Software represents a huge opportunity for innovation and competitive differentiation. But for discrete manufacturers, a shift in focus from hardware to software also presents many challenges. The vast array of features including the advanced electronics in your vehicle—as well as many of the special capabilities in televisions, toys and household appliances—are innovations that have been made possible by software. Software in products holds the key to innovations that improve quality, safety, and ease-of-use, as well as add new functions. Software simply makes products smarter. This eBook addresses the trend toward software innovation.