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Historically idea management were managed manually using a old excel based tool. This manual system worked well for a certain time, however as the centre got busier, as an idea manager time and sharing ideas was becoming more valuable and administering ideas and comments was taking more time.

The functional requirements were simple:

  • Publish an idea or an challenge online and make it available to the crowed.
  • Clients using a web browser can access and vote, thereby freeing idea manager and product managers time taking enquiries, manually checking the excel sheets with the comments and confirming back.
  • Allow ideas to be kept electronically
  • Allow client comments and votes for ideas to be centrally manageable if required, to cancel or modify an idea on behalf of a client or user.
  • Provide automatic idea confirmation and change notices to avoid confusion. Prevent missing and double ideas or comments or votes. Track ideas usage and comments.
  • Finding the right idea solution was not so easy.
  • Gamification
  • Reedem Points
  • Social Integration with Yammer, Facebook and NewsFeed Web Part

When Abatex staff began researching software solutions it became apparent that the majority of off-the-shelf idea, ideation, innovation managenent software required IT skills for installation and in some cases additional hardware to operate, adding to the cost. Moreover the complexity of some solutions posed a significant learning curve with functionality far exceeding requirements. A Google search for SharePoint Idea – Ideation – Innovation – Management Software and Solution solutions led Abatex centre to http://mazzum.com by ACAR

Taking advantage of the ACAR Consultant Services MAZZUM was up and working in under 60 minutes at any site. After using the system for two weeks alongside their idea management workflows they elected to expose the application to their business clients and went fully self-service.

The ease of use and simplicity of function that MAZZUM provides is exactly what we need. This idea posting software is simply perfect for us and greatly appreciated by our clients. Our Governing board and Financial controller were even happier given that we could pay a low monthy usage fee, freeing the originally allocated capital for another project.”

Mazzum idea management software allows you to effectively manage their innovation process end to end – from idea generation and collection to idea selection and implementation.  Our intelligent screening and evaluation capabilities allows you to identify the best ideas to focus on.  Advanced idea tracking and reminders will provide your various stakeholders with simple tools to perform their every day innovation tasks. Rich reports and management dashboards allow you to optimize your process.

Swirtzerland, November 2015