HYPE Innovation Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

HYPE Innovation

Idea & innovation management solution for SMEs

4.6/5 (15 reviews)

HYPE Innovation overview

What is HYPE Innovation?

HYPE Innovation is a cloud-based idea and innovation management solution which helps small to midsize businesses manage the complete innovation life cycle, from trend scouting to final implementation. The platform facilitates brainstorming, collaboration, project tracking, front-end portfolio management, evaluation and implementation.

The solution offers a host of features such as status tracking, polls and voting, project management, discussion threads, idea ranking and more. HYPE Innovation allows users to manage strategic innovative areas, idea campaigns, implementation channels and support. The platform's campaign wizard includes a step-by-step guide which enables users to define teams, project duration, discussion methods and voting. The software enables users to select participants by department, skills and country. HYPE Innovation also provides key metrics, participation reports and communication tools to keep members updated on progress.

HYPE Innovation includes an evaluation wizard to help businesses analyze projects based on pre-defined, as well as custom parameters. The solution lets users create custom buckets and categorize tasks using the drag-and-drop feature. The platform includes interactive bubble charts for comparisons and a key performance indicator (KPI) dashboard which enables users to track session progress, view figures, compile presentations, create custom charts and export data.
www.hypeinnovation.com

Pricing

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One time license
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Finnish, French, German and 3 other languages, Polish, Russian, Spanish
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Dan Callari

Managing your Innovation program made easy with Hype Innovation!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

Idea capture, cataloging, and nurturing was made a lot easier as our Team stepped away from the spreadsheet. Creating concepts and business cases with both the pre-configured templates and the ones that we added as we matured, provided a wealth of opportunity to employ best practices for managing innovation and business development within the system.

Pros
From start to finish the Hype Innovation Team treats every customer like a partner. The setup, configuration, and on-going support is tremendous. The features of the system exceeded my expectations and provided our Strategic Innovation Team with a solid platform to manage both the front-end and back-end of the innovation process.

Cons
The configuration can be somewhat rigid from a user experience perspective. I don't like the project management module either.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sven Grave

It´s not a hype it´s HYPE: The best in class innovation management tool you can get.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-20
Review Source: Capterra

We are working with HYPE since 2013. It is the software behind our online innovation platform that allows every colleague to actively participate in innovation management. The implementation of the HYPE software only took 12 weeks from the first brainstorming's until the company wide launch of the HYPE platform and included the complete customization of the tool (mapping of our innovation management processes into the software, software configurations, design adaptions according to corporate CI, definition of user roles and access right, setup IT infrastructure and security). The basis for this was the outstanding flexibility of the software. The HYPE software is easy and intuitive to use so that users are instantly able to submit ideas, build on other ideas, and share comments and votes. There is no need for extensive trainings or documentations. This also applies to the administration of the software. Gamification features such as community graduation and discussions make the process fun and foster user engagement and acceptance of the whole innovation management initiative. Moreover, HYPE constantly develops and releases new features and designs, keeping the product fresh and in line with latest innovation management practices. Doing so, they work closely together with the us, the customers, always trying to understand the problems and how they and their software can help to overcome these. What I appreciate the most is the team behind the software. We´ve been able to work with exactly the same people since day one. They know every bit and piece of the customized software, our innovation process and the innovation initiative we build around the online platform. Thus I do not lose time with explaining backgrounds or intensions but can start detailed discussions right away. Moreover, they are able to proactively support us and provide us latest practices and features that perfectly match our innovation program. Collaborative, proactive, open to feedback and quick that are the words that describe the HYPE team best. Besides the software, HPYE offers consultancy and services that help to grow and sustain your innovation platform. They are passionate about innovation and want to see your innovation platform become successful. Their blog, the webinars, the innovation manager forums and the customer community are great resources.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jay Parekh

