Accolade® Express for PPM Sopheon-WM
Accolade Express for PPM
Accolade Express for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is an out-of-the box offering that quickly and economically provides innovation management (NPD) capabilities to any business aiming for successful new product development, commercialization and introduction. Get up and running in six to eight weeks and rapidly see the positive impacts Accolade brings to businesses like yours.
Best-practice templates, packaged with predefined implementation and consulting services, result in significantly faster time-to-value. Implementation from project preparation and planning to Go-Live and Data Health Check can be done in as little as six weeks!
Best Practices Drive Innovation Maturity
Accolade Express for PPM enables companies to rapidly automate gated product development processes while advancing their innovation process maturity.
This is achieved by implementing Accolade’s out-of-the-box best practices, developed during Sopheon’s history with hundreds of industry-leading customers that have achieved exceptional long-term growth and profitability from sustained innovation supported by our software and services.
With Accolade Express for PPM, you get the benefit of industry-standard innovation management processes without having to start from scratch.
Accolade Express for PPM is not a limited or light version of our Accolade solution. Built from our Accolade Enterprise application, Accolade Express for PPM consists of the same robust capabilities and security model as our world-class Accolade Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) software solution. As your organization progresses in innovation management maturity, you can simply expand your use of the software to manage additional innovation processes such as roadmapping, planning, portfolio management and new concept ideation and development.
Accolade Express for PPM is available either with perpetual licensing or SaaS, with optional hosting services via the Accolade Cloud.
Is Accolade Express Right for Your Business?
Does your organization meet any of these criteria? If so, Accolade Express for PPM can help improve your innovation maturity level and rapidly increase your ROI:
A need for rapid adoption of innovation best practices
Few or limited existing innovation processes
An outdated or ineffective innovation/NPD process framework
A single business unit requiring an innovation management implementation
Limited internal IT support
Limited budget for software and services
A need to quickly implement a baseline Stage-Gate automation system and processes
Readiness to advance from a basic Stage-Gate toolkit/template to a robust, integrated solution used by the world’s leading innovators
Accolade Express for PPM customers spend more time innovating and less time struggling with establishing consistent innovation and NPD processes. The standard, ready-made innovation process designs embedded in Accolade Express for PPM include strategies for collecting data, managing projects, cross-functional team collaboration and effective reporting.
Vesuvius, an Accolade Express for PPM customer with a Stage-Gate® user community spanning four global sites and including 300 cross-functional team members, reports it completed rollout well within the anticipated time frame and achieved a high adoption across multiple business units of the Stage-Gate® process enabled by Accolade Express.
“Accolade’s out-of-the-box best practices and cross-functional ease-of-use played an important role in speed of implementation and high adoption of our process.”
George Coulston, PhD, VP and CTO of Vesuvius
You can now have affordable, quick start access to world-class innovation and NPD processes and best practices. Contact us today for a detailed overview of what Accolade Express for PPM offers and we’ll connect you with our Accolade Express experts.