DMS is an overkill for nearly everything In general a database with web interface is a good solution but one have to design/adopt by him/herself. In a simple scenarios a spreadsheet may be enough.
DMS does indeed have a module for managig request data and tying it to the process of building parts for the Expedition Enterprise flow. You say it's probably an overkill for your situation, would you mind elaborating on what that might be?
We have only 4 schematic engineers and one layout/librarian engineer spread out over 2 locations. I am guessing we couldn't justify the cost of the tool and implementation (Which I assume is not that easy)for such a small team.
This reply is probably too late to matter, but nevermind..
We use BugZilla fo tracking library requests: Just create a bug for adding (or changing) a component, add the datasheet to the bug, and assign to the librarian or reviewer.
There is no automatic coupling between bugzilla and librarymanager, but we're all nice people here :-)
Thanks for the reply. I have access to a Microsoft Sharepoint server at work so I created something simular to what you are doing today. It does what I want, but I'll have to wait and see how it goes over time. Again, thanks for the reply!
We have written our own online intranet that uses ColdFusion to process and display all the data. Its been working great for 10yrs so far with no issues.