Not very long ago, reaching out to the crowd was a daunting task for companies who wished to expand the horizon of idea collection. Since the process used to be completely manual, at best it was confined within the boundaries of the organization where it is located. This inherent limitation has been effectively overcome by using crowdsource software which has broken down all geographical barriers. The use of technology has made it so convenient to reach out across the length and breadth of the organization to tap the enormous potential of ideas that lay hidden among the employees. The process of crowd sourcing has been automated by the software and the entire process from gathering ideas, sorting it and then evaluating to identify the potentially convertible ones are now driven by technology. The wide network of the software allows efficient tapping of resources and now ideas can be shared and collaborated with the purpose of enriching it.
Technology has brought speed and increased the efficiency of the process of gathering ideas and suggestions from a wide range of audience and this has brought complete transparency to the process. Every member of the community is able to see what is going around. Every movement of ideas and its status at various stages of sorting and evaluation is now easily visible for the members. Contributors are able to see the disposition of their ideas. This enhances the participation and engagement of members who are encouraged to collaborate and share so that the best ideas are flagged for implementation. Crowdsource software improves the level of engagement of the members and includes features that reward or incentivize them. The transparent system builds more confidence among members who are able to see the progress of their ideas towards meaningful conclusion.
What it is All About
Crowdsourcing software is a web based application that provides an online platform to facilitate the process of collecting ideas and sharing it. The software focuses on member engagement and is provided with features that help to identify the internal experts who can contribute ideas that companies are looking for. The software provides live demonstration of the importance that companies attach to its innovation programs and this motivates employees that reflect in better engagement. The data that is collected helps to analyze the performance of the innovation initiative by empowering managers to monitor all parameters of the campaign like participation level, the percentage of ideas evaluated and converted projects including the monetary value of the outcomes.
The Collaborative Angle
Encouraging collaborations is one of the prominent features of the software that allows sharing of workspaces that encourages user interactions which ultimately adds more value to the ideas and suggestions that are selected for implementation. This provides enormous opportunities of turning raw ideas into more compelling and complete solutions. The process of sharing and collaborating brings to the fore the best practices that would have remained unexplored had this opportunity not been made available.
The software is fully customizable and can be tailor made to suit the needs of companies.