Boost Time-to-Insights and Reporting Efficiencies with Latest Sopheon Release

Users’ Work Experience Enhanced with Speed and Ease in Accolade 12.1

MINNEAPOLIS—August 28, 2018—Sopheon, the international provider of software, expertise and best practices for enterprise innovation performance, today released the latest version of its Accolade® Enterprise Innovation Management solution.

Markets are more turbulent and competitive than ever and companies must act swiftly at all levels of their organization, or otherwise risk costly failures. Executives, managers and team members alike need trusted, cross-functional information at their fingertips to quickly make informed decisions to speed both execution work and strategic decision making.

Accolade 12.1 supports individual users in easing their daily work, helping them be more efficient and productive, as well as providing organizations and executives with more transparency and decision-making insights.

Easing the Load for Individual Users

This new Accolade release helps knowledge workers significantly reduce time spent on capturing, managing and preparing data for meetings, decisions and reporting. Enhanced integration and new automations reduce or prevent manual work, supporting knowledge workers in completing their work more easily and quickly, and surfacing more timely and meaningful analytics-driven insights for their own use or for sharing up and down the chain of command to drive swift and informed executive decisions.

Increased Transparency, More Valuable Decision Insights

The new release also increases transparency by surfacing highly-valued data and context for personal work planning, portfolio management, resource utilization, capacity planning and gate meetings. Enhanced reporting leveraging auto-generation improves user experience and work efficiency while delivering more valuable decision insights for both knowledge workers and executives.

"Parker has chosen to take advantage of Accolade’s great new capabilities in navigating and visualizing key metrics around portfolio management. These drive the best possible clarity for our key business segments across the corporate hierarchy as they make strategic investment decisions,” said Bill Beane, Senior Director of Corporate Technology Ventures and Innovation Systems at Parker Hannifin Corporation. “We find the ability to model and evaluate various portfolio scenarios to be particularly compelling, supporting our efforts to implement the optimal mix of investment vs reward and overall alignment to goals."

Additional Key Benefits Of Accolade 12.1 Include:

  • Organizational agility is supported with enhancements that make it even easier to quickly realign initiatives, portfolios, programs, brands, products and roadmaps to reflect organizational and strategic changes.
  • Team coordination and communications for decision making is streamlined and centralized, providing improved user experiences and productivity for individual knowledge workers, managers and executives.
  • New Accolade Hierarchy Navigator provides a dynamic map and context for navigating the enterprise innovation landscape with ease, gaining insights along the way.

“Sopheon’s Accolade decision-support system helps megabrands like P&G, BASF, Conagra Brands, PepsiCo, Parker Hannifin, Covestro, Honeywell and Electrolux better connect strategy and operational execution to realize corporate value faster and increase organizational transparency,” said Andy Michuda, Sopheon CEO. “Accolade release 12.1 boosts these benefits, increasing speed to insight thanks to improved user value, automation and analytics.”

Accolade 12.1 is available immediately for upgrade, purchase and implementation. All Sopheon Accolade customers who are current on Maintenance and Support program fees are entitled to receive updates to their currently licensed products for this and future release upgrades. New capabilities in Accolade 12.1 are also available to customers with Accolade Express for PPM deployments. Implementation services may be required.

About Sopheon
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc.

Media Contact:
Cheral Jansen

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