Ideawake Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Collect, evaluate & implement business ideas

4.86/5 (14 reviews)

Ideawake overview

Ideawake is an idea management software that aims to help organizations to collect, evaluate, and implement ideas from employees, customers, and partners. With features including challenge creation, participation control, automated email invitations and notifications, crowd voting, gamification, real-time chat, custom scorecard creation, incentive programs, analytics, and more, Ideawake enables businesses to empower and engage employees by allowing them to contribute towards company goals.

In order to aid organizations in collecting actionable ideas, Ideawake allows businesses to create challenges to outline specific goals and collect targeted ideas from employees, customers, and suppliers in areas identified for innovation. Invitations can be open or closed to gather input from the public or limit invites to internal team members, and participation in each specific topic can be limited to department, customer list, or supplier type. Invited participants can submit their ideas via the Ideawake platform following the challenge guidelines, and submitted ideas can be refined by other collaborators using feedback commenting, real-time chat, crowd voting, and assigned group analysis.

Gamification and incentive programs can be used to encourage participation with points for submitting ideas and cash or non-monetary prizes for winning entries. Once ideas have been collected, Ideawake aids businesses in deciding on effective entries by comparing ideas based on value, ROI, cost, and more, creating review groups and polls to gather crowd opinions, and creating customizable scorecards to evaluate based on important organizational criteria. Reports and analytics are provided to help businesses understand the impact of each idea, as well as give insight into employee engagement, innovation health, and more.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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Ideawake screenshot: The dashboard provides analytics to understand engagement and innovation healthIdeawake Idea ManagementIdeawake screenshot: Ideas can be collaborated on with discussions, file upload, voting, and moreIdeawake screenshot: Team members can work together to evaluate ideas based on business goals and processesIdeawake screenshot: Participants can post their ideas in response to challenges, and view other responsesIdeawake screenshot: When a challenge is uploaded users can create specific user groups and invite members via email Ideawake screenshot: Managers can incentivize participants using gamification tools such as leaderboards and prizes

Ideawake reviews


Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Darcy Lorenzon

Our work with Idewake

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience is exceptional. They are eager to update the platform and make improvements throughout the work. It's been a joy to work with them.Software is very intuitive. We appreciated the ability to track and manage the ideas as they came through the system. Evaluation and collaboration was easily achieved via the software. The up-voting was a big hit.

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Erin Allen

Great Experience for Just Starting Out

Used other for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

The customer support in helping prepare us for our first innovation challenge was extremely helpful. The tool has been incredibly easy to use. We didn't do any training for our first innovation challenge and yet we exceeded our usage goals. When we had a question on something the team was quick to help answer them. Also enjoyed the flexibility in setting up our own unique workflow for ideas to go through. Its more than a tool, there is also a process and best practices we got to take advantage of.

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Ideawake Gathers Your Ideas Together in One System

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

Whenever we have meetings with the creative and technical departments, we are always brainstorming about ideas. I call it the meeting with the greatest minds because I’m always learning something new. It keeps me motivated to work better. Ideawake is an amazing application that allows you to put this ideas into good use. We compile them together and see which ones we can apply to our work. We also use it for the outside consumers because they are the ones who can provide helpful advice. Their added features are project management, tracking and status developments. Such a useful software for everyone.

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Benjamin DeBoer

Easy, inclusive and powerful.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-11
Review Source: Capterra

Quite simply: Ideawake combines all of the most desirable features the competitors miss in one way or another (and likely a much higher price). What I like best is Ideawake is set to scale with your company - NOT built to be a one-size / one price / consulting required solution. > Activity Dashboard > Challenges -> Fixed or open duration > Brainstorming > Collaboration > Creator Tracking > Idea Ranking > Project Tracking > Status Tracking > Easy Administration > Can securely keep idea management internal, AND open up to external sources.

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We use it to improve the environmental management and work safety system of workers and it works ver

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

We use it to improve the environmental management and work safety system of workers and it works very well, increasing the competitiv eness of employees because they strive to provide the best solutions. Another contribution of the software is that it allows us to identify problems and situations that we did not know, because the employees take advantage of the surveys to also comment on other situations that were unknown. The approach that allowed us to do with the workers of the different areas. The work environment improves substantially because they begin to understand that we work for common problems, that we are interested in improving the environment for all.

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Ideawake pricing

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Incremental plan: $850/month for 100 users (plus $50/month for every 100 extra users) and $500 for setup and training.

Disruptive plan: $1,500/month for 500 users (plus $50/month for every 100 extra users) and $1,000 for setup and training.

Transformational plan: contact Ideawake for a custom, scalable enterprise plan.

Ideawake features

Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace

Activity Dashboard (106 other apps)
Activity Tracking (100 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (133 other apps)
Commenting (146 other apps)
Communication Management (92 other apps)
Customizable Branding (106 other apps)
Document Management (92 other apps)
Document Storage (138 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
File Management (100 other apps)
Permission Management (139 other apps)
Projections (114 other apps)
SSL Security (111 other apps)
Search Functionality (180 other apps)
Third Party Integration (131 other apps)

Additional information for Ideawake

Key features of Ideawake

  • Evaluation workflow
  • Scorecard management
  • Chat functionality
  • Idea management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Discussion board
  • Electronic submission
  • Email notifications
  • Employee portal
  • Employee self service
  • Incentive programs
  • Instant messaging
  • Real time updates
  • Resource allocation
  • Single sign on
  • Workflow management
  • Prioritizing
  • Survey management
  • Visual analytics
  • Feedback collection
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Chat
  • Gamification
  • Activity monitoring
  • Scorecarding
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Access control
  • Collaboration tools
  • Engagement analytics
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Create challenges and invite participants, either within the company or external customers or partners, to gather ideas and suggestions based on the challenge criteria.

Generate customized scorecards to score ideas based on custom evaluation criteria based on business goals. Scorecards can be used to compare the potential of different ideas.

Benefit from collaboration tools such as real-time chat, file sharing, crowd voting, and assigned user groups, and work together to find the best innovations for business growth.

Incentivize participation with gamification tools such as points systems and leaderboards, and reward successful participants with cash or non-monetary prizes such as gift cards.

Gain business insights using the Ideawake analytics dashboard which provides graphical reports on things such as employee engagement, current business innovation health, and more.