In today’s global dynamic economy, manufacturers must operate more efficiently and innovate more aggressively than ever before. This means better networking and leveraging the people and intelligence assets inside and outside the organization to spur productivity and accelerate product development. But, for most companies, connecting engineers, scientists and researchers to one another – and to the information necessary to making informed decisions in order to accelerate productivity and advance innovation - remains a critical and unmet challenge.
Connecting Innovation & Knowledge Workers to Experts, Information & Insights
IHS Goldfire®, the chine’s award-winning Optimal Decision Engine, uniquely addresses the need for global enterprise connectivity.
Goldfire connects personnel across the product lifecycle to the wealth of knowledge that lies inside and outside an organization - and to experts, intelligence and insights, enabling companies to:
- Generate innovative concepts for market-leading products
- Identify new markets and partners
- Get on-demand competitive and technology trends and analysis
- Leverage internal corporate assets
- Connect to relevant internal and external content
- Identify and connect to experts inside and outside the organization
With Goldfire, collaboration and productivity are improved and decision making is more informed, enabling companies to deliver superior, competitively differentiated products – in less time and at less cost.
Available in two modules - Goldfire Innovator™ and Goldfire Connect™ – Goldfire offers select functionally serving all roles across the product lifecycle.
Unparalleled Access to Knowledge
Leveraging Goldfire’s world-class semantic search capabilities, innovation and knowledge workers can mine relevant insights held within a wealth of internal and external content sources.
Goldfire connects to a wide range of information sources and transforms the underlying data into actionable intelligence. Goldfire becomes a “virtual subject matter expert” by surfacing concepts from hundreds of document types, numerous enterprise applications, technical and deep web sites, worldwide patent literature, consumer sentiment and more.
Advanced research tools within Goldfire make it easy to tap into this knowledge, transforming it into actionable intelligence to fuel innovation activities.
A Powerful Collaborative Framework & Automated Expert Identification
Goldfire’s collaboration features ensure product development teams are coordinated, connected, and informed. The software’s collaborative framework allows engineers, scientists and researchers to exchange information, share ideas and work together to solve problems and arrive at optimal solutions.
Goldfire’s collaboration repository automates access to past product development, research and design activities.
Goldfire also automates the identification of domain experts from within and outside the organization, irrespective of location, so expertise is appropriately leveraged and applied to accelerate product development.
On-Demand Market, Technology, & Competitive Trends
Goldfire includes a packaged set of analytics that lets users explore patent literature to see what is happening in a particular area of technology, identify potential competitors or partners, support make versus buy decisions, and to explore patent relationships.
These insights help users accelerate concept validation, plan product roadmaps, automate competitive watch, find new market opportunities, and build defensive and offensive strategies around current IP.
Proven Innovation Tools & Methods
Goldfire integrates proven methods for idea generation and creative thinking with the ability to retrieve highly relevant concepts from internal and external knowledge.
Goldfire automates problem solving methodologies - such as TRIZ, Value Engineering, Root Cause Analysis and FMEA - to define and analyze opportunities or problems, understand product requirements and issues, transform requirements into design-intent models and drive optimal, breakthrough solution strategies.