Viima software


17 reviews(5.0/5)
17 reviews(5.0/5)

Viima is a cloud-based idea management platform that caters to small, midsize and large businesses. Primary features include idea contribution and development, idea ranking, campaign management, email notifications, an activity dashboard and activity feed, gamification tools, leaderboards, reporting and analytics tools.

Viima provides employees and managers with a platform to share ideas and knowledge within the organization. Users can collect and manage ideas from multiple sources and involve staff in strategy formulation and implementation. The user interface allows users to tag ideas, filter them using hashtags and evaluate suggestions.

Other features include a white-labeled interface, IP whitelisting and multi-language support. Viima offers integration with intranet solutions, content management systems and Yammer.

Pricing is per month. Support is offered via phone, email and through account managers.  

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Marja from Lassila & Tikanoja

    June 2018

    Great software to get the whole organization participating in new business development

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    Pros

    Viima has helped us to structure our idea innovation management process and ensure that it is transparent to all employees. Anyone can add new business ideas, comment on their colleagues ideas and follow along as ideas are evaluated and tested with customers. We can document all our work in the same place. The possibility to tag people and integrations with O365 and Yammer also make it easy to engage people to use the software.

    We keep finding new use cases for Viima some teams use it to gather internal development suggestions, others for gathering client-specific ideas. This is possible as it is easy to create and customize new boards for different needs.

    Cons

    Managing users could be improved so that a users are automatically deleted if they leave the company.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    June 2018

    Thank you for the review and for our co-operation! When using SSO integrations, users will now lose access to Viima as soon as they leave the company, so from a permissions point-of-view this isn't an issue. However, we agree that there are things that could be done to improve on this area and we'll certainly take your suggestion into consideration for the future!

  • Arnaud from L'Oréal

    May 2018

    Teams of our R&I center use it as an anonymous digital box for questions, and for brainstormings.

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    Pros

    Very simple and intuitive interface : no need for a training.
    Customization possibilities of the interface are quite numerous
    Works on computer as on portable devices
    Stable software.

    Cons

    Reports for visualization of results and export of data could be enhanced.
    User management console could use profiles.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    May 2018

    Thank you very much for the positive review, the review and your feedback are both highly appreciated! Reports and visualization are indeed an area that we're already working to improve and are looking forward to releasing improvements related to that in the near future. We're actually just started work on the next version of user profiles. In the beginning, these shall be quite lightweight, but we'll continue to improve on these in the future as well.

  • Bourrion from Université d'Angers

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2018

    A great tool (even in french now :) )

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    Viima is a great tool to collect and work on ideas, even in an organisation with a lot of staff members.

    Pros

    Very easy to configure ; nice to the eyes ; now in french, and that point is really important for us, of course ; our users were able to work with Viima without any help at all, and that means a good UX, that helps to focus on the important part : ideas.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be able to duplicate some boards, in order to work with multiple different teams without having to set up X boards with similar settings.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    January 2018

    Thank you for the review, we're delighted to hear that you've enjoyed using Viima! Copying boards is also a great idea, we've now added that to our roadmap to be implemented in the future. Have a great weekend!

  • Tiina from Government Office in Finland (higher education field)

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    December 2017

    Easy to use for both administers & users. Fun & new way to collect ideas from a big crowd.

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    We got better ideas from our target group than we've gotten previous years

    Pros

    It's very easy to use. Our target group liked this software very much and we got good feedback about it. One of the best features is the ability to comment on suggestions/ ideas because it enables conversation/ interaction between users and this actually makes the original ideas better. The software is very visual and something different than ordinary questionaries. The customer service we got from Viima was excellent.

    Cons

    The basic version can't be modified that much; you can change the colours & add your logo & own texts but that's it. Then again it's enough for basic use.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    December 2017

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We do indeed offer more customisation options in our more extensive plans and also have plans for developing this area much further in the future.

  • Teija from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    December 2017

    User friendly tool to help and speed up cooperation

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    Viima enabled us an inspiring start for cooperation between three large organisations and helped in involving over 1000 staff members to co-develop together.

    Pros

    This tool enabled us a smooth start for close cooperation between three organisations. Easy to use and inspiring platform. Users are surprised by the nice graphics which differ from many other platforms. Main functionalities are well chosen and an overview of all topics is easy to get. Recent activities are easy to follow. Simple but powerful tool. Excellent customer service!

    Cons

    Some functionalities could be still developed e.g. drag and drop functionality would have been nice at some phases and functionality where the users "apply" to a certain idea could be located in the main view of an idea.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    December 2017

    Thank you for the review and the feedback! We'll definitely take your ideas into consideration in our future development. Hope you keep enjoying to use Viima. If there's anything, please let us know!

