I downloaded Afinity Designer to test it, as a supplement or possible alternative to CorelDraw, which is our standard software in my company.

Affinity Designer is a Corel-like product. Affinity Photo is similar to PhotoShop. Each sells for only $49.99, so you can see why it's of interest.
BTW, I have no affiliation with this company or its products.

From the online reviews and discussions I've found, Designer compares favorably to CorelDraw. It does NOT open .cdr files, so one stumbling block would be using it with your existing CD files. Importing a PDF version does work, but in many cases is probably not ideal.

Anyone out there have any experience with Affinity Designer?