Does anyone use an ERP software to manage their projects?
Personally I’m interested in managing my inventory of electronics parts + BOMs, as well as tracking all built units with e.g. build notes, calibration/test results, repair logs (PLM).
My ideal workflow (which I may have to build slowly/some day), would be uploading a Digikey order, existing inventory gets incremented. Then when building a project, it will decrement all the relevant parts (and/or tell me what I need to order). Ideally it would also store e.g. DXF/STL files so I know what things I also need to build. Barcode scanning/printing support is a definite nice-to-have.
In all my design software I would just reference the ERP part ID, and can e.g. make changes to suppliers/pricing info without having to update project files.
So far I’ve looked at the following 3 open-source choices (having a free core/community edition, at least. I would be most comfortable with a lightweight self-hosted version rather than a cloud/SaaS):
I’m super curious about what everyone else is using, how your workflow is organized, and any other suggestions you may have!