Exago Smart Software


 

Exago Smart is an idea management platform for midsize and large size businesses that helps users collect, organize and review idea portfolios and execute selected ideas. Key features include a brandable platform, customizable idea management workflows, single sign-on and multiple language options.

Exago Smart allows users to send community challenges to individuals or a group. Exago uses gamification tools such as virtual currency. It also provides forums to discuss ideas for refinement and development and provides content tagging tools to help enable content searches.

The crowd evaluation feature is based on a predictive algorithm and helps in selecting the most popular ideas from data. The centralized dashboard allows users to monitor and manage the idea evaluation process. The leaderboard displays top contributors, top commenters, users who contribute the most ideas and more. The reporting feature allows users to export reports in various formats.

Exago Smart provides both cloud-based and on-premise deployment option including mobile apps.

 

Exago Smart - Challenges
 
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    Implementation
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Jeremy from PARC, a Xerox company
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Ideal solution for ongoing strategic innovation support - rich feature set, great support from Exago

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We used Exago to support an innovation initiative involving a very spread out population. The Exago services team led us very effectively through the design of our program and the configuration of the platform, from phases to challenges to incentives. Recruitment was a challenge because our participants work for many different organizations, but the Exago team was very creative and persistent in supporting our efforts. Management of the platform aspects of the program was very smooth, and the Exago team were very responsive to any questions or requests.

Pros

1) A community-centric front-end. The platform supports emergent discussions around insights, challenges, and strategic issues by enabling easy tag creation, community labels, and user-defined content filters. These functions support the emergence of Communities of Practice around broad interesting problems or capabilities;
2) A self-directed discovery model for ideation. "Posting and voting" are commodity functions for Innovation Management Systems; Exago¿s model encourages users to curate their own collections of ideas, challenge themes, or content tags, beginning to build coalitions of support around ideas. In other words, contributing new ideas to the pool is great, but discovering your interests and lending your insights and support to existing themes is better;
3) Social and gamified elements encourage more participation.

Cons

1) It's so feature-rich that navigation can be a little confusing. While it's easy to access the most common actions from almost any page, there is a lot going on that needs to be learned by new users, requiring a bit of investment in time before participants can become really productive. I am sure much of this is resolved by the changes in the latest 3.5 release;
2) Set up process was a little cumbersome (despite thoughtful guidance by Exago's services team). There were many decisions to take to customize the workflow and tune the platform for our initiative. This was clearly time well spent when we got into the campaign, but we were a little surprised by the upfront decision effort.

Advice to Others

If all you need is simple post-and-vote software for one or two brainstorming meetings, this is not the solution for you: seek one of the many simple, free platforms available. If however your innovation initiative is a strategic effort - many people, ongoing cycles of challenges/ideas/ventures, a desire to build innovation capability - then this is the ideal platform, and will reward your efforts to define a coherent innovation program.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Exago, Exago

Date: August 2016

August 2016

 

Dear Jeremy, we are glad to get such great feedback from you!

Idea Market does seek to bring everyone together in a company¿s innovation strategy, thus offering a flexible workflow and a set of options to fit each organisation's reality. Yet, the solution is also evolving to deliver the best possible standard configurations to clients who prefer to integrate them and accelerate the decision making process.

Our new 3.5 release has also made navigation more intuitive and comprehensive; it offers, as well, new and revamped pages for managers and facilitates configuration adjustments.

I am very excited to show it to you soon!

Best regards,
Diana Neves de Carvalho, Exago¿s CEO

 

Dina from Liberty Seguros

November 2015

November 2015

The Exago Innovation is a dynamic company with professional excellence.

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With the 'People @ Liberty' program, the Liberty Seguros had the pleasure of working together with Exago Innovation. Together we have created value for both companies.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Exago, Exago

Date: January 2016

January 2016

 

Thank you Dina. We feel grateful for receiving this feedback. It¿s a pleasure to work with People@Liberty team! Your energy, focus and enthusiasm are critical success factors for the project success, and we do believe the best is yet to come.
Diana Neves de Carvalho

 

Jan from HELP Inc

November 2015

November 2015

Just beginning and the customer interaction is great

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The engagement initiatives tied with the tracking is very innovative and geared to the audience of today

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Exago, Exago

Date: November 2015

November 2015

 

Thank you Jan! We really appreciate your feedback. We are very excited with this project and we believe that the multidisciplinary innovation team plus the target diversity (from truckers to safety managers) will allow us to get amazing results! Together we will capture people¿s collective intelligence to tackle your key business challenges!
Diana Neves de Carvalho