According to recent surveys, over 75% of American companies use some form of phase and gate process to support their innovation efforts. Best performing companies have also combined it with idea management and portfolio optimization to achieve excellence in new product development.
IFT offers a Stage-Gate® certified, best-in-class and integrated solution for companies willing to enhance the performance of their NPD processes in Idea Management, Idea-to-Launch, Portfolio Management, Resource Management and Project Management.
For companies looking at improving their NPD processes, this certification greatly minimizes the risk and cost associated with selecting the right software solution. For achieving this certification in 2007, the IFT-NPD solution has gone through major enhancements to satisfy a comprehensive evaluation by Stage Gate Inc. on some 200 innovation-related criteria. For our customers, this translates into substantial savings on their overall implementation effort and costs, as our solution has been built specifically to satisfy NPD needs, without requiring costly customization activities or user training.
IFT’s solution is now the only one available that delivers Stage-Gate certified functionality in a single application with best-in-class NPD capabilities, from strategic analytics through to time tracking, which does not require third party products like Microsoft Project or Excel to support project management processes, reporting or analytics.
"I strongly recommend all would-be buyers to ask specifically for Stage-Gate® Ready software, even if your company does not deploy a traditional Stage-Gate process. We want to help organizations take advantage of innovation productivity tools that can help advance business performance. We believe that if we reduce risks associated with these decisions, it is a win-win for everyone."
Dr. Robert G. Cooper, world’s most influential innovation thought leader and author of best selling book, Winning at New Products (Third Edition) as well as six other highly acclaimed books.