This measure calculates the percentage of products that are developed on common platforms, providing companies with key data for their "perform discovery research" process. Within this function, companies coordinate research and development activity to identify new technologies to incorporate into products/services; conduct early-stage R&D activity to close gaps between existing solution offerings and changing market expectations; and triangulate appropriate technologies to support the development of revised products/services. This measure is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "perform discovery function" process.
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Percentage of products are based on common development platforms
Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.