Collaborate across the web with an all‐in‐one product development solution
Today, growing complexity in new product development (NPD) makes simpler communication and collaboration tools less than effective. Organizations often find themselves spending increasing number of hours managing change as they use a combination of products – such as Microsoft Excel, project management software, wikis, SharePoint, databases, and email – for managing large, complex new product development across multiple business and functional groups.
Now, organizations can collaborate more efficiently with Avata CPD, because it is specifically engineered to facilitate the product development process. Delivered as a hosted solution, Avata CPD requires no hardware or software installation and easily adapts to any development team – dispersed within a building or across the globe; any development process – formal, informal, traditional, agile or Stage‐Gate; and any project scope – from simple to complex.
The result is a reduction in errors, costs, iterations and development cycles, while defining, planning, and launching products. Avata is an all‐in‐one collaborative product development solution that helps you stay connected with your teams while staying current on any requirement changes.
Avata CPD has five key advantages over simpler communication and collaboration tools:
|Avata CPD||VS.||Combining non-integrated simple communication & collaboration Tools|
|Collaborate Effectively – Manage multiple products across product families. Find the latest requirements and changes in a central repository. All stakeholders get real-time updates to a single version of the truth.||Collaboration Challenges – No central repository for latest requirements, changes and updates.|
|Manage Requirements – Stay current on requirement changes. Analyze impact across multiple objects and cascading linkages. Provide information to clarify and justify decisions.||Difficulties Managing Requirements – Changes are either not recorded, ambiguous, don’t meet standards, or it is difficult to understand their impact on the project scope.|
|Trace Everything – Connect all requirements and related discussions upstream and downstream.||Lack of Traceability – Linking requirements to other requirements, test cases, or other digital artifacts is nearly impossible.|
|Reuse Best Practices – Shorten sales cycles by leveraging collaborative knowledge to reduce duplication of efforts and avoid inefficient processes.||Miscommunication – Notifications are not automated, based on permissions or archived centrally. It is difficult to ascertain who’s working on what and who should be notified when changes occur.|
|Meet Expectations – Dramatically improve effectiveness and efficiency of product definition, planning, and development through a collaborative framework for communication, decision making, and execution.||Customer Complaints – “Doesn’t work… Not what I wanted… Not what I asked for…Missing features or functionality.”.|