Coordinate Product Innovation Initiatives and Improve Cross-Functional Communication with Accolade Integration

Innovation and new product development (NPD) initiatives span many functional areas and multiple business systems in your organization. With Sopheon’s Accolade integration capabilities you can integrate with a broad range of other solutions and tools to coordinate business processes and aggregate product innovation and new product development data. This will help you ensure that the right new products get to market cost-effectively and on time by coordinating your initiatives across planning, operational and execution systems.

Sopheon offers pre-packaged integration capabilities and a robust, well-documented API used by many customers to seamlessly integrate our solutions with other enterprise applications.

ERP Integration – Increase the accuracy of cost, sales revenue, volume and resource requirement forecasting for planned projects by incorporating up-to-date sales and cost data directly into the product innovation process. Sopheon’s solutions have been successfully integrated with a variety of ERP systems, including SAP® Systems, Oracle® Financials, Infor® ERP, and others.

PLM Integration – Encourage cross-functional collaboration and communication between business and technical professionals throughout the innovation process. Integrating Sopheon’s solutions with PLM and product data management systems such as Windchill®, Teamcenter®, Enovia® and others, brings together portfolio data and engineering deliverables to inform project decisions and synchronize development activity with strategic priorities. Similarly, integration with commercial formula or ingredient management solutions such as Infor PLM Optiva® or other commercial solutions or comparable homegrown systems, helps to ensure that new formulas are aligned with project and product requirements.
Accolade Integration

Project Management – Support detailed project scheduling and other types of advanced project management work with out-of-the-box integration between Sopheon’s solutions and Microsoft® Project. Integration can also be done with other project management tools. Integration-enabled dashboards and monitoring capabilities track product development initiatives and make it easier to access and share information related to project tasks.

Time-Tracking Systems – Allocate resources and make adjustments to precisely match changing project requirements, resource allocations and priorities by connecting Sopheon’s solutions to time-tracking systems such as Replicon Web TimeSheet®, Journyx Timesheet™ and others.

Document Management / Collaboration Systems – Create greater project transparency and accountability for global development teams and senior executives by centralizing detailed project histories and other product innovation data. Improve and expedite decision-making by linking to the most current versions of technical documentation authored in document management applications such as Microsoft® SharePoint®, Lotus Notes®, Livelink® ECM, and others.

What Customers Say

“Another plus for Parker is Accolade’s capacity to integrate with Microsoft technology in which we have already invested. Not only will this integration add another layer of sophistication to Accolade’s project management capabilities, it will extend the use and value of the Microsoft Project, SharePoint and Office technologies operating throughout Parker.”
Bob McAdoo, Vice President, Business Systems, Parker Hannifin
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