Accolade Express for Project Portfolio Management
Sopheon’s Accolade Express is a family of out-of-the box offerings that quickly and economically serve up world-class innovation management and new product development (NPD) capabilities for all businesses. Best-practice templates, coupled with predefined implementation and consulting services, result in significantly faster time-to-value with implementation from project preparation and planning through to Go Live and health check in as little as 6 weeks!
With Sopheon’s Accolade Express for PPM you can manage and improve key innovation and new product development capabilities including:
- The value of the innovation and NPD portfolio
- The influx and development of high-value and relevant new ideas
- The management of modifications and new product/service projects
- The efficient development and launch of new products
- Cross-functional collaboration and strategic decision making
- Consistency in innovation and NPD process and project management
- Visibility, availability and tracking of relevant information
- Streamlined and automated project management
- Ongoing evaluation of process effectiveness
Accolade Express for PPM is designed to enable a company to rapidly automate the NPD gated process and improve the maturity of critical innovation enabling processes. This is achieved by implementing out-of-the-box best practices, developed during Sopheon’s history with over 250 industry-leading customers that have achieved exceptional long-term growth and profitability through sustainable innovation with Sopheon’s software and services.
Sopheon’s out-of-the-box Accolade Express for PPM offering is especially a good fit for companies that have the following business characteristics, which may prevent them from implementing enterprise-wide innovation management:
- A need for rapid adoption of innovation best practices
- Limited automation of innovation procedures
- An outdated or ineffective innovation/NPD process framework
- Limited internal IT support
- Limited budget for software and services
- A single business unit requiring an innovation management implementation
- 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.
You now have affordable, quick start access to world-class innovation/NPD processes and best practices.
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