Eckes-Granini chooses Sopheon for innovation and

MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sopheonleading international provider of software and services for Business innovation management solutions, announced today that it has been selected by the Eckes-Granini Group, the European market leader in fruit juices and fruit drinks, to help drive strategic innovation initiatives, including sustainable development. Based on Sopheon’s SaaS hug® The innovation system will support the international streamlining of the company’s innovation process and drive strategic alignment and prioritization of portfolios across brands and geographies.

A family business with over 160 years of history, Eckes-Granini fruit juices and drinks are enjoyed by consumers in over 80 countries. Based in Nieder-Olm, Germany, Eckes-Granini generates annual sales of over $900 million (USD) and has nearly 1,700 employees. Sustainability is a central driver of innovation, new processes and increased digitization at Eckes-Granini.

“Innovation is a key element in Eckes-Granini’s objective to further strengthen its leading position in the fruit juice market and also to open up new categories,” said Ágnes Kovács, CMO of Eckes. -Granini. “With many teams in multiple countries, we need a system that facilitates clear communication and builds efficiency across multiple groups. Sopheon’s Innovation Management System will help strengthen collaborative efforts among members of our globally distributed innovation team and to support the strategic alignment and prioritization of portfolios across Eckes-Granini’s brands and geographies.

Accolade® is Sopheon’s unique, flexible and scalable innovation system that enables companies to more effectively manage innovation and new product development programs. Hundreds of long-time blue chip clients have experienced superior performance from strategy to execution, increased time to market, streamlined operational costs and greater success products thanks to Accolade®.

“The SaaS-based Accolade® innovation management system uniquely promotes portfolio visibility and improves resource and investment allocation,” said Greg Coticchia, CEO of Sopheon. “Serving as a single source of truth, Sopheon helps forward-thinking companies improve the success rate of new product launches and initiatives. Through this partnership, Sopheon will support Eckes-Granini in its mission to provide the highest quality natural products in an environmentally friendly way.

To learn more about how Sopheon is transforming business innovation, visit our website at www.sopheon.com.

ABOUT THE ECKES-GRANINI GROUP
Eckes-Granini is the leading supplier of fruit juices and fruit drinks in Europe. For the independent family business headquartered in Nieder-Olm, Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate), the focus is on committed and competent employees, strong brands in the areas of juices, fruit drinks and smoothies, and a long-term strategic orientation with sustainable value creation. Today, Eckes-Granini operates mainly in Europe, with its own national companies and strategic partners, and generates an annual turnover of 856 million euros with a total of 1697 employees. The company’s base is formed by the internationally renowned premium brands granini and Pago, as well as strong national and regional juice brands such as hohes C, Joker and God Morgon. Consumers in 80 countries around the world, and especially in Europe, know and appreciate our fruit juices and the variety of fruit drinks.

ABOUT SOPHEON
Sopheon (LON: SPE) partners with customers to provide comprehensive enterprise innovation management solutions, including software, expertise and best practices, to achieve revenue growth and exceptional long-term profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides single, fully integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmap, development of ideas and concepts, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Sopheon and Accolade are registered trademarks of Sopheon plc.

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