Scott Bader, an 85-year-old leader in the chemical industry, wanted to increase its margins on new products and speed them to market. Eighteen months after deployment of Sopheon’s Accolade® product lifecycle management (PLM) software, the company had reduced the number of projects in its pipeline by half, and increased the value of its product portfolio by 30 percent.
“Accolade is the backbone of all our projects…We view Accolade as a critical component of our value-creation strategy.”
Global R&D Director
Pall Corporation, a $1.8 billion global supplier of filtration, separation, and purification technologies needed a more structured means of making key decisions early in the new product development process. Pall’s implementation of Accolade with integrated Stage-Gate automation support, has produced many benefits including generating $26 million in value in the first two years.
“Because Accolade and Stage-Gate emphasize doing projects that are core to our business strategy, we are more disciplined about analyzing a project’s value.”
John Miller, Chief Technology Officer,