A well thought solution for idea collection, engagement, and measurement
January 15, 2021

A well thought solution for idea collection, engagement, and measurement

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Ideanote

We currently use Ideanote across the whole company to collect, prioritize, and measure ideas. There are two primary ways Ideanote can be used: to collect opinions internally across team members or to collect suggestions publicly from clients or suppliers. Our most frequent use case is internal.

The problem Ideanote solves for us is that our previous brainstorming exercises often yielded few results because

  • Ideas are not tracked and frequently scattered throughout various places, both online (e.g., Google Docs, Slack, Notion) and offline (e.g., Post-it notes)
  • Ideas are not recorded promptly and adequately, so we can't take immediate actions on them.
  • Since contributing ideas doesn't result in action, many of our team members feel discouraged to contribute improvement ideas and refrain from getting creative or thinking outside the box about business challenges.

Ideanote solves this problem by having a centralized, well-designed workspace to collect ideas and engage our team members, enabling us to take actions on their contributions and measure their impact.

  • Excellent design, well thought-out UI/UX
  • Fully white-labelled experience (e.g. custom CNAME)
  • Great integration with other apps (e.g. with Zapier)
  • Advanced analytics
  • Lack of the ability to "make featured" or "force rank" the chosen ideas
  • No progress indication for each idea collection ("mission")
  • Lack of granular notification options
  • Ideas are well tracked and centralized in one place.
  • We can prioritize ideas and take immediate actions on them.
  • Our team members are recognized for contributing improvement ideas and hence our team is encouraged to think outside the box about business challenges.
We used MindMeister a few years ago but couldn't make it work for us. MindMeister is more of a tool to visualize ideas and focuses on the mind-map presentation of thoughts. Such focus is not necessarily conducive to collecting ideas in a conversational way. It may work when everyone is present in a room brainstorming in a single session. However, it's extremely difficult to use for remote teams as an idea collection tool. Ideanote, as said, is a much better thought-out app with excellent UX/UI, which makes collecting, tracking, prioritizing, and measuring ideas a breeze.

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While the specific usage varies by each company and team size, in our opinion, Ideanote is well suited for idea collection and tracking for remote teams (which was the case for us) that can't do brainstorming all in person in the same room.

Example of our internal use of Ideanote:
  • Strategic planning and strategic brainstorming
  • Collecting ideas on how to improve existing processes (e.g., employee onboarding)
  • Founder town hall: cross-organization ask-me-anything FAQs