Top Metrics Used to Measure Value of Innovation

Top Metrics Used to Measure Value of Innovation

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Number of patents leading innovation metric, according to KPMG survey of global technology executives

Top Metrics Used to Measure Value of Innovation

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on KPMG’s Technology Innovation Survey of 841 global technology industry leaders, mostly C-level executives, from 15 countries in America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific

Proof Point Findings

  • Leading Number of Patents – Patent portfolio chosen as leading metric to measure value of innovation, according to 35% of respondents surveyed by KPMG, surpassing revenue growth which was top metric in 2015
  • Important Financial Metrics – Financial metrics, such as revenue growth (34%), market value (31%), and return on investment (30%) other important measurements highlighted by respondents
  • Key Drivers – Include increasingly competitive business environment, exponential growth of new technologies, higher customer expectations, and increased pressure from investors

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Date Last Updated

June 24, 2017

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