Sopheon continues thought-leadership position on enterprise innovation management through investment in industry-leading research

In partnership with CIMdata, Sopheon participates in a research project to develop and socialize a common framework for next-gen innovation management technologies that help industrial companies innovate more effectively and sustainably
(PR NewsChannel) / August 13, 2015 / MINNEAPOLIS and LONDON 

sopheonSopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Management, advanced its continued commitment to Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) by co-sponsoring a recently-announced research project instigated by CIMdata, a leading global PLM consulting and research firm.

For over 15 years Sopheon has worked with industry-leading companies to improve decision-making that drives business growth through innovation. In that time Sopheon has been invited to share its vision and thought leadership through participation in cutting edge government- and industry-sponsored research initiatives. These include among others the joint France-Netherlands MEDUSA and EDAFMIS research projects, both led by medical device innovator Philips Healthcare, dealing with market disrupters such as Internet of Things, real-time decision support and advanced analytics embedded into business process.

The fast-paced digital economy is putting unprecedented pressure on organizations to maintain a competitive advantage. Sopheon is increasingly being called on to help traditional leaders succeed in this new world order of transformation. It is Sopheon’s commitment to leading companies through these challenging market conditions through innovation that led to the investment in this latest research initiative by CIMdata.

Huub Rutten, Sopheon’s Vice President of Product Research & Design and co-founder, commented:

“We believe that as a contributor to the evolving EIM space, we have a special responsibility to help companies navigate today’s market changes, and we share CIMdata’s view that a common EIM framework will provide a successful path forward. By participating in this research we continue our commitment to bringing vision, ideas and solutions that optimize multifunctional collaboration for improved rates of innovation.”

Dr. Suna Polat, Director responsible for Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development at CIMdata, added: “We are excited that Sopheon has joined our research as a sponsor and look forward to their important contributions as a thought leader solution provider to support this current and unique research effort.”

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. For more information, please visit our website.

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