Continuous Improvement Software

Continuous Improvement Software

Improve your business every single day.

Create a culture of continuous improvement with Ideanote. Identify and implement incremental ideas and cost savings for real business impact.

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Leading brands use Ideanote for continuous improvement

Not improving means getting worse.

When teams stay in the comfort zones, resisting change and not actively looking for improvements quality will slip. Nothing last forever and unless your teams align around agile improvements its hard to stay competitive.

But rolling out continuous improvement is easier said than done when change meets resistance, no-one is responsible and improvements stay invisible.

Many Vetos

Many Vetos

People are reluctant to change.

We've always done it like this, why should we change? Work routines are not easy to change and people and processes keep following the path of least resistance - keeping everything as it is.

Red Tape

Red Tape

Decisionmakers slow down the process.

There's always a team or a manager that veto's a change. Tackling each veto takes forever and as a result lean thinking and continuous improvement is stopped in its tracks before it can blossom.

No Visibility

No Visibility

Improvements are not shared.

Even if there was a way to hunt down every small improvement idea your teams have and making sure they happen, who is going to do it? With no-one responsible, improvements stays invisible.

“Ideanote is an integral part of our business strategy. We identify and act on more valuable opportunities”

Arturo López Valerio
Startups Academy
Arturo López Valerio

Unlock hidden value with Continuous Improvement

Your organization can do better. Let Continuous Improvement unlock hidden cost savings and efficiency gains with a platform that lets people surface and solve errors, reduce wasteful resource use and improve processes to lift your bottom line.

Frontline workers know best - and empowering them to work together, share best practices and build a culture of continuous improvements is a great way to make sure your company stays competitive.

Continuous Improvement Software

Surface problems and solutions from employees.

Inspire true creative collaboration and problem solving from across the whole organizational chart by making it easy, fun and engaging to solve challenges together.

Use custom fields and phases to make sure solutions are submitted, developed and acted on with the consistency that leads to lifting your bottom line.

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Speed up your improvement cycles.

Surface opportunities for cost reductions or quality improvements to the right people at the right time. Give your teams a way to work constructively with continuous improvements that cuts through the noise of bureaucracy.

Iterate and test faster and more often without wasting time and implement improvements while staying agile

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Continuous Improvement Software
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Create your own success stories

Sustaining and spreading a continuous-improvement culture means fighting inertia and reluctance to change work routines, even bad ones.

One effective way to do that is by focusing on solving real problems inside your own organization and building and sharing new best practices.

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Forget switching between tons of different apps just to get your work done - use Ideanote's fully integrated Continuous Improvement software.

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Agile leaders choose Ideanote

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Fast to implement.

Ideanote is easy to use and fast to implement for admins and users alike. Bite-sized phases lets you develop, prioritize and assign new improvements ine a streamlined flow without the hassle.

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Runs on all devices.

From people's phones and computer to your SharePoint intranet or Microsoft Teams - Ideanote works where you and frontline workers are and makes an everyday impact on your culture.

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Centralized best practices.

When you involve your employees in discovering and developing they are surfaced and indexed across your company so that teams can learn from each other and duplicate projects are avoided.

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Continuous Improvement Software

"The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they’re mutually reinforcing"

Michael Porter
Author of Competitive Strategy
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Continuous Improvement Software for Growth

While some businesses might get by with disorganized "trial and error," others need a more systematic approach. Ideanote's Continuous Improvement (CI) Software can help you streamline your process while still giving you the agility you need to succeed and stay competitive.

A continuous improvement process can take your organization to the next level. Departments can often learn and benefit from each other's knowledge or expertise on how to solve a problem. However, traditional departmental silos make information sharing difficult which means improvement opportunities are missed. Improvement software removes this barrier and facilitates the flow of information between departments, as well as up and down the management hierarchy, by never letting anyone miss a revenue opportunity due to lack of knowledge sharing or poor internal communication.

Ideanote translates the spirit of Kaizen into software with a the model guides employees on how to surface and implement improvements gradually and successfully.  Ideanote Software provides powerful CI functionality and templates so that you can focus on following the steps rather than figuring them out. It does this by reliably leveling the playing field with an intuitive digital tool that allows everyone in your company to contribute problems and improvements and put them into actions that can lift your bottom line.

Most Customizable Platform on the Market

Ideanote, made for teams and enterprises to improve their innovation and improvement processes, does not take a one size fits all approach. Instead, it is customized by fit to your needs. You can get started with a trial of the software or even us the Free plan to try it for an unlimited time - or you can connect to one of our experts to walk you through the platform and answer your questions. Ideanote is fully customizable in terms of structure, role based access and your continuous improvement process.

Inbuilt Reporting to Share Success Stories

With Ideanote's CI Software, you can track all of your quality metrics with ease. The beauty is that you don’t need written documents, complex spreadsheets, or to chase up staff for information; you click on a button that generates everything you need. This makes it quick and easy to see how your KPIs are coming along or developing, like safety or productivity over time. Our management systems even allow you to record the impact on revenue and cost savings.

