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A list of every #innovation #collaboration #CMS #ideamanagement tool

Using Web 2.0 tools can enable companies to embrace Enterprise 2.0 abilities.
Using Web 2.0 tools can enable companies to embrace Enterprise 2.0 abilities.
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  • Volker Bilgram 5 years ago

    Hi Ron,

    thanks for the comprehensive list - a lot to explore. I'm not sure into which category to put our idea management and innovation community solution - the HYVE IdeaNet which is being used within companies such as Daimler and Swarovski as well as for idea contests and open innovation platforms for external stakeholders.

    Thanks for the nice list!


  • Ken Plumley 5 years ago

    Creator Studio™ software by CompXpress, Inc., stimulates creative thinking on demand, radically transforming how businesses can quickly bring to bear the power of new ideas, new solutions, invention and innovation to achieve the most challenging goals. Visit to learn more.

  • Ron Shulkin 5 years ago

    Thanks Volker and Ken. I've added both, plus several other suggestions that came through on LinkedIn and in emails. Also several listings have been clarified via notes from the company's representatives.

  • Rickard Hansson 5 years ago

    Thx for a comprehensive and well structured list.

    I suggest you add Incentive Live ( in the collaboration section.


  • Elian Chrebor 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing these resources.
    Glad to see you listed

  • Ron Shulkin 5 years ago

    3/5/09 Update. Thanks to input from readers and vendors I've added a number of new entries including those listed below plus CFI Syllab, Sopheon,, Incentive, InnoCentive. Also I've clarified the descriptions of several others at the request of the vendor's representative. Happy to continue to update as I get feedback.

  • Ron Shulkin 5 years ago

    Oddly enough, I've noticed the Google algorithms for ad placement work pretty good with a list like this on the page. A number of companies in this space keep popping up in the Google ads on the right hand column with offerings like those listed. If those vendors or other experts reach out, great, I'll add them to the list. But for once, I'm recommending readers check out those ads.

  • Ken Plumley 5 years ago

    Hi Ron,

    Correction: Creator Studio™ software by CompXpress, Inc., should be listed under Innovation Software Systems.

    Best Regards,


  • Kevin Lyons 5 years ago

    I am working with a company based here in the Twin Cities that has worked with companies like Best Buy, US Bank, Atlanta Hartsfield, United Health and others. Check them out at
    Thanks for the list.
    Kevin Lyons
    President, Lyons' Pride Consulting

  • Wendy Wurtele 5 years ago

    Thanks for the listing, and the great list, but could you please move us under the heading "Innovation Consulting Teams"... our focus is to provide innovative solutions to R&D challenges. We don't really fit under "Idea Management Software Systems"...

  • Kevin Cody 5 years ago

    Thanks for putting this together. It certainly helps with our competitor analysis! I’ll try to be objective and brief in putting forward our own platform. SmallWorlders’ Sandbox intranet platform encompasses:

    Enterprise Content, Knowledge & Digital Asset Management (CMS)
    Enterprise Social Networking

    We specialise in internal communications and marketing and help some of the world’s most successful marketing organisations – including Ogilvy, Heineken and Nestle – get better campaigns to market faster while fostering open collaboration across offices, and time zones.

    I'd appreciate a mention in this comprehensive list! Thanks

    Kevin (

  • Lieda 5 years ago

    Hi Ron, I put a link to your blog´s list on my website. thanks.

  • Sabina 5 years ago

    Hi Ron,

    Here from BrainBank. Thanks for this list - really great, really comprehensive industry resource. One important point, though: BrainBank is a full end-to-end SaaS innovation management software platform, not just "suggestion programs built on web service technology". In fact our specialty is post-ideation workflow management once the innovation reaches the active stage. I believe we should be under the first section, "Innovation Management Systems".

    Thanks again!


  • Abbe 5 years ago

    Thanks for including eTouch. So you know, the company is eTouch, and the software is called SamePage. We call it eTouch SamePage or just SamePage.

  • Shanky 5 years ago

    Hi Ron

    Thanks for publishing this list. Have you come across a whitepaper or matrix to help innovators choose idea management software?

  • Lokesh V. 4 years ago

    This is really interesting. Is everyone is still active in the market

  • Zoran T. 4 years ago

    Hi Ron,

    I propose that you might include DataStation Innovation Cloud under Innovation Software Systems.

    DataStation is end-to-end innovation management system with flexible idea workflows, Stage-Gate(r) methodology for launching new products to market, competitive analysis and social collaboration.


  • artesweb 4 years ago

    I like this are very good resources and social network list.

  • MindMaple 4 years ago

    Have a look at, it’s new mind mapping software with features to help your mind mapping better for project management and solving problems !!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Recently stumbledupon They seem to be a new entrant in innovation management software category with 2 distinct offering - one for open innovation and one for enterprise innovation

  • GirlFromRussia 3 years ago

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  • Bruce 3 years ago

    Great list. This is a great resource for people to find quality customer experience management software. And as all the top companies know, they are only as good as your customers think you are, so making them happy is the key to success and growth.

  • Jason 3 years ago

    Great job putting together all this info. You forgot one I found recently and very happy with it.

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  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Check out open platform:

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    You should also add ExamTime to the list -

    You can collaborate with a group of people and share your study notes that you have created using the mind maps, flashcards, study quizzes or other tools.

    Have been using it in my class to share the workload, its great for students to sign up to because it's free too :)

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Hexigo is a collaborative decision making platform for enterprise. Check it out:

  • Ganttic 2 years ago

    This is a really great list. Thank you very much for sharing this post to everybody. I had such an incredible time here.

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  • Vikky 2 years ago

    Ron, I agree with you. Sometimes when you are a student it's difficult to organize yourself. You always should count money and your time. You made a great tips. I learned a lot, especially I like MindGenius . To my mind it's very important to have a curriculum. Sometimes I am an unorganized, to be more I try to use free mind mapping. It helps me to organize my thoughts, make my mind more clearly.

  • RichK 1 year ago

    Hey Ron,

    Thanks for putting together this list.

    Hope you'll consider including our idea management tool, Vocoli, on your list. You can find us at

    ~ Rich

  • Fuensanta 1 year ago

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the fabulous list of Open Source CMS that you offer us. I would add to this list the Open Source Document Management System: OpenKM

    For more info:

    Thank you!

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