NEW YORK, N.Y. (CitizenWire) — Innovation Framework Technologies, the premier supplier of software solutions dedicated to the innovation and new product development value chains, today announced its partnership with Cambridge based nu Angle, the leading technology strategy and roadmapping advisor and implementer. The partnership is focused on delivering a flexible solution to help organizations of all sizes and industries to take advantage of strategic and technology roadmapping best practices.
Technology strategy and roadmapping were pioneered in the chemical and high tech industries, as ways to deal with the most critical and complex technology planning problems. But with the explosive growth of technology-driven innovation in other industries, such as healthcare, automotive and consumer goods, together with the trend of open-sourced innovation, pressure has greatly increased on organizations to improve the planning and value of their internal and external investments in technology.
Existing approaches focus on pushing technology to market, while IFT and nu Angle’s solution uniquely combines technology strategy and roadmapping with both technology-push and market-pull (consumer needs) analysis.
“Over the last 5 years, we have helped CTOs and innovation teams make the right investment decisions by applying our state-of-the-art Technology Strategy and Roadmapping methodology,” said Peter Allen, nu Angle Managing Director. “To support our customers, we have invested heavily in codifying our approach in a bespoke Microsoft Excel application, but we have been looking for a more scalable solution that better support our collaborative multi-user implementations for our clients.”
Recognizing the limitations of MS Excel, nu Angle identified Innovation Framework Technologies (IFT) as the best software for enterprise-wide innovation planning and roadmapping. IFT in turn recognized nu Angle as the world’s leading experts on technology management methods.
“From the outset, IFT’s strategy has been to provide solutions that embed best practices in innovation management. With nu Angle and IFT joining forces to integrate nu Angle’s approach into IFT’s software, we continue to offer the leading combination of software capabilities and management practices in the market,” says Patrick Ternier, IFT’s CEO. “Moreover, we now have a very flexible solution to satisfy the innovation strategic planning needs of organizations of all sizes and industries.”
With this solution, it is now possible to dynamically create technology strategies, integrate them with development roadmaps, perform “what-if” analyses and translate plans immediately into detailed resource and financial forecasts. The whole solution enables collaborative working across many locations, business units and external experts, greatly reducing the time, cost and complexity of creating and updating technology strategy and operational plans.
The combined nu Angle and IFT solution is available either as a standalone module sold as SaaS, or as an in-house implementation, integrated if needed with IFT’s other Stage-Gate(R) certified modules for innovation management, including Portfolio Management, Ideation, and Stage-Gated Development.
About Innovation Framework Technologies:
Innovation Framework Technologies helps companies dramatically improve their innovation performance by implementing management software that delivers best-practice business processes for the complete innovation and new product development value chain: idea management, strategic and technology roadmapping, portfolio management, resource capacity planning, innovation opportunity analysis, Stage-Gate governance and project management.
With headquarters in New York and Paris, IFT operates throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Please visit: www.innovation-framework.com .
About nu Angle:
nu Angle helps executives radically enhance their ability to achieve growth goals by greatly improving effectiveness and efficiency of investment in internal and external technology. Building upon previous best practice technology management tools, nu Angle have created a suite of truly powerful decision-making tools in technology strategy and roadmapping that help plan approaches for growth, create new insights and manage capabilities. nu Angle is a network of highly experienced advisers and innovation integrators that are committed to working directly with client teams, bringing experience, wisdom and knowledge to every client assignment.
Based in Cambridge and London in the UK, nu Angle operates mainly throughout Europe and America. Please visit: www.nu-Angle.com .