SOURCE: Spigit

Spigit

May 03, 2011 08:02 ET

Spigit's Latest Product Release, Version 3.2, Enhances User Engagement and Fuels Productivity

Version 3.2 Enables Customers to Further Build Out Social Innovation Initiatives With Advanced Features and Functionality

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Spigit, the leader in social innovation management software, today announced the availability of Spigit version 3.2. The release, available to customers now, includes a number of new features focused around four strategic areas, including user experience, engaging productivity, social sense, and intelligent execution. Through crowdsourcing ideas and the feedback from current customers, Spigit has generated an impressive list of new business features that will break down silos via a cross-community idea recommendation engine, increase productivity with customizable community structures, and drive engagement through incentives using a new store auction feature.

"Through Spigit's powerful crowdsourcing capabilities, we have created a thriving community of innovation," stated Tom Blanda, Senior Executive, Oakland Raiders. "With the introduction of Spigit's unique idea job functionality, our communities are able to share the innovation workload, delivering higher value and more complete, innovation ideas to the Raiders' family. Our goal is to capture game-changing ideas as quickly and easily as possible, and Spigit allows us to do that."

With version 3.2, business users will be able to leverage a robust recommendation engine that automatically searches for ideas in which a user might be interested across multiple communities. Based on a number of factors, this capability makes it easier for users to contribute and fosters participation and communication across the organization and/or external sites. In addition, the incorporation of this unique tool will prove to be invaluable for users as they will now be able to direct their time and efforts on content that is most pertinent to them.

Companies are also able to further engage their employees using the store auction capabilities, which allow them to bid on items utilizing virtual currency in order to incent communities to participate and add valuable commentary. Moreover, the introduction of a new challenge automation feature eases the administration of conducting timed, centralized event challenges, eliminating difficult set-up and increasing challenge launch frequency. With a simple, easy way to extract focused business data, organizations are able to uncover the answers that they need quickly.

"Our goal is to create an intelligent and intuitive social innovation platform where our customers can easily develop engaging communities that drive results," says Lisa Purvis, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Research, Spigit. "With version 3.2, Spigit is continuing to break down the information silos within organizations and allows companies to leverage the collective intelligence of their internal teams and grow ideas across all of their communities. Our latest release is furthering this practice and broadening collaboration across the enterprise."

Additional Features and Functionality in Spigit Version 3.2:

  • Community hierarchy, search and attributes -- provide customized structure to your innovation community
  • "View Ideas" page usability improvements -- easily navigate, find, and interact with ideas via the ideas page to increase user productivity
  • Unsubscribe system -- notification emails now have greater configurability, reducing information overload
  • Printable idea versions -- now, users can print ideas and bring them along on-the-go
  • Cross-community search -- enables search for ideas and information across all communities and further broadens collaboration across the enterprise
  • Idea jobs -- community members can submit offers (via virtual currency) to recruit help building out their ideas. This feature significantly increases engagement through crowdsourcing and social participation.

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About Spigit
Spigit is the leading provider of social innovation 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: Overstock.com, AAA, Southwest Airlines, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named one of JMP Securities' 2011 "Hot 100" software companies and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit www.spigit.com or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

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