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

Category ideajam idea management ideation solution api features lotus connections

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.


Integrating IdeaJam with Lotus Connections

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We just published a document which reviews the integration points that IdeaJam has with Lotus Connections. Lotus Connections can surface IdeaJam ideas using the IdeaJam Lotus Connections iWidget, a vast array of RSS feeds and via the Lotus Connections Business Card. These same features are also available for Microsoft Sharepoint.

More on Elguji's Documents page >


Introducing IQJam 1.1 (Spring '10)

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In a few weeks Elguji will be launching a new version of it's question and answer social software IQJam. In this release customers will have some really cool new features that they have been asking us for. They are:
  • - Attachments can now be added to answers
  • - Added IBM Lotus Connections Business Card integration for views, questions and answers
  • - Added a new Web Service - "securityservice" which will return the security key for a user when you pass in their username and password
  • - We now support language localization at the user level
  • - Every piece of static text in IQJam can be changed from the language localization administration screen
  • - Added new button to mark an unanswered question as closed (i.e. not relevant any more)
We also fixed the following bugs:
  • - Fixed layout of email body sent when a new answer is added
  • - Fixed display of "Experts" when changing the view filter on an IQSubSpace
  • - Changed name of questions web service to "questionsservice" due to naming conflict with a view
  • - Added extra error handling to JSON API search agent
We are very proud of IQJam and are extremely pleased with it's success in the markeplace as the only full-featured question and answer social software for the IBM Lotus social software market.


Integrating Lotus Connections with IQJam

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Earlier this week Steve Castledine and Niklas Heidloff released an XPages Custom Control for easily adding Lotus Connections Business Card functionality into your applications.. Below is a demo of the Lotus Business Card functionality using the control in a forthcoming version of IQJam. The demo shows how we have integrated IQJam with the BleedYellow.com Lotus Connections site.


Synch.rono.us blog: Have ideas for Lotus Connections?

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Check out Suzanne Minassian's post on the Synch.rono.us blog about Idea Jam:

If you haven't seen IdeaJam, you should definitely check it out. IdeaJam is an application which lets you enter in new ideas for Lotus products, vote on them, and comment on them. There is a category dedicated to Lotus Connections, which means if you have ideas for Connections, here is where to put them. Other people can vote you up (or down!) in points, and you may even generate some interesting discussion or debate on a feature! What's even most helpful to us on the product team is that we can view the most highly rated features and use that to help us set priorities on what we're building.So, I've added the Connections category to my feedreader, and I'm going to be checking in to see what you want (or don't want!) from Connections. Help us by telling us your ideas!

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