Idea Management

Idea Management

Make innovation and disruption the norm, not the exception

Remove your innovation constraints

Innovation needs a space to flourish, with an approach that encourages and supports the whole organisation to think outside of its' normal constraints

smartcrowds’ unique Challenge toolset encourages everyone to practice disruptive thinking, maximising the likelihood of genuine breakthrough idea generation


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Perfectly framed Challenges

Get your challenge or campaign off to the right start using smartcrowds’ Challenge Profiles, giving your teams the right information to foster, and not inhibit, innovation. 

Share provocative findings with other Challenge members to get the collective brain thinking outside-of-the-box, and benefit from diversification of idea generation as a result.

Reinforce your Challenge goals and objectives with published scoring and evaluation metrics, keeping everyone focused on the same desired outcomes.


Intuitive Idea Sourcing

smartcrowds intuitive user interface simplifies the sourcing of diverse submissions to focused challenges and campaigns from your unique Smart Crowds.

Give your users the tools to submit ideas that will make a real difference, using customised data entry forms to collect targeted information for a complex challenge. 'Find similar' and 'recently added' functions minimise duplicated effort and powerful tagging helps users find information easily.

Keep it in-house using staff-only challenges or reach out to your customers, suppliers and other 3rd parties to widen your campaign input.


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Social & Collaborative Features

smartcrowds powerful 'social' interface provides a collaborative environment in which your crowds can work together to develop and nurture initial ideas into viable solutions and products. 

Stay abreast of latest activity by following people, groups or submissions that interest you most, and use the powerful notification functions to alert you to active conversations and events in your keenest interest areas

Quickly spot what's trending through likes, ratings, and featured groups and submissions.


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Objective Evaluation Processes

Not all ideas are equal, but all ideas deserve equal consideration.

Enable a platform for objective evaluation by aligning decision making with campaign objectives and organisational priorities.

Involve colleagues in the conversation to enable an honest, open evaluation. Track discussion 'reactions' to identify and develop promising and talented resource.

Assess ideas using dedicated experts or open the process to a panel for idea scoring using custom survey forms.


Meaningful Scoring Metrics

Let the most valuable ideas ripple to the top using meaningful scoring metrics that are aligned to campaign and organisational priorities.

Mix things up by scoring on a combination of weighted measures, including reactions, star ratings, expert evaluations and panel feedback scores. 

Involve your customers and users in the scoring process, to get the best possible indication of the future success of your top ideas.

Promote the winning ideas into fully developed proposals and inform your crowds of the resulting plans for change.