Viima

The most widely used innovation management software globally

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Viima Overview

What is Viima?

Viima is an idea and innovation management software that offers both SMEs and large enterprises a single platform from which to collect and develop employee, customer or partner ideas.

Viima supports an unlimited number of fully customizable ideation boards, each of which represents one ideation or innovation process, and comes out-of-the-box with single sign-on and custom access controls. With these boards, users can tackle many different idea management and innovation processes and campaigns simultaneously.

In order to keep users engaged and collect ideas effectively, Viima equips users with a uniquely visual interface. With Viima’s visual UI, users can gain quick insight into your ideas. This playful approach also helps create a pro-innovation culture within your organization.

Viima facilitates turning raw ideas into tangible innovations with the help of a plethora of tools, such as commenting, liking, sharing, evaluation and impact assessment.
By treating idea development as a social activity, Viima promotes transparency and encourages high levels of employee participation, which is key for any scaling the impact of innovation. Moreover, Viima includes a gamification feature designed to recognize, reward and motivate active contributors.

To further enhance user efficiency, Viima enables users to analyze their process, schedule automatic notifications and export data, as well as modify and customize their boards with a simple to use administration portal. Viima also has mobile apps to allow users to upload photos, note ideas or reply to comments conveniently on the move. The best ideas, after all, often don't come when you're tied to your desk.

Viima Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€0,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Viima offers a free Basic plan for up to 50 users and scales all the way to Global Fortune 500 companies.

Prices start from 5$/user/month, please see www.viima.com/pricing for more details.


Viima Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Media

Viima shows ideas in a uniquely visual and engaging way
Viima makes it easy to develop ideas with features like commenting and evaluation
Viima offers plenty of analytics to help you manage the ideation process
You can easily add ideas and submit photos on mobile whenever you're on the go.
Viima supports multiple different, simultaneous ideation and innovation processes with our board-based approach
Viima video Viima screenshot: Viima shows ideas in a uniquely visual and engaging way Viima screenshot: Viima makes it easy to develop ideas with features like commenting and evaluation Viima screenshot: Viima offers plenty of analytics to help you manage the ideation process Viima screenshot: You can easily add ideas and submit photos on mobile whenever you're on the go. Viima screenshot: Viima supports multiple different, simultaneous ideation and innovation processes with our board-based approach

Viima Reviews

Viima Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
16

Very good
4

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,9
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Teija L.

User friendly tool to help and speed up cooperation

Viima enabled us an inspiring start for cooperation between three large organisations and helped in involving over 1000 staff members to co-develop together.


Tanja K.

I've been really satisfied with Viima's intuitive and fun tool as well as with the proactive...

Great ideation tool for both the Company and for the customer relations outside the Company.


Helena M.

Easy functions, transparent innovation, easy to integrate, great people

More transparency in our ideation process and a fun way to suggest new ideas


Dr. lawrence P.

Using VIIMA for innovation proposal assessment in the NHS - UK

speed of process, visibility of decision making, stakeholder engagement


Mari S.

Viima is easy and fun to use. Intuitive, so there's no need for long manuals or training for...

This software supports our innovation process very well. In an organization such as our's, a product that is easy to use, with an intuitive user interface, is a must. This also makes it possible and easy to ideate together with our customers.


Teija L.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

User friendly tool to help and speed up cooperation

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

Viima enabled us an inspiring start for cooperation between three large organisations and helped in involving over 1000 staff members to co-develop together.

Pros

This tool enabled us a smooth start for close cooperation between three organisations. Easy to use and inspiring platform. Users are surprised by the nice graphics which differ from many other platforms. Main functionalities are well chosen and an overview of all topics is easy to get. Recent activities are easy to follow. Simple but powerful tool. Excellent customer service!

Cons

Some functionalities could be still developed e.g. drag and drop functionality would have been nice at some phases and functionality where the users "apply" to a certain idea could be located in the main view of an idea.

Response from Viima Solutions

Thank you for the review and the feedback! We'll definitely take your ideas into consideration in our future development.

