Ciiva is a single source for all of this information and more, saving you hours of time scouring multiple sources, trying to find reliable information you need to make important decisions. Many of today's electronic devices contain a large number of components, from a variety of different manufacturers and suppliers. Changes to a BOM can happen at various stages throughout the lifecycle of a product, often without changing original hardware design data, such as schematics or layout. For many companies, this can involve an error prone manual change to a spreadsheet or document, with no record of who made the changes, when they were made or why they were made. Having instant access to information such as lifecycle status, potential alternatives, real-time and historical pricing and availability, 'where used', and 'who, when and what changed' can help design engineers and procurement personnel make better decisions throughout the product lifecycle, from initial component selection in a design, to understanding the impact of an obsolescence notification.