Obviously, the stages vary greatly depending on the size of the organization, the type of product (incremental, breakthrough, etc.), and the products being developed. Some processes may have 7 stages, others may have dozens. The new product development process is unique to every organization. However, many of the stages are common.
For instance, for a manufactured product the process might look something like this:
Using a workflow automation tool, each phase of development is broken down into the tasks that need to be performed. These tasks are laid out visually to represent the entire process from beginning to end, in the order they need to be performed. The tasks are then assigned to individuals or product teams, who can see the overall progress of the project, previous steps, and what comes next. They can also receive notifications and reminders at the negotiated intervals to keep work flowing forward.
Automation can not only provide speed and improved quality in the product development process, it also provides a framework for both creatives and engineers to focus on their work, rather than the process. Let's take a look at all the benefits.
Our visual process designer interface lets you design product development workflows using drag and drop. Automatically assign tasks and route information based on your organization's unique product design workflow. Set alerts, reminders, and escalations to keep projects moving forward.
Easily create responsive, Web-based forms to capture product ideas and improvements. Include a wide variety of field types, form logic, templates, and layouts to ensure the correct data is captured and routed every time.
Provide a unified front-end experience that allows users to submit product idea forms, track customer suggestions, complete reviews/approvals, and track process status. Collaborate in real-time about work being performed. Provide visibility by role to see which tasks are completed, pending, or in progress for a great user experience.
Track and maintain an audit trail of all your product design workflows, including form data, users, and tasks performed. Follow product team progress and use KPI scoreboards to track the overall efficiency and drive improvements. Build custom reports to analyze and share with stakeholders.
Create workflow applications with process integration into existing enterprise systems. Our open architecture and standalone web service allow other applications to initiate a workflow, complete a list of tasks, update process statuses, and conduct other bi-directional activities. Connect everything with Integrify.
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Integrify's open, low-code process automation platform lets you automate any process. Build as many processes as you want, you only pay for the number of users.
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