Gartner Research Validates Sopheon Claims that New Approaches and Agility are Required for Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap in the Digital Age
MINNEAPOLIS and LONDON—October 18, 2016 —Sopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Performance, is proud to have been named as a representative vendor by Gartner in the 2016 Market Guide for Strategy Execution Software.
For more than 15 years Sopheon has offered the market a world-class solution for aligning execution activities with corporate strategy. This corporate competency has become increasingly important in today’s marketplace where companies are required to change course and adjust plans at an unprecedented pace. New operational capabilities and platforms that support and enable agility and cross-functional alignment across an interconnected enterprise are becoming the norm for companies wishing to remain competitive and deliver on organic growth targets.
Sopheon’s CEO, Andy Michuda, commented: “It is very encouraging for Sopheon to have our view of market trends validated so strongly by such a respected industry analyst organization as Gartner. Our “Enterprise Innovation Management” program, introduced over two years ago, is largely responsible for our strong understanding of these evolving market needs, and will ensure we continue to lead the industry in increased enterprise alignment, agility and velocity as businesses execute and realize their corporate strategy.”
This guide is an update to the 2015 report “Market Guide for Enterprise PPM Solutions” which also named Sopheon as a representative vendor, and is authored by the same analysts, Donna Fitzgerald and Teresa Jones. Naming Sopheon as a representative vendor in the guide points to the authors’ belief that Sopheon meets all of the ‘must-have’ feature requirements they have identified for a market solution.
It is Sopheon’s experience that the market for strategy execution and real-time decision support continue to evolve, and we continue to develop our Accolade® software to meet and exceed these needs. That said, the Accolade solution today already satisfies the ‘should-have’ and ‘complementary’ features detailed in the Gartner report.
Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc.
Are you a Gartner customer? Access the 2016 Market Guide for Strategy Execution, ID# G00292527.
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions including patented software, expertise, and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.