Features, Tips and Techniques

2018-03-02

Two Approaches to Managing Alternate Parts

Question: I have a part (actually multiple parts) that can be made by 2 different manufacturers: in-house and an outside source. Parts from both sources are functionally identical and treated as interchangeable in assemblies. What is the best way to handle this? Is it possible to have a part with multiple manufacturers? Could I create…

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Features

2017-10-30

Fall 2017 Update

As the leaves fall from the trees and the Aligni team gets excited about binging on Halloween candy and season two of Stranger Things, we reflect on the past several months and some of the features we’ve released and haven’t yet shared. Partner View Partner View allows our Enterprise customers to define part classes and…

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Features, News

2017-09-11

Tell a Story with Aligni ECM

The essence of product lifecycle management (PLM) is to engage with the life of your product throughout its entire lifecycle – from conceptualization to development, from prototype to production, through maintenance, and ultimately obsolescence. Engineering change management (ECM) is the documentation process that tells this story. It’s hard enough for one person to build one…

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Features

2017-01-27

Builds and Partial Reservations

We’re excited to deploy a new feature that will allow builds to have reservations specified on a per-item basis as opposed to the full-build reservations that are presently enforced. Aligni’s builds help you manage the conversion of components into finished goods, reducing inventory of components as they are consumed into final assemblies. Currently, a build…

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Features

2016-05-05

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Vendor Part Number Improvements We’ve updated the Part Display styles to include a new tag. Use this tag to include the vendor part number on RFQs and purchases. We’ve also added a new super-easy vendor part number selection on RFQs and POs. Customers submitting POs to Digi-Key will find this particularly helpful since Digi-Key often…

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Features, News

2015-11-28

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of enhancements to Aligni and have more in progress. A number of these updates have been sponsored by customers through our Bespoke Support. Thank you for your continued interest in making Aligni awesome for all our customers! Manual Inventory Adjustment Ledger Sometimes there’s a lot going…

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Features, News

2015-06-06

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Part Type Categories (Hierarchy) Part Types may now have parent categories, allowing you to define multi-level hierarchies of part types. Optionally, set the “Category Only” option to prevent parts from being added to a mid-level category. Purchases Activity Tab The Purchase View now has an additional “Activity” tab. When you submit a purchase order to…

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Features, News

2015-02-24

Shiny New Welcome Page

Our designers continue the march to make Aligni more productive, more beautiful, and easier to use with a new Welcome Page design. Three switchable perspectives give you quick access to your most important items in a common look and feel. Welcome Page Perspectives Three “perspectives” on the Welcome Page collect information related to Engineering, Supply…

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Features, News

2014-07-27

Purchasing Reloaded

Our designers and developers have been hard at work putting together a new design for Aligni’s Purchasing interface and we’re happy to introduce some of the finer points here. For more information, be sure to visit our online documentation. Purchase Manager The left-side navigation link for Purchases will take you to the Purchase Manager where…

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Features

2014-03-25

Currency Support

Yesterday we pushed an update that provides for currency support throughout Aligni, in particular, Quotes and Purchases. We’re still considering this support ‘beta’ for the time being, and would love to hear your feedback. The documentation pages have been updated with additional information where applicable. Here are the broad strokes. Site Currency New site accounts…

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