Idea Drop Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Idea Drop

Capture and action the best ideas from your people.

4.63/5 (27 reviews)

Idea Drop overview

What is Idea Drop?

Idea Drop is a lightweight yet powerful online idea management solution deployable within the cloud and supported by native mobile apps. Leveraging familiar social media tools and techniques, the platform enables businesses to crowdsource ideas, comment and feedback on innovative suggestions from their employees. Organisations and teams can stimulate engagement in collaborative problem solving by setting challenges and inviting groups or individuals to respond. Ideas can then be “dropped” from any device at anytime, meeting set deadlines and even being rewarded with prizes if deemed among the best.

With support of push notifications and custom email alerts, Idea Drop also makes it easier to broadcast challenges and drive engagement with your innovation programme. From an intuitive dashboard UI, curators can keep track of ideas feed featuring automatic ranking and real-time scoring based on social signals from the community. Filtering tools then facilitate idea analysis to interrogate the data around the collected feedback, discover trends and develop effective strategies for taking business forward. Extensive admin options enable Idea Drop to be customised to meet specific corporate requirements, while reports can be exported to csv for rapid sharing.
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Europe, Germany, Japan, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Spanish
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Idea Drop reviews

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Bob Martin

A great platform with all of the basic functionality that a new ideation strategy needs.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent engagement with employees, participation by team members and superb quality of discussions and ideas created as a result of implementation.

Pros
Great customer support and communication from the IdeaDrop team. Software is simple and easy to use.

Cons
Some of the filtering tools are a bit clumsy, but the team there is working diligently to upgrade them and I forsee some great changes in that department in the near future (bumping up my easy of use and functionality ratings in doing so!)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Simon Ensor

Idea Drop has transformed the way we collect and action ideas across our business

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

We quickly saw the benefits of Idea Drop as teams throughout the business began collaborating, communicating and sharing ideas in ways we hadn't seen before with our existing tech stack. Idea Drop's fresh interface and intuitive social features made it quick to onboard our teams and we now rely on it to capture, enrich and action new ideas across the business on an ongoing basis.

Pros
Fast to onboard team members; very low training costs; highly intuitive design and user experience. The mobile apps are a big plus for us too as a number of our team members are rarely at their desk. Particularly like the status tool, which enables us to align our workflow with ideas and keep everyone in tune with what we're doing with the ideas they share. Cloaking is popular too enabling staff to hide their identities when sharing ideas.

Cons
Would love to see wider integrations with other elements of our tech stack such as Slack and Office 365.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Roxanne Brews

Microgaming

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

Positive experience and the staff are really helpful even after post launch. Turnaround on issues is resolved in good time

Pros
Easy to use and fit for purpose. Optimized for mobile. The score system is great

Cons
There are a few restrictions on reports, manually having to request monthly innovation score reports. Branding is restricted. Doesn't allow you to upload videos. You don't get notified every time a new idea comes through unless you follow that person, difficult with on a huge scale.

Response from Idea Drop


Dear Roxanne,
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review.
We are very glad to hear you enjoy using Idea Drop and that you find it well optimised for purpose which is to effectively drive innovation in Microgaming.
Just wanted to clarify that even though we don't support native videos yet, it is possible to add Youtube and Vimeo videos to enrich your ideas and challenges.
Thank you once again for your feedback. We are constantly improving our platform as well as adding new features. An improved reporting possibilities and notification system is already in our roadmap and will be available for you to use very soon.
Best wishes,
Idea Drop team

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Darren Legh

A great tool for ideas capture and for driving innovation

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

Expert network connection and input to technical issues

Pros
Being able to connect to people I don't know Ability to create challenges to get inputs and ideas submitted to specific problems Ability to see other challenges and contribute ideas to them Interaction with global network over different time zones Removes organisational hierarchy barriers

Cons
Could be more intuitive in user interface - minor point Software is web based so is not loaded as part of daily pc start-up - needs positive action to engage

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joern Jung

Ideadrop is based on a motivated team which considers agile values and provides innovation spirit.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Modern and intuitive user interface and user experience. - Social features facilitate communication around ideas. - Transparency for everyone in the organisation. - Accompanying ideas from origination until its implementation.

Cons
Currently it is the performance. Due to the amount of ideas we experience long page loads within the main functionalities. Also there is some space for user interface optimisation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Idea Drop pricing

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Idea Drop features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Drag & Drop Interface
Search Functionality

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Additional information for Idea Drop

Key features of Idea Drop

  • Notifications
  • Idea ranking
  • Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Recommendation engine
  • Email digest
  • Crowdsource
  • Identity cloaking
  • Innovation Pipeline Management
  • Idea push notifications and email alerts
  • Offer up prizes and rewards to incentivize idea challenges
  • Automatic scoring and ranking of idea popularity
  • Native mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices
  • View real time data analytics on trending ideas
  • Integrates familiar social media techniques and tools
  • Track the status of how popular posted ideas are
  • Track trending topics with #hashtags
  • Dashboard-based web access to idea feeds, admin and reports
  • Export data and reports to .csv format
  • Maintain an archive of valuable business ideas
  • Trace ideas back to the originator and offer rewards
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Benefits

Encourage engagement and collaboration within corporate communities by deploying Idea Drop for capturing crowdsourced ideas across web and mobile apps.
Enable individuals, teams and groups to quickly broadcast business ideas and feedback while automatically applying real-time scoring for ranking the most promising ones.
Share business challenges and set deadlines on responses while awarding prizes or rewards incentives to those who come up with the best ideas.
Idea Drop offers a dashboard-based web login with intuitive admin options, while native apps for Android and iPhone support mobile features such as push notifications.
Filtering tools enable ideas data, analytics and KPI’s to be examined in detail alongside broad reporting options with easy export to .csv format.