Idea Drop Features

Idea Drop

Capture and action the best ideas from your people.

4.63/5 (27 reviews)

Idea Drop Feature Summary

  • 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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Idea Drop Feature Reviews

23 reviewers had the following to say about Idea Drop's features:

Benoit Laflamme

Good way to start generating ideas

2019-06-23

Pros

Collaborative, actual, simple to use for users

Cons

Reporting not great Missing an idea management functionality to be able to follow ideas through

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Roland Harwood

Great software. Designed thoughfully with the user in mind.

2017-12-05

Pros

Idea drop has a really nicely designed and intuitive interface with several novel features and functionality.

Cons

The main challenge is around the ability to brand or customise the platform for our clients requirements.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Melissa Appleton

Idea Drop- great system for innovation, collaboration and fun!

2019-05-16

Fantastic experience. Idea Drop is vested in our success!

Pros

Idea Drop is very intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

We love Idea Drop and the Idea Drop team.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Simon Ensor

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

2016-09-06

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.

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Zoe Bailey

Idea Drop

2019-05-16

Excellent. Idea drop are easy to do business with, are responsive and collaborative.

Pros

The software is so easy to use, it is intuitive which drives early adoption and engagement.

Cons

It is important to get the taxonomy right from the start to ensure that you benefit from the reporting tools.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chad Pirog

Idea Drop gives us platform that enables me to capture the best and brightest ideas from just about every person from everywhere. The software us take out complicated spreadsheets, outdated intranets tools, and time-intensive surveys and feedback from t

2017-11-15

On top of that, Idea Drop is capable of gathering and capturing ideas from anyone from anywhere in the world.

Pros

Idea Drop is intuitive, removes hierarchical barriers, and makes it faster to get help and support across the business.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Roxanne Brews

Microgaming

2019-07-10

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

Pros

Optimized for mobile. The score system is great

Cons

There are a few restrictions on reports, manually having to request monthly innovation score reports.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Great experience!

2018-04-01

Pros

Easy and interesting to use, great way to collect information, thoughts and ideas, we've been trying out some new tools and Idea Drop is definitely a favorite

Cons

Can be overloaded sometimes and it can use an improved interface, otherwise it's extremely handy for all.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashley Priest

Idea Drop for Internal Corporate Initiative

2019-05-16

Pros

The platform is easy to use and the dashboard is clear and well organized.

Cons

Some functionality that is useful to a big corporation is not yet implemented (i.e. syncing DLs with Outlook)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen Swindell

A great tool for encouraging collaborative innovation

2017-06-07

Lots of new ideas but more importantly , excellent collaboration between employees

Pros

It automatically does the job of reviewing and filtering out the best (and most relevant) ideas It doubles up as a communication tool

Cons

Can sometimes appear to want to do too much i.e. be all things at once. Its key benefit is creating a platform to share and filter ideas - need to be careful it doesn't become a platform for trying to run an entire business

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joern Jung

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

2017-12-05

Pros

- Modern and intuitive user interface and user experience

Cons

Also there is some space for user interface optimisation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 201-500 employees)

My experience has been good with Idea Drop

2018-02-14

Pros

You can post ideas in short words and you don't have to fill a lot of info to submit idea, which is a plus for the user as it will not turn them away from dropping new ideas to the portal.

Cons

Limited reporting features but this being a niche company, I'm sure they will add more reporting capabilities.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob Martin

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

2017-11-02

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

Pros

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!)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Harry Owen-Jones

Intuitive and easy to use software that gives people the confidence to put their ideas forward

2017-06-02

Pros

Our members don't want to receive hundreds of emails so by putting forward challenges and ideas on Idea Drop they're able to access all the information they need without clogging up their inboxes.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Darren Legh

A great tool for ideas capture and for driving innovation

2017-11-28

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I reached out to Idea Drop for a Customer Demo and they really went all out!

2018-05-09

Pros

Idea Drop was really easy to use.

Cons

That being said, the comparison between Idea Drop and other Innovation Platform Providers and their pricing is very similar.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Kramer

Easy to use

2019-07-02

I like that the company has opened up Idea Drop to all of the employees.

Pros

This software is pretty easy to use.

Cons

I can't really say anything I like least.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Muhammad Ali

Encorage Innovation & Collabaration

2019-06-28

Overall, it's a great platform for any organisation to improve the process and achieve their transformation objectives. It also encourages staff communication & motivation.

Pros

Easy to use Visible to everyone Staff motivation Encourage innovation/process improvement

Cons

Tagging system is not explained Inbox would be more useful to keep track of ideas as old ideas go down bottom the list.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Feli Wagner

Great tool to manage/collect the idears of your employees

2018-06-13

Pros

Easy to use not too complicated and stuffed with features UX similar to most social tools, therefore the handling is quite familiar even tough you never used the tool before

Cons

- App slightly buggy - More Text editing features would be good (Bold, Tabs, etc.) - More functions would be great

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Dil Hussain

The easiest way to curate, and explore, the best ideas, for any business!

2017-10-26

Pros

Through Idea Drop, we can share and curate ideas across our entire team, developing them and enhancing them, all in one platform.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Rob Jones

This is fantastic for engagement with big teams

2017-11-30

Pros

It is a great package that is easy and fun to use that anyone can access

Cons

sometimes it is not clear when you have posted - so you can end up doing it multiple times. It can take a while to navigate around

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Trina Volcan de Bego

Effective journey of ideas in the organization

2019-04-23

Pros

I consider this tool one of the best in market for that purpose.

Cons

I do not find deficiencies in the software, it has everything necessary to implement innovation in any company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Colleen Cole

As I see it

2019-07-09

As I mentioned above - I really am happy to see something finally come in to play to use as a platform for ideas!

Pros

That a platform like this is available. One central place - on line - no paper work needed. Many eyes can view this and can possibly be implemented a lot quicker than the paper trail or sending to a general box. Can watch the progress.

Cons

With more practice it will get easier to work with the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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