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It's never been easier to get your people involved in continuous improvement. Start your journey today - free trial available.

  • Reduce cost and waste across processes.
  • Improve output quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Identify and fix problems faster.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is continuous improvement?

Continuous Improvement is a business methodology of improving processes, products and services to improve efficiency and quality. It is not a one time action but rather the process of creating a better way of doing the same task again and again by making incremental, sustainable improvements based on a series of recurring cycles. Continuous Improvement makes companies more productive, efficient and profitable.

How does continuous improvement work?

Continuous improvement ensures that work goes faster, provides cost betterment, allows for risk reduction, & opens up new opportunities for incremental revenue. In other words, the continuous improvement method includes everyone from workforce to business units to get quick changes to project success.

What are the benefits of continuous improvement?

With a mindset of continuous improvement in your company, you will stay ahead of the curve, leading to a more successful business. Not only does it have financial benefits for an organization, employees who work on improving the company tend to stay longer because they feel personally accomplished, leading them to produce more impactful results.

Here are 16 benefits of Continuous Improvement:

  • Cost Savings
  • Waste Reduction
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Quality of Products
  • Improved Quality of Services
  • Increased Employee Engagement
  • Reduced Employee Turnover
  • Improved Culture
  • Improved Crisis Resilience
  • Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction
  • Lower Error Rates
  • Lower Costs
  • Faster Delivery Times
  • Improved Brand Reputation
  • Increased Profitability

What are examples of continuous improvements?

Continuous improvement is an idea that has been embraced by many businesses, and it's easy to see why. This approach to management is based on the idea that all work should be done in a way that constantly strives for improvement. Shifting from traditional methods of improvement to an effective continuous improvement strategy could save your company nearly double digit percentage improvements annually in cost reduction or efficiency.

"45% reduction in cycle time, 28 % reduction in labor costs, 60% reduction in time lost due to anomalies, 24% reduction in Non-Conformances and an increase in 89% of efficiency rate."

Boeing, Continuous Improvement Case Study

BridgeLoan, 40% of the loan applications have been executed faster since adapted Kaizen.

3M, Saved approximately $30 million per year by changing their waste reuse processes with SixSigma.

Kahiki Foods, reduced wasted resources by ~70% in six months with Value Stream Mapping.

Merchants Insurance Group, improved on time project delivery to 80% and 758% in revenue growth with BPM.

What are different types of continuous improvement?

Here is a list of the most common continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Kaizen - A practice focused on optimizing workplace and personal processes by eliminating waste and inconsistencies while working as a team.
  • PDCA - Plan-do-check-act provides a systematic way to improve processes by implementing changes, gathering data and analyzing their impacts.
  • BPR - Where organizations look at larger sets of processes and activities, rather than just specific components of a workflow or system.
  • 5S - Where teams create and maintain a safe an d high-performing work environment by sorting, setting in order, shining, standardizing, and sustaining improvements.
  • 2S - A simpler method that teaches people to make a 2-second improvement every day and to identify wasteful behavior.
  • GAP Analysis - Where teams analyze where the process is and where it needs to be to come up with improvements.
  • Six Sigma - Where bad outcomes are reduced and quality improved by developing and implementing standard procedures.

What are the 4 phases of an continuous improvement?

Continuous Improvement can be broken down into manageable segments which can be repeated for each cycle. The PDCA cycle, or the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology, encourages problem solving in a planned way that enables you to factor in feedback when making changes to your system.

Here are the four steps of the PDCA Cycle:

  1. Plan - Analyze the situation to identify problems and select a possible solution.
  2. Do - Test the solution on a small scale and collect data over a limited timeframe.
  3. Check - Compare the outcomes with expectations and tweak it even further with feedback
  4. Act - Roll out the solution at full scale with and make it a documented standard practice.
PDCA Continuous Improvement Cycle

Can I trial Ideanote before paying?

Sure! Start your trial here. You can test out our paid plans for free for up to 5 days, no credit card required. After that you can continue to use the free plan or contact us to extend your trial.

Are there any additional fees?

Our pricing aims to be as transparent and straight-forward as possible. Apart from the monthly subscription fee, there are no additional costs. All prices and fees are excluding VAT. You can find out more here in our terms.

Can I cancel any time?

Yes, you can cancel subscriptions at any time. If you do, you'll be downgraded to the Free plan immediately, where you can still collect ideas - just with fewer features.

If there is more than one day until your renewal date, we will prorate the remaining balance on your workspace as a credit. You can use that credit towards a reactivation of your paid subscription in the future.

Can I change my plan later?

With Ideanote you are never locked into a plan that does not fit. You can add or remove users, change plans, and downgrade to the Free plan at any time.

How do I get started?

Create a free workspace to get started. We'll ask you for a few basic details. Then you're in.

How can Ideanote be so affordable?

Really simple; our mission is to make ideas matter everywhere and not just for companies with large budgets. Ideanote is a product company servicing customers of all sizes and all industries across languages around the world.

The size of our market allows us to charge less per customer, thereby making the tools of innovation available to everyone.