Ideation works best when new ideas are shared in the context of actual projects. We at Viima believe that everyone should get their voice heard and ideas noticed effortlessly. People are using different collaboration tools to manage their innovation projects but few are able to unlock the full value of innovation with separate systems. Microsoft provides several useful team collaboration tools, but its ecosystem is missing an integrated idea management system for Office 365 ideation.
Different teams should always leverage their knowledge by using the best possible tool for each purpose, and we strongly believe that Viima is the best tool out there for managing ideas. We offer Microsoft Office 365 users a smooth user experience that integrates with your favorite Office 365 productivity tools, such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Yammer.
Access all of your apps in one place and enhance the information flow between your most used applications by integrating Viima with Office 365.
Recognize and respond to new ideas even faster by adding Viima to Office 365’s app launcher either as a custom tile or through the AppSource and Azure AD marketplaces.
The custom tile only needs to be added once for an organization by an admin user. After it has been added, other Office 365 users can see it in their app launcher menus. You can navigate to your organization's app launcher through Office Portal.
Memorizing multiple credentials is difficult and time consuming. People tend to keep their passwords in non-encrypted places, which can lead to several security risks.
Luckily, Viima supports the use of Microsoft Azure AD and Microsoft AD On-Premise as Identity Providers out-of-the-box. Enabling the use of Office 365 accounts for identifying users and granting them Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities, is available for all Viima subscription plans, including our free plan. Activating Office 365 SSO can be done with just a few simple clicks since all paid Office 365 subscriptions include a free subscription to Azure AD.
In addition, you can use Office 365's built in 2-factor authentication for improved security. Once you have signed in, there is no need to re-authenticate and you are able to access all of the applications at once.
A great company culture is built through concrete actions. Making innovation a part of organization's strategy strengthens a more innovative, effective and productive company culture, increasing both growth and competitive advantage.
Aspire for organizational excellence by promoting a culture of continuous improvements. Communicating to employees that their ideas and expertise is trusted eventually leads to higher employee engagement and job satisfaction.
Finding new revenue streams is essential to evolving and growing business. With Viima, you'll gather real-time ideas which help you improve your current services, and makes you discover new business models.
SharePoint, a cloud-based document management solution keeps all of your most important ideas in one place. Viima integrates seamlessly with SharePoint and you can embed your Viima board to SharePoint to add visibility for your board and to boost engagement within the whole organization.
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With Microsoft Yammer, you are able to collaborate and stay connected with your network and colleagues anytime anywhere. Integrate Viima with Yammer and get real-time notifications about the latest ideas and updates to your Yammer feed.
Take your teamwork to the next level by integrating Viima with Microsoft Teams collaboration tool. You and your team have an access to your daily applications in one place.
Sharing and communicating ideas with internal and external stakeholders has never been easier!
Capturing the collective intelligence and the best ideas in your organization is more likely to succeed when you keep in mind the following aspects:
Align ideation goals with strategic goals and processes
The fist step towards a successful ideation process is to define what wants to be achieved. Focus on the most important and align your goals with the organization's strategic goals and already existing processes.
Remove unnecessary barriers
Ideation should not be tied to time or place. The best ideas come when you least expect it, and the right technology allows you and your team to capture the best ideas anytime, anywhere.
Choose the right technology
The right ideation management tool integrates seamlessly with your existing technologies. In addition, it should be visually appealing, customizable, fun and easy to use.
Building trust and fostering friendships helps you to unlock the full value of ideation. Open communication makes people feel respected and appreciated, which results in more innovative company culture.
Engage all stakeholders
Keep your employees and most important stakeholders engaged in a continuous ideation process by constantly optimizing the way you work and providing them with a unified user experience.
Give quick feedback
Quick and effective feedback keeps your team happy and motivated to work towards common goals. Idea evaluation helps you to learn and make the best decisions at each stage of the ideation process.
Inviting partners to your collaborative innovation process is fun and exiting. With Viima, you will keep the conversation going, making sure all the best ideas are visible for everybody. Good open innovation platforms increase both speed and quality of the process. Engaging your ecosystem in innovation can yield sustainable competitive advantage by bringing you novel ideas and early feedback.
Viima has successfully enabled many companies to innovate with their external partners. The software gives you a clear place for all discussion related to open innovation. Using Viima is effortless even if the participants would come from different organizations or continents: you can access the ideas real-time anywhere. Viima's integration with Microsoft Office 365 allows a single point of access for the people involved. Integrate Viima with Microsoft Office 365 applications for enhanced flow of information between all the applications.
When you are starting to use a new ideation software, we always recommend you start with a pilot. Piloting helps you to test your assumptions and processes around the tool, as well as the software itself. In addition, a well planned pilot provides you with concrete progress towards your goals and allows you to see how the tool works in real life. This way you can identify some of the unforeseen issues and make further improvements based on the pilot.
Want to succeed in you ideation software pilot but don't know where to begin? Don't worry! We have written a simple but useful guide that helps you to get started. Our free guide provides you with a simple checklist to use as a reference when planning your pilot!