Idea Drop is a cloud-based idea management solution designed for the midsize businesses. It offers an idea submission portal, collaboration tools, campaign management, idea curation and analytics.
Idea Drop features idea submission, which allows users to capture ideas from multiple teams with the help of customizable forms. Users can also tag other users, include hashtags, links and attachments. The software also features idea cloaking, which allows users to submit ideas anonymously.
Users can launch idea campaigns based on business challenges and share them with specific groups, such as teams or departments. Users can also gamify the process using reward points and prizes.Users can track ideas based on different metrics such as scores, topics and status. It also allows users to filter ideas based on idea type, group, category, individual and hashtag.
Support is provided through an online FAQ page. Monthly and annual subscriptions are available.
Chad from WCIS
Employees number: 11-50 employees
On top of that, Idea Drop is capable of gathering and capturing ideas from anyone from anywhere in the world. This makes it a perfect ideation and innovation management platform for our team and office. With Idea Drop, everyone in our organization can submit ideas anonymously via a cloaking functionality.
Idea Drop is intuitive, removes hierarchical barriers, and makes it faster to get help and support across the business. Idea Drop allows gathering insight and ideas from across teams, departments and offices globally. It brings our entire business into a central innovation flow, engaging everyone from front-line staff to C-Level execs.
Holly from Covea Insurance
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
The desktop platform is really simple and straightforward to use.
The app doesn't always work 100% and the formatting isn't always great.
Feli from Mediaman
Easy to use
not too complicated and stuffed with features
UX similar to most social tools, therefore the handling is quite familiar even tough you never used the tool before
- App slightly buggy
- More Text editing features would be good (Bold, Tabs, etc.)
- More functions would be great
Idea Drop was really easy to use. One of the key benefits is also that it is so easy to configure, and is very well presented.
The price, when converted with a South African exchange rate is not ideal. That being said, the comparison between Idea Drop and other Innovation Platform Providers and their pricing is very similar.
Easy and interesting to use, great way to collect information, thoughts and ideas, we've been trying out some new tools and Idea Drop is definitely a favorite
Can be overloaded sometimes and it can use an improved interface, otherwise it's extremely handy for all.
It is easy to use as an end user and is similar to twitter. You can post ideas in short words and you don't have to fill a lot of info to submit idea, which is a plus for the user as it will not turn them away from dropping new ideas to the portal.
Limited reporting features but this being a niche company, I'm sure they will add more reporting capabilities.
Ainhoa from Boulder Creek International
Great way for anyone in the company to share thoughts, new ideas and to propose initiatives. Awesome!
It would be good if it could be integrated in one of the software we already use, instead of being a separate app.
Roland from 100%Open
Idea drop has a really nicely designed and intuitive interface with several novel features and functionality.
The main challenge is around the ability to brand or customise the platform for our clients requirements.
Joern from Metro
- Modern and intuitive user interface and user experience.
- Social features facilitate communication around ideas.
- Transparency for everyone in the organisation.
- Accompanying ideas from origination until its implementation.
Currently it is the performance. Due to the amount of ideas we experience long page loads within the main functionalities. Also there is some space for user interface optimisation.
Rob from Metropolitan
ease of use, the algorithms, videos; the support and flexibility and enthusiasm of the team. It is a great package that is easy and fun to use that anyone can access
sometimes it is not clear when you have posted - so you can end up doing it multiple times. It can take a while to navigate around
Darren from Lear Corporation
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
Expert network connection and input to technical issues
Being able to connect to people I don't know
Ability to create challenges to get inputs and ideas submitted to specific problems
Ability to see other challenges and contribute ideas to them
Interaction with global network over different time zones
Removes organisational hierarchy barriers
Could be more intuitive in user interface - minor point
Software is web based so is not loaded as part of daily pc start-up - needs positive action to engage
Bob from Vermeer Manufacturing
Excellent engagement with employees, participation by team members and superb quality of discussions and ideas created as a result of implementation.
Great customer support and communication from the IdeaDrop team. Software is simple and easy to use.
Some of the filtering tools are a bit clumsy, but the team there is working diligently to upgrade them and I forsee some great changes in that department in the near future (bumping up my easy of use and functionality ratings in doing so!)
Ability to gather ideas and opinions from a wide range of our user communities. Being able to 'cloak' ideas means that some of our more reluctant users can contribute without feeling too exposed.
The solution is intuitive, well presented and can be picked up easily by users. We are currently in the pilot phase and found that all of our team could very quickly familiarise themselves with IdeaDrop. They were able to contribute ideas and discussion points very quickly.
Cost of additional Consulting services could be more competitive. We would be keen to engage if the price was lower.
Dil from Dines
How it simplifies a common problem for any business - managing your ideas! Through Idea Drop, we can share and curate ideas across our entire team, developing them and enhancing them, all in one platform. Sticky notes and countless email threads are long gone!
Stephen from Xodus Group Ltd
Employees number: 201-500 employees
Lots of new ideas but more importantly , excellent collaboration between employees
Easy to use and encourages interaction on ideas that are raised within the company.
It automatically does the job of reviewing and filtering out the best (and most relevant) ideas
It doubles up as a communication tool
Can sometimes appear to want to do too much i.e. be all things at once. Its key benefit is creating a platform to share and filter ideas - need to be careful it doesn't become a platform for trying to run an entire business
Harry from 3Space
Employees number: 2-10 employees
It really is straightforward and even the Luddites on your team will be able to use it from the outset without a lengthy on-boarding process. Our members don't want to receive hundreds of emails so by putting forward challenges and ideas on Idea Drop they're able to access all the information they need without clogging up their inboxes. They can then come back to us with feedback and new ideas which allows for a more collaborative process.
Simon from Yellowball
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We quickly saw the benefits of Idea Drop as teams throughout the business began collaborating, communicating and sharing ideas in ways we hadn't seen before with our existing tech stack. Idea Drop's fresh interface and intuitive social features made it quick to onboard our teams and we now rely on it to capture, enrich and action new ideas across the business on an ongoing basis.
Fast to onboard team members; very low training costs; highly intuitive design and user experience. The mobile apps are a big plus for us too as a number of our team members are rarely at their desk. Particularly like the status tool, which enables us to align our workflow with ideas and keep everyone in tune with what we're doing with the ideas they share. Cloaking is popular too enabling staff to hide their identities when sharing ideas.
Would love to see wider integrations with other elements of our tech stack such as Slack and Office 365.
Varun from QBurst
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees