About Planbox Innovate

Drive breakthrough innovation, business transformation and continuous improvement with Planbox Agile Innovation Management Software. Leverage a complete solution for problem discovery, market research, crowdsourcing, open innovation, collaborative idea management, shark tank business competitions, design thinking, innovation jams, agile experimentation and project initiation. Planbox empowers you to generate, evaluate, pitch and manage ideas, suggestions and concepts from your employees, customers, partners and start-ups.

Planbox offers an all-one-in cloud-based solution to manage all your innovation activities. Crowdsource, discover, collect, develop, evaluate, manage and experiment on ideas from your entire workforce, customers, partners and suppliers. Planbox’s agile innovation management platform employs advanced search technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to automate information discovery and autonomous idea creation from all internal and external data sources (such as Twitter feed, designated RSS feeds, USPTO patent database, Zendesk support tickets, and support emails using MAPI interface) the organization has access to.

Key benefits of Planbox Innovate

Agile Methodology and Success Timeline:
Planbox solutions are cloud-based and follow an agile innovation methodology, it is up and running in a few days and results can be realized just as quickly. Commonly, you can start seeing significant participation and engagement results within the first three months of deploying the solution. We define success based on your specific needs and corporate objectives, e.g. addressing short-term challenges or building a sustainable culture and system for agile innovation. Planbox offers an ROI analysis report which will demonstrate the potential return upon successful deployment of the software. Planbox’s measurable results and intangible benefits tend to increase year by year and can reach up to 1,000%+ ROI after just 3 years.

Organization's Human Resources Benefits:
Planbox is the key to your organization’s employee engagement. From recent studies by Deloitte, observations concluded lower engagement rates and trends in newer generations such as millennials and Gen Z. To reduce the employee attrition rates and increase employee motivation and engagement rates in your workforce, favoring agile innovation and accelerating the realization of business outcomes will materially impact your current key HR performance indicators. Planbox encourages diversity and inclusion within the platform by providing a forum for your employees’ to have a voice at all levels in in the organization in a controlled and structured setting. Planbox also has a built-in gamification system to help you increase participation rates and by doing so, participants can receive recognition and rewards which also recognizes and validates their individual effort.

Corporate Finance Department Benefits:
One of the main objective’s CFOs face is to devise and execute a financial strategy that achieves long term growth. Planbox is all about sustainable and consistent agile innovation that results in long term game-changing improvements for the organization, whether it is by identifying cost efficiencies through continuous improvement initiatives, entering new marketings, finding new strategic partners, or rethinking your current business processes and offerings. You can manage the full cycle of innovation and work in an agile fashion throughout the entire process rather than investing a considerable amount in initiatives that may or may not be effective and aligned with your corporate strategies. Our solution also provides powerful analytics and dashboards that allow you to fully visualize your innovation portfolio and get a better sense of your innovation ROI and pipeline to bring new products and services to market.

Marketing Department Benefits:
Planbox supports a unique Opportunity and Problem Discovery methodology integrated into a Design Thinking approach to help you find and develop winning ideas and extend an exceptional opportunity to your customers to collaborate creatively with your Marketing team, share their insights and contribute to your product strategy and design processes. The combination of visual workflows, stage-gate approach, and agile innovation ensures you integrate all your Problem / Opportunity Discovery and Design Thinking steps and actions with complete management, reporting, and analytics tools. Our AI and elastic search powered content search feature offers a systematic process to find valuable insights and key current market trends, and to leverage your strategic marketing campaigns to find the best customer profiles and identify new revenue opportunities.

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Markets

Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Features

Total features of Planbox Innovate: 30

  • API
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Approval Workflow
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Data Security
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Employee Communities
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Mind Maps
  • Polls/Voting
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Trend Analysis
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,9 /5
(24)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Michele V.
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2018/11/28

We use this tool for a few different reasons: 1) collecting ideas for collaboration - great for...

We use this tool for a few different reasons: 1) collecting ideas for collaboration - great for allowing threaded discussions with other users. 2) using the flash form has enabled users to use this tool for collecting ideas during various meetings and gives the opportunity for commenting on the ideas submitted. 3) Results Engine has proven useful for a few groups by putting their spreadsheets into this tool they can now run reports and see the information at a glance instead of scrolling through spreadsheet columns.

Pros

I like the fact that it is user friendly, it doesn't scare users to come in and submit ideas/comments or search for ideas. I also like the Results Engine module for the same user friendly experience, but with this it's so easy for the users to run reports that they can get their information how/when they need it. Also, the support team is quick to answer questions or problems.

Cons

I do not have any "cons" I've basically been able to manipulate Innovation Central and Results Engine to meet my companies needs and make it easy for the users.

It would be very nice if there could be standardized reports created, that would contain a company logo and updated information monthly, instead of having to export a spreadsheet monthly and manipulating it to run graphs.

Roy W.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

PlanBox has been an easy to use and effective tool to solicit, gather and track ideas.

Reviewed on 2017/07/27

Pros

1. The PlanBox software is easy to use from both an end-user perspective and an administrator's perspective.
2. Excellent value proposition.

Cons

1. Time consuming process to score challenge ideas. On average each idea took our users 2-3 minutes to score. When coupled with 75-100 submitted ideas, each person responsible for scoring a challenge idea can take between 2-4 hours of time on top of their day jobs.
Solution: A user interface listing each of the ideas and the respective scoring criteria along with a link to the idea to be scored would be most helpful in tabular format. Enhancing the Idea Manager feature to include more fields for selection, filtering and managing ideas would go a long way as a list view with links reduces the amount of user interface clicks/navigation.

2. Enhanced data visualization (e.g. control charts, sliders, etc.)

Response from Planbox

Thank you very much for your support.

Planbox offers two methods for evaluating ideas. 1) Idea Manager evaluation: Ideas are presented as line items are quickly evaluated based on up to 5 criterias such as popularity, alignment, cost, risk and potential value. The criteria for evaluation are configurable by a system admin based on your requirements. 2) Task-driven evaluation: You can setup one or more forms that are sent to and completed by designated reviewers. 

As a best practice, Planbox recommends a triaged approach. First, ideas are quickly evaluated by the challenge owner as a first pass using Idea Manager evaluation. Ideas that make it past initial screening can be discussed and explored in more detail using Task-driven evaluation. With Task-driven evaluation ideas can flow to multiple destinations depending on the idea category, type, and any other criteria you choose. The reviewer is presented with a different evaluation form based on the evaluation workflow you choose.

Johan V.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Flexible tool. Supportive company.

Reviewed on 2017/07/26

Pros

Planbox's tool is self-explanatory and easy to use. It also brings quite some flexibility and possibilities for customization. The fact that is white-labeled is great as well.

Cons

Planbox's tool features only limited built-in scoring and funneling features. As a result, scoring according to a matrix that reflects the company's overall strategy and focus areas is difficult.

Response from Planbox

Thank you very much for your wonderful support.

Planbox offers various voting methods. Please see https://www.planbox.com/resources/idea-management-voting-methods/ for more information. You can configure the system to use a different voting method at various stages of an idea workflow. Planbox also offers a quick configurable evaluation matrix using the Idea Manager feature that was just recently released..

Dr jeffrey S.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Crowdsourcing with Analytics

Reviewed on 2018/11/28

Pros

Innovation Central does exactly what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. If you're looking to solicit ideas from across your organization easily, manage the funnel of the best of those ideas (as picked by experts), and have people collaborate on those ideas, then you definitely should include Imaginatik's portal in your short list. The analytics and features for evaluating ideas are excellent.

Licensing really varies in this space: Innovation Central is licensed by "instance," or how many concurrent challenges you can run, and is independent of the number of users. This works for some and not for others, and Imaginatik will likely work with you to help you find the model that works best for your organization.

Customization of what it does -- as a crowdsourcing tool -- is good. It's not amazing but it doesn't pretend to be, either. There's only so much you can, or even *should* do with a SaaS tool; keep this in mind!

Cons

Expanding its use beyond what it is intended to do is very difficult. For example, if you'd also want to manage the running of a hackathon within the tool, that's not going to be an easy thing to do. You can manage portfolios of work, there is some blogging, and other features as well, which it does an 'adequate job' doing but nothing like the outstanding work and effort they've put into the crowdsourcing and analysis.

In other words: don't try to fit round pegs into the square hole.

Juliana G.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Planbox allows us to really manage our innovation pipeline and keep track of our innovation...

Reviewed on 2017/11/08

We have the ability to accelerate our innovation concept development process
Recognize our...

We have the ability to accelerate our innovation concept development process
Recognize our employees in the process
Help build a culture of innovation
Centralized innovation tool that is easy to manage new ideas and concepts

Pros

We love the flexibility of the solution along with capability of building a reward store within it to help recognize the innovation efforts our employees provide to improve the long term view of the company. We love its simplicity and the fact that we can operate Planbox in two languages, spanish and english. The team we work with provides great service and expertise, and helps us really get the best value out of our program. We have a very detailed process and one that is quite elaborate and Planbox was the only solution that would allow us to manage this effectively.
The support team always provides us with great help and advice to make sure we are optimal

Cons

We like a lot of what the solution has to offer, sometimes configuration changes may be a little more detailed to complete, but we have a very rigid process that requires a lot of touch points.

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Planbox Innovate offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$2,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Cloud and on-premise deployment option. $6/user/month for up to 250 users and discounted for higher volumes. Other incentives also available. Please call Planbox for more details.

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Planbox Innovate has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Planbox Innovate supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Planbox Innovate supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Planbox Innovate integrates with the following applications:

Agile Central, Facebook, Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce Platform, Twitter

Planbox Innovate offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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