Mondelez Taps Tech to Transform Global Enterprise Innovation Management
Global snacking giant Mondelez International, Inc. is partnering with Sopheon to transform its innovation and commercialization processes and portfolios. The two companies will collaborate in an accelerated deployment program that is expected to enable Mondelez to go live with Sopheon’s SaaS-based Accolade platform and replace two global legacy systems before the end of the year.
According to Andre Dias Alves da Silva, director innovation I2M/IIM at Mondelez, “Even in a time of unprecedented global disruption, Mondelez continues to focus on its long-term strategy to accelerate consumer-centric growth. This means we need a global innovation platform to drive portfolio transparency, speed commercialization, and accelerate our response to changing market conditions, as well as a trusted partner who truly understands CPG. We have selected Sopheon as that partner and look forward to collaborating with them to deploy Accolade and address these needs in a very short timeline.”
The initial phases of deployment will automate critical aspects of Mondelez’s portfolio management, Stage-Gate governance, and resource planning processes. These initial capabilities should provide global visibility to all new product initiatives in the portfolio, making it easier to focus limited resources on the highest-value products. They will also reduce the amount of time required by initiative leaders and cross-functional teams for successful commercialization and lay a foundation for future phases of deployment that focus on project execution.