Brightidea Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Brightidea

Idea & Innovation Management Software

4.42/5 (106 reviews)

Brightidea overview

What is Brightidea?

#1 Customer Rated Idea and Innovation Management Software for 3 years in a row. Learn why our customers love our solutions and how you can leverage Brightidea to drive the innovation outcomes that are most important to your business.

#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.

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.
www.brightidea.com

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany and 3 other markets, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Brightidea user reviews

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Kayla P.

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).

Pros
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.

Cons
I wish there were more options to support an ongoing program like the one we have. At Unum, we aren't looking for ideas in small spurts of time, but rather using the site as the foundation of an ongoing engagement and continuous improvement program spanning office locations and multiple departments/skills. Although we are using the tool in a way that it isn't necessarily intended, we have seen tremendous success. It'd be great to see BrightIdea work to tailor a version of the platform to a business goal like ours.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Oliver N.

Robust and highly capable idea management platform

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

The service at Brightidea stands out. Throughout the sales process and more importantly, since the sales process, Brightidea have been attentive while giving us the space to explore and use the platform. There a good transparent processes for raising requests for future enhancements. In the first few months we have set up a range of challenge in the platform with very few issues - overall, it is early days, but has been a good start.

Pros
The platform is not that big on frills, but it feels highly dependable. The navigation is intuitive and we feel no need to issue user guides.

Cons
Currently, the reporting is robust and fairly extensive, but the ability to create custom reports would be a great addition to the platform.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Claudia F.

Good experience but the software has some limits that can be improved

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Flexibility in terms of customized pipeline, different evaluations tools, open to external and business model canvas and business impact that allow digitalizing some activities. Customization in terms of look & feel.

Cons
No possibility to assign an idea to a specific evaluator (some clients ask this functionality in particular when they start to use the platform). The activation of the workspace is centralized and permitted only to the admin (a high effort to innovation team). The absence of a project management tool (the functionality in the workspace is really poor). The low flexibility of the dashboard (in particular the dashboard shows the ideas in specific step and not in the stage- the step in the pipeline is typically used to make easier the activities and is not relevant in terms of process). The submission form is not effective. The development tool is assigned mainly by the submitter in a dynamic way (and specific resources defined) but if the ideas are published by a team the development tool doesn't permit to fill in the tool by all members. The absence of links to ideas and possibility to merge them if really similar or complementary. The chip can be cool but the employees are not incentivized to use them (if the employees make a good investment they gain the chips- if the employees do not invest chips have the same amount of chips)

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Lindsay S.

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Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

We started an internal crowdsourcing approach using BrightIdea and this has resonated very well with our business members. They are pleased that their ideas are able to be heard and the process is transparent.

Pros
The look & feel of the BrightIdea platform is very easy and engaging for users.

Cons
Functionality is limited in areas such as socialization and financials. Though the BrightIdea team is very open to hearing product enhancements and is frequently updating the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ray M.

Brightidea has been the key to organising our innovation initiatives

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a great way to get everyone involved in idea sharing. We have tried this without using Brightidea but it became too complicated to manage. This software makes managing the workflow super easy!

Pros
Very easy to adapt the software to the needs of the initiative, as well to the colors and theme of our company

Cons
I have not found anything negative, and I continue to try to find things that could be improved, but to date have not found any!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Brightidea pricing

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Brightidea features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Mobile Access
Search/Filter
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Workflow Management

Access Controls/Permissions (486 other apps)
File Sharing (377 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

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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Benefits

● 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.