Idea Spotlight Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Idea Spotlight

Collaborative idea management for innovators

4.53/5 (17 reviews)

Idea Spotlight overview

What is Idea Spotlight?

Idea Spotlight from Wazoku is a collaborative idea management software that provides organizations around the world with a structured platform to gather, evaluate, prioritise and select the best ideas from contributors. The flexible platform enables forward-thinking companies to build communities for innovation, insight and employee & stakeholder dialogue.

Idea Spotlight is Wazoku's flagship product and provides structure and process to organisations who want to innovate through crowdsourcing, increase engagement and increase efficiencies. Idea Spotlight makes idea sharing a social, democratic experience and allows teams to capture and prioritise ideas on one platform. Contributors can be internal i.e. employees, or external, i.e. customers, partners, or the public. Through features such as forums, groups, voting and commenting, Idea Spotlight helps organizations to engage their workforce, partners and customers and encourage the development of the best ideas. The platform can be customized and branded to match that of an organization and workflows configured to suit organizational processes. Idea forms can be designed and built to ensure that relevant and consistent information is captured.

Idea Spotlight is optimized for mobile use, enabling users to collaborate on ideas even whilst on the go. Personalized notifications take the form of daily summary and weekly digest emails and keep everyone updated on the latest activity and idea progression. Idea Spotlight key users include Innovation Managers, Innovation Officers, Strategy Officers, HR Directors and Heads of Innovation. Customers of Wazoku include The University of Oxford, Anglian Water, Aviva and Waitrose.
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Markets

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

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 9 other languages, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Idea Spotlight reviews

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Christoph Seck

Ideation and Innovation process made easy

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-20
Review Source: Capterra

The business relationship with Wazoku is one of the best experiences I have had in my entire professional career. The people and the management team are very committed. It’s Onboarding team ensures a smooth introduction. The support of the ongoing process by the Customer Success team helps in every situation. Their task is to support users in achieving their objectives. We have always received useful and easy-to-implement information, tailored to the respective inquiry. What distinguishes Wazoku is the unrestrained will to bring success to the customer and get the most out of using the platform.

Pros
Idea Spotlight is well thought out from start to finish. The software offers me a multitude of different possibilities and provides all options to map our innovation management processes individually and strategically. In this way, we can design the development process, the evaluation and the implementation of ideas according to the respective task or goal. The possibilities to follow the actions on the platform via the built-in analysis tools are excellent. This gives us a clear picture of our innovation plans and the achievement of our goals.

Cons
What I would have wished for in the past was a mobile way to use it. This could significantly improve the application´s possibilities and efficiency. As I've heard, an app for mobile devices is about to be introduced. This will significantly increase the benefits even more.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marco ECKARDT

Idea Spotlight Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

It has been great to work with Wazoku team during the last 4 years.The team has been responsive and the platform is already entrenched in the culture of the company.

Pros
- Easy idea management workflow, UX is good. - Flexibility on design as per client needs. - Knowledge Cloud Tags - Easy creation of data bases - Cockpit, dashboard and quick analytics are possible. - Single sign on, access management and technical support

Cons
- Lack of AI functionalities and some missing valuable analytics functionalities - Static design, lack of dynamism - Form design is too poor.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Spike Hughes

Front Line Sailors Submitting Their Suggestions for Improvements

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-05
Review Source: Capterra

We aim for in excess of 10% of our suggestions to reach fruition and, in the Royal Navy, using this software we have reached a success rate of 15%. Most of the changes have been changes which impact upon operational performance or a saving of the manpower resource and we believe this is where our attention ought to be focussed. We also have very simple suggestions which have wide ranging benefits - just this week we developed a device for opening doors safely during the current pandemic - we also 3D printed the devices for distribution to our people.

Pros
The platform is intuitive so that even the most junior sailor can submit an idea which will then receive high visibility within Navy Headquarters.

Cons
There is nothing not to like. The software has been developed so that it can be fine tuned to the needs of the customers and the customer support team are both able and willing to configure the platform into the desired profile.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eugene McConlough

Great support from the Wazoku client team for this evolving product

Reviewed 2015-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

The product has capabilities beyond our current scope which would appeal to organisations with more universal online access. The product was lumpier at the start than it is now and the people at Wazoku actively respond to customer input and requirements. Idea Spotlight is no panacea but has opened up a channel for us that enables effective capture of the creative input from employees, tracking of progress, allocating ownership, maintaining the loop, and drawing projects and those involved with them to their conclusion.

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Richard Caldecourt

Wazoku

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-28
Review Source: Capterra

Really positive. It's a user-friendly platform that's versatile enough to cover any kind of project development. Getting it set up and functioning was surprisingly easy.

Pros
The platform is really easy to use and customise. It's simplicity means our users can approach a varied set of tasks and easily support and contribute to ideas that they are interested in. The customer support has been absolutely excellent - the Wazoku team have a done a brilliant job of getting me orientated within the platform and understanding how it works.

Cons
The Help guides could be structured better - instead of having a lot of guides on a variety of different aspects of the platform, it would be really good to have an intro journey that takes you through the fundamentals of Wazoku. Analytics for each idea would be helpful, too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Idea Spotlight pricing

Pricing options
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Idea Spotlight features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Tracking (327 other apps)
Audit Trail (317 other apps)
Auditing (360 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (299 other apps)
Compliance Management (383 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (413 other apps)
Data Import/Export (387 other apps)
Document Management (315 other apps)
Document Storage (310 other apps)
Inventory Management (422 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (332 other apps)
Monitoring (298 other apps)
Real Time Data (339 other apps)

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Additional information for Idea Spotlight

Key features of Idea Spotlight

  • Deadline tracking
  • Email digest
  • SAML2
  • Daily, weekly, monthly summary emails
  • Review boards
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Platform configuration management
  • Forums & groups
  • Predictive analytics
  • Progress reports
  • Real-time notifications
  • Single Sign on
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • Idea commenting & voting
  • Dashboard
  • Ideation
  • Visual analytics
  • Rewards & Recognition
  • Employee communities
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Idea ranking
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Benefits

Create private groups and forums within Idea Spotlight to gather ideas from both internal contributors and external audiences, and allow commenting, voting and suggesting upon them.

Customize Idea Spotlight by branding the site to match any corporate brand. Home pages, logos, names, dashboards and html templates can all be personalized.

Evaluate and discuss shortlisted ideas and select which to develop and implement with Idea Spotlight's Review Boards.

Visualize and evaluate Idea Spotlight activity with the software's dashboard and reports, which can be exported for further analysis.

Submit and collaborate on ideas on the go; Idea Spotlight is optimized for access from mobile devices.