To support its product innovation processes
Bostik, a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, has implemented Accolade system from Sopheon, a provider of software for product lifecycle management, to support advancement of its product innovation processes.
The deployment provides access to the Sopheon software by cross-functional teams responsible for product development and commercialization throughout Bostik’s worldwide operations.
According to Sopheon, Bostik’s implementation of Accolade includes the software’s idea management and screening module, which facilitates the generation, capture and assessment of new product ideas. Bostik also intends to take advantage of Accolade’s capacity to integrate with Microsoft Office technology, a step that will give product development teams and executives the ability to access and share project-related information from enterprise-wide systems and use that data to make better portfolio management decisions.
Sopheon partner and affiliate Sopheon France was responsible for the sale of Accolade to Bostik. It supported implementation of the software and subsequently maintains it.
Bruno Charriere, corporate innovation director for Bostik, said: We have stepped up our investment in product innovation with the objectives of growing faster and strengthening our competitive position through increased differentiation. With Sopheon’s solution, we have visibility and management across our product ideation, selection, development and commercialization processes. The software gives us the consistent data we need for sound product innovation decisions.