouser.com/EZBuy/EZBuy.aspx, is an easy way to add part numbers & quantities to shopping cart. Go Mobile MouserMobile™ enables customers to use Mouser.com wherever they happen to be to search, browse and buy over 3 million products, plus view pricing, availability, specifications and images. Because MouserMobile™ isn’t an app, there is no download necessary. Type m.mouser.com into your mobile browser – it’s that simple. By utilizing the existing MyMouser account platform, customer information is automatically applied to the shopping cart so customers don’t have to waste time completing online forms. Customers can instantly view their carts at any point, making checkout quick and simple. Of course, Mouser does have an App enabling iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to find products, shop the catalogue and view the newest products added daily. Plus, the built-in scanner allows customers to quickly scan the barcodes on Mouser shipments to access invoice and detailed part information. It’s good to talk Mouser believes that the exchange of information is vital. We encourage this though our ‘bench talk’ blog, www.mouser.com/ blog, the applications and technologies microsite, http://www. mouser.co.uk/applications/, and our newsletter, https://sub.info. mouser.com/newsletter-subscription-en, which provides information on Newest Products First and Insights on Applications & Technologies. Project Sharing This tool allows customers to create a project and share it with colleagues. Users can send a read-only or editable copy of the project to another member of the team. The project initiator must approve or deny any changes after the project is shared. Design Services Mouser’s free Design Services Referral Program is not so much a tool, more of a service. Customers are connected with third-party design firms in their area for consulting and contract engineering. This program can be used at any point in the design cycle – from concept phase to design and development, testing, and on to prototyping and production manufacturing. This is just a snapshot of some of Mouser’s more innovative tools and services, for more details, click http://www.mouser. com/servicesandtools/. We are always trying to help get the job done, with simple yet innovative programs that remove or minimise design and procurement challenges. If you have any other ideas how we can help, we’d be very pleased to hear from you. More and more, design and development is a collaborative effort. Distributors must bring together various different elements from key semiconductor vendors supported perhaps by specific interfacing and connectivity devices, sensors, displays and power. Every design change will have an effect on all the other parts in the system, so it is vital to get a clear picture at the outset of the project. Mouser has teams all around Europe to support you. That means that not only can we can speak to you in your preferred language, but also that we understand the business practices, the legislation governing how business is transacted and the trading conditions – if you like, we understand the local business culture. Come talk to us www.mouser.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe March 2017 19


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