Spigit is an online idea management platform which enables users to crowdsource ideas for new markets or products, and ways to streamline processes, increase employee engagement, and improve customer experiences. Customers, partners, and employees can all be included, regardless of role or location, with mobile access and support for eleven languages including Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish.
Spigit’s patented algorithms are designed to eliminate prejudice and subjectivity from the idea selection process, by using predictions supplied by users about the prospective costs and time involved in implementing ideas, and the potential revenue that could be generated. All ideas are visualized in a single graph, showing the predicted cost, time, and revenue for each idea, along with the level of agreement between all of the predictions, and a ranking of the ideas. Through this, ideas are not discounted because of when they were suggested or how popular they are.
Spigit includes gamification features designed to encourage and engage participants, such as game mechanics, virtual currency, and customizable incentives. Managers can track employee engagement by creating, customizing, and sharing dashboards, and reports can be generated. Ideas which are not implemented are automatically stored in an IP Bank, and Spigit pulls ideas from this repository over time, as market conditions or business targets change.
I have been working with the Spigit platform for a few open innovation challenges and programs within my innovation-related roles in two large corporations. Having experience of partnering with Spigit and a few of its competitors, I would definitely recommend Spigit among all of them. This platform is flexible enough to provide you with good basis for your open innovation initiatives both within your organization and with the external innovation community. It allows you to manage challenges/programs end-to-end just using one platform and its online functionality. It definitely makes your work easier and less time/effort consuming!
- end-to-end management of challenges/programs (application management -> evaluations -> ranking -> selection)
- community management, including voting and comments
- great support from Spigit managers who are always ready to give you a good piece of advice
- sophisticated reporting system (you can get any information you want, however sometimes it is not very straight-forward :) )
As any platform, Spigit has some bugs that are normally being fixed by the team very quickly.
Some additional functionality might be useful (task assignment based on multiple conditions, geography, etc.)
More user-friendly reporting (sometime it takes time to understand how to to do this or that report)
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I value the transparency, ease of use and gamification. It make innovation easy to facilitate and track from an end to end process.
the current functionality of running a challenge in different languages. we need to run all challenges in English and French. I want to be able to have French users log into a French experience aka wording, on the same platform as English users would see in English. SSO preferences should be able to get them the language they need. We would then let all users enter ideas in their language of choice and not worry about translating that piece. Our main challenge is having all users on the same platform sharing ideas, but seeing the tool itself display in their language of choice in terms of the fields. It doesn't 't currently perform to our needs and French regulations we need to adhere too.
We are using Spigit's tool, having called it "Idea Stream" to drive innovation across our teams that support our clients. They use this tool to "Innovate For" and Innovate With" our clients. In less than 6 months we have launched over 200 challenges that have created over 5K ideas. We are now moving forward across our teams to implement and transform these idea into results.
Ease of use for the capture of ideas, collaboration and synthesizing of top ideas.
Would like a more BPM oriented workflow with decision criteria, rules and different paths
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Spigit is extremely customizable and flexible, which allows us to meet the needs of our wide user base.
Learning curve for admins, but this is due to the high level of customization available, which is a good thing.
From software implementation to execution of challenges, the Spigit team has been a very professional and flexible business partner. The team was great to work with and the software is easy to use. We are excited and looking forward to continuing our partnership moving forward.
Ease of use, very limited training needed for users.
Reporting capabilities - limited capabilities based on our specific business needs
Administrative page - the challenge setup should be template style, not in different icons all over the page
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Spigit offers the following pricing plans:
Free Trial: Not Available
Pricing information is available on inquiry.
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Spigit supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Spigit offers the following support options:
Online Support, Phone Support