Be confident that your innovation software has the functionality you need for successful product innovation. Look for vendors displaying the Stage-Gate Ready logo or encourage your current vendor to become certified Stage-Gate Ready.
Save Time: Reduce the time, effort, and money needed to research, view, and pre-qualify vendors. View Stage-Gate International’s shortlist of certified process automation software solutions. Ask vendors to supply their Stage-Gate Ready Report to validate and more easily differentiate between their capabilities in each of the five Stage-Gate Ready certification categories:
Idea-to-Launch Process Management: Software solution provides the functionality necessary to automate, execute and optimize a Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch Process.
Innovation Team Agility: Software solution provides the functionality necessary to automate a hybrid innovation model that integrates widely implemented project management methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Spiral Development) into a Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch Process.
Portfolio Management: Software solution provides the functionality necessary to execute Stage-Gate Portfolio Management. It can capture and track innovation metrics, and visualize and analyze multiple product innovation portfolios.
Idea Management: Software solution provides the functionality necessary to capture, store, evaluate new product ideas and route them to an appropriate Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch Process.
Innovation Strategy: Software solution provides the functionality necessary to visualize a Product Innovation and Technology Strategy, store templates such as roadmaps and plans, facilitate decision making, and communicate the Strategy to key stakeholders.
Reduce Risk: Be confident that the new innovation management software you select performs all required Stage-Gate functionality. All Stage-Gate Ready certified vendors have completed a rigorous evaluation performed by an unbiased Stage-Gate Product Innovation Expert. They have demonstrated performance on over 225 innovation-related criteria and provided user references to prove that their solution is capable of automating Stage-Gate processes and practices.
Remove the Guesswork: Ask certified vendors for their Stage-Gate Ready Report to understand how their software performs on the foundation of Idea-to-Launch Process Management, and all other categories achieved. Share this report with your IT organization to communicate your unique product innovation business requirements.
"We selected a software application that was Stage-Gate Ready Certified. It was reassuring to us to know that the world's thought leaders in Product Innovation Management, Stage-Gate International, rigorously evaluated the software application to confirm it could support our Stage-Gate best practices."