Having given up years ago finding software to do BOM transcription a smart way I finally discovered Agni-link.
Being a manufacturing-to-order company we create lots of new components every day that must be manufactured. Before Agni-link, we had to manually create new item numbers; filling in BOM's, adding routings in the ERP system. Now we do all of this without using the ERP interface! All is done via the Agni link -CAD user interface, where you check/enter required information on parts and assemblies: Synchronize and viola, you have created new items according to the rules setup in the configuration file, ensuring no mistakes in the ERP.
It functions not only for parts but whole assemblies as well, so no risk of numeric mixup in the various BOM levels: What you see in the assembly drawing is what you get.
This software simply connects the graphical world of CAD with the sometimes confusing side to ERP systems.
You basically need to be committed to getting a quicker and error free future. Once everything is setup, it is hard to stop smiling!!
We save a lot of time and reduce mistakes heavily for the transcription of drawing BOM information to our ERP.