Introducing the Innovation Portfolio Management Playbook

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Automated Continuous Improvement Software

Operate at your maximum potential. Embed a streamlined process to continuously discover opportunities for improvement and operational excellence across your business.

Why Continuous Improvement Software?

Ongoing
Accumulative ROI

Continuously optimize your products, processes, and services to save bottom line revenue

Spread Best
Practice Adoption

Track, manage, and encourage cross department best-practice sharing

Create an AI Enhanced
Improvement Process

Save time through streamlined evaluation & implementation

Advanced Reporting
& Analytics

Increase efficiency by quantifying everything that can impact the performance of your program

How Does it Work?

Challenge
Suggest
Screen
Implement
Control
Challenge
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Challenge

Launch an improvement challenge to gather suggestions around a strategic opportunity, question, or pain point.

  • Create an engaging landing page for your challenge containing all the information your audience needs to participate, including pictures, videos, challenge sponsors, and more
  • Invite any audience to join, and segment them however you like. Want to include customers or partners? No problem. The more the merrier!
  • Customize the submission form to ensure your users are focused on what matters. Feel free to use your own methodology or framework
  • Assign campaign managers to govern their campaign by setting specific moderation rules, defining the challenge timeframe, communicating with the campaign audience, analyzing performance and more
Suggest
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Suggest

Your users submit their suggestions for general improvements or for challenges around a strategic opportunity, question or pain point.

  • Easily allow your users to submit suggestions to improve your company’s products, services, or processes
  • Suggestions are automatically scanned to identify duplicates before submission
  • You can use engaging collaboration methods, including crowd voting, gamification and social functions to build better ideas together

 

Screen
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Screen

Automatically progress suggestions to relevant experts to assess against predefined criteria and KPIs.

  • Ideas are automatically routed to the right evaluators through AI, or based on the idea’s category and your organizational structure
  • Depending on your preference, suggestions might first go to the submitter’s direct supervisor and then onto a relevant domain expert, or vice versa
  • A domain expert reviews the suggestion and fills in a detailed expertise before. It can then be progressed to others for additional evaluation including score cards, token voting, and much more
Implement
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Implement

Manage implementation of promising ideas through built-in project tracking or 3rd party integration.

  • Deliver your continuous improvement projects by creating tasks and assigning resources
  • Progress ideas through your workflow stages effortlessly using our Kanban functionality
  • Automate your implementation process by integrating with your PPLM tools of choice
  • Track the implementation of your continuous improvement initiatives using our specific ‘adoption’ feature
Control
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Control

Use powerful analytics to measure results and compensate idea owners accordingly.

  • Measure the ROI of each solution, and compare it across business units, functions, and categories
  • Use our rich analytics dashboards and reports to track all the important KPIs which will make your process a success
  • Automatically calculate the optional reward to be received by the solution owner and team where relevant

Successful, Together

With Qmarkets you are never alone. Your very own Customer Success Expert is always there to share best practices, offer friendly advice, and help you take full advantage of the platform. As part of every project, we help map out your requirements against our features, before tailoring the platform and workflow to your unique needs. You will even be supported by your peers from leading organizations around the world as part of the Qmarkets Community.

Optimization Features at Your Fingertips

My Hub

Allow users to view and manage open tasks or innovation solutions, all in one place

AI Expert Finder

Our smart AI recommends experts and team members based on previous experience and profile criteria

ROI Calculation

Compare implementation costs and revenue over time, and share with key stakeholders across the business

Alerts, Reminders, & Escalations

A variety of automated communication tools to notify users regarding any relevant action, update, or activity

Advanced Permissions Control

Define which users or teams can access which content to a precise degree

Workflow
Automation

Suggestions move through each stage of your process automatically according to predefined rules

Best Practice Adoption

Track the impact of your solutions by allowing users to indicate once they have been implemented

Reward Calculation

Custom reports to automatically track the rewards earned by your users when relevant

Anonymous Submission

Reduce fear of failure by allowing users to make submissions without revealing their identity

Essential Continuous Improvement Software Integrations

Essential Continuous Improvement Software Integrations

Authentication & User Provisioning

Make it as quick and easy as possible for your whole workforce to access your system through seamless integration with your legacy employee portal or database and SSO. Import any employee data point that you see as relevant for the system.

Portfolio & Project Management

Progress ideas into projects with ease using intelligent automations to export to your preferred project management platforms.

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous improvement is focused on consistently delivering improvements to an organization’s products, services, or processes. ‘Process improvement’ and ‘operational excellence’ are often mistakenly conflated with the term, but continuous improvement is a process that covers both all of the various approaches to incremental innovation and optimization.

Your Own Innovation Ecosystem

Unlock your organization’s full potential with software that powers all of your innovation management activities. Gather and manage trends, technologies, ideas and more, and develop them into a portfolio of innovations that deliver real ROI for your business. Start small and scale up if, how, and when you choose.

Trend Management
Trend Management

Keep your place at the cutting edge. Build a collaborative trend knowledge base to pinpoint the innovations that can have an exponential impact on your company bottom-line.

Technology Scouting
Technology Scouting

Leverage unlimited innovation intel. Tap into a global network of endless growth opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders to manage an intelligent deal-flow process involving start-ups, experts, academia, partners, and more.

Idea Management
Idea Management

Don’t just talk about innovation, make sure it happens. Nurture a culture of collaboration to gather, evaluate, and implement impactful ideas that deliver ongoing value for your organization.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement

Operate at your maximum potential. Embed a streamlined process to continuously discover opportunities for improvement and operational excellence across your business.

Innovation Portfolio Management
Innovation Portfolio Management

Step into your personal innovation cockpit. Ensure your innovations translate into impact by tracking your whole innovation portfolio and measuring the value it delivers over time.

Trend Management
Trend Management

Keep your place at the cutting edge. Build a collaborative trend knowledge base to pinpoint the innovations that can have an exponential impact on your company bottom-line.

Technology Scouting
Technology Scouting

Leverage unlimited innovation intel. Tap into a global network of endless growth opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders to manage an intelligent deal-flow process involving start-ups, experts, academia, partners, and more.

Idea Management
Idea Management

Don’t just talk about innovation, make sure it happens. Nurture a culture of collaboration to gather, evaluate, and implement impactful ideas that deliver ongoing value for your organization.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement

Operate at your maximum potential. Embed a streamlined process to continuously discover opportunities for improvement and operational excellence across your business.

Innovation Portfolio Management
Innovation Portfolio Management

Step into your personal innovation cockpit. Ensure your innovations translate into impact by tracking your whole innovation portfolio and measuring the value it delivers over time.

Help Your Organization
Reach its Full Potential Today

Get in touch with our team of innovation experts to see how we can help unlock your innovation potential.