09/13/2010

Elguji's Innovation Continues - Introducing a Brand New Version of IdeaJam

Category ideajam idea management ideation solution api features lotus connections
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Today we are announcing the availability of our latest release of our IdeaJam idea management software. Version 1.8 introduces new features that will benefit companies in many ways. Here is a quick run down of what’s new and improved:

Idea Linking

IdeaJam now supports the linking of “multiple” ideas together and also allows ideas from other IdeaSpaces to be linked to one another. Previously you could only link a single idea to another idea.

The IdeaJam API

A set of 14 web services and JSON API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow developers to easily interact and extend IdeaJam programmatically. More information on the IdeaJam API coming in another blog post.

Lotus Connections Business Card Integration

IdeaJam now provides Lotus Business Card integration which allows users to click on a persons name to see their Lotus Connections business card. This feature can be turned on or off by the IdeaJam Administrator.

Comment Moderation

IdeaJam participants can now modify comments that they have entered in IdeaJam. Comments can be modified within fifteen minutes after they have been entered.
  • IdeaSpace and IdeaJam Administrators can now moderate comments by either deleting or modifying them.
  • The name of the person and date the comment was deleted is displayed where the comment was removed.
  • When a comment has been modified the word “Modified” is added to the comment.
Other New Features
  • New Top Innovators iWidget for Lotus Connections.
  • New “Suggested Tags” feature makes it easy for participants to tag ideas.
  • The “What’s Hot” list of ideas can now be selectively displayed in the side bar.
  • Tag selection has been improved by using a drop down list of tags for a participant to select from.
IdeaJam V1.8 is available immediately for download to all Elguji IdeaJam customers on software maintenance and can download IdeaJam here.

What People are Doing with IdeaJam:
  • Collecting ideas from employees on cutting costs.
  • Soliciting feedback and suggestions from employees, partners and customers.
  • Running innovation contests and competitions.
  • Validating concepts.
  • Using the power of "crowd-sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top.
  • And much more.
Download the IdeaJam V1.8 New and Notable Features PDF.

08/16/2010

Now Available: "The Social Software Platform You Already Own" Position Paper

QuickImage Category lotus notes domino wiki blog innovation idea management open source openntf social bookmarking social media
Large enterprises are quickly learning to be more "social."  Just about every organization has a Facebook page and a Twitter account (if not multiples of each).  Now many of them are looking to take their social media initiatives to that proverbial, "next level."

They want to be able to have a much more intimate relationship with their customers, potential customers as well as their own employees.  For example, getting their input on a new product or service; seeking ideas for ways to improve an existing product or service; etc.  Internally, senior management may look to promote a more open work environment and foster honest discussions about company initiatives. 

Just the thought of such an undertaking evokes thoughts of an army of silicon valley "social media consultants," countless hours of work and of course a consulting bill to rival the national debt.

The solution for many companies, especially those with an investment in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino could be quite easy, painless, and cost about as much as a few executive briefing from some of the major consulting houses.

Elguji Software has just published a brief paper entitled, "The Social Software Platform Your Already Own." 

In it, Elguji President and CEO Bruce Elgort outlines how a company's existing IBM Lotus Notes and Domino groupware collaboration platform can be easily transformed into a social media ecosystem that tightly integrate your customer's ideas with your company's infrastructure.

"The Social Software Platform You Already Own" paper can be downloaded at no charge here.

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