Eckes-Granini is the leading supplier of fruit juices and fruit beverages in Europe. For the independent family-owned company headquartered in Nieder-Olm, Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate), the focus is on committed and competent employees, strong brands in the areas of juices, fruit beverages and smoothies, and a long-term strategic orientation with sustainable value creation. Today, Eckes-Granini operates mainly in Europe, with its own national companies and strategic partners, and generates annual sales of 856 million euros with a total of 1697 employees. The company's foundation is formed by the internationally renowned premium brands granini and Pago, together with strong national and regional brands for juices such as hohes C, Joker and God Morgon. Consumers in 80 countries worldwide, and especially in Europe, know and appreciate our fruit juices and the variety of fruit drinks.
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Team Submarine, a grouping of submarine programs within the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)—the largest of the U.S. Navy’s six system commands—is a combination of Program Executive Office (PEO) Strategic Submarine (PEO SSBN), PEO Attack Submarines (PEO SSN), and PEO Undersea Warfare Systems (PEO UWS). The Team Submarine concept divides the single submarine-centric organization into specific PEOs with the goal of enhancing the structures and processes in the submarine research, development, acquisition, and maintenance communities. Team Submarine provides exceptional communication among the various offices that contribute to the overall success of the United States Submarine Force.
Founded in 1959, the DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany's research centre for aeronautics and space. The German Space Agency at DLR plans and implements the national space program on behalf of the federal government. DLR’s significant contributions to scientific and technical expertise has strengthened Germany’s standing as a global leader for industry and technology.
Mondelēz International empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. They are leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita, and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is one of the largest snack companies in the world with global net revenues of approximately $28.7 billion in 2021. They hold the #1 global position in biscuits (cookies and crackers) and #2 in chocolate, while we’re growing rapidly in baked snacks. Mondelēz International has operations in more than 80 countries and employs around 80,000 in our factories, offices, research & development facilities, and distribution activities around the world.
3M produces over 60,000 products under several brands and is a leader in consumer products, safety and industrial, healthcare, transportation, and electronics.
"At 3M, we use science to improve lives and help solve the world’s toughest challenges. We remain focused on executing our plans, and continuing to deliver exceptional value for our customers and premium returns for our shareholders.”
Mike Roman, 3M Chairman and CEO.
The Hershey Company, commonly known as Hershey, is an American multinational company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Over more than a century, The Hershey Company’s iconic brands have been built on a foundation of community investment and connections between people around the world. The company’s principal product groups include chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and gum and mint refreshment products. It manufactures, markets, sells and distributes its products under more than 80 brand names.
KIC InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe. At KIC InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to customers. With a network of partners across Europe, KIC InnoEnergy brings together inventors and industry, entrepreneurs and markets, graduates and employers, researchers and businesses.
KIC InnoEnergy works in three essential areas of the innovation mix:
- Education to help create an informed and ambitious workforce that understands what sustainability demands and industry needs – for the future of the industry.
- Innovation Projects to bring together ideas, inventors and industry in collaboration to enable commercially viable products and services that deliver real results.
- Business Creation Services to help entrepreneurs and start-ups who are creating sustainable businesses to grow rapidly to contribute to the global energy ecosystem.
Our vision is to become the leading engine of innovation in the field of sustainable energy in Europe. We have found in Sopheon a professional, trustworthy and flexible partner who not only met the regulatory requirements for hosting our sensitive project data, but proved to have a deep understanding of our business needs and processes.
Senior Chief Operating Officer, KIC InnoEnergy
Leprino Foods Company is a world leader in premium-quality cheese production, the largest producer of mozzarella cheese in the world, the number one producer of lactose in the world, and a leading supplier of whey protein and sweet whey. Leprino Foods’ mozzarella, reduced-fat Monterey jack, provolone, reduced-fat cheddar and various cheese blends are made for pizzeria and foodservice operators, frozen food manufacturers and private label cheese packagers.
No one has invested more in dairy production facilities than Leprino Foods over the past 10 years. Leprino Foods has some of the largest, most modern and technologically advanced production facilities in the world. Their customers benefit from the innovation and economies of scale they provide.
“Accolade is a powerful platform that can support many use cases and corporate portfolios, which has allowed us to extend our initial investment for managing our new product development into other areas including IT project portfolios and electronic lab notebooks (ELNs). Accolade enables these diverse applications in ways that are highly searchable, auditable, and easy for our users to adopt.”
JDE is a subsidiary of JDE Peet’s, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.
Solvay SA (Solvay) is Belgium-based, internationally operating chemical industrial group. Solvay's Chemicals division produces materials for high tech applications such as electronics, barium and strontium compounds, calcium chloride, caustic soda, chlorinated products, fluor products, magnesium products, peroxygen products, polyglycerols, precipitated calcium carbonate, soda ash and sodium bicarbonate. The Plastics division produces specialty polymers for the aerospace, energy, automotive and healthcare industries, among others. The Plastics division further includes vinyls for building & construction, consumer goods, healthcare and wire & cable, and plastic pipes and fittings (Pipelife). The New Business Development division, founded in 2010, focuses on fostering new, strategic technologies through research and development, partnering with other companies, supporting start-ups and investments in venture capital funds. Solvay is active in 40 countries worldwide.
Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) is an independent subgroup within Bayer. It has a global presence with focal points in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The €11 Billion company is considered the leader in polyurethanes, polycarbonates, coatings and adhesives that are used in a wide range of products used every day. Covestro’s innovative products and solutions are used in many key industrial sectors and help to bring about sustainable improvements to the quality of life.
The ease of use of Accolade allowed us to focus on the process improvements and the work. The software training itself was a minor part of the implementation program. The support of Sopheon people in the implementation process was very relevant to us. We achieved our goals: the 3 BUs work now in one and the same consolidated harmonized system. That is really added value for our company allowing us to speed-up time to market, especially for cross regional and cross BU projects.
