smartcrowds 360° Innovation
Enabling Sustainable, Continuous Innovation
The challenges involved in transforming an organisation that has the capability to innovate into an innovating organisation in today’s rapidly changing and highly connected digital world extend well beyond the suggestion boxes of the pre-millennium era.
A new approach is required, which takes a holistic, 360° view of the challenges involved and the disciplines that must be practised to ensure success.
smartcrowds is the only Innovation Management platform that solves the 360° Challenge of Organisational Innovation, with integrated solutions for each Innovation discipline.
Addressing the 360° Challenge of Innovation
The Challenges of Innovation
Creating an environment that supports Sustainable and Continuous Innovation is a long-standing challenge faced by all organisations. Recurring issues include:
- Obtaining senior management buy-in
- Promoting and driving cross company culture change
- Understanding the key drivers for improvement
- Creating an effective platform for engagement
- Ensuring alignment of ideas with strategic priorities
- Meeting the real, rather than perceived, needs of customers
- Managing transition from ideation teams to BAU teams
- Providing a platform that supports continuous learning
The Disciplines of Innovation
Failing to properly address each of these issues increases the risk that an organisation becomes stagnant and irrelevant to its customers, with up-to 90% of management backed ideas not fulfilling their true potential and leading to desired outcomes.
An end-to-end strategic approach is required, incorporating multi-disciplinary thinking across the following areas:
- Staff & Customer Engagement
- Idea Management
- Idea Testing & Planning
- Work and Project Management
- Knowledge & Learning Management
Cloud based Innovation Management solution
smartcrowds is a Cloud based Innovation Management solution that supports the 360 ̊ Innovation and Continuous Improvement Framework.
It provides a secure and private space to engage, encourage and capture innovation: moving beyond feedback and idea gathering to measurable testing, implementation and improvement.
A simple to install and customise platform, smartcrowds® helps companies engage with their crowds to collect insights, solutions and ideas in support of strategic innovation and improvement.
What makes smartcrowds unique is that it’s an end-to-end support system with integrated solutions optimising each step of the innovation process, meaning that everything, from the collection of ideas all the way through to data analysis and reporting is done within one efficient piece of software. The process is streamlined, built to produce results and nothing is lost along the way.
Foster Strategic Innovation
Smartcrowds unique social interface offers a user-friendly, collaborative environment where your crowds can work together to develop initial ideas into powerful solutions, new products and cost reductions against strategic objectives.
Engagement & Insight
Build and promote efficient feedback channels to harness the collective intelligence of your crowds to drive innovation, productivity and organisational improvement. Avoid emerging problems, discover solutions, uncover commercialisation opportunities and gain a competitive advantage.
Reduce Costs & Drive Profitability
Use smartcrowds to accelerate and maximise financial improvements. Identify and eradicate process waste. Uncover opportunities to reduce repeat operational issues that cause budget overruns. Deliver cost reductions and drive resource efficiencies that improve ROI.