Brightidea Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Innovation management software

4.45/5 (71 reviews)

Brightidea overview

#1 Platform in Customer Reported Business Outcomes from Innovation - that means our customers not only generate better ideas with Brightidea, but they achieve the highest dollar amount of innovation outcomes (audited by PWC 2017).

To fulfill your mandate you need to engage your employees at scale, collaborate on novel solutions, and foster a culture of innovation within your company.

Wherever you're at in your innovation journey, our platform & people will help you get to the next level.


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Brightidea reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

One of the best ideation platforms out there!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

Great customer service, abundance of out-of-the box features as well as a company that listens to Customer feedback. Outside of the the great customer service the company provides, the ease of use and features are what make Brightidea stand out. Our customers have especially enjoyed the back-end idea management interface to be able to rank, sort, and group ideas that have come in from solvers. With a large company and thousands of ideas flowing in, this is a key features that other platforms have failed to address meaningfully.

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laurent benichou

Great tool for idea crowd sourcing

Reviewed 2016-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using the Brightidea Platform to run an idea crowdsourcing contest in my company (international insurer). the Platform is extremely modular and has all the features it takes to make your innovation program a success.- modular and easy-to-set up / easy-to-use platform - brightidea accustomed to dealing with large international groups (security & integration is made easy by the team - handy tools to get ideas to be evaluated (simple to set scorecards, basic single scale assessment tool...) - reactive support team in case of technical issues. You are never alone with your problem - talented team of Professional services team to get you up and running

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Kayla Porth

I used Bright Idea to source & implement ideas from an organization of 1,200+ on an ongoing basis.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

This software made it easy to collect, sort, organize, analyze, and communicate about ideas submitted by a 1200+ person organization spanning sites across the east coast (as well as an array of home workers across the country).The software is intuitive and mirrors social media that most people are familiar with. It is easy to customize on the whole, and meets the objectives for our business goals.

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Platform Usage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

The ease of use of the tool. The ability for the end users to collaborate and share ideas across all work streams. The platform captures all submissions and allows the end user group to tailor to their needs what the whole submission and evaluation process consist of.

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Chris Fraser

Extremely intuitive and user friendly interface to capture creative solutions

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

Introduction of the software was a catalysts to changing the behaviours and culture of the business whereby challenging each other, sharing problems and solutions and constantly looking for opportunities for improvement are becoming the norm.Ease of use and flexibility. The breadth of scope of the platform from initial challenge submission, to idea generation, screening and review through to tracking of results makes it an invaluable tool for generating and managing large numbers of quality ideas and innovations.

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Brightidea pricing

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Brightidea features

Activity Dashboard

Access Control (151 other apps)
Activity Tracking (100 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (134 other apps)
Chat (122 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (210 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (153 other apps)
Communication Management (92 other apps)
Customizable Branding (107 other apps)
Document Management (93 other apps)
Document Storage (138 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
File Management (100 other apps)
Permission Management (139 other apps)
SSL Security (111 other apps)
Search Functionality (181 other apps)
Third Party Integration (131 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Brightidea

Key features of Brightidea

  • Certification tracking
  • Problem-solving workflow
  • Participant data import
  • Crowdsourcing apps
  • Idea board creation
  • Performance tracking
  • Manage ideas to outcomes process
  • Projections and outcomes
  • Single sign-on integration
  • Design customer solution and strategy
  • In-built templates
  • Pre-built dashboards
  • Design thinking and app
  • Ideas list and submission
  • Cost saving and outcome tracking
  • Expertise capture
  • Employee engagement
  • Customizable email templates
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● Brightidea allows users to engage with employees, launch crowdsourced innovation plans and track their performance from beginning till the end.

● Strategically manage multiple initiatives using customized drag-and-drop idea pipelines.

● Subject matter experts can quickly and objectively evaluate a submitted idea through a built-in scoring system.

● Brightidea has in-built innovation dashboards to enable leaders to get insights about the performance of all the initiatives running across their organization.

● Using any mobile device, employees can comment and converse on an idea, collaborating in real time to evaluate its viability—anytime, anywhere.