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EVP Sales of MindTouch. Mark has advised many start ups including a social networking site that was sold to Barry Diller's IAC.  Before joining MindTouch, Mark led global sales efforts as an Executive Vice President for a publicly traded company, headed sales efforts for a technology division of AT Kearney and EDS, and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a Singapore based corporation. Mark blogs at Seek Omega

8 responses to “Spigit vs. Jive Software vs. BrightIdea: a Decision Makers Guide”

  1. Guillermo Beuchat

    Very well written & researched article. I’ve been successfully implementing BrightIdea in Latin America, we developed the first-ever spanish language Webstorm. I would agree that their focus is in the complete lifecycle which is something I miss in other productos (what about Hype Innovation ?). Keep up the good work.

  2. The UPDATED Decision Maker’s Guide to Jive Software vs. ThinkPassenger vs. Spigit Vs. BrightIdea

    […] previous Decision Makers post on the innovation vendors was well received.  In fact I am still receiving calls and emails […]

  3. New York City Asks For Ideas With Internal Crowdsourcing Effort: Tech News and Analysis «

    […] Spigit provides a software platform that allows a company or government to set up an idea-submission site relatively quickly, and incorporates reward-based incentives, idea voting and trading, as well as providing analytics that can help anyone using the software to track submissions and those who provide them. A number of companies, including AT&T and Southwest Airlines, have used its software to get ideas from their employees. Other companies such as Dell, which was one of the first to launch a crowdsourcing effort called IdeaStorm in 2007 (and Starbucks, which launched a similar effort not long afterwards) have used the Salesforce.com platform to get ideas from both inside and outside the company, while Jive Software and BrightIdea also offer similar platforms. […]

  4. New York City Asks For Ideas With Internal Crowdsourcing Effort

    […] Spigit provides a software platform that allows a company or government to set up an idea-submission site relatively quickly, and incorporates reward-based incentives, idea voting and trading, as well as providing analytics that can help anyone using the software to track submissions and those who provide them. A number of companies, including AT&T and Southwest Airlines, have used its software to get ideas from their employees. Other companies such as Dell, which was one of the first to launch a crowdsourcing effort called IdeaStorm in 2007 (and Starbucks, which launched a similar effort not long afterwards) have used the Salesforce.com platform to get ideas from both inside and outside the company, while Jive Software and BrightIdea also offer similar platforms. […]

  5. Jacob

    Interesting article, and a nicely done comparison, but please don’t forget about BrainBank as an innovation management provider. Truth is, we were the first to market over 12 years ago.
    I truly believe that no other company understands the innovation process like we do. Spigit, Brightidea are nice tools, but when you dig deeper you’ll see that it was a collaboration platform, tweaked for innovation management, whereas ours was built from the start with innovation in mind.

  6. Quora

    What websites let people share, discuss and rate “ideas”?…

    It looks like the terms “innovation management” and “crowdsourcing” are being used by software makers that provide these tools in the Enterprise/SMB (small business) markets. (Try searching for these terms as opposed to “decision making” and “vo…

  7. Quora

    Is there a website or network that allows users to contribute to ideas or projects in a collaborative way?…

    Did some research on this topic, and it looks like the terms “innovation management” and “crowdsourcing” are being used by software makers that provide these tools in the Enterprise/SMB (small business) markets. (Try searching for these terms as op…

  8. Quora

    What is the best idea gathering or brainstorming application?…

    Did some research on this topic, and it looks like the terms “innovation management” and “crowdsourcing” are being used by software makers that provide these tools in the Enterprise/SMB (small business) markets. (Try searching for these terms as op…