  • Mari from Keva

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    November 2017

    Viima is easy and fun to use. Intuitive, so there's no need for long manuals or training for users.

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    This software supports our innovation process very well. In an organization such as our's, a product that is easy to use, with an intuitive user interface, is a must. This also makes it possible and easy to ideate together with our customers.

    Pros

    Because software is easy to use, we can easily and flexibly utilize it for our co-creation and innovation purposes. Users are able to jump in and contribute when ever they have an idea or a problem that needs to be solved. Great tool for discussing different ideas and needs together with the organization and our customers.

    Cons

    For our purposes (ideation and discussion in the spirit of co-creation) this software fits well, but if you're in need of a software that deals more with the process and decision making you might need something heavier.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    November 2017

    Thank you for the review! We're glad to hear of your positive experiences with us so far. We'll work hard to make it even better in the future! Regarding the support for a heavier decision-making process within the tool, that is something we've identified as a future development area and we'll be adding a number of new features to support these kinds of requirements without sacrificing the ease of use that is core for our software.

  • David from Social Axle

    October 2017

    Playful, user friendly, simplifies the ideation process.

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    Pros

    The gamification and visually appealing dashboard attracts the user engagement, which is paramount in successfully validating ideas in a corporate, or any environment.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    November 2017

    Thanks for the highly positive review David! It's been a pleasure working with you.

  • Katja from Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    October 2017

    Viima offers a user-friendly, efficient and easily implemented way for crowdsourcing new ideas

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    We replaced our old initiative system completely with Viima. We are using the software for collecting new ideas and innovations, asking opinions from our employees and from our customers. Furthermore, we use the application to collect customer feedback.

    Pros

    Intuitive user interface, several possibilities to apply the software for diffferent purposes (e.g. personnel queries, voice of customer, collecting and managing initiatives etc.). The system supports transparency and equality in the process of creating innovations and development ideas.

    Cons

    That I could be able to move ideas from one board to another when the user has accidentially put the idea to a wrong board. I hope this feature would come soon.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    October 2017

    Thanks for review Katja, it's been a pleasure working with you! We're indeed looking forward to adding the ability to move ideas between boards in the first few months of next year and are happy to do it on your behalf until then!

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Great tool for idea tracking, simple and effective, and with robust API!

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    It allowed our organization to easily track product ideas, whereas before there was no process or tool for this.

    Pros

    Simple to set up and get started, it made it really easy to deploy and people got used to it very quickly
    Good price for the features, it covers most of the features we were looking for a fraction of the price from bigger/more stablished tools
    It has a reliable API we have used to integrate with JIRA, which was a must for us.

    Cons

    Still lacks some functionalities, what it does it does it well but could use a couple more options for user management and customization.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Katja from Ilmarinen

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    October 2017

    User friendly and inspiring tool to collect ideas and involve people!

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    Pros

    Overall experience! Colorful, playful interface made the tool interesting to use and attracted users. Very user friendly and easy to use.

    Cons

    Some features were impossible to customize and made us to compromise some things, did not disturb much.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    October 2017

    Thanks for the review and the great co-operation Katja! It's been a pleasure working with your team on Wauhdittamo. Which features would you like to further customize? We're always looking to improve our software further.

  • Konstantinos from Contact Point of the European Network for Rural Development

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Easy to use, trusted by our stakeholders. It has helped us a lot to launch our themeatic discussions

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    We were looking for some time to find a simple collaborative platform for our core stakeholders. Bringing people together and make them feel at ease to express themselves and present their ideas it is not an easy task. A good tool like VIIMA always helps to gather people together and collect ideas, opinions, thoughts and recommendations. It has definitely helped us to do our work better, especially to organise our thematic discussions and exchanges which are giving us good outcomes already.

    Pros

    Easy to use and manage, straight forward. Login is made easy even by using yout office 365 credentials.

    Cons

    There is not a horizontal dashboard to manage all of your boards at once as a the general administrator of the account

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    October 2017

    Thanks for the positive review Konstantinos! Improving the management options available for our administrators on the organization level is definitely an area we're looking to further improve in the future. We've, for example, just started working on improving the analytics capabilities related to this.

  • Birgit from HUS Development Group

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    October 2017

    Viima works beautifully within the idea proposals and moderating tasks we work today.

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    Is this question concerning Wiima or Capterra? If Viima - as already descripted: works! If Capterra: seems to work as well, and more knowledge needed before I'm ready to identify the benefits.

