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Sopheon customers use our enterprise innovation management software and services to align and connect their organization, drive best-practice innovation processes, and enable fast, iterative decision-making in the face of increased pressures from ever-evolving markets. While new product development is a core area of Sopheon domain expertise, enterprise innovation management goes beyond new ideas and new products and encompasses the innovation of the enterprise - managing all the investments a company makes to grow, win market share, and create more value.

Sopheon's Accolade® solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle. For the first time, businesses can access a single source of the truth across strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, and portfolio and in-market management.

Sopheon’s Accolade solution includes the following functionality:

  • Strategic Innovation Planning
    • Define targets and strategies
    • Multi-layer planning
    • Taxonomy visualization
    • Planning dashboards and analytics
  • Strategic Roadmapping
    • Innovation strategy
    • Market, product & technology planning
    • Roadmapping automation
    • Roadmapping best-practice accelerator
    • Roadmapping/planning analytics
  • Idea and Concept Development
    • Idea development
    • Campaigns, communities
    • Idea development best-practice accelerator
    • Open Innovation / collaboration
    • Social networking
    • Reputation
    • Analytics
  • Innovation Process Automation and Execution
    • Innovation process execution
    • Stage-Gate®, PACE®, Agile, other process/methodology automation
    • Innovation process best-practice accelerator
    • Collaborative workflows
    • Microsoft® Project integration
    • Microsoft® SharePoint® integration
    • Analytics
  • Portfolio Management and Optimization
    • Portfolio alignment with strategic initiatives and goals
    • Portfolio optimizer
    • Portfolio classes
    • Portfolio best-practice accelerator
    • Resource capacity planning and management
    • Portfolio analytics