Trustworthy Integration with Microsoft
As a result of our close collaboration with Microsoft, we have been able to deliver a ‘trustworthy’ integration of our idea management software 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 Wide Ideas embedded in Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, and therefore already part of the company’s digital workplace, innovation becomes part of the employee work culture.
Employees are more likely to adopt innovation as an ‘every day activity’ if it is seemelssly 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 crowd-source 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 Microsoft Teams integration, 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 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.
Not using Microsoft Teams?
The Wide Ideas integration 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.
What others say about our Microsoft Teams integration
When choosing idea sharing software, 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 Wide Ideas with Microsoft Teams.
See our Microsoft Teams integration in action
Integrating your idea management software 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 software 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 Wide Ideas for Microsoft Teams application?
With our enterprise SaaS idea management software, you can share and engage with ideas through either the Wide Ideas (web browser) interface, the ‘Wide Ideas for Microsoft Teams’ application, 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 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 idea management software through Microsoft Teams is included in your overall license package.
If you currently do not have access to our idea management software, you can find out more about our license packages here.
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