Home > Solutions > Bill Of Information

Bill of Information Defined

Bill of Information Defined

ProductCenter PLM Bill of Information

You consider the Bill of Materials (BOM) as the definition of your product but you must capture, document and retain the "deliverables" and "artifacts" created during the product development process to fully define your company's intellectual property.

Deliverables + Artifacts = Finished Product

BOI Deliverables are items produced as a result of the product development process.

BOI Deliverable Examples:

  • Finished Product
  • User Documentation
  • Installation or Service manuals
  • Packaging
  • Drawings
  • CAD Models
  • BOI Artifacts are items required to produce or develop a deliverable, essentially byproducts of the product development process that are left behind when the product ships to market.

BOI Artifact Examples:

  • Sketches
  • Meeting Notes
  • Travel Reports
  • Test Results
  • Engineering Change Orders / Engineering Change Requests (ECO/ECR)
  • Approved Vendor Lists
  • Materials Specifications
  • Physical Prototypes

Product Companies Generate Finished Products that Generate Revenue!

Producing a profitable product is guided by an overall product development process that begins with a concept and at some point in the future, ends with product obsolescence or retirement. The lifecycle of a product, if accurately documented, provides the DNA, or the "blueprint" of how you started, what decisions you made, and how you achieved your end goal. This "blueprint" is the BOI.

White Paper Download

Bill of Information WP Thumb

ProductCenter PLM Overview

For over 20 years, Essig PLM has enabled companies of all sizes to effectively manage and leverage their company's product data. Using ProductCenter PLM and its innovative Bill of ...
Read More

Customer Success

Zodiac Pool Systems Dives in with ProductCenter PLM

The 3 R's of PLM White PaperThe 3R’s of PLM White Paper

Essig PLM’s latest White Paper identifies three essential elements for justifying PLM as the key to productivity improvement initiatives of global product development companies.

Read More

To learn how PLM can help you achieve your corporate goals

Contact Us