Sopheon Accolade provides automation capabilities, collaboration, workflow and best practices templates across all innovation management, new product development (NPD) and product portfolio management (PPM) processes. The fully integrated solution supports all processes and constituencies involved in the entire product and/or service lifecycle.
Starting with Innovation Planner for strategic innovation planning to connect initiatives with business objectives and identify opportunities and gaps. Vision Strategist provides advanced strategic roadmapping automation capabilities to connect innovation strategies with market, product / service and technology planning.
Once the strategic plans are defined, Idea Lab provides idea and concept development (ideation) using campaigns, communities, open innovation, collaboration and other methods to produce high-value ideas and validated concepts as initiatives.
Process Manager provides innovation process and project automation and execution for developing the initiatives using Stage-Gate®, Agile, PACE®, DoD 5000 modeling, Lean Six Sigma, phase-gate, DFSS and other processes / methodologies. Innovation process accelerators and collaborative workflow facilitate productive and cost-effective NPD/PPM processes.
Portfolio Center provides advanced top-down and bottom-up product portfolio management including advanced optimization, portfolio classes, accelerators and resource / capacity planning.
The product is modular, enabling companies start in the functional area of immediate need and expand to additional functionality as their solution implementation matures. Extensive analytics are included across all areas of the solution. Integration with Microsoft Project and SharePoint integration is also available.