Driving Innovation from the Top Floor to the Shop Floor – Crossing the Chasm in Strategic Business Alignment

In today’s global economy, companies have no choice but to innovate, and to innovate more effectively. But what are the right processes and decisions to meet your strategic objectives?

Many companies have successfully invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to define and manage how to [...]

March 19th, 2014|

The difference between Sopheon’s Accolade and Microsoft Project Server

Sopheon’s Accolade innovation governance solution offers proven methods and best-practice based capabilities that enable business leaders to align strategic decision-making and innovation process execution. The result is more efficient use of resources, fewer failed projects, and more high-value new products.

Accolade’s capacity for deep integration to [...]

December 20th, 2013|

Enterprise Innovation Performance: Sopheon Accolade® and Microsoft® SharePoint®

While at first blush it may seem that there is overlap between SharePoint and Accolade for innovation, that overlap is actually rather small.

Accolade is an Enterprise Innovation Performance solution from Sopheon specifically designed to support the end-to-end innovation management process lifecycle. It includes functionality [...]

August 21st, 2013|

How to Integrate Enterprise Cost Savings with New Product Development and Innovation Programs

Rising raw material costs. Pricing pressure. Economic uncertainty. Profit margins squeezed. For most companies, factors such as these have made the need to drive down costs and improve profitability a top strategic priority.

But how can you maintain momentum for innovation and new product development initiatives [...]

August 18th, 2013|

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Growth Through Innovation in Consumer Goods Markets: Making Product Portfolio Management Real

Product portfolio management determines the innovation investments businesses will fund—and those they won’t—in order to achieve performance goals. For consumer goods firms, these investment options extend across the entire innovation lifecycle and include early-stage ideas, new product concepts, development or commercialization initiatives, and in-market products.

It [...]

August 10th, 2013|

The Top Ten Ways for Consumer Goods Companies to Transform the Front End of Innovation

Improving the front end of the innovation process enables consumer brands to dramatically increase new product success rates and profitability. This Top Ten list is based on Sopheon and Kalypso’s work with some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. It enables consumer goods companies [...]

August 9th, 2013|

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Market Differentiation: Turning Great Ideas Into Great Products

The success of idea generation efforts cannot be measured solely in terms of quantity; rather, success should be determined by the business value of the best ideas brought forward. Most companies suffer from a lack of high-value projects in their portfolios, and would prefer 20 [...]

August 8th, 2013|

Integrated Resource Planning: In Support of Portfolio Excellence

To optimize the investment in new products, an organization must excel at managing its product portfolio(s). This requires visibility into the value, risk, expenses and resource requirements of various portfolio projects. Without fully integrating resource planning into new product development processes, there can be no [...]

August 7th, 2013|

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Market Differentiation: Making Product Portfolio Management Real

Implementing an effective portfolio management process is a challenge. Yet, this process is a critical business discipline that enables the governance of projects entering the development pipeline. Organizations that excel at managing their portfolios launch products on time and within budget – resulting in as [...]

August 6th, 2013|

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Market Differentiation: Successfully Executing Gated Processes

Today's executive teams face a critical imperative as they strive to bring more value to shareholders. They must find new ways to grow the business, often with unprecedented resource constraints. It is possible, of course, to expand via acquisitions, but this strategy has imposing risks [...]

August 5th, 2013|