Schindler Announces Successful Nationwide Deployment of Qmarkets Idea Management Platform

Schindler has partnered with idea and innovation management software company Qmarkets to leverage the collective intelligence of their German workforce.

BERLIN, June 7th, 2018 –Schindler, a leading global manufacturer of escalators, elevators, and moving walkways, has invited 4,000 employees from across Germany to participate in a collaborative idea and innovation management process using Qmarkets’ award winning collective intelligence software.

Launched on the 3rdof April, the platform generated an incredible 252 ideas within just over two weeks. This success can be attributed to the promotional efforts of Schindler, who employed a variety of promotional techniques to encourage participation, including newsletters, magazines, flyers, and SMS texts.

Out of the 4,000 users who have been invited to participate, there are many field workers who don’t have regular access to computers. However due to Qmarkets’ responsive mobile interface and dual-login functionality, over 60% of these employees were engaged within the first week.

Schindler’s project team evaluated six different vendors for this initiative, and after undertaking a cost-benefit analysis that compared features, functionality, pricing, and support, Qmarkets’ flagship Q-ideate product was selected for implementation.

Qmarkets’ product replaced a legacy idea management system which was built internally by Schindler over 15 years ago. However, unlike many other German idea management initiatives, Schindler chose to activate commenting and collaboration features to encourage the development of ideas within the system.

“It is immensely satisfying for us to see our platform generating such an immediate impact for Schindler” shared Noam Danon, Qmarkets’ founder and CEO. “It’s a pleasure to see a renowned organization like Schindler utilizing our advanced engagement capabilities to create such a forward-thinking approach to innovation.”

About Schindler

Founded in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is an internationally-renowned manufacturer of escalators, elevators, and moving walkways. It is also a leading provider of modernization and maintenance services for these products. The Schindler team implement cutting-edge engineering and microprocessor technology to achieve the highest standard for all installation, upgrade, and repair projects they undertake.

Currently, the Schindler Group has more than 1000 branches in over 100 countries. Their innovative products can also be found in myriad airports, offices, shopping centers, and other specialty buildings worldwide. Placing great emphasis on product safety, environmental sustainability, and world-class customer care, Schindler continues to go from strength to strength.

About Qmarkets

As an established leader on the idea & innovation management landscape for over 10 years, Qmarkets has developed a reputation 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.

For press inquiries please contact:

Mr. Elliott Wilkins

Marketing Manager, Qmarkets

+44 7469171016

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