02-27-2012 03:57 AM CET - IT, New Media & Software
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Telligent adds Ideation and Innovation Management

Press release from: Telligent
PR Agency: Power Public Relations
Telligent, a leader in social community software, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement to deliver and support an ideation and innovation management solution for customers called InnovationCast™.
Innovation is a growing priority for many companies. According to the Boston Consulting Senior Executive Innovation Survey, approximately three-fourths of survey respondents stated that innovation is one of their company’s top three priorities. Companies are putting their closed innovation mentality and methods in the rear-view mirror and moving forward with more collaborative methods that deliver value faster back to the organization.
InnovationCast addresses the entire innovation cycle, from harvesting ideas to implementing them. It is the only ideation and innovation management solution built on top of an enterprise-grade platform for social collaboration. It takes ideation to the next level, not only with social media applications, but also with a full project management toolset to transform an organization’s ideas into business value, all with an award-winning user experience.
Available InnovationCast options include:
• InnovationCast Ideation – supports ideation with an organization’s customers, partners and employees by stimulating ideas and nurturing them; it’s perfect for getting started and enabling open engagements across organizational boundaries.
• InnovationCast Suite – supports both the front-end and back-end of ideation and innovation management; it builds on top of InnovationCast Ideation with tools to devise tangible opportunities to innovate and to manage projects in order to transform ideas into action.
InnovationCast Analytics and Rewards & Recognition are both included in the above options. Additionally, Telligent offers a wide range of experience in ideation and innovation management, which is available to assist and support customers.
“Organizations require end-to-end tools to enable them to harness collaborative ideation and innovation with customers, partners and employees,” said Rob Howard, Telligent Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Built on top of Telligent’s enterprise social collaboration platform, InnovationCast leverages the social collaboration platform to help organizations take advantage of this untapped customer and employee knowledge and enable them to sell more products or reduce expenses.”
Customers including, Mota-Engil, Nextplora, ANA Aeroportos, MarketSqr and Delta Cafés benefit heavily from using InnovationCast to support their open innovation activities. Listed below are highlights of benefits that many InnovationCast customers are receiving:
• Drive idea generation with challenges to address both problems & opportunities that are aligned with strategy
• Raise the probability of success of innovation projects with the collaboration between the project team and other people
• Create an innovation hub with news, documents & updated information about the latest developments
• Generate stronger ideas with higher potential
• Recognize the most innovative employees, customers and partners
• Reduce costs in R&D by leveraging networked resources
• Monitor the innovation process to spot bottlenecks
• Measure the return on innovation through winning strategies

Business solutions provider, weListen, and Telligent worked together to bring to market the only enterprise ideation and innovation management software built on a platform that was designed for social collaboration. “We are very pleased to be working directly with Telligent to market, sell and support our award-winning InnovationCast application”, said Carlos Mendes, co-founder of weListen and product owner. “InnovationCast enables our customers to capture the insights that happen in daily social interactions, pick up great ideas and take them to the finish line, while also realizing incredible business value.”
Visit Telligent.com to learn about InnovationCast and how it can accelerate your organization’s ability to innovate.

About Telligent
One of the pioneers in enterprise social community and workforce collaboration software, Telligent helps companies worldwide to implement social communities for their employees, customers and partners. Its powerful community development platform allows customers and partners to customize their community experiences and build award-winning applications on top of the platform.
Telligent differentiates itself with an ease of business and a level of confidence to which seasoned and successful organizations are accustomed. With a customer-focused culture, Telligent sets the social enterprise standard for positive business outcomes. With Telligent, thousands of organizations worldwide have created successful communities that drive collaboration, communication, innovation, networking and support, including American Marketing Association, Dell, Microsoft, Psion, U.S. Department of Defense - All Partners Access Network (APAN) and more. Learn more about Telligent by visiting telligent.com.
About weListen - Business Solutions
weListen delivers tools for sustainable innovation. Its advisory services and technology empower businesses with integrated, end-to-end innovation management that turn ideas into real business value. weListen’s award-winning software, InnovationCast, drives open innovation among customers, partners and employees.
Learn more about weListen by visiting welisten.eu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Telligent Media Contacts

US
Tiffany Henry
thenry@telligent.com
+1 (214) 420 1350

UK
Elena Savvides
esavvides@telligent.com
+44 (0) 203 178 301

17950 Preston Rd., Suite 310
Dallas, Texas 75252

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