Dr. Joachim Dohm
former Vice President & Head of Project Innovation Process & Portfolio Management.
SABIC is one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of commodity and specialty chemicals, polymers, fertilizers and metals. It is one of the top petrochemical companies in the world and is the largest in the Middle East.
I have implemented several PPM apps … I have Never seen users so happy to use a piece of software like Accolade. The use of MS Office templates ensures a familiar User Experience, the website is simple and intuitive and the reporting possibilities are endless.
IT Assessment Lead, SABIC
Regal Beloit Corporation is a global manufacturer of electric motors and controls, electric generators and controls, and mechanical motion control products. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical and Mechanical. Its electrical products include motors used in commercial and residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) applications, a full line of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) commercial and industrial electric motors, electric generators and controls, high-performance drives and controls, and capacitors. Its mechanical products include primarily gears and gearboxes, marine transmissions, automotive transmissions, manual valve actuators, and electrical connectivity devices.
As a leading manufacturer of high-performance elastomers, advanced-engineered thermoplastics, high-performance thermoplastic composites, and integrated material solutions, Greene, Tweed is a global company with facilities across North America, Europe and Asia.
Accolade has streamlined our entire development process, enabling our global teams to work smarter, faster, and more cohesively.
Project Manager Leader
With more than 100,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide they serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society.
Our goal is to translate market trends and ideas from the scientific community into tangible innovations for our customers. Accolade provides us with a flexible backbone for managing our innovation projects, and it allows our senior management to have complete visibility of the projects in our innovation portfolio. Now we can prioritize our work more effectively and get our best new products to market faster.
Manager, Science Relations & Innovation Management of BASF
In 1921, 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. The idea was simple—join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country.
Eight years after establishing Land O’Lakes’ butter marketing organization, they expanded into the agriculture services and feed businesses. Their international journey kicked off 52 years later, as Land O’Lakes began relaying the lessons they'd learned to support local agriculture in developing nations around the world. Those efforts have also helped to expand their commercial business beyond the borders of the United States.
Today, the four businesses give Land O’Lakes a farm-to-fork view of agriculture. Pair this with their farmer ownership and Land O’Lakes is uniquely qualified to fulfill their purpose of feeding human progress around the world, while always delivering on the responsibility to member-owners through their core values.
“We currently work with Sopheon to utilize their Accolade solution in addition to consultation to improve process and project improvement.”
Portfolio Management Process Manager, Innovation and New Business Development, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Honeywell International is a $35-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, providing customers worldwide with products and services for the aerospace, automotive, specialty chemical, construction, and security industries. Honeywell’s solutions range from miniaturized, implantable medical devices that track changes in temperature and heartbeat to toxic and flammable gas and fire detection sensors to sophisticated aerospace guidance and navigation systems.
With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, Parker Hannifin Corporation is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control systems. Its products are used in commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace applications that range from regulation airflow and reducing moisture build-up in commerical-grade refrigeration systems to powering giant wind turbines used to generate electricity.
Parker’s goal, simply stated, is to increase revenue and profit from new products. The strategic blueprint for achieving that goal is in place, but its success depends upon having the right methodologies and tools to support implementation. Accolade gives us a best-practices communication network with a common, business-driven language for design engineering. For the first time, we will have the ability to collaborate simultaneously across all eight Parker operating groups, located throughout 46 countries and in multiple time zones. We’re confident that this tool will help leverage our ability to provide customers with higher-value systems solutions.
Chief Innovation Officer, Parker Hannifin
With annual sales nearing $15 billion, AB Electrolux is a leading global manufacturer of high-end major appliances, floor-care products, and professional grade equipment for the hospitality and laundry industries. Many of Electrolux’s brands are household names, including Electrolux, AEG, Eureka, and Frigidaire.
The company sells more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets worldwide, including the United States, Brazil, Germany, Australia, Italy, Canada, France, Switzerland, Sweden and
Electrolux's customer-driven approach to product innovation depends upon our being able to effectively define, develop and manage complex, regionally focused portfolios of technologies, products & product variants. Prior to our adoption of Sopheon's Accolade system, we had searched unsuccessfully for a PLM solution that couple support the layer of business information needed to make sound planning and product range management decisions… these capabilities are game-changing. For Electrolux, they are indispensable.
VP Global Product planning, Electrolux Floor Care and Small Appliances
CLARCOR is now part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation Filtration Group.
On February 28, 2017, CLARCOR became part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation filtration group.
This highly establishes Parker among the top filtration companies in the world and the supplier of the most comprehensive offering of filtration solutions offered under a wide range of strong product and service brands.
Certis Europe provides solutions for the production of healthy, clean and safe crops. Its products can be combined to provide integrated solutions that help producers achieve this in a way that is sustainable and supports profitable production. The portfolio covers a range of different technologies, including beneficial insects, biological products and pheromones as well as conventional chemicals, which means that Certis is uniquely positioned to provide the necessary solutions, products and services to producers of a wide range of crops.
Certis Europe is an established crop protection business with direct operations in key European markets, Certis Europe combines proprietary products with those from a range of supplier partners in a wide-ranging portfolio. Unique among suppliers to the horticultural, specialty and arable crop sectors, Certis provides solutions for growers that take account of market demands and pressures, as well as crop production challenges.
"The Accolade deployment exceeded expectations. It was the first software implementation Certis has undertaken that was completed ahead of schedule, and it has been more successful than we could have hoped. Adoption is high; everyone involved understands the value of the Accolade system and is now asking how they can use it more broadly beyond the initial application.”
Head of Portfolio, Certis