Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., and
Lenzing AG, Austria, have selected Minneapolis-based Sopheon Corp.’s Accolade® product portfolio
management (PPM) software to support and automate the Stage-Gate® product development process
methodology the companies are using.
Sopheon reports its PPM technology increases product development efficiencies, including a
success or failure prediction rate of 84 percent for proposed product or service concepts,
shortening of time-to-market by up to 30 percent and a 50-percent reduction of spending waste.
Unifi, a producer of textured yarns, is using Accolade in product development and marketing
operations in its North Carolina facilities and later this year plans to implement it in facilities
Lenzing, a manufacturer of cellulose fiber, is using the solution in its research and
development, quality control, and sales and marketing operations.