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Good news for medium enterprises looking to innovate

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Medium enterprises face challenging barriers on the path to good innovation management: limited resources to invest, lack of incentives and of innovation infrastructure, and shortage of innovation specialists are some examples.

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

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As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese

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Recently launched in English and Spanish, the Exago Start innovation software is now available in Portuguese as well. Adjusting configurations for the best results, the all-new edition helps you kick-start your corporate innovation programme easily, empowering your teams to innovate. The post Finalmente! Exago Start innovation software is now in Portuguese appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Software idea management platform idea management software Portugal

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

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When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German

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Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

Make every idea count for your business this year

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Are you truly committed to finding those new ideas to grow your business in 2018? You're not the only one. Learn how Exago innovation management software can make every idea count for your company with your freedemo@exago.com.

In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it?

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Medium enterprises fit right in the middle, between two very different realities. And so there are several barriers that these companies face on their path to good innovation management. The post In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it? appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights engagement incremental-innovation initiative-success medium enterprises

The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda

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In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, managers and financial directors are bound to cut costs to make organisations more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Leaders with a clear vision then tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy, to lower costs, focus on the aspects of the […]. The post The 5 steps for strategic cost-cutting in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago.

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Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

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In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related.

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TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call

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To help scale bold ideas to tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, the Unilever partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is now calling on social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and promote collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation software. The post TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call appeared first on Exago.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

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When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com.

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How can medium enterprises innovate successfully?

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Though not always fully recognised, Small to Medium Enterprises are the root of economic growth and job and wealth creation. They play a vital role in the global economy, strongly contributing to employment rates, innovation and growth. Yet, such a fundamental role is only possible if SMEs are able to continue reinventing themselves in order to innovate actively and remain relevant. The post How can medium enterprises innovate successfully? appeared first on Exago.

KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success

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Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs

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Visa and Kyvo, an Exago consulting partner, are looking for Brazilian financial technology start-ups to participate in Track, the new business acceleration programme. The post Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs appeared first on www.exago.com.

Strategic cost-cutting is not dead, and we are here to prove it

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Leaders with a clear vision tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy. The trend gained ground in the last decade, as world turmoil intensified and growth became a more elusive and complex goal to reach.

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

How to introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation initiative: Step 1

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To introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation management initiative and ensure that your business remains relevant and able to maximise its potential under less favourable circumstances, five major steps should be taken.

How the best Human Resource leaders make the most of innovation management

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With innovation management capturing rising interest from human resource managers and directors, Exago’s team took part in the Expo’RH2018 in Estoril, Portugal, to discuss the latest news and trends in the sector. The event organised by the International Faculty for Executives gathered hundreds of HR directors from leading companies such as Nestlé, Ageas, Pfizer, Renova and McDonald’s, under the motto “Experience is the way”, on March 14 and 15.

What are the good and the bad costs in your innovation agenda?

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When introducing a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation agenda, you should first have a clear view of your company’s strategy and map out good and bad costs for programme intervention, at macro and micro levels.

Why your idea management programme is so helpful for strategic cost-cutting

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As business models being are challenged, organisations need to become more adaptable and resilient, naturally also by becoming more efficient and cutting inadequate costs. This change must happen from the bottom up, with the right leadership and sponsorship, to separate the good from the bad costs, at both micro and macro levels. Innovation managers can, and should lend a hand to address this shared challenge.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Why your idea management programme is so helpful for strategic cost-cutting

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As business models being are challenged, organisations need to become more adaptable and resilient, naturally also by becoming more efficient and cutting inadequate costs. This change must happen from the bottom up, with the right leadership and sponsorship, to separate the good from the bad costs, at both micro and macro levels. Innovation managers can, and should lend a hand to address this shared challenge.

The challenge is on: ‘People@Liberty’ launched on Innovation Open Day

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Liberty Seguros Portugal, awarded several times for being ‘a great place to work’ and promoting ‘excellence at work’, wants to take its employees’ creativity and engagement to a new level. The insurance company has set in motion the ‘People@Liberty’ programme, Read More.

Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

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Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.

First, ask what your innovation purpose is

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What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme

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In times of uncertainty, when business models are challenged, companies are bound to cut costs, to become more agile, robust and adaptable to change. Managers can support these efforts, namely within the corporate innovation programme. The post Transforming cost-cutting into growth in your innovation programme appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation challenges cost cutting engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-journey

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Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago

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Blending consultancy, management and information technology (IT) expertise, Diana Neves de Carvalho is now Exago’s chief executive officer (CEO). Her problem-solving talents and ‘make it happen’ spirit are focused on one main mission: to provide innovation managers the most efficient. Read More.

How to map costs for your innovation path to growth

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In our economic environment, connecting innovation and strategic cost-cutting becomes relevant for all companies, both incumbent and challengers. The post How to map costs for your innovation path to growth appeared first on Exago.

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We’re in the top 5% of firms ranked by Happiness Works!

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Exago’s one of the top 5% happiest organisations to work in, ranking eleventh in the Happiness Works – Happy Company 2016 initiative, among 209 surveyed participants. Now in its fifth edition, every year, Happiness Works assesses the overall well-being and. Read More.

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Set the timing right for your innovation challenges

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Now that you have identified your key innovation challenges and built them properly, remember to set the timings. Not only does the commitment to a deadline make participants focus, but this also helps you when defining goals with realistic deadlines.

How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

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Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil

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Kyvo Design – Driven Innovation, an Exago consulting partner, is now the representative of Global Silicon Valley labs (GSVlabs) in Brazil. The post Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil appeared first on www.exago.com.

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

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If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn't need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. .

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

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The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

Never forget your most valuable innovation asset

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When targeting participants for your open innovation programme, consider suppliers, customers and universities. Yet, don’t forget your most valuable asset. The post Never forget your most valuable innovation asset appeared first on www.exago.com.

How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems

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From building consumers’ loyalty through to establishing new partnerships, improving products and identifying more business opportunities – open innovation can bring companies remarkable benefits. The post How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems appeared first on www.exago.com.

Which innovation challenges are more easily implemented?

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By analysing 164 real innovation challenges, we’ve seen how people more easily relate to – and want to have a say in – questions that are closely tied to, and disrupt, daily work routines. These are, for instance, ‘How can. Read More.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?