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IHS CAPS+4D Connect

Streamline the decision-making process

Want to ensure compliance across BOMs? Want to avoid obsolescence with no alternatives?

CAPS+4D Connect is a powerful, desktop-based bill of materials (BOMs) cleansing and management tool. Combine parts research and BOM management with an ability to cross reference data, ensuring a correct choice every time. Automatically cleanse Bills of Materials (BOMs) and Approved Vendor Lists (AVLs). Using CAPSConnect+4D ensures you can:

  • Access and organize in one location
  • Simplify parts procurement
  • Consolidate work across the enterprise
  • Assure customers of quality products
  • Maintain production schedules
  • Eliminate complex IT integration
  • Benefit from automatic EOL and PCN alerts

What’s Included

Capabilities
  • Comprehensive BOM management
  • BOM cleansing
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Custom reports
Component Search
  • Part number and manufacturer name
  • BOM-level loading and matching
  • Document search
  • Manufacturer
  • Keyword
  • Parametric
  • Query-by-example parametric
  • Picture-to-parametric (connectors and electro-mechanical only)
Cross Referencing
  • Direct, upgrade, downgrade, similar and manufacturer-suggested replacements (semiconductors)
  • Direct replacements (passives, connectors and electro-mechanical)
  • Similar replacements (passives, connectors and electro-mechanical)
  • Mating connectors (connectors and electro-mechanical)
Component and Supplier Risk Mitigation

BOM Watch

Monitor cleansed parts in one or more BOM files or ODBC Databases for changes and alerts such as manufacturer status, lifecycle risk, lifecycle status, PCN, EOL, RoHS, last order dates, last ship dates, etc.

Custom Reporting

  • Query views
  • Status definitions
  • Web and specification views
  • Row filtering
  • Match confidence percentage
  • Sorting
  • PDFs and URLs from the CAPS+4D Connect interface
  • Save and export
  • Part number trimming algorithms to find closest matches

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