    Pros

    The best feature for the users seems to be the vote button. The same is with us following the popularity of the idea - and how it is developing during the open dialogue of the users.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    October 2017

    Thanks for the review and the feedback Birgit, it's been great working with you!

  • Helena from Talent Vectia

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2017

    Easy functions, transparent innovation, easy to integrate, great people

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    More transparency in our ideation process and a fun way to suggest new ideas

    Pros

    Great idea to make innovating transparent and accessible for all. The UI is easy to use based on intuition and most features (idea process , categories etc) are defined by the user. The software is also easily integrated into Sharepoint and other sites / tools already in use in the company. This makes it easy to remind people Viima

    Cons

    Some of the features could still be developed, for example different colors for ideas in different phases of the ideation process. Right now they are all the same color. Also some reminders could be sent automatically, not just via email but also as text messages or as popups when people open Sharepoint (where we have integrated Viima). It is hard to get people to update the ideas, since the ideas are not designed to be updated and followed up in Viima. Maybe an integration with Trello, or a similar app would be ideal?

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    October 2017

    Thanks for the review and the feedback Helena! It is actually already possible to set the ideas on your Viima board to change color based on the phase of the ideation process that they're in. We're also always improving our notifications and will continue to add more channels for receiving these, the latest of which is Yammer. You are also correct in that Viima is not designed to be the place where information is stored as ideas are being implemented. Each company has specific requirements related to their business so while Viima is great for the ideation and concept phases of development, we always recommend using the project management tools you already have for that purpose. This way you'll get the best of both worlds! We're going to add integrations to the most common ones, such as Trello and JIRA, in the near future to provide you with a seamless flow of information so stay tuned! We'll be in touch shortly to make sure you're able to get the most out of Viima!

  • Ville from Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj

    July 2017

    Viima¿s ideation tool has worked well for us in gathering new ideas and development suggestions

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    We get constant new ideas from employees and their progress is monitored constantly and transparently by using Viima software.

    Pros

    The tool's visuality, a playful way to show the ideas and a possibility to engage people to the ideation process are the best parts of Viima. Also the level of customer support is astonishing and guys are always keen on helping their customers to get better results!

    Cons

    At the same time the visuality can be also tricky in spotting the right ideas out of the mass. I think that's its very critical for the admin user to know how to adjust the main view.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    July 2017

    Thanks for the review and the positive feedback! We're always working to make our UI even better and we already have plans on addressing the concerns you mentioned. Stay tuned! :)

  • Tanja from Veikkaus

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2017

    I've been really satisfied with Viima's intuitive and fun tool as well as with the proactive support

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    Great ideation tool for both the Company and for the customer relations outside the Company.

    Pros

    Viima's visual user interface has helped us to motivate our employees to participate into giving their own ideas and developing the ideas of others. The tool is so simple to use that none of our employees have needed user training even though we have people from various different background. Viima can also be used for several different purposes simultaneously (e.g. continuous ideation, idea challenges, developing the organizational culture etc.) and setting it up for new use cases is relly fast.

    In Viima I can quickly see which ideas are the most important and what the status of the ideation funnel at any given moment. Viima's support has been very helpful on occasions that I've needed it, but mostly we've been able to use the software without any outside help.

    Cons

    Viima can send out notification emails to users on relevant occasions and these emails have only been available in English. But as I've understood, they are soon releasing support for customizing the emails into other languages as well (Finnish in our case).

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    June 2017

    Thank you very much for the review, we really appreciate the feedback! I'm glad to confirm that our latest update that was actually just released contains the support for fully customisable notification emails which allows our customers to freely write the content of the emails (in any language you wish to).

  • Dr. Lawrence from CW+ Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust Health Charity

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2017

    Using VIIMA for innovation proposal assessment in the NHS - UK

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    speed of process, visibility of decision making, stakeholder engagement

    Pros

    Absolutely transformed the way we go about communicating and assessing the proposals for innovative project funding we receive. Allows remote team assessment and agreement of actions immediately without meetings.
    User experience and functionality is extremely straightforward. Great features for scoring ideas, sharing and general governance / admin / user access control. Customer support is simply superb, they email or call following any request or note within minutes. Absolutely recommended, these are reliable and serious people.

    Cons

    Mobile UI is excellent but not as advanced as desktop for now - could benefit from a few tweaks - this is not a negative criticism however as any software would receive reasonably subjective user feedback on elements of UX and functionality.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Viima Solutions, Viima Solutions

    June 2017

    Thank you for the review and the feedback, we really appreciate it! We're always working to make our app even better so we'll make sure to take these ideas for improving our mobile UI to our roadmap. We hope you continue enjoying the use of Viima and if there's ever anything, you know how to reach us!

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    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
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