About Idea Spotlight

Idea Spotlight is a cloud-based idea management solution that offers an idea submission,  collaboration, gamification and analytics functionalities for large and midsize businesses.

Idea Spotlight lets users design submission pages using customizable fields including category, description, timescale and revenue opportunity. Once an idea is submitted, users can collaborate, vote and provide feedback on the ideas. Idea Spotlight also lets users review and rate ideas based on attributes such as feasibility, cost, strategic fit and time-to-market.

Gamification features include a leaderboard, medals and reward points. Analytics tools allow users to track ideas, comments, votes and unique visits in a dashboard view. Users can also track ideas at differ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

17 Reviews of Idea Spotlight

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.53 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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May 2019

Christoph from ISS Software

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Ideation and Innovation process made easy

The business relationship with Wazoku is one of the best experiences I have had in my entire professional career. The people and the management team are very committed. It’s Onboarding team ensures a smooth introduction. The support of the ongoing process by the Customer Success team helps in every situation. Their task is to support users in achieving their objectives. We have always received useful and easy-to-implement information, tailored to the respective inquiry. What distinguishes Wazoku is the unrestrained will to bring success to the customer and get the most out of using the platform.

Pros

Idea Spotlight is well thought out from start to finish. The software offers me a multitude of different possibilities and provides all options to map our innovation management processes individually and strategically. In this way, we can design the development process, the evaluation and the implementation of ideas according to the respective task or goal. The possibilities to follow the actions on the platform via the built-in analysis tools are excellent. This gives us a clear picture of our innovation plans and the achievement of our goals.

Cons

What I would have wished for in the past was a mobile way to use it. This could significantly improve the application´s possibilities and efficiency. As I've heard, an app for mobile devices is about to be introduced. This will significantly increase the benefits even more.

Reasons for Choosing Idea Spotlight

Our impression is that Idea Spotlight was the most technically mature product from our observations. It offers a large number of useful functions that we have not found with other providers – like Hype, Brightidea or Spigit. In addition to these technical aspects, the accompanying concept is the main USP of Idea Spotlight. The guidance on how to derive operational innovation challenges from strategic goals up to support in the conception of suitable communication within the company is extraordinary. There is only one word that appropriately describes the cooperation with Wazoku: unique.

September 2019

Marco from Firmenich

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Chemicals

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

Idea Spotlight Review

It has been great to work with Wazoku team during the last 4 years.The team has been responsive and the platform is already entrenched in the culture of the company.

Pros

- Easy idea management workflow, UX is good. - Flexibility on design as per client needs. - Knowledge Cloud Tags - Easy creation of data bases - Cockpit, dashboard and quick analytics are possible. - Single sign on, access management and technical support

Cons

- Lack of AI functionalities and some missing valuable analytics functionalities - Static design, lack of dynamism - Form design is too poor.

June 2020

Spike from Royal Navy

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Military

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Front Line Sailors Submitting Their Suggestions for Improvements

We aim for in excess of 10% of our suggestions to reach fruition and, in the Royal Navy, using this software we have reached a success rate of 15%. Most of the changes have been changes which impact upon operational performance or a saving of the manpower resource and we believe this is where our attention ought to be focussed. We also have very simple suggestions which have wide ranging benefits - just this week we developed a device for opening doors safely during the current pandemic - we also 3D printed the devices for distribution to our people.

Pros

The platform is intuitive so that even the most junior sailor can submit an idea which will then receive high visibility within Navy Headquarters.

Cons

There is nothing not to like. The software has been developed so that it can be fine tuned to the needs of the customers and the customer support team are both able and willing to configure the platform into the desired profile.

Reasons for Choosing Idea Spotlight

Not in my bailiwick.

May 2015

Eugene from Southeastern

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

4.0

May 2015

Great support from the Wazoku client team for this evolving product

The product has capabilities beyond our current scope which would appeal to organisations with more universal online access. The product was lumpier at the start than it is now and the people at Wazoku actively respond to customer input and requirements. Idea Spotlight is no panacea but has opened up a channel for us that enables effective capture of the creative input from employees, tracking of progress, allocating ownership, maintaining the loop, and drawing projects and those involved with them to their conclusion.

April 2020

Richard from The RSA

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Civic & Social Organization

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2020

Wazoku

Really positive. It's a user-friendly platform that's versatile enough to cover any kind of project development. Getting it set up and functioning was surprisingly easy.

Pros

The platform is really easy to use and customise. It's simplicity means our users can approach a varied set of tasks and easily support and contribute to ideas that they are interested in. The customer support has been absolutely excellent - the Wazoku team have a done a brilliant job of getting me orientated within the platform and understanding how it works.

Cons

The Help guides could be structured better - instead of having a lot of guides on a variety of different aspects of the platform, it would be really good to have an intro journey that takes you through the fundamentals of Wazoku. Analytics for each idea would be helpful, too.