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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindMeister

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.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindMeister

  • 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.
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindMeister

  • 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.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brightidea

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindMeister

MindMeister 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brightidea

No answers on this topic

MindMeister

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.
Sarah Ciras Rousseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MindMeister

  • 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.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brightidea

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Brightidea Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MindMeister

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MindMeister Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal4.991
Pro8.251
Business12.491
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

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