Accept Software Calls Out Companies Taking on the Challenge to Modernize Their Product Planning

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Accept Software acknowledged a few of the many businesses that are reaping rewards from taking on the challenge to modernize their product planning efforts. Cadence, Epicor, Genesys and Ultimate Software are just a few of the companies who have undertaken this challenge starting with the realization that it was time to take a new approach beyond “business-as-usual” point tools with a solution that would help take successful products to market.

“With Accept, we can drive a product portfolio that focuses our resources in the areas of greatest strategic value and financial return.” Paul Lang, VP of Product, Genesys

Accept Software acknowledges today Cadence, recently named UBM Electronics ACE Awards, Epicor recently featured as a finalist in the CODiE awards, Genesys who has recently set a new course for the future with its customer service software, and last but not least, Ultimate Software, recent winner of Forrester Group’s Groundswell Award are a few of Accept Software’s self-reported customers who have recently taken on the challenge to modernize all or a portion of their product planning efforts.

First assessing what their current solutions will and will not do, taking a hard look at how they could change within the limitations of their companies cultures and resources and lastly choosing a software solution over a tasked-based tool or in-house solution so they could achieve far better alignment of their company’s goals with their product’s strategy and execution. All of them chose Accept Software’s enterprise-wide SaaS software as part of their overall strategy to improve their product success rates giving them an edge over others in their marketplaces.

“It's one thing to preach the need to modernize,’ commented Jon Gettinger, CMO for Accept Software, “it’s another thing entirely when your customers report back to you on the benefits they are receiving. Clearly there is a big organizational problem here that needs to be addressed and we are excited to be able to offer a part of the solution.”

Though many companies feel the pain and limitation of old methods to meet today’s demands of product planning actually changing their approach and thus the software that supports that approach is no small feat. These brave customers, and others like them, took the plunge with Accept Software. Here are the benefits they claim they have gotten:

“When you have many different integrated areas of technology that fit into different strategic themes with different levels of priority, you begin to have a many-to-many relationship between requirements, products and capabilities. Accept allows us to manage that scenario.” –Vice President of Operations, Cadence

“With Accept, we can drive a product portfolio that focuses our resources in the areas of greatest strategic value and financial return.” – Paul Lang, VP of Product, Genesys

“We are now able to translate our business/strategy planning into product delivery.” – Pat Pickren, VP of Product Delivery, Ultimate Software

“Accept Software, fully implemented can reduce product cycle times by as much as 25%.” – Epicor

About:     When companies outstrip their “business-as-usual” product planning tools and in-house solutions Accept Software’s product planning empowers global enterprises to accommodate constant change, coordinate teams and manage product scope, no matter how large or complex, from concept to delivery.

Accept Software’s collaborative approach gives companies, with complex product planning challenges, a modern solution for aligning their products to the best market opportunities. To learn more about how you can modernize your product planning download The Modernizing Product Planning e-paper, or visit or call us at +1.866.423.8376.

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