Viima

The most widely used innovation management software globally

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

€5,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Viima

  • 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.

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    Business size

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    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Åland Islands, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong SAR China, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Japan, South Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    €5,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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

    Total features of Viima: 65

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Workflow
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Brainstorming
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Categories
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Security
    • Data Visualization
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Evaluation Management
    • Feedback Management
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Gamification
    • Idea Ranking
    • Ideation
    • Innovation Management
    • Mind Maps
    • Mobile Access
    • Polls/Voting
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritization
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Media Integration
    • Status Tracking
    • Strategic Planning
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Trend Analysis
    • Visual Analytics
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,9 /5
    (27)
    Value for Money
    4,7/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,9/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Teija L.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    User friendly tool to help and speed up cooperation

    Reviewed on 2017/12/21

    Viima enabled us an inspiring start for cooperation between three large organisations and helped in...

    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!

    Carla S.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    User friendly and easy to set up

    Reviewed on 2021/05/25

    It has been a very good experience so far, I've got a great support from Viima and have managed to...

    It has been a very good experience so far, I've got a great support from Viima and have managed to make our Innovation Hub look very close to what we had envisaged.

    Pros

    It is easy to set up and easy to use both from an admin and from an user perspective. It is very clean and pleasant to look at and it's very intuitive. Adding ideas is quite easy and it has all the features we were looking for in terms of filtering ideas and engaging with ideas.

    Cons

    Some features can't really be customised. An example is the Impact assessment of the idea, which contains monetary/qualitative metrics only. The good thing is that due to Viima's good customer service, they always help us find a way around what doesn't suit us.

    Alternatives Considered

    HYPE Innovation, Idea Drop and Brightidea

    Reasons for Switching to Viima

    I found it more user friendly and cleaner, with the exact features that I was looking for.

    Response from Viima Solutions

    Thank you for the review Carla! Glad to hear that you've enjoyed using Viima.

    We're always looking to improve Viima's ability to adapt to different customer needs, and customization of our features is a big priority for us.

    May we ask what kind of impact assessments you are looking for so that we can add them to the tool?

    Helena M.
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017/09/29

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

    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!

    David R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Hervorragende Mittel zur Gewinnung, Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Innovationen im Unternehmen

    Reviewed on 2021/12/06

    Wir haben Viima im Oktober im Unternehmen eingeführt, um unsere Ideen zu verwalten und unsere...

    Wir haben Viima im Oktober im Unternehmen eingeführt, um unsere Ideen zu verwalten und unsere Innovationsprozesse im Auge zu behalten, und seitdem haben wir bereits von der Umsetzung von Änderungen und Innovationen in den internen Prozessen unseres Unternehmens profitiert.

    Pros

    Viima bietet die Möglichkeit, Ideen von allen Mitgliedern der Organisation zu erhalten, sie dann zu bewerten, zu kommentieren, zu gruppieren und zu klassifizieren, bevor sie umgesetzt werden. Die Integration all dieser Optionen in eine einzige Schnittstelle, auf die alle Mitarbeiter mit Zugang zur Anwendung zugreifen können und von der aus bestimmte Administratoren diese Ideen klassifizieren, zusammenführen und genehmigen/ablehnen können, ist die ideale Lösung für das Innovationsmanagement im Unternehmen.
    Die Möglichkeit, aus den bewerteten Ideen Analysen zu extrahieren, um eine globale Perspektive auf den Erfolg der innovativen Prozesse im Unternehmen zu erhalten, ist das i-Tüpfelchen dieser Software.

    Cons

    Es wäre wünschenswert, zusätzliche Funktionen in die Viima-Analytik einzubauen, um den Gewinn, der durch jede der umgesetzten Ideen erzielt wurde, genauer messen zu können.

    Response from Viima Solutions

    Thanks for the review David, we're glad to see you've found a lot of value from using Viima.

    Regarding your wish to track the profit from each of the implemented ideas, you may want to take a look at our "Business Impact Assessment" feature, as that's exactly what is was designed for.

    With it, you can track data for each idea separately, but also analyze the ROI for your entire portfolio. If you have questions, please contact our support and we'd be happy to help you get started with that, or you can also visit our Knowledge Base for practical guides on the topic!

    Natasha R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to use ideation tool for all staff

    Reviewed on 2021/11/04

    This is an easy-to-manage tool for ideation and innovation. Easily customisable and incredibly...

    This is an easy-to-manage tool for ideation and innovation. Easily customisable and incredibly collaborative.

    Pros

    Visually, our staff love this tool and the conversations that happen within an idea. It allows us to discover new pain points that may have been previously missed. Super easy to launch and use.
    Being able to create multiple boards has help smaller teams run internal hack events.

    Cons

    As the VIIMA team are constantly iterating new features are being released regularly. I love a 'next review date' but that is the project manager in me and not essential.

    Response from Viima Solutions

    Thanks for the review Natasha! We are actually bringing custom date fields to the software in our next update so from then on, you can keep track of that review date!

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    Viima FAQs

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    Viima offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €5,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Viima offers a free Basic plan for an unlimited number of users and scales all the way to Global Fortune 500 companies. Most customers opt for our generous Unlimited Plan, which offers customers access to all features for an unlimited number of users, both employees and customers, at a highly affordable rate of $1799/month. Prices start from 5$/user/month, please see www.viima.com/pricing for more details.

    Viima has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Viima supports the following languages:

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

    Viima supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Viima integrates with the following applications:

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

    Viima offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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