Collaborative Work Management Tools empower employees, increase agility and transparency, and support collaboration regardless of device or location to deliver successful outcomes

 WILMINGTON, Del., May 13, 2020 – Planbox, a pioneer in cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management solutions, today announced that it has been included in Forrester’s Now Tech: Collaborative Work Management Tools, Q2 2020 report, which comes on the heels of Planbox being named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020. Created for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, the Now Tech report aims to help AD&D pros better understand the value they can expect from a Collaborative Work Management (CWM) provider.

According to the Forrester report, organizations are increasingly investing in CWM to empower their employees to deliver successful business outcomes, increase agility while maintaining audability, and empower teams to collaborate on a wide range of digital content regardless of device or location. Forrester defines CWM tools as:

Software tools that support the confluence of project and process work by allowing users to create personal and team workspaces; invite other users, internal and external to the organization, to collaborate on digital artifacts; identify workload requirements and capacity; and allocate activities to other users to deliver on work items and then track progress.

The Forrester report also notes that digital transformation is now standard operating procedure for organizations, with 66% of global services decision-makers reporting that their firms are currently involved in a digital transformation that requires greater agility and cross-functional collaborative work. Additionally, a recent Study on Product Team Performance and Innovation Processes by Actuation Consulting reveals that over half of respondents credit Agile with increasing their profitability, a methodology which has become the dominant approach to product and application development, with a consistently growing adoption rate and almost half of respondents reporting its use.

“We often think of digital transformation as a project, but it’s also a program, a process and a culture,” said Sara Husk, Chief Customer Officer at Planbox. “Having a single platform that centralizes all collaborative work activities and brings together a broad ecosystem of internal and external users really improves workflow transparency, accessibility, and agility for all types of business transformations. This level of scalability and flexibility that the Planbox Agile Innovation program AND platform provides has extended our customers’ innovation capabilities for a very wide selection of use cases, and has allowed them to realize some truly remarkable outcomes.”

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About Planbox: 

Planbox is the pioneering cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management platform trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Blue Cross, Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Honeywell, John Deere, Novartis, Ontario Power Generation, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool and Verizon, with millions of internal and external users. By leveraging a single system of record for innovation its clients have built an agile innovation management capability that allows companies to innovate consistently and experiment cost-effectively within its ecosystem of employees, customers, strategic partners, universities, virtual net-works of R&D problem solvers, entrepreneurs and startups. Planbox’s Agile Innovation Management Suite is a modular platform for full lifecycle Innovation Portfolio Management, Emerging Tech Empowerment and Ecosystem Enablement. The AI engine mines your data for insights while your community collaborates to discover, develop and capitalize on the best strategically aligned ideas within your ecosystem of employees, customers, partners, academia and startups. Planbox accelerates business outcomes by pursuing breakthrough innovations, creating a sustainable continuous improvement program, building a framework for corporate venturing and actioning on consumer insights.