The Stage-Gate Ready certification identifies software solutions capable of automating new product development and new product portfolio management processes and practices. Look for this "seal of approval" when evaluating innovation process automation software.
Stage-Gate International identifies the following benefits of using Stage-Gate Ready certified software:
Save Time: Save time, effort, and money researching, viewing, and pre-qualifying vendors. View the short-list of qualified process automation software. Ask vendors to supply their Stage-Gate Ready Certification Report Card to receive validation and more easily differentiate between their capabilities.
Reduce Risk: Be confident that the new product development and new product portfolio management software you select performs all required Stage-Gate functionality. All Stage-Gate Ready certified vendors have submitted to a rigorous product innovation functionality evaluation performed by an unbiased Stage-Gate Product Innovation Expert. They have demonstrated functionality on 200+ 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 Stage-Gate Ready vendors for their Certification Report Cards to understand how their software performs on each mandatory and optional innovation-related criterion. You can share this report card with your IT organization to communicate your unique product innovation business requirements.
In fact, one of Innovation Framework's first customers of our certified software provides a quote on Stage-Gate International's website:
"We selected IFT 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 IFT to confirm it could support our Stage-Gate best practices." Andres Salinas, VP Process Improvement McKessen Provider Technologies.