Idea Management Software

Idea Management Software

Finally, a way to turn ideas into value.

Get the #1 Idea Management platform. Start capturing ideas from teammates or customers - then move them forward in a single platform that drives growth.

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Leading brands manage ideas with Ideanote

Letting ideas rot away is costing you money.

As your company scales, managing ideas become more complex. Potentially valuable ideas are never shared - or lost across chat messages, email chains and excel sheets.

Lost Ideas

Lost Ideas

You lose valuable ideas left and right.

Without a central home, ideas from teammates and customers never get the chance to be heard.



Your team lacks a good process for ideas.

Are ideas still piled up without purpose and moved forward based on gut decisions?

Legacy Tools

Legacy Tools

Makeshift solutions just create more problems.

Entering ideas in excel sheets? Solutions not built for for the task slow down your innovation. 

It’s amazing to have an overview of where we can improve, which new features we could implement, and which new products we could to launch into the market.

Giovanni Simeoni
IT Systems Manager, Uster
Giovanni Simeoni

Idea Management Software to make ideas matter.

You need a streamlined experience from capturing ideas to moving them forward. Try Ideanote for free to see how it enables you to listen and act on more of the right ideas.

Idea Management Software

Collect and track ideas in one place.

Use goal-driven idea collections to capture ideas from anyone in seconds - and end up with ideas that you’ll actually want to act on.

Idea Collections
Idea Widget
Idea Collection Templates

Move ideas forward in your own idea funnel.

Use goal-driven idea collections to capture ideas from anyone in seconds - and end up with ideas that you’ll actually want to act on.

Custom Phases
Visual Funnel
Column View
Idea Management Software
Idea Management Software

Efficient, engaging and built for ideas.

Use goal-driven idea collections to capture ideas from anyone in seconds - and end up with ideas that you’ll actually want to act on.

Custom Ratings
Drag & Drop
Cluster View


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

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Why leading companies chose Ideanote for their Idea Management

Ideanote is the #1 rated Idea Management solution for companies of all sizes. Its simplicity, fast onboarding and smart automation features mean you can accelerate your innovation without compromises. More than 100+ idea management features let you build your innovation funnel just the way you like.

Collect more of the right ideas from employees and customers, keep them engaged in innovation at the right point and move ideas to action. Ideanote is loved by customers, with more than 500+ five star reviews across G2, Capterra and TrustRadius.


High engagement.

People love Ideanote for its clean and intuitive interface. An entire set of features is dedicated for engagement.


Time-saving automation.

No need to manage every step manually. More time to implement ideas. See our course on automating innovation.


Inbuilt focus.

Collecting ideas without purpose only ends in chaos. Ideanote brings focus to your innovation, for example with goal-driven idea collections.

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Idea Management Software

"Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who's going to have a great idea."

Sam Walton
Founder, Walmart
Sam Walton

Ideanote for Enterprise Idea Management

Ideanote is an enterprise scale solution for generating, managing, and executing ideas quickly

The platform allows employees, customers, and partners to submit their own innovative projects, which managers can put forward to pursue the most popular ones. Idea management templates make it simple to track the progress of all submitted ideas, manage resources, keep stakeholders informed with regular updates about project status. Web-based idea management technology empowers employees to share and delegate ideas, monitor their bottom line effect, and track which innovative ideas are successful for their company.

An automated idea management software system provides organizations with a platform for evaluating ideas, implementing them or accelerating them-- all from your desktop or mobile device. This app also helps to empower users to handle organizational processes and workflow for time-saving innovation and growth.

How does Idea Management Software work?

Typically, the software is used for brainstorming new idea to address organizational or customer issues. Participation is encouraged with incentives, rewards, and convenient contribution with the option to provide feedback on ideas.

With the use of idea and innovation management software, employees' creativity and different views can be gathered and assessed. It also provides hierarchal structure for storing ideas thus making it easier for business managers to assess which ideas has the highest potential.

Idea Management Software is used to implement progressive changes in operations, realize cost savings, and reduce times. With Ideanote, the cross-functional collaboration engages users across companies, regional sites, and departmental teams. The dedicated work spaces for teams, goal-driven challenges for idea collection and fully customizable transparent processes create a clarity at the center of your company's innovation culture.

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  • Intuitive idea submission.
  • Customizable innovation funnel.
  • Time-saving automation and reports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need to manage ideas?

