It’s not just the end of the year, it’s the end of the decade! Digitalization continues to intensify globalization and has enterprises scrambling to understand how digital affects them today and will impact tomorrow.

Here at Sopheon we’ve had another exciting year of videos, webinars and blog posts focused on how innovation, NPD, process and portfolio management at organizations are influenced by today’s business climate, along with best practices to keep up with change. Enjoy this recap of our 2019 new resources.

Success Stories in Action

The J.M. Smucker Company Drives Value from Portfolio and Innovation Management

Effective portfolio management and improved business performance go together like peanut butter and Smucker’s jelly.

Watch as Laura Drake, Portfolio Commercialization Analyst at the J.M. Smucker Company, shares Smucker’s journey to implementing an innovation and portfolio management process that drives effective decision making and sustainable value. See how Smucker’s:

  • Breaks down business unit barriers to improve product investment decisions
  • Standardizes its decision-review process from product concept to commercialization
  • Drives user adoption

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The session had a lively Q&A session at the end with questions from attendees trying to improve their own organization’s practices. You can read it here.

Company Spotlight: Actega

See how Actega – a leader in the chemicals industry – refined how they prioritize R&D initiatives to spend resources on the projects that really matter. These changes have resulted in a portfolio that delivers higher value.

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Portfolio Optimization Series

See how Accolade – Sopheon’s EIM software solution – can help organizations optimize resources amongst competing projects, look forward with “what-if” scenario planning, and continually update product portfolio priorities to reflect changes in corporate and innovation strategy.

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Points of Interest

Five Principles of Effective Idea Development

Gartner research has found that 80% of executives say they have a gap in alignment between strategy and product development activity. One way to address this gap is through effective idea management. Follow these principles to get targeted, relevant ideas into your new product pipeline.

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10 Things to Avoid When Implementing Enterprise Software

Enterprise software implementations that fail to deliver value are all too common. Avoid these 10 pitfalls to accomplish your software implementation goals.

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Boost Capital Expenditure ROI

How confident are you when making capital expenditure funding decisions? Are the right CapEx projects prioritized at your organization?

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Event Recaps

Making Agile-Stage-Gate Real with Dr. Bob Cooper, Creator of Stage-Gate

Hosted by Sopheon in October 2019, world-renowned new product development expert Dr. Bob Cooper – founder of Stage-Gate® – held a hands-on masterclass. Here’s an overview.

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Sopheon Helps Defense Organizations Navigate Disruption at DSEI 2019

Watch our video from DSEI 2019 – the world leading defense and security annual event – to see how building an effective ecosystem between government and industry is necessary for successful innovation programs.

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As you look forward to 2020 and beyond, what challenges does your company face? How will continued digitalization, globalization and swift market and technology changes impact your organization? Tell us what keeps you up and night, and we’ll try to help you get some shut-eye.

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