Open Innovation Software

Innovation can come from anywhere. Are you ready to harness it?

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Harness the full potential of innovation without boundaries.

Open innovation is primarily a mindset of being open to external ideas, as well as to allow good ideas to be brought to market outside the company when it makes more sense. By embracing the mindset, you can harness the full innovation potential in your field. To succeed, you should adopt a systematic approach.

Capturing the ideas your employees, customers, partners and other stakeholders hold is the key to more innovation.
Raw ideas always need a bit of work. The right process and help from the right people allow you make the most out of them.
Choosing the right ideas can be tricky. The right tools help you make better decisions consistently and choose which ones to keep and which ones to give away.
Analyzing your open innovation process helps you bring clarity to the fuzziness and to identify where value is created and constantly get better at it.

How it works

You ask your stakeholders for ideas on, for example, new business opportunities in your value network
One of your partners submits a new idea she thinks could help your mutual customers
Your analyst attaches a business case calculation to the idea and notifies the manager of the unit
The manager evaluates the idea and recognizes that this idea could turn into a profitable new product
The manager drafts a plan and assigns Ben to assemble a team to start implementing it
Ben implements the idea and it saves an extra $3M annually between you and the partner

The result? More innovation.

By having a systematic approach to collecting and managing ideas from a variety of sources, you'll be able to get more insights.

Those insights help you make better decisions and ultimately allow you to make more innovation happen. What's more, the process also helps you build a more open-minded and innovative culture.

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Open vs. closed innovation

Viima is the best way to turn ideas into innovations.

A great open innovation software is simple and easy to use, yet versatile enough to work with the different audiences of even the largest organizations. With Viima, you get the best of both worlds: ease-of-use and competitive pricing combined with enterprise-grade flexibility and reliability.


The more ideas you collect from different groups of people, the better prepared you are to progress the right ones. We've made it super easy for you to collect ideas from multiple different audiences so that you never have to miss one again.
People love using Viima
Our uniquely fun and playful approach to ideation is guaranteed to get people's creative juices flowing.
Effortless management
Viima makes your job easy so that you can focus on what matters: innovation. For example, ideas are categorized and the right people will automatically be notified.
Boards make it flexible
You can easily engage employees, customers and other stakeholders in ideation with different Viima boards. You choose the theme and decide who gets to see and what.
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We know that ideas are just the beginning. Viima supports you throughout your journey to turn those ideas into innovations.
Model your own process
A systematic process is one of the keys to long-term innovation success. Viima allows you to freely define your own process, no matter what it's like.
Engage the right people
Viima helps you turn rough ideas into solid concepts with powerful discussion features such as mentioning specific people and adding attachments.
Responsibility → Progress
Shared responsibility often means no responsibility. Viima helps you make sure that it's always someone's job to progress every idea.
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Idea selection is one of the most important phase in the innovation process as 70% of total costs are locked in at this point.  To get it right, you need a solid process and the right tools.
Flexible evaluation system
Viima provides a flexible engine for evaluating ideas: choose your own metrics and pick the right people to rate the ideas on them.
Automated idea scoring
Evaluations are automatically used to calculate a Viima score for every idea, which can be used to help prioritize the ideas.
Powerful visualization options
Our powerful visualization tools help you make informed decisions without taking too much time doing so.
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The best innovators are constantly looking to get better. We provide you with tools that help you analyze and understand your open innovation process better.
Overview of current status
Our analytics provide you with an overview of where you are, and which direction you're headed towards, at a glance.
Fix your bottlenecks
Every process has bottlenecks. We help you identify the ones in your open innovation process so that you can address them.
Spot trends in your data
With a systematic process for open innovation, you'll be able to spot trends and identify areas worth investigating in more detail.
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What our customers are saying

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The use of Viima helped us start a process of open innovation within our organization very quickly. The user-friendly interface is a must-have to make these types of initiatives successful. Viima allows us to collaborate directly with the users and gives us a lot of flexibility for starting new projects.

This solution, supported by its accommodating and proactive team, helps us to innovate in a new way and promote the ideas of our most creative collaborators. For all these reasons, I personally recommend Viima to companies that want to launch an open innovation program and get results quickly.
Alex Demaegdt
Bureau Veritas
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Working with the Viima team has been excellent. We now use Viima every day for our innovation application management and evaluation.

This is a truly professional outfit with a solution that is flexible, straightforward and immediately implementable. The Viima stakeholders understand client service and are constantly on the ball. Highly recommended!
Dr. Lawrence P. Petalidis

Viima is free for an unlimited number of users

It takes just minutes to get started with Viima. We've also made it completely free so that you can join the thousands of organizations already using Viima and see the benefits for yourself.

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Looking for more than software?

While customers have rated our innovation software as the best in the world for three years in a row, we know there's more to innovation than just having great software.

So, to help companies everywhere succeed in making more innovation happen, we've launched our new Online Innovation Coaching Program, The Innovation System. It comes with an online course, tools, templates, frameworks, 1-on-1 coaching, and our unique full innovation guarantee. If you don't make more innovation happen, we'll refund 100% of your purchase.

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