Improve Cross-Functional Decision-Making by Integrating Systems and Data
Every organization has specific needs and requirements for data exchange between Accolade and other systems and business applications. We employ a variety of technical approaches for data integration to a broad range of third-party applications, keeping data visible, transparent, and usable for fostering decision-making and improving cross-functional collaboration.
Integrated Data Improves Cross-Functional Collaboration and Data Visibility
Innovation, new product development and other types of initiatives typically span many functional areas and multiple business systems in your organization. Sopheon offers pre-packaged integration capabilities and a robust, well-documented API used by many customers to seamlessly integrate our solutions with other enterprise applications, including home-grown applications.
Integrate with a broad range of third-party systems to coordinate business processes and aggregate product innovation and new product development data.
Get the right new products to market cost-effectively and on time by coordinating initiatives across planning, operational and execution systems.
“Another plus for Parker is Accolade’s capacity to integrate with Microsoft technology in which we have already invested. Not only will this integration add another layer of sophistication to Accolade’s project management capabilities, it will extend the use and value of the Microsoft Project, SharePoint and Office technologies operating throughout Parker.”
Bob McAdoo, Vice President, Business Systems, Parker Hannifin
Increase the accuracy of cost, sales revenue, volume and resource requirement assumptions and forecasts for planned projects by incorporating up-to-date sales and cost data directly into product innovation processes.
Sopheon’s solutions successfully integrate with a variety of ERP systems, including:
Integrating Sopheon’s solutions with PLM and product data management systems brings together portfolio data and engineering deliverables to inform project and program decisions and synchronize development activity with strategic priorities. Accolade has been integrated successfully with a variety of PLM solutions, including:
Similarly, integration with commercial formula or ingredient management solutions such as Infor PLM Optiva®, other commercial solutions or comparable homegrown systems, helps to ensure that new formulas align with project and product requirements.
CRM systems are a source of product needs and requirements which are aligned with sales opportunities and market demand. Many of our customers are incorporating data from their Salesforce.com and other CRM systems into processes managed by Accolade to stimulate ideation, better inform business decisions and portfolio prioritizations, and conversely enable visibility to sales teams regarding project statuses and progress.
Integrating Microsoft® products as part of your innovation and new product development process improves time to value.
Accolade has a robust, built-in integration with Microsoft Office products Excel®, Word, and PowerPoint®. This deep integration allows for true cross-functional collaboration, where team members can leverage resources already created across the organization, with the freedom to work in the Accolade application or in a standard Microsoft document environment, according to personal preference. Users can easily create and update innovation data, as well as report on it, using familiar Microsoft applications.
Integration with Microsoft Project is also available, so your organization can quickly realize the benefits of aligning project plans with portfolios and strategies.
If you’d like to leverage more of your data, contact your Sopheon representative to discuss the integration needs of your organization.