Scenario 6 – Import BOM and Material

In this scenario, we will show you how to import to Asprova the Manufacturing BOM and Items data.

We will use the file “25.08 Scenario 6 – Import BOM and Material”.


This is the Data I/O table.


The item code is connected with the Item name at the Material (Import).


This is the actual Material (import) file. It includes the item code and item name.


This is the data I/O setting for M-BOM. This is its TSV file. In this file, you will see its product code, process number, process code, instruction code, input item and the required quantity.


Confirm the settings for Material and BOM in Data I/O table by checking the parameter setup below.

Verify that the Import column is set as “Yes (differential)” and Import property conversion expression column is set as “Instruction Type = I”.


This means that the Instruction type will be automatically set as Input instruction as soon as you import the file.


This is the Item table. You will see that the Item name is blank at the beginning. The Item name will be imported from the TSV file.


This is the Integrated Master Editor. The Use instruction will be maintained in Asprova and the Input instruction will be imported from ERP.


Let’s start importing the TSV files.


Once completed, the item name will be displayed in the Item table and the Input instruction has been imported. See table below.



Go to the Resource Gantt chart and press the Reschedule button to see the scheduling according to the imported BOM and items data.


To learn more about Asprova specific to this sample demonstration, you may visit Asprova’s online help and its e-Learning videos at (see 25. ERP Interface).


Network Modules

There are two modules that can connect Asprova schedule: Network License Server (NLS) and Data Server (DS).

Network Modules

The Network License Server handles the management of Asprova licenses – this network licensing system will allow PCs to connect to a licensed server and obtain a license via that network. With this, sharing of licenses across factories become possible. With NLS, you can start the scheduler modules (APS, MS, MS Light, MRP) from each PC.

Data Server, on the other hand, is the one that shares the scheduling data wherein users can check in/out and operate the same project file from multiple computers. For example, you can use Asprova APS for mid-term planning and open this project file in Asprova MS to create a short-term plan.

In Asprova, the schedule information is managed by a binary file. The database can be used to update differential data. This data from BOM or MES and the new scheduling data can be merged into DS and have the other PCs updated at the same time. As a result, the newest data can be easily shared across the PCs. These network modules can share the scheduling data and manage the licenses by the departments called “sites”. For example, when making schedules for each product group and maintaining multiple scheduling data, licenses and scheduling data can be managed through NLS and DS. It is also possible to restrict the number of licenses of the site or share the data within the site. Asprova NLS and DS can be used separately depending on your purpose.

For more details, please refer to Asprova’s online help. You can also request to download the free trial version of Asprova.