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New York (USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (Korea) – May 14, 2013 
Innovation Framework Technologies (IFT) today announced that Stage-Gate International (SGI), the most recognized and trusted market leader in product innovation methods and best practices, has certified the IFT-NPD software solution for organizations looking to optimize their innovation and new product development practices. Already the first solution to become “Stage-Gate ready” in 2007, IFT-NPD has been re-certified by SGI for the third time on a set of 115 mandatory and 97 optional criteria, which now includes the ability to automate innovation strategy and process optimization.

“Our IFT-NPD stage-gate certified solution goes much beyond the support of classic phase and gate processes and makes sure that our customers can apply the key principles of lean, rapid and profitable development as advocated by SGI, to maximize productivity in product, service and process innovation” says Patrick Ternier, CEO and co-founder of IFT.  

“IFT’s unique combination of certified software and best-practice knowledge offers a real fast-track to master innovation; and has proved to deliver significant results to our customers”.Stage-Gate Ready Certification, Version III, requires participating software providers to demonstrate functionality that moves beyond the tactical execution of new product development”, says Scott J. Edgett, world renowned innovation expert and CEO of Stage-Gate International.  “It addresses the business’ need for visibility of their innovation program from the strategic, portfolio and project level, while addressing a level of analysis that supports the continuous improvement of enabling Stage-Gate innovation management processes.”

IFT-NPD offers a best-in class, integrated solution for companies willing to enhance the performance of their NPD process in Innovation Portfolio Strategy, Idea Management, Idea-to-Launch, Technology Scouting & Sourcing, Resource Management and Project Management.


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