Qmarkets and ThirdSlice Announce Strategic Partnership
ThirdSlice, a consulting and research firm based in Boston, Massachusetts will deploy Qmarkets’ Innovation Management Solutions as part of its services that focus on market research and corporate innovation.
TEL AVIV – November 2nd, 2016 – Qmarkets, a leading provider of corporate idea management and innovation crowdsourcing software, has partnered with ThirdSlice, a consulting and research firm based in Boston, Massachusetts that is focused on new product development and corporate innovation.
ThirdSlice is a next generation consulting and research innovation consultancy that leverages customer market research as well as progressive digital tools and methods, in order to help its clients develop innovative ideas based on solid market insights originating directly from their customers.
Within Qmarkets’ Q-360 suite of innovation solutions, there are a number of products which can be used to engage external stakeholders, including Q-open, Q-delphi, and Q-city. ThirdSlice clients will now have the option of utilizing a wide range of products to assist clients in achieving their innovation goals.
“We see the open innovation supported by Qmarkets’ platform as a natural evolution to traditional market research”, says Mitch Solomon. ”Qmarkets’ employee suggestion box tool enable companies to engage their customers in the innovation process and receive invaluable insights which translate into transformation of the customer journey. Insights that without Qmarkets’ platform would be extremely difficult and costly to attain.”
“We are very happy to partner with ThirdSlice”, says Michael Stilger, SVP Global Solutions for Qmarkets. ”ThirdSlice brings to Qmarkets a level of expertise in the field of market research which is becoming increasingly rare. With the ThirdSlice team’s years of experience in the market, and their digital market research tools and unique focus, it became obvious that they would make an ideal partner for us.”
“Like ThirdSlice, we believe the voice of the customer is invaluable to the corporate innovation process, and that market research can and should actively involve the customer, in order to create a two way street of communication rather than the archaic one-way system of sampling.”
As an established leader on the idea and innovation management landscape, Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world. Recognized by leading analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, and Info-tech, Qmarkets offers unmatched technical and design flexibility to their extensive list of leading global clients; including Nestle, Ford, Lufthansa, Ab InBev, Phillip Morris International, UniCredit, and many more.
Qmarkets’ software offering extends beyond innovation management to include products focusing on process improvement, continuous improvement and operational excellence; open innovation with customers and business partners; technology scouting for enterprise M&A opportunities; and digital employee engagement.
Based in Boston, MA ThirdSlice is a nextgen consultancy that supercharges its clients’ innovation and new product development efforts through the use of powerful digital and mobile platforms that bring customers into the innovation and new product development process. Building on the latest thinking in digital market research, crowdsourcing, and open innovation, ThirdSlice enables clients to significantly increase their innovation capacity and identify breakthrough new products and service opportunities in ways never before possible. ThirdSlice is a premier partner of Qmarkets, the leading provider of open innovation software.
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