Spigit announced yesterday that it is launching an idea management solution, designed and built on SharePoint 2010 and integrated with Microsoft Project Server 2010. Spigit customers will now have the ability to capture, evaluate, select and implement their crowdsourced ideas right from the familiar SharePoint 2010 interface.
“We are looking forward to seeing Spigit bring their crowdsourcing and social collaboration knowledge expertise to the SharePoint 2010 platform,” said Joe Boggio, solution director for Innovation Process Management at Microsoft, in an announcement. “Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides a strong foundation of collaboration, content management, business intelligence and enterprise search capabilities that enable the innovation process.”
SpigitEngage for SharePoint 2010 enables users to create custom innovation dashboards, and can be set up for either enterprise-wide access within SharePoint 2010 or as a single instance embedded in specific team sites. It can be deployed on-premise or as a service, the company said.
The Project Server 2010 integration enables Spigit customers to select ideas generated by their idea communities using SharePoint’s collaboration capabilities, and then implement those ideas with Project Server.
SpigitEngage for SharePoint uses an intelligent ranking system that drives the best ideas to the top by using a combination of patent-pending algorithms. These features, along with the rest of Spigit’s idea management capabilities, allow companies to engage in an innovation process that is scalable and results-oriented, and built on native SharePoint, the company said.