Hype Enterprise

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

We have used the Hype Enterprise version for over a year in our organization which spreads across Europe and has nearly 40,000 employees. We started to work with Hype innovation to enable our employees to fully engage with our innovation objectives and have an active platform on which to share their best ideas. Using the Hype software was also intended to provide internal innovation teams with an avenue to interact with employees and gather ideas to solve customer problems that had been highlighted. After out initial training period, we were able to confidently launch the software to a small group of users, and over a period of several months, we gradually increased our user base. This allowed us to better understand the tool and its full capability - which is very extensive - as well as ensure that we had the correct backend support to manage the software. The tool has many in-depth features, and broadly these can be identified as the front end, where contributors share ideas, comment and vote; and the back end, where ideas are turned into concepts and taken into the next stages of development. The front end is very intuitive and easy to use. This is great when you have thousands of employees that have access to it. The back end of the software is a little more complex and requires some detailed understanding and tutorials to utilize its full potential. This is where the support provided by Hype Innovation is particularly valuable and, I feel, absolutely necessary. With the support of Hype Innovation training courses and consultancy support, we were able to make the best use of the software to run effective campaigns, engage a broad range of colleagues and get the best ideas on the platform. This software is great for businesses who would like to engage with their employees to get the best ideas to help develop and grow the business. It does require dedicated resources to manage the platform and ensure all stakeholders and aligned and working towards a common goal with the platform.

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Front end is easy to use

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Arne Bohl

Great journey so far

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

Based on a very detailed requirements specification, we realized a very quick implementation of HYPE Enterprise at CLAAS, also including specialized modifications and configurations to the software. We are running Hype Enterprise now for one year, with very good feedback from our colleagues. By a user survey, we received the answer that the functionality and intuitivity of the software is very well appreciated. Very few bugs have been reported yet. On the change management side, the benefits of Hype Enterprise facilitate the change in colleagues mind set. However, there is a lot of effort needed, to keep the process running. Our best experiences yet, we received by campaigns closely linked to planned and existing product development projects. The ideas in these campaigns are well appreciated and often realized or at least lead us to new patents. A bigger roll-out of the system is planned in this year - let's see where our journey will lead us...

Pros
High level of intuitivity, just the right level of functional volume. Great search engine and similarity checks between ideas.

Cons
Configurabitilty from customer side could be improved. Many interesting configuration changes need to be done by supplier (to keep changes for updates or due to missing gui). Integration with other translation engines beyond google would be helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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konstantin gaenge

Great tool, great company, great people

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

We are working with HYPE IMT since five years and it is great to see how the system evolved during that time! They really build a great and flexible tool with a strong focus on usability and innovation management functions! The support we get from HYPE is and was always very professional and quick! We like the system because of the flexibility and the possibility to get customization realized by the HYPE team! Also to administrate the system by yourself is possible as well as little changes in the platform so that you do not have to ask always for support! They really take care of their customers, organize several events where customers can exchange about Best practices! Also, the webinars are very useful! On top, they involve customers into their roadmap and the development of new features! I really like the easy way to set up Campaigns (Campaign feature) and the tools for Evaluation of ideas, concepts, and projects)! Also, the collaboration with other companies like trend one and HYVE are very powerful! Overall a great package!

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HYPE Innovation features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Projections
Reporting & Statistics

Access Control (244 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (192 other apps)
Chat (168 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (240 other apps)
Customizable Branding (180 other apps)
Document Management (225 other apps)
Document Storage (241 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (185 other apps)
File Management (157 other apps)
Permission Management (208 other apps)
Search Functionality (283 other apps)
Third Party Integration (254 other apps)
Workflow Management (158 other apps)

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Additional information for HYPE Innovation

Key features of HYPE Innovation

  • Browser based idea portal with personal to do list
  • Custom URL
  • Custom branding
  • Define your innovation community as public or private
  • Email notification center to address audience
  • Explicitly invite users to become part of the community
  • Export all content to Excel
  • Focus on social collaboration
  • Full control over users
  • Highest security and operational standards as ISO 27001, SSL
  • Integration into Yammer activity stream
  • Management and evaluation of your idea pipeline
  • Mobile optimized
  • Predefined automatic email notification and email reminders
  • Register with Facebook or Yammer account
  • Role based access permissions to protect your IP
  • Run multiple targeted campaigns at the same time
  • Sign up and start immediately
  • Simple and transparent visualization of the idea process
  • Start page with personal activity stream
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Benefits

• Sustainable Innovation: HYPE Innovation is more than a one time tool – it helps you build and manage your innovation portfolio ensuring long-term value.

• Collaborative Innovation: Bring together your organization’s brightest minds to work out high-quality concepts. Go beyond simple ideation and make use of your company’s greatest asset: the people that work there.

• Expertise Included: HYPE Innovation includes guidance on how to run a successful innovation program – based on the knowledge gained in over a decade of projects for global innovation leaders.

• Easy to use & Quick to set up: HYPE Innovation is designed to be self-explanatory and with a focus on user friendliness; you are ready to launch your online innovation program immediately.