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IHS CAPS Universe Powers a-la-carte Parts Intelligence Reports on Trusted Global Buyers Network Community (TGBN)

Companies mentioned in this article: Network Product Solutions, LLC

KELLER, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Product Solutions, LLC (NPS), a veteran-owned start-up specializing in building social ecosystems that allow users to solve complex challenges, has announced that the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN) Dashboard is powered by the CAPS Universe electronic component database from IHS Technology. IHS is the leading global source of critical information and insight.

TGBN is a new online community from NPS for buyers, engineers, and suppliers to connect, collaborate, share, learn, and find electronic components, fasteners and electromechanical parts. With the IHS CAPS integration, buyers at small- and medium-sized businesses now have cost-effective access to the parts intelligence reports previously available only to larger organizations.

"By utilizing the TGBN Dashboard powered by IHS and its social collaboration features," said Ed Odette, founder and president of NPS. "Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) now have access to intelligence that will help them identify compromised parts and proactively fight obsolescence and counterfeit issues, without stretching their current budget."

Bob Braasch, senior director for IHS Parts Management Solutions, added: "IHS is excited to be partnering with the experienced team at TGBN as they provide insight and technical details to organizations of all sizes that in the past could not justify the expense of a full subscription for component parts management, yet still need to ensure that they mitigate supply chain risks for their component parts."

TGBN offers four separate reports on a part-by-part basis for $19.95 per report. These include:

    --  End-of-Life (EOL) & Counterfeit Analysis Report-covering manufacturer
        information, end-of-life (EOL) analysis, product change notices (PCN),
        counterfeit alerts from manufacturer, IHS, ERAI and GIDEP
    --  Detailed Part Information Analysis Report-covering manufacturer
        information, detailed product attributes, PCN notifications, all
        available product documents
    --  Alternate Part & After-Market Information-covering manufacturer
        information, aftermarket manufacturer information, and alternate parts
        which may work as a replacement.
    --  Environmental Analysis Report-covering manufacturer information, RoHS
        (EU & CN), REACH, and Lead-Free details, all related environmental
        documentation including conflict minerals

The TGBN Dashboard allows users to find information one part at a time or by uploading a flat file list of part numbers as well as scrub part numbers to ensure correct, orderable inventory; access part information and documentation; and the performance of accurate community searches.

To learn more, please visit:

    --  Getting Started with the TGBN Dashboard
    --  How TGBN Works (flowchart)
    --  How the TGBN Dashboard Works (flowchart)
    --  Community Help and Feedback

About NPS (
Network Product Solutions, LLC (NPS) is a veteran-owned start-up specializing in building social ecosystems that allow users to solve complex challenges. NPS offers nearly 75 years of combined experience in the supply chain, as well as industry-leading expertise in B2B social media strategy. The first offering from NPS, the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN at, is a community for buyers, electrical engineers, and suppliers where they can connect, collaborate, learn, and locate hard-to-find parts. Further information is available at and

About IHS (
IHS is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.


NPS Media Relations:
Aimee Kalnoskas
Design & Supply Chain
Jonathan Cassell, +1 408 654 1714

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