Sideways 6 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sideways 6

Idea & innovation management software

4.6/5 (5 reviews)

Sideways 6 overview

What is Sideways 6?

Sideways 6 is an innovation and idea management platform that helps companies source and manage employee ideas through existing tools like Microsoft Yammer, Workplace by Facebook and Slack.

Built for enterprises with 1,000 employees or more Sideways 6 makes it easier than ever before for employees to collaborate on ideas - and teams to find and bring those best ideas to life.

The centralized idea dashboard allows users to track, manage, and collate ideas, while workflow management tools allow users to adapt idea stages and statuses to their preferred settings. To help users identify the best ideas, Sideways 6 allocates and sends ideas automatically to relevant in-house experts for review.

To help close the feedback loop, Sideways 6 allows users to send mass-personalized thank you notes, updates or congratulations to idea submitters automatically. Smart analytics help users gain insight into idea campaign data, identifying which topics come up most often, and analyzing sentiments towards certain ideas and topics.
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Pricing

Starting from
$3000/month
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Devices

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Markets

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

Supported languages

English
Sideways 6 screenshot: Our approach - Source ideas from the tools your employees already know and love. Why Sideways 6? | In Our Customers' WordsSideways 6 screenshot: Our product - A better way to manage ideas and bring the best ones to life. Everything Starts with an Idea

Sideways 6 reviews

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chris Davies

Great team, great product

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The way in which it easily display the core information to the leadership team. Streamlining decisions and empowering users to easily get their voice heard

Cons
There is not a lot not to like about the software, perhaps more analytics and tracking can be provided to user who submitted the idea would be beneficial, allowing them to see the traction and feel rewarded for their efforts

Response from Sideways 6


Thanks for your review - We're currently building out our analytics function to include even more insight, so stay tuned for that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ben Allen

Really straightforward and intuitive to use. Provides the right level of functionality for my needs

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-04
Review Source: Capterra

A consise and intuitive way to present and share information, analyse data and manage workloads

Pros
How straightforward and interactive it is. The analytics features are also great and with the introduction of customisable fields, it really helps me to analyse my content.

Cons
Could do with some additional analytics features and a more ability to customise for specific users (as in different users can have their own 'profile' for view and feature settings)

Response from Sideways 6


Thanks for the review. We're working hard on improving all aspects of the Sideways 6 platform, including reporting. Watch this space :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Gary Stockdale

Sideways 6 review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

We use Sideways 6 for short targeted idea campaigns within the business. Overall experience has been good, especially the support provided by Customer Success Managers in learning and using the software and running campaigns.

Pros
Intuitive, clean interface. Good for data and analytics during idea campaigns. Useful functionality to allow filter and triage of ideas.

Cons
Some settings/options can be hidden behind settings that aren't obvious although this is always minor settings. Added functionality on integrations and more integrations would be useful (although these will come over time I understand).

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Gurdish Bhana

Having only used the platform for a few months (with no training) I can say it's very easy to use!

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

Reporting tools and the monitoring of campaigns is great.

Pros
The software is easy to use and as a complete novice I could find my way around the platform with little trouble. Navigating from different sections was simple enough and I like that you can filter down on options as well as downloading reports. The platform has a modern look and feel which makes it visually pleasing to use and that is a must for me. A word on Hugh, who has been supporting me on my usage. He is very helpful, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Also, he doesn't make me feel silly when I am asking questions ' however easy they may be!

Cons
I havent come across anything as yet that I dont like. I believe that I am still scratching the surface with the software though and I still have a lot to learn!

Response from Sideways 6


We're really glad you're enjoying working with Sideways 6!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tereza Urbankova

We did only a pilot and used it for 3 campaigns we organized.

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Depth of analytics and ease of use. It was quickly set up. I also like the sentiment and wordcloud parts of the reporting.

Cons
on't like. Report downloading could be improved - made easier with visuals. More insight into the negative sentiment - i.e. what it actually means. 'Thank you' messages, when posted as posts, took a while to appear.

Response from Sideways 6


Thanks for your feedback - we're glad you've got value from Sideways 6. We're working hard on reporting this quarter so expect to see improvements there shortly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sideways 6 pricing

Starting from
$3000/month
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Free trial
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Contact Sideways 6 for detailed pricing information.

Sideways 6 features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Workflow Management

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Drag & Drop Interface (174 other apps)
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Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (132 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (212 other apps)

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Additional information for Sideways 6

Key features of Sideways 6

  • Auto-translation of content
  • Recommendation engine
  • Email digest
  • Automated idea collation
  • Automated idea allocation
  • Automated mass-personalized thank you notes
  • Automated updates
  • Automated congratulations
  • Automatic notifications
  • Industry best practices
  • Project tracking
  • Enterprise social network integration
  • Status tracking
  • Idea tracking
  • Trend tracking
  • Evaluation workflow
  • Idea dashboard
  • Recognition management
  • Idea management
  • Archiving & retention
  • Creator tracking
  • Idea ranking
  • Idea campaign management
  • Collaboration tools
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Benefits

Source ideas from anywhere | Get higher engagement by using the tools your employees already know and love like Microsoft Yammer, Workplace by Facebook, and Slack.

Manage ideas at scale | Automate data collection and tailor idea statuses and stages to fit your process

Find the best ideas | Combine crowd and expert review to go from many ideas to the few with the greatest potential.

Keep your people in the loop | Drive engagement, celebrate milestones and update people at every stage of the journey.

Measure your success | Identify key trends, understand the business impact of ideas, and create custom reports to prove ROI.