Sopheon Continues to Lead in Supporting Business Agility in the Digital Economy

Stage-Gate International Certifies Sopheon for Innovation Team Agility

MINNEAPOLIS—March 30, 2017 —Sopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Performance, announced today that its Accolade® Enterprise Innovation Management software has been certified by Stage-Gate International for the new Innovation Team Agility criteria of the Stage-Gate® Ready program.

Sopheon’s Accolade has long held Stage-Gate® Ready certification in all required and optional categories, including Idea-to-Launch Management, Portfolio Management, Idea Management, and Innovation Strategy.

With the prolific take-up in recent years of new methodologies like Agile, Scrum, Lean, Kanban and Spiral Development, Stage-Gate International added a new set of criteria to their Stage-Gate® Ready program. Accolade recently submitted and was certified for Stage-Gate® Ready Version 4, validating that it has the necessary features and functionality to address the gap that innovation teams face for enabling flexibility, agility and speed.

“Sopheon’s mission is to improve the innovation performance of our customers. Software support for team agility and the flexibility to support executive business decisions irrespective of the type of innovation process used are just two of the ways we help them do this,” said Paul Heller, Sopheon Chief Technology Officer.

With the pace of technology advances and increasing consumer power in the digital economy, many of today’s market leaders run the risk of losing their leadership position, or of losing market relevance altogether, if they do not develop advanced competencies around business agility and adaptability. Sopheon’s broader strategy to support our customers in this regard has been focused on software capabilities and consulting services for:

  • Successfully turning transformational strategy into everyday operational reality;

  • Developing competency to quickly adjust strategic direction  in response  to increasingly fast-changing markets;

  • Increasing speed to market and speed to learning;

  • Providing an environment for easy and effective teamwork and collaboration.

To learn more about how Sopheon supports business agility, email

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc.
Stage-Gate® is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc.

About Sopheon
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Management 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 over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Media Contact:
Cheral Jansen

Tel: +1 952 851 7500

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