Affordable, Quick Start Innovation Management Solution Brings the Capabilities of the Market Leading World-Class Accolade® Solution to All Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS and LONDON—March, 25, 2015—Sopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Performance, announced general availability of Accolade Express for PPM (Project Portfolio Management).

Sopheon’s Accolade Express, which was first introduced to the market in January, 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 any enterprise looking for rapid adoption of best practices. A templated approach, coupled with predefined implementation scope and consulting services, results in significantly faster time-to-value, with deployment from project preparation and planning through to Go Live and health check in as little as 6 weeks.

Sopheon’s out-of-the-box Accolade Express for PPM offering is an especially good fit for the expansion of our reseller network and corporations with:

  • 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  • An outdated or ineffective innovation/NPD process framework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
  • Readiness to advance from a basic Stage-Gate® toolkit/template to a robust, integrated solution used by the world’s leading innovators

Andy Michuda, Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“Sopheon is committed to helping enterprises achieve long-term growth and profitability through sustainable innovation. With the Accolade Express offering, we now serve up world-class innovation management capabilities for those companies with the need for rapid adoption of the innovation best practices accumulated during our years of working with over 200 industry leaders.”

The template-driven, out-of-the-box approach of Accolade Express for PPM along with Accolade Cloud deployment makes it an ideal solution for companies to rapidly implement a best-practice innovation and NPD management system, while still allowing future expansion capabilities and flexibility to meet individual business needs. This solution is currently available for customer purchase and implementation.

About Sopheon
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including 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 and on the Alternext Exchange in the Netherlands.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc. Stage-Gate is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc.

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