Large teams can do more than small ones by specializing, building economies of scale, and removing redundant non-value-add tasks. But too often the only difference between how small teams, large teams, and enterprise work is how burdened the individuals are by managers and process.
The data is already there. You just need to combine and centralize it. Designers will happily follow procedures when it's easier than not, and managers can track the hardware product development lifecycle without interrupting the creative process.
Enterprise-Enabled Library and Data Management and Analysis
Enterprises and large teams need to efficiently share libraries instead of building their own. They need a streamlined part selection process that combines purchasing power and keeps materials costs down for cost effective electronics mass production. And managers need visibility into the project to give them the confidence to stop micromanaging and allow engineers the freedom to create a new product.
Consolidated and Centralized Data for Everyone
Completing a design requires close collaboration with the larger organization. Engineers need to pull information and data from multiple sources to make correct choices. Even basic part choices need to consider business requirements, reliability constraints, the manufacturing process, supply chain, cost targets, and scheduling. All things the designer doesn't influence or control. Agile and efficient design teams need a single source of truth that tightly integrates will all groups and all systems.
Actionable Insights at Every Stage
Easy access to data and metrics help every member of your organization at every step of the design process. Engineers can quickly find reusable IP and parts and instantly chose the best one to meet design requirements. Procurement teams gain visibility into the order pipeline and can combine purchases to cut costs. Team leaders can optimize engineering resources across multiple projects. Managers can track project status and protocol compliance to take swift action before it's too late. And no one has to bother the designers with emails, status report requests, and exhaustive meetings.
The Devil is in the Details
Engineering is all about the details. Missing even the smallest detail will cause significant problems down the road. Engineers can design with confidence when they know the library is current, validated, and includes all technical and business attributes. And tracking and version controlling libraries and designs minimizes the risk of data loss. Managers and executives have real-time access to performance metrics for the organization, allowing processes to be refined to perfection by analyzing trends and patterns in the details.
- Library Standardization: Consistently create parts, symbols and footprints to reduce time and errors in the library creation process.
- Design Reuse at Scale: Reuse with confidence across multiple enterprise teams and sites.
- Validation & Control: Rules based checking to ensure complete and accurate parts that are tracked and version controlled to further reduce risk.
- Management Dashboard: A web-based bird’s eye view of library, design, and process metrics and analytics providing insights needed to adapt and meet business objectives.
- Single Source of Truth: Pull relevant data from multiple sources into a single, consistent, accurate access point.
- Design Tool Integration: Directly gather data from and display insights to designers and engineers in their individual environments without creating additional burden or steps.