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Innovation Software

We’ve written about the innovation software process before, but understanding how ideas flow through innovation software is very important from a couple of perspectives, depending on which style of innovation you move forward with; internal or external.   Ideas Flow Through Innovation Software Innovation - The Unstructured Idea Capture Format The first style of an innovation process we should talk about is the unstructured style. With open innovation software, you open yourself up to collaboration among users, to better develop, collaborate and iterate on ideas, don’t put much in terms of limits on those ideas (allowing for more creativity and disrupting ideas) and ultimately create an environment to innovate safely with your innovation resources. This format is used when users have signed off on the necessary terms and conditions and non-disclosure agreements. Many customers use this internally, where all ideation and innovation is safe from IP risks.   How a submitter submits their idea with an...

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Innovation software should move swiftly, but often it’s quite a sluggish process for most. It’s so important to have an innovative system in place to ensure your process is working not only smoothly, but effortlessly, to accelerate innovation. Your time-to-innovate should be a key metric to measure. It tells you exactly how efficient your process currently is. How long does it take for an idea to go from brand new submission to the last stage of your process or drop off?   A Proper Acceleration Innovation Software A proper innovative solution would include features of automation and streamlining. Automation lends itself to a hands-off approach which frees more time to focus on the high priority submissions you’ll be getting from your submitters. The key feature you’ll want to be autonomous are mainly communications between the system and your submitters, reviewers and collaborators. This pushes engagement through the roof consistently.   Next, we would want a...

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Top 10 Innovation Software Features

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Simply striving for innovation isn’t quite enough. Choosing innovation software features or a platform and seem to make things a bit more complicated while getting started. What should you look for in features? What’s important and what isn’t? All questions that we can easily assist you in answering and help you move forward quicker with your innovation strategy.   The right innovation software features are key to the success of your strategy. With the right software, your innovation efforts should feel streamlined, effortless and, ultimately, effective. There seems to be 10 features of interest that you’ll want to look for while choosing your software.   A Branded Microsite A branded microsite helps maintain your brands image while launching your innovation challenges, whether internal or external. Although, this is more important for external challenges. This ensures you maintain control over your branding always and further pushes that image when it comes to innovation so that your...

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finding innovative ideas

Generating and evaluating innovative ideas using innovation software can sometime be quite difficult as there are multiple phases an idea must go through before fully being accepted and pushed forward to reality. A more organized method for capturing, managing and advancing innovative ideas is required, but is very simple to implement.   External or Internal Innovation Software?   There are two ways for capturing ideas: internal and external. Internal idea capturing/generation is down within the organization and is held privately whereas an external method will rely more on the public or your customers for ideas. Each method has its own pros and cons, but it’s important to be fully aware of each.   Innovative ideas can come from a countless number of places. From internal sources you’ll mostly see ideas coming from Human Resources, your supply chain, manufacturing, engineering and Research and Development. And from External, business partners, customers, consultants, academia, experts, patent holders and industry...

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