Sideways 6 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Sideways 6

Idea management for Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Workplace.

4.69/5 (13 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 Teams, Yammer, Workplace from 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.
www.sideways6.com

Pricing

Starting from
$2000/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

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

Supported languages

English
Sideways 6 screenshot: Step 1 - Capture - Employees share ideas on Yeams, Yammer or Workplace from FacebookEverything Starts with an IdeaSideways 6 screenshot: Step 2 - Manage - Ideas feed into Sideways 6 to be developed and reviewedSideways 6 screenshot: Step 3 - Implement - The best ideas are selected, implemented and celebratedSideways 6 screenshot: Our mission is to change the world for the better by bringing ideas to life.Sideways 6 screenshot: You don't have to go it alone. Our team is here to help every step of your journey.Sideways 6 screenshot: Since 2014, Sideways 6 has enabled nearly 4 million employees to have their ideas heard.Why Sideways 6? | In Our Customers' Words

Sideways 6 user reviews

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Very good
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Anonymous

Easy and effective

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great analytics and insight, love the chatbot functionality too

Cons
I think the continuous improvement of the platform keeps it updated and fresh and has dealt with anything that isn't already great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ben M.

Easy to use software with a great team backing it up

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

The software is good but the team behind it are great I've been working with the team for around two years now and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are all hard working, committed and willing to help at the drop of a hat.

Pros
The ability to stand up a campaign and then choose either "out of the box" or extremely high levels of customisation is a plus point. The opportunity to learn (with support) how to make complicated flows and chatbots and all of the different integrations methods are also plus points

Cons
If I really had to pick something, I'd say a desired feature would be for the Automations to be able to pick up on the fact we have more than one form integration on a single campaign

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Oscar G.

Good Idea Management platform

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

We are happy with the platform although there is room for improvement on user interface, panel reviews and additional features such as the possibility to have a campaign website

Pros
The configuration of a campaign is easy and straightforward. It is also quite easy to create and update an online form. The reporting functionality is very useful Have a lot of flexibility to create required fields for the campaign. The configuration of rules is also quite flexible.

Cons
It would be very useful a better way to export the ideas out of the platform having a connection between the idea and the supporting files associated, at the moment it is imposible to correlate when exporting to a spreadsheet. The panel review panel it is not very intuitive to score the ideas and we need to host a session to help experts to go idea by idea. The scoring criteria could be improved. The possibility to have a website to describe a challenge in the same way you can create the form so it is not necessary to have another portal with the description of the challenges. The possibility to have a Write API to enter idea through an external form or interface (different to workplace or Sideways6 form)

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Paul P.

Sideways 6 Review - Amey

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

I took up the role as Springboard manager in October 2020 and overall i think the experience has been really positive but also a learning experience. I didn't appreciate the number of internal resources/ engagement that was required but employees at Sideways6 have always been supportive and try and help as best as possible. The customer Manager, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is always available to help with internal processes and shared examples from other customers that has helped me in my role.

Pros
Sideways 6 enables a workforce of over 16,000 people feel engaged and valued to contribute to the future look of the business. Ideas submitted in a central system also enables business units and accounts to share best practice to maximise the benefits on a new idea.

Cons
An area of improvement for Sideways would be the review functionality - simple features such as adding a filter option that enables filtering of business unit or subject i.e. HR ideas would result in it being more user friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Roger M.

Excellent for Ideas capture and employee engagement

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

We are still developing our ideas system so we are not fully functional but we have had excellent service from the Sideways6 team.

Pros
The software is easy and intuitive to use but the biggest benefit of working with Sideways 6 is the experience and enthusiasm of their team and the community of other users of their software that you can join. We have learned a great deal from the S6 customer success team and from other users and this has directly benefited our own implementation

Cons
Sideways 6 integrates well with Workplace, email and our website. You do have to add an @tag to deal with the access controls in Workplace but this is not a major issue. We do not have all our staff e-enabled so for these staff we have found more traditional ways of capturing ideas worked best - but we then found the S6 pipeline system was good for tracking ideas and providing feedback to the idea initiator

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sideways 6 pricing

Starting from
$2000/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Sideways 6 features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Workflow Management

Access Controls/Permissions (486 other apps)
Commenting/Notes (276 other apps)
Communication Management (292 other apps)
Content Management (328 other apps)
Customizable Branding (273 other apps)
Data Import/Export (272 other apps)
Document Management (472 other apps)
Document Storage (355 other apps)
Drag & Drop (303 other apps)
File Sharing (377 other apps)
Mobile Access (300 other apps)
Search/Filter (484 other apps)
Task Management (305 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (361 other apps)
Version Control (295 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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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 Teams, Yammer, Workplace from 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.