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Innovation Strategy Process Software

upBOARD is the world’s first Collaborative Dashboard Software platform for Innovation Process and Portfolio Management. Defining and tracking your business strategy, portfolio, and innovation capabilities has never been easier.

Manage your strategy and innovation process with best practice tools, templates, and collaborative dashboards.

Creating your opportunity portfolio. Developing business cases. Tracking products and services through the stage gate process. Engaging internal teams and external partners in the innovation process.  Effective innovation management requires a structured yet flexible approach

upBOARD gives you the best of the best start-up innovation management practices and processes, instantly out-of-the-box. We’ve integrated the best principles and practices from the latest innovation process trends, from managing product portfolios to creating a culture of innovation

Engage your organization in the strategy and innovation process to create new opportunities and drive business growth.

Most approaches to innovation management revolve around relatively rigid processes with limited opportunity to engage executives, teams and partners in a truly collaborative model that tracks real-time results. Innovation leaders piecemeal together various tools like stage gates, design thinking, idea management systems, portfolio management, metrics dashboards, and others.

upBOARD provides a flexible platform for managing your innovation process. Using upBOARD, your innovation portfolio becomes a living “board” that’s always on, always current, and always available for everyone to see. upBOARD allows you to assign and engage teams to specific opportunities, metrics, and process steps. Keep everyone aligned around your innovation pipeline to accelerate alignment, decision-making and business growth.

Tools & Templates

upBOARD’s extensive portfolio of business best practice processes, tools, and templates gives you the competitive edge. Whatever you do, it’s like having a business Olympian on your very own team. It’s simple to:

  • Get tools and templates from industry experts
  • Upload and design your own company-specific best practices


Custom Processes & Dashboards

Your business is unique – which means your collaborative processes, data inputs, analytics, and success metrics should seamlessly align to your strategies and plans.  It’s simple to:

  • Define process flows & dashboards
  • Link data sources & automate updates


Collaboration & Alignment

When people start with an understanding of the purpose, process, roles, and technology that will be used to guide work, their alignment accelerates action, and produces results. It’s simple to:

  • Engage & align people, teams, & organizations
  • Know what’s going on, anytime, all the time

Strategic Plans, Innovation Processes & Metrics Dashboards All in One Place.

Unlike traditional innovation software tools, upBOARD provides best practice tools, templates, and dashboards that instantly jump start your innovation process – by giving you the plans, processes, and progress dashboards that keep you on track.

Our work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and other leading media. And our software reflects our expertise – by integrating the world’s leading-edge processes, tools, and metrics dashboards from the latest business strategy and innovation best practices.

Never Start from Scratch Again. Get Going Immediately with Innovation Best Practices from the World’s Leading Experts.

Our platform gives you the best of the best innovation management tools and processes, instantly out-of-the-box. We’ve integrated the best principles and practices from the latest innovation trends and global experts, from managing product portfolios to creating a culture of innovation, including:

Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a template for developing a new business model or clarifying the elements of an existing business model. It is a “canvas” or chart that describes a firm’s value proposition, infrastructure, partnerships, value proposition, customers, finances and other strategic and operational dimensions of the business.Learn More »

Concept Development

Concept Development is the starting point for a business idea. It includes the type of service or product, the target customer demographic, and describes what is unique about it that will give this idea a competitive advantage. The process of Concept Development results in a portfolio of business concepts that can be prioritized and then used to develop a business plan.Learn More »

Concept Testing

Concept Testing is the process of using surveys, interviews, or other means to test consumer acceptance of a new product idea prior to introducing a new product to the market.Learn More »

Customer Problem Statements

A Customer Problem Statement is a detailed description of an issue that needs to be addressed by a problem-solving team. It is written to focus the team at the beginning, keep the team on track during the innovation project, and to confirm that the team delivered an appropriate solution that addresses a real customer need at the end of the project.Learn More »

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem-solving used to create new and innovative ideas for business. Design Thinking includes a mindset focused on discovering people’s problems and challenges, and then using those to develop practical solutions to address them.Learn More »

Discovery Driven Planning

Discovery Driven Planning is a business process tool that distinguishes between traditional business planning and the planning required for new business ventures. Whereas traditional planning processes focus on clear goals with specific projections, Discovery Driven Planning can be used for internal corporate ventures and start-ups where the future is highly uncertain and contains many assumptions.Learn More »

Jobs to be Done

Jobs to be Done is best described as a perspective through which new product ideas can be evaluated for usefulness and viability. Understanding your customers’ Jobs to be Done helps determine what specific needs, pain points, or problems to focus on during the innovation process.Learn More »

Lean Startup

Lean Startup is a methodology for developing new businesses and products with the goal of shortening product development cycles with frequent use of prospective customer contact, learning, and iteration. The Lean Start-up approach is most often used by early-stage startups, but more and more corporate ventures and innovation teams use the approach, tools, and templates to test and validate new business concepts.Learn More »

Portfolio Management (Horizons 1, 2, & 3 Portfolios)

Horizons Portfolio Management centralizes the management of all projects across an organization and their associated components, such as goals, resources, staffing, timeline, and budgets. Horizons Portfolio Management provides a high-level overview of the business’ incremental, evolutionary, and disruptive innovation projects and requirements, which allows leaders to more effectively prioritize and implement innovation projects based on ROI, risk factors, and strategic fit.Learn More »

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping is a process for quickly creating mock-ups, models, or renderings of a product, service, process, or business model.Learn More »

Stage Gate Innovation Pipeline Management

The Stage Gate Process is a technique for innovation management in which a new initiative is divided into specific phases separated by decision points along the way.Learn More »

Our innovation software platform is fully scalable. Create an end-to-end approach or select individual tools to support your innovation team or entire organization around almost any innovation process:

  • Identify Customer Problems, Needs & Jobs to be Done
  • Generate & Collect Ideas
  • Prioritize and Select Ideas
  • Test Assumptions
  • Develop Opportunities
  • Manage the Portfolio
  • Track Metrics & Progress