Idea Software

What is Idea Software?

Idea software, often referred to as idea management software, enables the structured capture and evaluation of ideas within an organisation. The benefit for companies of any size lies in the ability to select and refine ideas that offer the greatest potential business value. Companies that manage this process effectively enjoy increased revenue and a more engaged, productive workforce.

Idea software allows you to generate ideas as part of dedicated innovation campaigns, or through continuous idea capture, or both.

Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight platform helps businesses of all sizes to uncover, filter and prioritise the best ideas. Because inspiration can come from anywhere, Idea Spotlight enables everyone within a business create, share and evaluate ideas with an equal voice.

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Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is an idea management tool that helps you to discover the best ideas within your business through the use of peer-driven review, collaboration and smart organisational routing. Idea Spotlight provides a unique ‘Recommendation Engine’ that learns about the structure of your organisation and matches the right influencers, experts and decision-makers to the right ideas. Unlike most idea software, you can use Idea Spotlight for both focused idea generation campaigns and ongoing capture.

Transparent, collaborative process

All too often idea software simply provides an online version of the traditional office suggestion box. Ideas go in, a designated person or team read through the suggestions, and a few are selected for further development. Unfortunately this type of system leaves no room for wider collaboration and employees are often unaware of the outcome of their idea.

The best idea software tools provide a more transparent and democratic process. Those that also encourage collaboration offer even greater value, as they tend to deliver more complete ideas, resulting in quicker implementation and broader employee buy-in.

Software such as Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight does exactly that. In fact, Idea Spotlight not only makes the idea management process completely transparent, democratic and social, it also allows you to reward those who suggest and develop new ideas.

Software is not enough

Simply providing the right tools to capture and sort ideas is not enough to sustain an ongoing innovation programme. Companies considering idea software need to think about ways to initially encourage employee involvement and develop a culture of innovation over time.

At Wazoku, we don’t just give you software. We offer a full suite of services to make sure that idea management is understood and embraced across your organisation. We’ll help you to understand the barriers to innovation and how to overcome them, as well as provide methods to encourage adoption, reward innovators and measure the value of your investment.

See How The BBC uses Wazoku’s Idea Software Platform

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