Ideas need to be managed carefully, otherwise you could lose out. With idea management team-members and customers feel their ideas are valued and continue to contribute innovative ideas which spur creativity and help grow your company. Managing ideas can help ensure that cost savings are implemented and new products are launched faster and in a more reliable manner all while reducing your rate of failure when it comes to innovations. You can solve challenges faster and better together and identify opportunities you otherwise might have missed.

How do you manage ideas successfully?

There are many strategies and tactics to manage ideas successfully, including Innovation-Led Growth. You can manage ideas on paper or digitally, in person or remotely. In very simple terms, to manage ideas you'll go have to address the following steps in one or the other way:

  • Figure out the problem you're trying to solve.
  • Define your audience and acceptance criteria.
  • Capture ideas from your audience.
  • Give ideas a chance to be developed further.
  • Prioritize ideas based on a set of criteria.
  • Choose one more ideas to work on.
  • Report back to your audience on your progress.

What is Idea Management?

Idea management is the process of capturing, organizing, prioritizing, and executing ideas. It's not enough to have one great idea or two - you need an infrastructure in place to make sure all your great ideas are given the attention they deserve.

What is the difference between idea management and innovation management?

One of the most notable differences between idea management and innovation management is the scope. While they both present opportunities to grow a company, innovation management is more focused on creating innovative products or services to differentiate from the competition. Idea Management starts with an idea found by somebody who internally brings the idea to the business managers for review and implementation.

Innovation Management involves the implementation of innovation into a business model, usually through structured strategy and creative processes such as brainstorming sessions. In a way Idea Managemet is a part of Innovation Management. The Idea Management process exists in tandem with the other wheels that make up Innovation Management to help power business growth and innovation.

What makes an idea important or good?

There are many things that can make a good idea. A good idea is one that solves a problem, creates something new or improves an existing solution. They are often unique and can in the best cases be expressed in simple understandable terms. A good idea is not just original but also simple and practical to implement. It should be well researched so the implementation process goes smoothly. A good idea often has a clear goal which makes it easier for others to understand what's being suggested. Ideas that are important can make a significant positive impact on society and can improve the lives of people. When trying to come up with good ideas, think about how it will impact people and our nature.

What separates a bad idea from a great idea is also it context and timing. Inventions such as the car, computer, and television were considered radical ideas when they first appeared because they were new but that did not make them bad ideas. Suggesting to invent the TV now would be be a little late - just as it would be hopeless to suggest drinking more water to solve thirst, if there is no water around.

In the end, the power of a good idea is dependent on the execution. A great idea in your head or on paper means much less if it is never carried out in the real world.

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.

Can Ideanote handle large volumes of traffic?

Yes. Ideanote workspaces scale automatically to handle millions of concurrent visits. All plans benefit from top-of-the-line Google Cloud page speeds - letting your people load and submit ideas without delays.

Can I customize the phases?

Ideanote offers the ability to build your own idea funnel - a set of phases that an idea travels through on its journey to completion. You might have your own process for handling ideas in mind and so Ideanote offers full customizability when it comes to these phases. No matter if you are starting out with a complex stage-gate system that requires multiple review steps and idea evaluations or just a simple 3 step process of "To Do", "In Progress" and "Done"; if you can think it you can build it in Ideanote.

From custom comment labels like "Why did you rate like this?" to weighted rating criteria, custom phase names and descriptions as well as hidden ideas and activates per phase - just add a phase, customize it and share it with the right team or set of people and start moving ideas forward.

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.

Does Ideanote support SSO or AD?

SSO allows companies to manage all users in single overview. With a single SSO, companies have one less place to worry about as it centralizes the users into an application that cuts down on the app management needs. Ideanote supports a range of Single Sign-On providers and technologies including SAML 2.0, Azure ADFS, JWT and more.

Does Ideanote integrate with other apps?

Yes, Ideanote integrates with 1000+ other tools. Browse the Ideanote integration marketplace for inspiration.

Is there a free version of Ideanote?

Are you on the lookout for free idea sharing platform? Ideanote is here for you. Ideanote Free lets you collect an unlimited number of ideas from an unlimited number of people. Free includes unlimited idea collections and the widget but does not include custom phases and many other advanced features that can be useful to manage ideas, engage people and measure your impact.

Workspaces that do not purchase a paid plan will automatically be downgraded to the Free plan when their trial or subscription ends.

What can I whitelabel?

All plans can add their own logo and workspace name. Pro plans and up can add custom colors, fonts and styling and hide the Ideanote logo from the app and all emails. With the Business plan you can also publish your workspace to a custom domain, for example