Normally me and my partner develop embedded stuff, but last year we had some idea to solve how annoying and slow electronic part ordering is, so we developed Sandsquid in our spare time.
Sandsquid does automated inventory scanning, price optimization and BOM aggregation. It can locate a list of parts and source it from the top 6 suppliers, while reducing overall costs by up to 15% in most cases. Unlike Octopart and Findchips, it focuses more on complete BOMs and part assemblies and not so much on an single parts, so it's a complementary tool.
Some guys have been using it already with much success, and we thought we'd bring you the news too.
It's a side project we're developing for fun and for the benefit of the DIY community, so of course it's free.
We'd appreciate feedback, and please suggest any cool feature you might think of.