Ideas management can be very simple. A “letter box” for suggestions, passed on to appropriate positions through internal mail, follow-ups by telephone or e-mail, support through Excel - this is fine as long as the number of ideas remains in overview throughout the year.
But it can be better:
With an ideas management software ideas can be managed much quicker and more transparently. By automatically forwarding to the right position and memory function, the whole process of processing ideas can be significantly accelerated. Besides that, a good ideas management software generates convincing ratios, which the ideas manager can take over directly for reports. Besides that these ratios show possibilities to further optimise the current idea management process.
All of this leads to an enormous time saving for the ideas manager, who as a result has more time to promote ideas management in a more active and targeted manner. Since only an active ideas management ensures that good ideas for improvements from employees are not produced and implemented accidentally and are not subsumed by the daily hustle and bustle of the business. Just as production processes must be well planned in order to be efficient, improvements must also be systematically required, promoted and managed.
By using ideas management software, the processing and implementation times are significantly shortened. At the same time transparency for the employee, who can always follow the processing of his ideas, is higher, which motivates the employee to submit other ideas and also his colleagues to be involved, for example through jointly submitted ideas. With time, more employees are therefore encouraged to submit ideas which otherwise would not have been produced.