Hope you keep enjoying to use Viima. If there's anything, please let us know!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tanja K.
Industry: Gambling & Casinos
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

I've been really satisfied with Viima's intuitive and fun tool as well as with the proactive support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

Great ideation tool for both the Company and for the customer relations outside the Company.

Pros

Viima's visual user interface has helped us to motivate our employees to participate into giving their own ideas and developing the ideas of others. The tool is so simple to use that none of our employees have needed user training even though we have people from various different background. Viima can also be used for several different purposes simultaneously (e.g. continuous ideation, idea challenges, developing the organizational culture etc.) and setting it up for new use cases is relly fast.

In Viima I can quickly see which ideas are the most important and what the status of the ideation funnel at any given moment. Viima's support has been very helpful on occasions that I've needed it, but mostly we've been able to use the software without any outside help.

Cons

Viima can send out notification emails to users on relevant occasions and these emails have only been available in English. But as I've understood, they are soon releasing support for customizing the emails into other languages as well (Finnish in our case).

Response from Viima Solutions

Thank you very much for the review, we really appreciate the feedback!

I'm glad to confirm that our latest update that was actually just released contains the support for fully customisable notification emails which allows our customers to freely write the content of the emails (in any language you wish to).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Helena M.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Easy functions, transparent innovation, easy to integrate, great people

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

More transparency in our ideation process and a fun way to suggest new ideas

Pros

Great idea to make innovating transparent and accessible for all. The UI is easy to use based on intuition and most features (idea process , categories etc) are defined by the user. The software is also easily integrated into Sharepoint and other sites / tools already in use in the company. This makes it easy to remind people Viima

Cons

Some of the features could still be developed, for example different colors for ideas in different phases of the ideation process. Right now they are all the same color. Also some reminders could be sent automatically, not just via email but also as text messages or as popups when people open Sharepoint (where we have integrated Viima). It is hard to get people to update the ideas, since the ideas are not designed to be updated and followed up in Viima. Maybe an integration with Trello, or a similar app would be ideal?

Response from Viima Solutions

Thanks for the review and the feedback Helena!

It is actually already possible to set the ideas on your Viima board to change color based on the phase of the ideation process that they're in.

We're also always improving our notifications and will continue to add more channels for receiving these, the latest of which is Yammer.

You are also correct in that Viima is not designed to be the place where information is stored as ideas are being implemented. Each company has specific requirements related to their business so while Viima is great for the ideation and concept phases of development, we always recommend using the project management tools you already have for that purpose. This way you'll get the best of both worlds! We're going to add integrations to the most common ones, such as Trello and JIRA, in the near future to provide you with a seamless flow of information so stay tuned!

We'll be in touch shortly to make sure you're able to get the most out of Viima!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Dr. lawrence P.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Using VIIMA for innovation proposal assessment in the NHS - UK

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

speed of process, visibility of decision making, stakeholder engagement

Pros

Absolutely transformed the way we go about communicating and assessing the proposals for innovative project funding we receive. Allows remote team assessment and agreement of actions immediately without meetings.
User experience and functionality is extremely straightforward. Great features for scoring ideas, sharing and general governance / admin / user access control. Customer support is simply superb, they email or call following any request or note within minutes. Absolutely recommended, these are reliable and serious people.

Cons

Mobile UI is excellent but not as advanced as desktop for now - could benefit from a few tweaks - this is not a negative criticism however as any software would receive reasonably subjective user feedback on elements of UX and functionality.

Response from Viima Solutions

Thank you for the review and the feedback, we really appreciate it! We're always working to make our app even better so we'll make sure to take these ideas for improving our mobile UI to our roadmap.

We hope you continue enjoying the use of Viima and if there's ever anything, you know how to reach us!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mari S.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Viima is easy and fun to use. Intuitive, so there's no need for long manuals or training for users.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/24
Review Source: Capterra

This software supports our innovation process very well. In an organization such as our's, a product that is easy to use, with an intuitive user interface, is a must. This also makes it possible and easy to ideate together with our customers.

