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Software for Managing R & D


Air Products has developed a set of management tools that it has deployed across the enterprise to manage its ideas, projects, resources and patenting process more successfully. These tools have been deployed and in use since 2000. They are widely used in Air Products, and are now available for license. The offering includes any or all of the tools: Idea Tracker - the problem of “good ideas getting lost in the system”; PRMS - a management tool that helps to ensure that resources are being deployed on the right projects; Contract Management - stores information about contracts, Instar - a tool to manage the work flow of the idea to patent process divided into a range of business or technology area; Experience Database - collects professional resume information from each employee on individual skills and interests; Intelligence Web - captures competitive information for variety of business areas; OuterLinks - uses a “Technical Expert” to find and maintain a list of useful external web links for a variety of business areas. Air Products is offering a suite of tools. You can acquire one, several or the whole suite of tools. We are offering the source code and documentation for a one-time paid-up license fee.

Software for Managing R & D
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