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Idea Management

Harness innovation with idea management software

What is idea management software?

Idea management software is all about capturing the collective intelligence of an organization in a central and easy to manage way. It essentially enables organizations to collect, collaborate and evaluate ideas that are generated by their employees. These ideas are then developed into real solutions that deliver value for the business. With innovation and fresh ideas being vital to continually improve and succeed, these platforms are beneficial for all organizations, across any industry. 

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Why should you care about idea management software?

Investing in idea software is the same as investing in employee ideas.

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Interested in learning more about idea management and strategy?

Check out our blogs on the key to good ideation, the 8 pillars of innovation culture and building an employee-led innovation strategy.

How could you benefit from idea management software?

By connecting with your employees, you can gain insight and ideas on challenges impacting your organization from the ground floor.

Idea management and open innovation software

edison365ideas is idea management software built for Microsoft 365 and designed to take ideas from the drawing board on to the balance sheet. Easily connected to the rest of the edison365 suite, you can evaluate ideas and accelerate benefit realization in edison365businesscase then turn them into actionable projects defined by your ways of working in edison365projects.

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Use edison365 for Open Innovation to leverage the collective experience of customers, partners, and suppliers to develop and deliver impactful innovation.

Innovating at Kwintes

Based in the Netherlands, Kwintes is one of the country’s largest providers of mental health care, supporting clients with psychiatric or psychosocial problems. With over 1,100 client care facilities, they provide tailor-made care to those with multiple and complex problems, helping clients with their living situation, work and developing an independent life.

As Kwintes has an existing investment in Microsoft 365, edison365ideas had familiar UI, so they could quickly configure the instance to their corporate identity.


The tool enables the entire organization to get involved, and allows them to vote on ideas, highlighting the popularity and potential impact of them.



What is idea software used for?

Innovation management software is designed to help businesses capture ideas and store them in a centralized, easy-to-manage location. It prevents valuable suggestions from being lost and helps businesses turn them into reality.

How do you collect ideas?

First, it’s important to have a centralized location – such as a piece of idea management software – where people can submit their suggestions. Once this is established, you can set up clear challenges that you’re looking to solve. This gives a helpful framework for people looking to submit ideas. Communication is also very important. Many businesses use innovation champions to encourage people from across their company to have their say and submit suggestions. If your business has a number of offline workers, there are numerous strategies for getting them involved. Read about them in our blog – tackling ideation in an offline community.

Why is idea management important?

Idea management enables you to tap into your people’s vast experience and knowledge of your business. Gathering their ideas, triaging them and turning them into reality can give you an edge over your competitors and effectively adapt to a changing world.

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