Top 5 Misconceptions about Innovation Management Software

Tech-Clarity Insight – Top 5 Misconceptions about Innovation Management Software – Busting Myths to Improve Innovation, Time to Market, and Profitability discusses common misconceptions related to innovation, ideation, portfolio management, and project management software suites. These myths cause confusion and prevent companies from moving forward with important process improvements that innovation management software enables. Please

Is Social Computing in Product Development Still Growing?

How are social computing technologies like blogs, wikis, portals, social media sites, idea management sites, communities, and others helping companies develop better products? How has it changed over the last several years our industry has learned more? We would like to hear from you, so please take 5-10 minutes to fill out a quick survey.

More Value for the Front End of Innovation – CogniStreamer

I had the chance to talk with … CogniStreamer about their innovation portal as a part of some front end of innovation (FEI) research I did in preparation for Aberdeen’s Leadership in Product Development Summit. Cognistreamer is one of a number of vendors that I believe can play a role in helping manufacturers leverage social

Not Profiting from your Companies Bright Ideas? – Brightidea might Help

I had the chance to talk with … the team at Brightidea about their products to generate, manage, track, and prioritize innovative ideas. Brightidea is helping companies leverage social computing technologies for innovation with a suite of solutions to drive innovation and foster the resulting ideas through the innovation pipeline. I was impressed with a

SAP and Colgate Innovate on … Innovation!

What I learned in June is that SAP and their customer Colgate have been hard at work improving the way manufacturers innovate. While this isn’t a formal SAP product as of yet, the co-developed solution shows some real promise on how companies can use social computing to drive innovation.

Idea Management as a Software Ecosystem

What I learned this week … came from some research I have been doing for a client. As a part of it, I have been spending a little more time getting to know the “Idea Management” software space. The conclusion that I am drawing is that while there are some mature software solutions to manage ideas, there are also a host of other specialty solutions that help generate the idea in the first place, analyze the idea, or further develop it.