Consumer Goods Technology readers select Sopheon as top provider for New Product Development & Introduction

Sopheon voted among the top 10 providers of New Product Development & Introduction Solutions by consumer goods executives for the fifth consecutive year.
(PR NewsChannel) / February 4, 2015 / MINNEAPOLIS and LONDON 

sopheonSopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Performance, announced they have been recognized for the fifth consecutive year by Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) readers as a top provider of New Product Development (NPD) & Introduction Solutions ( for the consumer goods industry.

Consumer goods companies operate in a highly competitive market, and must focus on new product development in order to survive. A key capability for innovation and NPD success, and competitive advantage is the enablement of cross-functional decision-making to define and manage innovation and NPD investments. CGT surveyed consumer goods executives to pinpoint the consumer goods industry’s preferred technology solutions and service providers. To ensure the integrity of the survey, only consumer goods executives were eligible to vote, and they could only take the survey once.

This industry recognition is validation of Sopheon’s long-term and continuing commitment to partner with leading Consumer Goods (CG) companies to help them get innovative new products to market faster, more efficiently, and with greater success rates. Sopheon’s integrated and flexible Accolade® Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) solution, combined with proven best practices and services, provides companies the capabilities to manage the entire innovation and new product development lifecycle.

Bryan Seyfarth Ph.D., Director of Consumer Goods, stated:

“Sopheon is honored to again be recognized by CGT Magazine. We are thankful to the consumer goods executives for recognizing our commitment to helping them focus their resources on fewer, bigger, and better innovation investments in service of driving sustainable, profitable revenue growth through innovation.”

Sopheon’s Accolade solution is used by many of the world’s leading consumer goods companies to achieve exceptional business results from improving innovation processes and performance. It provides unique, fully-integrated processes for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle.


Sopheon’s Accolade solution enables cross-functional, collaborative decision-making throughout the innovation and new product development process.

The Accolade solution suite combines best-in-class software with the domain expertise of Sopheon consultants and general and industry-specific innovation best practices that have been built over 13+ years working with many of the world’s leading innovation companies. Sopheon’s software, expertise and best practices enable companies to make better decisions that help connect strategy with operations, increase portfolio value and improve time to market.

Sopheon, Accolade, Accolade Roadmapping, Idea Lab, Innovation Planner, Portfolio Center and Process Manager and Vision Strategist are all trademarks of Sopheon plc.

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. For more information, please visit our website.

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