Idea Spotlight Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Idea Spotlight

Collaborative idea management for innovators

4.38/5 (8 reviews)

Idea Spotlight overview

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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Business size



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, 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

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
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.

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Marc Penny

Innovation through engaged people

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-28
Review Source: Capterra

Financial RoI Improvements in quality of services Improvements in people engagement

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Richard Wilkinson

Idea Spotlight supports Aviva's Customer Cup

Reviewed 2014-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Wazoku's Idea Spotlight was chosen to help run Aviva's Customer Cup - a global tournament that looks to find the most innovative and customer-orientated ideas from the employees. Setting up the Customer Cup on Idea Spotlight was easy. The Customer Cup has a number of input stages from participants and assessment periods when ideas are judged. As the structure of the tournament was known in advance it was possible to set up Idea Spotlight to reflect these stages. The online forms used to capture relevant information from participants can be customised and this uses drag and drop functionality - all pretty intuitive. The customisation of the homepage was probably more limited than we would have liked as an organisation that is very protective of its brand. We wanted more control over elements like the font and language used in some of the navigation buttons. This product enables Aviva to automate the collection of ideas and maintain a repository of ideas submitted for all staff to view. An improvement on the more labour intensive approach used before. This platform not only allows employees to register their own ideas but also comment and vote on ideas from others. This collaborative element was something untried before in the Customer Cup but has both proved popular amongst employees, has helped raise awareness and improve ideas. It is possible to extract reports from the system based on whatever data is put in. These reports are rudimentary csv spreadsheets so the user needs to tidy these up if they wish to share with a wider audience. Wazoku's support team are very responsive with prompt answers to queries so customer service is a real plus. Overall a really good experience both in terms of the Idea Spotlight and the people at Wazoku. One star taken off the Overall experience because we'd have liked even more customisability - something I understand is coming with a refresh of the user experience. An example of Wazoku listening and reacting to feedback they receive from their clients.

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Emma Thomas

Utilising Idea Spotlight to support and facilitate stakeholder engagement across diverse audience

Reviewed 2015-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

The software is excellent for enabling access for a large number of stakeholders, with whom we seek to engage, who have valuable contributions to make towards the development of solutions in the education sector. We are particularly pleased with the ability to drive challenges towards solutions, through the reiterative review process - it's really flexible! The customer support we have received has been very good; Wazoku staff are great at supporting us and advising to meet our objectives. We are succeeding in meeting our goals through working in partnership with the company and this software. We had a few operational 'cons', such as no auto spell check in the challenges, which we raised with Wazoku and which have since been fixed in the refresh of the product. A great product!

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Chris McKibbin

Great tool

Reviewed 2015-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall: A super tool for enabling quick and effective engagement with a broad audience (or audiences) Pros - repeatable and scaleable idea management, innovation and engagement platform - mobile-friendly, has rich functionality and importantly integrates into collaboration tools already in use, including Microsoft Office 365 and Tibbr - a genuinely great team - friendly, professional and knowledgeable about what works and what doesn't - willing and able to develop the product along with us as our needs evolve - very cost effective vs their competitors Cons None specific to the tool! Some might want more hand-holding in the wider corporate culture change piece (we didn't as we don't think it's our job, not theirs!)

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Idea Spotlight pricing

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Idea Spotlight features

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

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Custom Fields (212 other apps)
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Data Import/Export (276 other apps)
Document Storage (209 other apps)
Inventory Management (235 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (219 other apps)
Invoice Management (205 other apps)
Monitoring (212 other apps)
Real Time Data (258 other apps)

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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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.