This white paper looks at ten areas where electronic and mechanical designers working with printed circuit boards (PCBs) face the dysfunctional nature of their collaborative tools.

Executive focus on lowering costs while maintaining and growing short-term productivity drives many high-level initiatives. Digital transformation is central to many research and development (R&D) efficiency initiatives to target speed, agility, quality and increased new product introduction (NPI) success with lower risk. It is important not to limit the discussion to one group or area of the business. Consider the value of integrated systems across the many domains supporting entire businesses (mechanical design, electronic design, engineering analysis, manufacturing, data management, product lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning, etc.).