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Friday, December 18, 2015

CIMdata Publishes Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape—Connecting the Dots

Report provides a classification for Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 18 December 2015—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, announces publication of a report based on multi-sponsored research to create an Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) Solutions guide to help accelerate the development of the global EIM market for the benefit of both solution providers and industry. Co-sponsors of the research effort are eZassi, Planview, Siemens PLM Software, and Sopheon.

The goal of the research was to address the existing concerns—as well as preempt the emerging concerns—of industrial companies about implementing EIM. Through a series of thought leadership interviews with representatives from sponsoring solution providers and chief innovation executives from Electrolux, Givaudan, GOJO Industries, Henkel, Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, and Sanofi, CIMdata defined and socialized a common framework of terminology, solution approaches, implementation challenges, and benefits. Through this effort CIMdata expects that industrial companies will become more familiar with enterprise innovation enabling technologies and will feel more prepared to invest in the next generation of solutions that are designed to increase their ability to innovate more effectively and sustainably.

This paper is freely available from CIMdata’s Publications web page at

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About eZassi

eZassi is a trailblazer in providing the first fully automated software solution for innovation procurement and idea collaboration. As enterprises strive to socialize and accelerate R&D in order to sustain robust new product pipelines, eZassi’s Open Innovation collaboration engine is increasingly used to bridge both internal and external ideation and automatically manage and organize the fuzzy front end of ideation so that actionable projects and products can be identified more rapidly and with less time and costs. eZassi’s InnoVision™ software platform provides a single gateway of entry for all parties looking to collaborate and connect directly with enterprises while uniquely mitigating the legal risks of external ideation by using Intelligent automated idea capture methodologies and structuring unstructured data. Coupled with downstream smart data analytics to triage ideas faster and secure data integration into other enterprise applications such as PLM makes eZassi a new standard in open innovation. For more information contact eZassi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About Planview

Based in Austin, Texas, Planview helps organizations realize their resource potential with solutions spanning strategic planning, portfolio and resource management (Planview Enterprise), project collaboration (Projectplace), and enterprise architecture (Troux). From small teams to large enterprises, companies in every industry use Planview products to utilize their resources more efficiently, accelerate time to market, increase productivity of project teams, and ultimately achieve their goals. For more information, visit

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Sopheon

Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including software, expertise, and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

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