- The ability to manage all projects within the company’s quality, R&D and IT divisions using a single solution
- Project management tools that can address increased project complexity and communicate project needs simply and effectively
- Portfolio management tools that can assess the business landscape, including geography, product mix, and market channel data
- Limited management insight into project portfolio health and new product status
- Bringing a manual gate process from paper to a digital solution
- No holistic, trusted source of new product insight in a competitive global industry
How Sopheon helped
When Sopheon began to work with this seasoned industry leader, R&D personnel and C-suite leadership had limited visibility to projects. Accolade helped the company track new product development, share status across functions and improve project completion and success.
The company’s paper-based processes, which involved multiple handoffs and relied on a few key individuals, were soon replaced by Accolade. The ability to manage increasingly varied sets of portfolios translated into real business value for the company. The configurability of Accolade and its ability to enable consistent cross-functional communication will continue paying dividends for the company.
Working together with the company, Sopheon helped design and implement:
- A streamlined portfolio review, gate review and new product development process
- A “single source of truth” for communicating new product and project data
- A simple, easy-to-manage solution for collaborative new product development between the company’s business units