Stravito’s research management tool helps Danone streamline and simplify projects

For the past four months, Danone’s trial of Stravito’s Research Management tool has proved successful, with researchers in 30 countries and studies being completed every month leading to more collaboration to manage insights projects and avoid the duplication of work.

Joanna Dumont, VP strategy, insights and innovation at Danone, said Danone is constantly innovating with data and insights, and looking for tools that can empower us to work as one team in a more effective and smart way.

“Research Management enables best practice sharing, makes processes much more transparent, and increases team collaboration,” she said. “So far, in the pilots and the markets that it has launched in, the feedback has been really aligned with our overall goal to increase efficiency with many people commenting “I really needed this”.

Research Management brings budgets together in one place to allow full transparency and speed up processes, increasing the operational and financial efficiency of teams. New project briefs can be launched using flexible customised templates and workflows to empower teams to follow best practices and bring the research process on a new level.

The enterprise insights platform has been developed in collaboration with customers, and integrates with Stravito’s repository, allowing professionals to review available research before beginning a project, as well as publish completed research so that no knowledge is underutilised or lost on local drives.

Thor Olof Philogène, CEO and founder at Stravito, said Stravito has been focused on helping global organisations simplify knowledge discovery by centralising access to their insights.

“We are taking it to the next level simplifying research project management, allowing teams to comprehensively manage research projects from one place,” Philogène said.

Requests for proposals can be sent to multiple agencies from the organisation’s approved list of suppliers enabling teams to negotiate on terms, choose the best offer, and collaborate on execution. Once a proposal is revised and approved, projects can be immediately commissioned within the tool.

Philogène added: “This is just the beginning, we have a number of great enhancements in the pipeline for Research Management, including a real-time internal and external chat functionality, and a timeline feature that conveniently denotes project milestones of commissioned research. We’re excited to see how teams capitalize on the tools’ consistently expanding capabilities.”

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