P&G’s Business Sphere Earns Silver in 2013 Edison Awards Competition

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:33 pm EDT

From a highly competitive pool of applicants, Procter & Gamble’s Business Sphere was selected as the Silver Winner in the “Innovative Services: Collaboration/Knowledge Management” category for the 2013 Edison Awards Competition. We received the award in Chicago on Thursday, April 25.

Our groundbreaking Business Sphere environment and the supporting Business Sufficiency analytic models enable the Company to rapidly respond to changes in the marketplace and uncover new opportunities to improve the lives of consumers. Business Sphere – built and powered by P&G’s Global Business Services (GBS) organization – is a visually immersive, patent-pending data environment that transforms decision-making at P&G by harnessing real-time business information from around the globe.

Named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose extraordinary new product development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world, The Edison Best New Product Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products, services and business leaders in the world.  

Every year, the Edison Awards Steering Committee accepts nominations from companies and inventors for products and services across a number of categories, and P&G products and services have faired well in the competition over the past 25 years. For the 2013 competition, there were hundreds of applications from several cutting-edge innovators across many different product and service categories, including entries from Nielsen, 3M, Starbucks, Henkel, General Motors, AT&T and Boeing.   

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