Pros

Because software is easy to use, we can easily and flexibly utilize it for our co-creation and innovation purposes. Users are able to jump in and contribute when ever they have an idea or a problem that needs to be solved. Great tool for discussing different ideas and needs together with the organization and our customers.

Cons

For our purposes (ideation and discussion in the spirit of co-creation) this software fits well, but if you're in need of a software that deals more with the process and decision making you might need something heavier.

Response from Viima Solutions

Thank you for the review! We're glad to hear of your positive experiences with us so far. We'll work hard to make it even better in the future!

Regarding the support for a heavier decision-making process within the tool, that is something we've identified as a future development area and we'll be adding a number of new features to support these kinds of requirements without sacrificing the ease of use that is core for our software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
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Viima Pricing

Viima Pricing

Starting from
€0,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Viima offers a free Basic plan for up to 50 users and scales all the way to Global Fortune 500 companies.

Prices start from 5$/user/month, please see www.viima.com/pricing for more details.

Viima offers a free Basic plan for up to 50 users and scales all the way to Global Fortune 500 companies.

Prices start from 5$/user/month, please see www.viima.com/pricing for more details.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 20 user ratings
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Viima Features

Viima Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Viima

Additional information for Viima

Key features of Viima

  • Activity dashboard
  • Assignment management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Brainstorming
  • Categorizing
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Configuration management
  • Creator tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable categories
  • Data analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Email alerts
  • Email digest
  • Evaluation workflow
  • Flexible access control
  • Gamification
  • Hashtags
  • Idea Archives
  • Idea boards
  • Idea campaign management
  • Idea ranking
  • Ideation
  • Import /Export Data
  • Mentioning
  • Microsoft AD integration
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile version
  • Project tracking
  • REST API
  • Real time analytics
  • Single Sign On
  • Social media integration
  • Status tracking
  • Third party integration
  • Upload videos, images & other attachments
  • Visual user interface

Benefits

  • Viima offers an unlimited amount of ideation boards, allowing users to target different audiences and support multiple innovation processes simultaneously.

  • Viima has mobile apps that enable users to add ideas, upload images or join a conversation easily on the move.

  • Viima supports a wide range of tools that can used to develop ideas, such as liking, commenting, evaluating, and sharing ideas as well as mentioning users.

  • Viima has built-in integrations both to single sign-on with services like Office 365 and Google G Suite, granting users quick and secure access to the application, as well as to tools like Microsoft Teams and JIRA that provide seamless workflows in your organization.

  • Viima can be taken into use in minutes and is extremely easy to use and adapt to your existing processes.

  • Viima FAQs

    Viima FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Viima.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Viima offer?

    Viima offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €0,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Viima offers a free Basic plan for up to 50 users and scales all the way to Global Fortune 500 companies. Prices start from 5$/user/month, please see www.viima.com/pricing for more details.

    Q. What are the main features of Viima?

    Viima offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • Assignment management
    • Automatic notifications
    • Brainstorming
    • Categorizing
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Configuration management
    • Creator tracking
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable categories
    • Data analytics
    • Data visualization
    • Email alerts
    • Email digest
    • Evaluation workflow
    • Flexible access control
    • Gamification
    • Hashtags
    • Idea Archives
    • Idea boards
    • Idea campaign management
    • Idea ranking
    • Ideation
    • Import /Export Data
    • Mentioning
    • Microsoft AD integration
    • Mobile Apps
    • Mobile version
    • Project tracking
    • REST API
    • Real time analytics
    • Single Sign On
    • Social media integration
    • Status tracking
    • Third party integration
    • Upload videos, images & other attachments
    • Visual user interface

    Q. Who are the typical users of Viima?

    Viima has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Viima support?

    Viima supports the following languages:

    English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Viima offer?

    Viima has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Viima support mobile devices?

    Viima supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Viima integrate with?

    Viima integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook, Google Docs, Jira, LinkedIn, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Twitter, Yammer

    Q. What level of support does Viima offer?

    Viima offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials