SOURCE: Spigit


December 16, 2010 08:02 ET

Spigit Adds Impressive List of New Innovation Services Capabilities

Customers Now Have Access to Leading Edge Innovation Services Offerings That Complement and Enhance Spigit's Industry Leading Innovation Platform

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Spigit, the leader in purpose-built innovation management software, today announced that it is now offering an extensive line of new services focused on ensuring clients create successful innovation communities. Utilizing top innovation professionals from around the world, Spigit's innovation services help corporate executives plan, govern, maintain and execute world-class innovation programs.

"We are very excited to provide our clients with an outstanding team of innovation process experts, thought leaders, and collaboration strategists dedicated to creating powerful and engaging ideation communities," says Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Co-Founder of Spigit. "Through our extensive set of services offerings, organizations now have the ability to dramatically enhance the way they achieve innovation success."

Spigit understands that successful innovation programs require the expert blending of three main ingredients: people, process, and technology in order to harness the social network of an organization and realize the immense value of the network. Now through Spigit Services, the company will provide a comprehensive solution that incorporates superior innovation and collaboration strategy, process expertise, support, and design and development professional services. Spigit's professional services give clients access to leading-edge best practices and thought leadership that complements and enhances their investment in Spigit software. 

The team has created a new bundle of services offerings including:

Strategy and Process Consulting -- These services are for clients needing assistance in initiating and governing innovation programs, and include innovation strategy development and alignment, innovation process and community architecture, innovation playbook development, and executive leadership mentorship programs to provide support for developing innovation executives.

Community Management and Design Services -- Provides services to configure and design the best possible community sites to support the strategic imperatives of Spigit clients. These services include help in the configuration, administration, and visual branding of individual client communities. In addition, we have extended the base-level community management services included as part of the standard subscription price to include more focused help, and also full time community management to help customers enhance their Spigit implementations on an ongoing basis. 

Innovation-As-A-Service -- Spigit has introduced a comprehensive program designed to provide clients with immediate access to the expertise they require in order to start, build, and manage a comprehensive innovation program. These programs are designed to get clients up and running without having to commit full time resources up front, or to act as interim management while they get their internal resources up to speed. 

These new programs augment Spigit's existing "Springboard" program, which is a low-cost workshop session designed to help clients design and launch successful pilot programs. Spigit experts collaborate with clients to work through the initial design aspects and goal identification process of an innovation program's crucial first "kick off" event. 

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to harness the social capital within. Our technologies are used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including: Pfizer, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Allstate, AAA, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit

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