A sound innovation management plan is not enough — it must translate into viable products and positive business results. To improve returns on product innovation investments, organizations need to effectively manage and measure their new product development processes and performance.
Accolade Process Manager enables organizations to define, manage, and align their product innovation efforts, ensuring that the right new products get to market cost-effectively and on time. Accolade Process Manager can automate any of today’s gated process methodologies, including Stage-Gate®, Agile, PACE®, DoD 5000 modeling, Lean Six Sigma, phase-gate, DFSS and others. Sopheon's end-to-end innovation system supports strategic business decision-making across the entire product lifecycle.
Accolade Process Manager enables you to go beyond new product development and innovation processes, to manage other key business processes or project portfolios, such as Six Sigma, capital development, cost reduction, commercial innovation and marketing programs, mergers and acquisitions, IT projects, technology acquisition, etc.
With Accolade Process Manager, you can:
Additional functional capabilities that work with Process Manager provide an end-to-end enterprise innovation management solution with Accolade:
- Centralize product data and improve project visibility and decision-making
- Streamline daily project management tasks of team leaders
- Improve collaboration and accountability among global, cross-functional teams
- Reduce time spent preparing for, and participating in, gate meetings
- Speed time-to-market through better process execution
- Continuously measure and improve product innovation performance.
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