1. Safely and securely catalog anything that you want to keep track of: parts, documents, complaints, inspections, NMRs, deviations, RMAs, machinery, assets, and the list goes on. You name it, you can track it. You determine the type of thing you want to track, pick a template that suits it, and go.
2. Store files with any of your cataloged items. Use your existing networked file server, or a service like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive. Parts Dashboard is simple to point to a folder location, and it stores all of the files under that. It doesn’t try to encrypt, obfuscate, or otherwise interfere with your files. The files are still there in an open structure that you can navigate and move with any file manager like Windows Explorer or Finder.
3. Build connections between any of your cataloged items. Use it to create a Bill of Materials (BoM) for engineering and manufacturing, or to link an inspection to a part, a part to a manufacturing process or machine, to connect an asset to a location, etc. Connect the dots between your things.
4. Track inventory of your parts and perform basic material operations and transactions. Well suited to small manufacturing operations who’ve discovered spreadsheets just don’t cut it but aren’t yet ready for true MRP, or larger organizations who need more sophisticated tracking systems to manage sample and prototype inventory but cannot use their MRP system to track non-production items.