Ideawake vs. Spreadsheets


Save Time, Improve Transparency, Streamline Collaboration

Tired of spending your time tracking down owners, manually communicating progress to submitters, and endless meetings?

Spend less Time Managing Ideas and More Time Creating Impact

An easy to use idea management platform that supports innovation and improvement programs from idea collection through reporting impact.


Workflows and Stages

Customize the steps and approvals ideas go through from collection through implementation and tracking impact.

Smart Routing & Ownership

Automatically assign owners to ideas based on custom criteria and assign them to perform specific actions.

Duplicate Idea Detection

Automatically detect similar ideas while users submit them to avoid duplicates and improve collaboration.

Challenges to Target Feedback

Capture targeted feedback around specific topics related to organizational goals.

Automated Updates

Automatically notify submitters and relevant stakeholders on updates and progress.

Past Due Reminders

Hold owners accountable by automatically sending reminders for past due tasks.

“Before Ideawake, we collected and managed ideas via email threads. Now, our process is much more transparent because employees can easily track the progress of their ideas as they are evaluated and implemented. Getting started was easy.”

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Sara Jane Vomhoff

Six Sigma Black Belt at Quest Diagnostics

Collaborate on Ideas in Real Time Anywhere, Anytime

Keep submitters up to date on their ideas automatically and provide a centralized place for collabration.

  • Real Time Chat

    Collaborate with participants on posted ideas in real time to iterate quickly and efficiently.

  • Mentions and Tagging

    Prompt users to provide quality feedback and invite others to leave feedback and collaborate using @mentions.

  • Store Files & Sync Activity with Teams

    Seamlessly collaborate on embedded files, images, and videos. Integrate with your file systems to avoid managing data in multiple places. 


Increase Transparency and Participation

Keep submitters up to date on their ideas automatically and incentivize participation with gamification, prizes, and leaderboards.

  • Anonymous Posting

    Optionally allow users to submit ideas, comments, and content anonymously. 

  • Automated Updates

    Automatically notify submitters and relevant stakeholders on updates and progress.

  • Gamification & Leaderboard

    Incentivize participation with gamification, a leaderboard, and prizes for participation.

Better Prioritize Ideas and Get Feedback from Owners Faster

Our evaluation tools help decision makers filter signal from noise and automatically assign owners to complete evaluations. 

  • Create Custom Scorecards

    Customize your evaluation criteria to match organizational goals and processes. 

  • Automatically Assign Reviewers

    Assign specific groups of users to assess each idea based on custom scorecarding criteria. 

  • Compare Idea ROI

    Easily compare ideas based on value, cost, and time to implement to make resource allocation decision easier.


"The platform is very intuitive and we appreciated the ability to track and manage solutions as they came through the system. Evaluation and collaboration was easily achieved at scale with over 300 solutions being routed to 30+ different evaluators. "

Darcy Lorenzon

Darcy Lorenzon

VP of Strategy at ProHealth Care

Powering Innovation in 39 Countries and Over 185 Cities

Ideawake is trusted by 100 employee startups to leading Fortune 500 companies to enable a culture of innovation, drive financial results, and increase employee engagement at scale.

Highly Configurable, Easy to Use, Accessible Anywhere


Insights and Analytics

Understand your organization’s current innovation health and employee engagement in under 30 seconds.


Integrate with Tools You Already Use

Whether you need to send data to Ideawake or share information from Ideawake to another application, we have you covered.


Access at Anytime, Anywhere

One click login from email. Access Ideawake anywhere you have an internet connection by computer, smartphone or tablet.

Want to Try Out Ideawake? Import Your Spreadsheet in 10 Minutes

Want to save time managing your ideas? Create an account and upload your spreadsheet in a few minutes to start taking your program to the next level.