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Graham Bloom Graham Bloom Graham has worked at EPLAN for over 8 years and is a Professional Services Senior Consultant. His background and experience in electrical, mechanical and production engineering mean that he provides excellent service in training and consultancy. Graham works closely with customers to define their optimal solutions based on EPLAN's product portfolio. He also works closely with the pre-sales team to analyse customers' specific requirements and understand their business drives & needs to translate them into a technical solution.

Electrical Design Excellence: Unleashing the Power of Parts Data Management

Author: Graham Bloom Time to read: minute minutes

The journey from concept to product delivery in electrical design is fraught with challenges, especially when you have multiple teams working simultaneously on a single project. Central to this process is parts data management, which must be controlled meticulously to eradicate electrical design mistakes and confusion, while meeting demanding lead times and budgets.

Our electrical engineering software, EPLAN, offers a comprehensive array of benefits which allows businesses to create complex electrical designs with unparalleled precision. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of using EPLAN to improve your parts data management in the electrical design process.


Discover how to avoid electrical mistakes getting through to production

Central Parts Database

An important feature of EPLAN is its central parts database, an invaluable repository of essential component information that is the foundation upon which effective electrical designs are built. As a centralised platform, EPLAN facilitates enhanced collaboration between teams and ensures that all stakeholders in the design process have access to the most up-to-date information. By eliminating confusion, the central parts database improves efficiency and delivers smoother design processes with minimal errors.



Standardisation is critical in electrical design and production, as any deviations could result in errors, misunderstanding, and miscommunication. EPLAN simplifies the adoption of standardised components and practices which helps to maintain consistency across designs and facilitates seamless collaboration between design teams. A standardised approach also streamlines processes, allowing designers to identify and solve problems efficiently before production commences.


Up-to-Date Reference Materials

As the saying goes, the devil lies in the detail. When it comes to electrical design, access to detailed information is crucial to secure meticulous accuracy and avoid time-consuming and costly errors – particularly because electrical technology is continuously evolving, so components may become obsolete or inefficient over time. EPLAN ensures that reference materials, especially part numbers, are kept up to date, which helps to prevent discrepancies and ensures that designs are executed with precision.

Integration with ERP Platforms

EPLAN integrates seamlessly with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms which reduces discrepancies between design and production and also provides valuable real-time insights into the process. The ability to make informed decisions based on up-to-the-minute information empowers businesses to optimise the allocation of resources and keep projects on track, resulting in shorter lead times and lower costs.

Next steps, get in touch to find out more

Our free download ‘How To Avoid Electrical Mistakes Getting Through to Production: An Electrical Design Guide’ is an invaluable resource that will help to eliminate electrical design mistakes and empower you to complete projects on time and on budget.

To find out more, please download your free guide or call (0)1709 704100 to chat with our team.

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