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Brightidea

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4.2

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107

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Very user-friendly and graphically pleasing- good customization options. Best product and license structure for the price especially compared to Hype and Spigit.
We were able to save tens of millions of dollars in cost avoidance due to the creative and impactful ideas that were submitted by employees all around the company.

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Alexander Y.

Oil & Energy, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Way to Crowd-Source Ideas from your Employees

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, Brightideas is a very excellent and worthwhile expense that your business can incur. We were able to save tens of millions of dollars in cost avoidance due to the creative and impactful ideas that were submitted by employees all around the company.

Pros

Brightideas offered an incredibly rich and robust platform that allowed our Innovation Team to create a method for our employees to share their ideas to management. There was also a way to incentive ideas with the build in "reward and recognition" system that was really well liked by our employees.

Cons

The learning curve for mastering this product is quite high, and back end users will need to go through some extensive training with the Brightidea representatives.

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Miguel P.

Broadcast Media, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Quick and cheap platform to get an organization started on tracking initiatives

Reviewed 4 years ago

We're using the platform to create a culture of Innovation

Pros

Easy to get started and doesn't take much tutorials to implement. Interface is easy enough to learn.

Cons

Lacking a lot of features and functionalities to make an admin's life easier. Works best if someone on admin side has knowledge of CSS and HTML

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Sarah R.

Design, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Highly recommend Brightidea

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software has a nice user interface and a variety of different apps to customize your innovation management program.

Cons

There are a few items that would be nice to have that are currently not available for free, but must be customized (which is fairly expensive)

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Claudia F.

Used daily for 2+ years

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

Reviewed 6 years ago
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...

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Toni D.

Insurance,

Used daily for 6-12 months

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We use talent sharing functionality giving us the ability to strengthen our cross functional skills

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Brightidea gives my organization the ability to collaborate more cross functionally and strengthen skills and experiences across the board. We love the ability to post opportunities for others to volunteer for. We also leverage the functionality to be able to solve challenging questions and source for opportunities to simplify and be more efficient at what we do. We connect these opportunities to our performance and coaching sessions for our organization to measure the success that we are gaining using Brightidea. Overall, we are very satisfied with Brightidea and look forward to use it in other creative ways to support growth and experience within our organization!

Cons

The only thing that challenges us is the pricing and limited Admin seats we have. This makes us have to rely on our IT partners for support and administration.

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Serafettin Cemil S.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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It is very flexible and has a lot of great apps for your specific challenge needs.

Reviewed 7 years ago

A lot of profit' cost saving and innovative thinking.

Pros

This Platform has and easy to use interface and customizability just great for tweaking it for your specific needs.

Cons

It would be great to give out some minor admin permissions like dashboard view access and reporting to ordinary users for limited times. This would allow the people learn more about the system and get involved even more while making life a little bit easier for the system and web storm admins.

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Thanks for the review, Serafettin! Many customers leverage our Moderator role to assign light administrative permissions to users. This role is restricted to viewing reporting and light submission management. I hope this will be helpful to you!

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Kalvin M.

Sporting Goods, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Robust tools with lots of features.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Successful launching of Open Innovation Program. It's hard to tell the story and show proof of engagement without this tool. Thank you!

Pros

Great customer support from the BrightIdea team, from sales to technical support and training. Wonderful support on boarding new customer and tremendous value.

Cons

User interface design can be a bit more simplistic. e.g. like Apple website, or aesthetics of Apps like Slack.

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback, Kalvin! It is part of our design process to stay abreast of the modern design landscape - not just within B2B but also for B2C products like Slack - to identify opportunities to continually evolve and update our product. We are also continuing to invest in growing our product design team. We hope you will like the UI/UX for the latest round of product updates that we've made. Over time, we will also be cascading our updated style guide to more parts of our existing platform.

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Giorgi G.

Tobacco, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect realization of idea crowd-sourcing in a platform

Reviewed 6 years ago

It helped us to save lots of time by automation of the certain tasks and also what's more important, it certainly brought a way more organized way of working for the team

Pros

The main advantage of the platform is the high flexibility and customization which allows us to adapt the platform to our needs not vice versa to adapt to the platform. Sometimes it might get overwhelming due to this, though overall I'd say this is a big asset of this platform. Furthermore, the constant improvements are made from the Brightidea team and communicated in a clear understandable way. We totally love the platform from its idea to the interface and usage. It helps us break down the projects into the categories/silos and supports us work in a way more organized way than before within the team.

Cons

I cannot really name anything big that we dislike. Though, the reporting could be slightly better as it doesn't fully shows the essence when exported, thus, makes it a bit harder to present to the third-party persons. Also, the pricing could be slightly lower.

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Brad L.

Civil Engineering,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Market leading innovation management platform

Reviewed 6 years ago

Improved safety, increase quality, cost reduction initiatives.

Pros

The ability to create multiple environments, to customise workflows, to duplicate workflows (for rapid deployment), the dedicated mobile app and customer success support.

Cons

Lack of mobile app development, slow development of product enhancements, lack of local (i.e. outside of USA) hosting options to reduce latency.

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Used weekly for 2+ years

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Positive experience with Brightidea software and support.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

intuitive, easy to use user interface - no end user training required. full function, end-to-end idea management tool. Crowd sourcing, collaboration and built-in social media capabilities. Scorecarding, reports. Configurable, cloud implementation. Automated feedback mechanisms to update submitters and others on progress. Good support. Good value for money.

Cons

Back-end administration not as intuitive to me as the front end. Needs a knowledgeable administrator to take full advantage of all the tool has to offer.

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Kyton S.

51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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This tool is a life saver for innovation teams.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I love the pipeline management tool and back-end reporting. I think that the user interface is also incredible. They also update with cool new features often. The support team is very quick.

Cons

The cost is very high for a nonprofit. The tool can get pretty technical at some times and a little difficult but the Support team is very quick to help.

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Kammi S.

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great product for the price! Customer service team was very attentive.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy roll out for company wide innovation system

Pros

Very user-friendly and graphically pleasing- good customization options. Best product and license structure for the price especially compared to Hype and Spigit

Cons

Mobile app dev team was behind on deployment schedule, did not communicate with the platform setup and training team we worked well with and was slow to respond to questions and requests.

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Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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The Leader in the Industry, but come with a price if you want to innovate

Reviewed 2 years ago

I had no issues when use, but the price tag is an issue and there are cheaper solutions out there to almost the some.

Pros

Overall, the app do exactly whats stated, not big surprises and easy to setup for any it manager.

Cons

The App is Pricey and you really need to check first the ROI.

Vendor response

Thanks so much for the review and feedback. We actually have products that start as low as $5/mo. and we would love to discuss some of our entry level offerings with you and your team if those are more suited to your price point. Please reach out at support@brightidea.com or directly to your Customer Success Manager. Stay Bright!

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Broadcast Media, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good Value

Reviewed 4 years ago

Crowdsourcing was our main goal and the platform got us up and running to meet that goal

Pros

Straight forward set up Ready to use templates

Cons

Lots of work to customize if you don't fit their stock modes