Percentage of products that are based on common development platforms

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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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
105240
Total Sample Size:
1,344 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Percentage of products are based on common development platforms

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Supplemental Information

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.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 2.2.1.1 - Identify new technologies (10070)
  • 2.2.1.2 - Develop new technologies (10071)
  • 2.2.1.3 - Assess feasibility of integrating new leading technologies into product/service concepts (10072)