Strategies for successful information management that supports multidisciplinary systems engineering are reported on. Inter-disciplinary and inter-lifecycle integration are considered as prerequisites to establish efficient information management. Top and middle management, and designer perspectives on integrated information management have been studied in an interview study within electrical and electronics, and software R&D departments in the automotive industry. Identified misalignments in needs, expected benefits and goals for information management between different perspectives are described. Ways to achieve synergies and conflicts with operational and strategic impacts on information management are discussed in the paper.

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