Brightidea vs. MindMeister

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightidea
Score 7.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
BrightIdea aims to be the #1 Platform in Customer Reported Business Outcomes from Innovation. According to the vendor, customers generate better ideas with Brightidea, and achieve the highest dollar amount of innovation outcomes (PWC Independent Assurance Report 2017). BrightIdea helps companies engage employees at scale, collaborate on novel solutions, and foster a culture of innovation.N/A
MindMeister
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets users share maps with an unlimited number of users and collaborate with them in real-time. The vendor says more than 11 million people around the world use MindMeister to brainstorm ideas, plan projects, take meeting minutes, develop business strategies, create stunning presentations and much more. It is designed to be intuitive. MindMeister runs in any standard web-browser as well as on iOS and Android devices, so users can access,…
$5.49
per month
Pricing
BrightideaMindMeister
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Personal
$4.99
per user per month
Pro
$8.25
per user per month
Business
$12.49
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightideaMindMeister
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.
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User Ratings
BrightideaMindMeister
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.2
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightideaMindMeister
Likelihood to Recommend
Brightidea
I believe Brightidea is a great tool for any business where collaboration is encouraged and open innovation is a priority. It enables cross functional teams and audiences to share ideas and connect on topics they may not normally collaborate on
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MeisterLabs
MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
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Pros
Brightidea
  • Provides a canvas to create whatever is needed to engage the audience in the open innovation session. such as allowing video/picture inserts, custom design, document inserts, etc).
  • Allows users the ability to easily share their ideas and/or comments, while also building on others ideas.
  • Enabling an end to end experience for the user to offer ideas or share thoughts, allows voting and competition, prioritizes ideas based on popularity from audience, and provides the ability to track implementation/ROI of top ideas.
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MeisterLabs
  • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
  • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
  • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
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Cons
Brightidea
  • The backend project management portion could be easier to utilize and connect idea from inception to execution.
  • In a large organization having multiple approvers and viewers of the prioritized ideas can be challenging.
  • Would love to see a robust report and measurment tool that connects the full story of the idea.
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MeisterLabs
  • I think that the free plan should offer a bit more terms of features to make the testing experience more engaging.
  • My experience using the App version was not so good when compared to the web version of it. I feel more comfortable using it in my notebook.
  • Paid plans could be more flexible to support small or temporary demands.
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Support Rating
Brightidea
No answers on this topic
MeisterLabs
Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.
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Alternatives Considered
Brightidea
No answers on this topic
MeisterLabs
I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
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Return on Investment
Brightidea
  • Within the 1st year we had over 20,000 unique users sign on and participate in an idea challenge.
  • Significant cost savings opportunities identified, while also gaining client advocates and repeat business.
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness, and improve quality, while reducing cycle times.
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MeisterLabs
  • The most positive result of using MindMeister is a visualization of each step in work and connections between different nodes(ideas, steps).
  • This greatly simplifies the work, especially collaborative work, since it is easier to show it once than to explain things many times.
  • Negative impact: lack of offline desktop version.
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