Kalypso Launches Innovation Management Solution for Consumer Goods with Oracle

October 02, 2012

Delivering a comprehensive solution addressing the challenges of product innovation with an integrated approach

BEACHWOOD, OhioKalypso, a premier innovation consulting firm, announces the launch of a comprehensive innovation management solution for consumer goods. The end-to-end solution integrates strategic capabilities, data and decision-making on one technology platform.

“Driving growth through innovation is a key priority for many consumer goods organizations today, but what we’re seeing is that these organizations are not getting the innovation results they need to deliver the expected business objectives,” said George Young, Founding Partner at Kalypso. “Factors such as increasing global competition and shorter product lifecycles exist, but a key barrier is that organizations don’t have the proper insight into their innovation processes. There is a lack of data access and availability with data being managed in disparate systems, and no clear accountability for innovation.”

Kalypso’s Consumer Goods Innovation Management Solution is designed to improve innovation results by optimizing strategic portfolio planning, discovery, new product development, in-market analysis and innovation data management of products. Additionally, the solution allows organizations to manage product, consumer, and supplier data on one platform. By integrating the innovation process with innovation data, the solution facilitates more informed decision making through real-time visibility of performance with relevant, reliable information.

The solution is enabled by Oracle technology including Oracle Endeca, Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Essbase (OBIEE and Essbase), Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics, and Oracle Database Appliance.

“Kalypso’s deep innovation experience in the consumer goods industry combined with Oracle’s best-in-class technology will help consumer goods companies better manage the end-to-end innovation process, including product portfolio planning, research discovery, new product introduction, innovation data management and in-market analytics,” said Bernard Goor, Vice President of Consumer Goods, Process and Retail Industries, Oracle. “The combination of these capabilities offered together will enable consumer goods companies to improve their innovation ROI and increase the success of their innovation efforts, which is critical to their success.”

Kalypso is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and has achieved Specialization in Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management.

For more information, visit Kalypso at Oracle OpenWorld at Moscone West booth number 3432, September 30 through October 4 in San Francisco.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.

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