01/22/2012

Elguji named a Finalist in the IBM Collaboration Solutions 2012 Awards

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IdeaJam idea and innovation management software

At the annual IBM Lotusphere event held last week in Orlando, Florida, Elguji's IdeaJam idea management software was recognized as a Finalist in the "Innovation in Social Business Application Development Utilizing the Social Business Framework" during the Opening General Session. This award recognizes ISV's who:

Provide the best solution for an exceptional Web or "Work Social" experience utilizing IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) products, and/or the IBM Web Experience software solutions including the application development tools. The offering must leverage new technology innovations such as the Social Business Toolkit, or XPages Extension Library, Web Experience Factory builders, and Mobile Controls. Submissions for this award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to address a specific business need by:
  • Enabling interactions with customers or employees through online social networks (on-premise, cloud, or public social network sites)
  • Enhancing situational awareness through analysis of social data, or
  • Supporting contextual collaboration by integrating social capabilities into existing or new business applications leveraging OpenSocial gadgets and creating an embedded experience


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IdeaJam has also earned Elguji many other IBM/Lotus awards since it's launch in 2008:
  • 2009 Lotus CTO Innovation Award
  • 2009 Lotus Breakout Technology Award
  • Lotusphere 2009 Best of Product Showcase Finalist Award
  • 2009 IBM Beacon Award Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus Software Award
  • Finalist 2010 IBM Beacon Award Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus Software
  • Finalist 2010 Best TOTAL Lotus Collaboration Solution Award
  • Finalist 2010 Best End-User Solution Award
Congratulations to the Trilog Group for winning the award and to SCSK Corpoation for also being named a Finalist.

01/10/2011

A sneak peak at IdeaJam V1.9 - Idea and Innovation Management Software

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IdeaJam idea and innovation management software

We thought we would give you a sneak peak at some of the great new features coming in version 1.9 of our IdeaJam idea management and innovation software.
  • An IdeaJam can be switched into "read/view only mode" so that the audience can view ideas, votes and comments but are unable to create new content.
  • An IdeaJam can be set to automatically switch into "read/view mode" on a specified date.
  • When viewing an idea a new chart is available on an idea which shows recent activity against the idea including votes, comments and more.
  • A new role which prohibits participants from creating ideas while allowing the to vote and comment.
  • A new role which prohibits participants from creating comments.
  • A new sidebar widget which displays the list of IdeaSpaces (categories).
  • Participant reputation scores and badges.
  • A new "Moderator" role which allows moderation of all idea spaces without giving them "full admin" rights.
  • Tooltips for voting labels.
  • Month names are now displayed in the local language when viewing ideas and comments.
  • Support for multiple configurable static content pages has been added.
  • Individual charts on the Statistics page can be enabled or disabled.
  • ...and more
Want to learn more about IdeaJam? Start here >

06/09/2009

IBM Recognizes Elguji Software, LLC for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

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Media Contact
Gayle Elgort
+1 (360) 450-5022
gayle.elgort@elguji.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IBM Recognizes Elguji Software, LLC for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

VANCOUVER, WA – JUNE 9, 2009 – Elguji Software, LLC was named winner of the award for Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus® Software in the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards competition. Elguji’s IdeaJam software was awarded this prestigious award for delivering outstanding value and innovative approaches to helping clients address unique business challenges.

“We are very proud to have won an IBM Beacon Award this year,” says Gayle Elgort, President of Elguji Software. "We are thrilled to see more and more companies around the globe using our idea management and innovation software to change the way they do business - all of this in a tough economic environment.”

The IBM Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s PartnerWorld program, which provides industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to IBM global Business Partners.  Members of IBM PartnerWorld benefit from global marketing and technical enablement initiatives to drive new revenue and market opportunities through the delivery of innovative business solutions.  

“We use IdeaJam as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to support online collaborative events for our clients." says Kate Morrison, Principal, Vulture Street Innovation Software & Services, Brisbane, Australia. "The well-thought-out design of IdeaJam means we can use it to facilitate idea generation, voting and discussion for groups ranging from hands-on engineers to arts and humanities scholars. It really is a flexible and powerful tool for groups of any kind, and the Elguji team provide an excellent level of customer service and support.”

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize excellence in the development and delivery of solutions and services that Business Partners deliver to clients around the world.  More than 340 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in the 22 award categories.

"IBM is dedicated to helping our global Business Partners deliver innovative solutions that enable our joint clients transform their business operations," said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partner Organization.  "Elguji was recognized in the Innovative Collaboration Solution with Lotus® Software category based on their technology leadership and commitment to delivering customer value.  This award is a testament to their commitment to delivering on IBM's smarter planet vision."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including descriptions of the winning entries and details about the finalists, please visit http://www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/pwhome.nsf/weblook/2009_awards.html.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

About Elguji Software, LLC

Elguji Software, LLC, is a member of IBM PartnerWorld located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Elguji specializes in Web 2.0 and social networking software development. Visit http://www.elguji.com for more information.

With Elguji Software's IdeaJam, customers can:

- Collect ideas from employees on cutting costs, new products/services and new work processes
- Solicit feedback and suggestions from employees, customers and partners
- Run innovation contests and competitions
- Gather and manage feedback on new product features and services
- Use the power of "crowd sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top
- Solicit immediate input from employees at any level and from any organization quickly and easily

IBM and Lotus are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. IdeaJam is a trademark of Elguji Software, LLC.

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