Trustworthy Integration with Microsoft
As a result of our close collaboration with Microsoft, we have been able to deliver a ‘trustworthy’ integration of our ideation tools with their Microsoft Teams application.
(recently advertised at the 2020 Microsoft Build conference)
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Make Ideation part of the Digital Workplace
With the innovation management software from Wide Ideas embedded in Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, ideation becomes part of the company’s digital workplace. Sharing ideas automatically ingrains itself into the employee work culture.
Employees are more likely to adopt innovation as an ‘every day activity’ if it is seamelssly integrated into their communication hub.
Employee engagement significantly increases when they are able to share ideas through the digital tools they use every day.
Engage Multiple Teams around a Single Business Challenge
The way in which you want to crowdsource for ideas can vary. Sometimes the business challenge needs to be restricted to a single department. Other times multiple departments. Often it is an entire organisation that needs to come together to share ideas.
With our idea management system integrated with Microsoft Teams ideas flow seamlessly through either interface, giving you have total flexibility on how you want to engage your employees.
One Microsoft Team
Push a business challenge to a single Microsoft Team for focused and departmental crowd-sourcing.
Multiple Microsoft Teams
Push a business challenge to multiple Microsoft Teams to obtain a different perspective to possible solutions.
All Microsoft Teams
Push a business challenge to all Microsoft Teams and explore cross-functional and cross-geography problem solving.
Accelerate Decision Making
The integration of our idea management software with Microsoft Teams is still driven by our powerful Wide Ideas innovation engine in the background.
This means you still have access to all our ideation tools like Smart AI Ranking and the Decision Analysis Tool (DAT) to help simplify and accelerate the decision-making process.
Great ideas will always rise to the surface. Our idea management software just makes it happen faster….much faster.
Identify those ideas with the highest probability of success with our unique AI solution.
Invite experts, with knowledge and experience, to provide input on the effectiveness of ideas.
Management Dashboard with Power BI
Utilising Microsoft Power BI, you get high level management insights into the status of your idea pipeline, directly through your Microsoft Teams application.
Identify quickly and easily which business challenges are generating the most interest and analyse their overall engagement activity over time.
Use Microsoft Power BI to build out your personalised ‘canvas’ to aggregate ideas visually in a way that works for you, or use the Wide Ideas template.
Not using Microsoft Teams?
No problem. Microsoft Office 365 users can get access to our innovation management software through the Wide Ideas web interface.
The integration of the Wide Ideas ideation software with Microsoft Teams still gives you FULL ACCESS to the extensive list of features to drive the end to end innovation process. No restrictions.
Simplifies access by using existing user credentials making it easier to onboard new employees, and creates a secure environment to manage ideas.
Smart AI Ranking
Decision Analysis Tool
Provides a clear visual assessment of an idea based on Smart AI Ranking and subject matter expert input, to make the decision-making process really simple.
Simplifies access by using existing user credentials.
Smart AI Ranking
Uses artificial intelligence to rank ideas based on content, context and user interaction.
Decision Analysis Tool
Provides a clear visual assessment based on Smart AI Ranking and expert input.
Machine Learning Algorithm identifies and matches similar ideas avoiding duplication.
Groups ideas together in a meaningful way.
Visual tracker aid provides an instant progress overview of each idea.
Idea Management Process
Documented end-to-end flow maximises user participation and overall results.
Finds ideas that meet a specific set of business criteria.
3rd Party Access
Grants customers and partners access through invitation only to particpate.
Real time notifications
Notifies users of new ideas, comments or likes directly through Microsoft Teams.
Many features can be changed to suit different business requirements.
Multi Language Support
Currently supports English and Swedish languages. More to come soon.
Option to push business challenges to specific countries or departments.
With Microsoft Power BI, visualise the high level insights of your idea pipeline.
What others say about our Microsoft Teams integration
Wide Ideas innovation management software for Microsoft Teams is an enterprise SaaS application that creates an incredible opportunity for organisations to accelerate innovation, through employees sharing ideas on the most used collaboration hub in the planet, Microsoft Teams.
When choosing ideation tools, integration with Microsoft Teams was a must. It was important our employees could share ideas through the tool they have in their daily lives. The threshold to contribute, comment, and rate ideas has become much lower and easier with the integration of the idea management app from Wide Ideas with Microsoft Teams.
See our Microsoft Teams integration in action
Integrating an idea management system with your existing digital tools can help generate ideas faster. Check out this 60 second video to show you how it could work for you.
Check out our highly competitive pricing packages. All pricing packages include full access to our idea management tools through both Microsoft Teams and the web interface.
Some questions our customers have asked
Below are some answers to typical questions we receive from our customers.
Can I publish business challenges to different groups of people?
Yes you can.
Through our user friendly administration interface, you can choose which Microsoft teams you want to publish your business challenges too. You can choose one or multiple teams.
This allows you to target specific people with the relevant knowledge and experience to provide you with new ideas and insights.
Can I only share ideas through the Microsoft Teams idea management app?
With our enterprise SaaS innovation management software, you can share and engage with ideas through either the Wide Ideas (web browser) interface, the Microsoft Teams idea management app, or both.
All ideas are stored in a single repository. But you now have a choice of interface based on your individual preference.
This gives your employees maximum flexibility in how they want to contribute to the innovation process.
Check out the Wide Ideas (browser) interface for more information.
We are not yet using Microsoft Teams but we are on Office 365. Can we still use Wide Ideas?
Will my employees be able to post ideas through Microsoft Teams?
Absolutely. Employees will be able to share ideas to the business challenges they have been given access too.
As well as sharing ideas, they can show their appreciation of other employee’s ideas by ‘liking’ them, and contributing their own knowledge and experiences to help refine ideas.
The best ideas are generally those ideas that have been refined by ‘the wisdom of the crowd’.
Can I download Wide Ideas from the Android or Apple app stores?
No. We do not have a dedicated mobile app.
However. the enterprise SaaS ideation software has been designed in such a way that makes it truly mobile responsive with all desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
And don’t forget, you can also use the Microsoft Teams mobile application for sharing ideas.
This enables your employees to contribute to innovation at any time, from anywhere on any device.
Do I need an additional license to access the Microsoft Teams integration?
No. Access to the integration of our innovation management software through Microsoft Teams is included in your overall license package.
If you currently do not have access to our ideation tools, you can find out more about our license packages here.
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