SOURCE: Mindjet

Mindjet

October 01, 2013 09:08 ET

Mindjet Announces the Next Generation of Spigit Engage, Launching First Personal Innovation Hub to Accelerate Results

Latest Innovation Management Release Adds Powerful, Intelligent Social Features, Providing a Deeply Personal Experience to Optimize Business Outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - Mindjet, the leading innovation management and collaborative project management platform, today announced the new release of Spigit Engage. Loaded with purposeful social features, the newest version of Spigit Engage better connects employees to innovation programs for stronger business outcomes.

Mindjet's latest release features powerful new ways to work including a personal innovation hub where users can get a single view of all activity, open challenges and trending ideas. A new activity stream that allows users to interact with ideas across company-wide innovation initiatives and a unified inbox collects and displays all private messages, social @mentions and assigned tasks.

"Our research shows that the #1 issue CEOs face today is innovation. Offerings such as the new Spigit Engage helps enterprises find the best ideas and takes them through to execution -- a huge advantage for companies looking to leapfrog the competition," said Jim Lundy, CEO and Principal Analyst at Aragon Research. "The personal innovation hub in Spigit Engage helps surface opportunities that are highly relevant for businesses."

New features in Spigit Engage

  • Personal Innovation Hub: Employees remain more engaged when innovation is a fundamental part of the culture and part of everyone's job. Their ideas lead to visible outcomes that would not otherwise have been possible -- reinforcing and motivating continued participation. The Personal Innovation Hub has been built to make innovation relevant to each employee, increasing participation in "challenges" and providing a wider net of ideas. With more ideas in the pipeline, companies receive more positive outcomes. The personal innovation hub includes:
    • Activity Streams: Rather than a stream of discussions on stray topics, the activity stream surfaces ideas being submitted across the organization via proposed challenges. Participating in discussions, votes, evaluations and reviews are possible with a single click in the stream.
    • Unified inbox: Everything comes together in a single view: private messages, social @mentions and notifications of tasks that are assigned to individuals as part of the business workflow.
    • Additional features: Employees can monitor trending ideas and open challenges in a "challenge carousel." Also included is Section 508 Compliance for product accessibility and updated mobile apps on the App Store™ and Google Play®.

"The newest version of Spigit Engage introduces key features focused on driving higher participation within company-wide innovation initiatives," said Scott Raskin, CEO of Mindjet. "Spigit Engage and MindManager are the most powerful product launches in our company's history and point the way towards a complete business innovation solution that yields superior business results."

Mindjet merged with Spigit, the leading innovation management platform, in mid-September to create the first business platform that effectively manages innovation from idea creation to opportunity selection to project completion.

Learn more about Spigit Engage here.

About Mindjet

Mindjet provides the first software platform to drive repeatable business innovation. 

Mindjet enables the world's leading brands to manage innovation from idea creation to opportunity selection to project completion. Mindjet's project-based collaboration suite, MindManager and ProjectDirector combined with Spigit's Innovation Platform Spigit Engage, are used by millions of users and over 83 percent of the Fortune 100™ to build cultures of innovation.

Businesses can use crowdsourcing, mind mapping, big data analytics and game mechanics technology to surface and develop the very best ideas, and then bring those ideas to market with a purpose-driven project management suite.

Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia.

For more information, visit www.mindjet.com and www.spigit.com.

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