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Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

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A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. More importantly, those that do have achieved twice the revenue growth of those that don’t.

6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software

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If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation.

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To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience

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Innovation is an ongoing process. As such, the sixth and final element for managers to consider to innovate successfully in 2020 is flexibility for change and resilience for survival. The post To succeed in 2020, the 6th element is flexibility and resilience appeared first on Exago.

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Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

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Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020. The post Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory appeared first on Exago.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies

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It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. But what does it take to outperform in the long term? This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce

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VTEX, the fastest-growing e-commerce platform in the world, has been named a “visionary” in Gartner’s August 2020 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. Gartner’s annual report is a must-read for B2B and B2C vendors looking to adopt digital commerce platforms. Having entered the quadrant in 2017 as a “niche” player, VTEX has now been promoted to the “visionary” rank. The post VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce appeared first on Exago.

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6 steps to ignite exponential business growth

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Taking on board the attributes of Exponential Organisations (ExOs) and investing in becoming truly exponential is challenging, but it is within the reach of most companies today. These 6 steps can help you transform your organisation and accelerate business growth. The post 6 steps to ignite exponential business growth appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation collective intelligence engagement exponential gamification idea management software innovation-tips

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How to turn a crisis into opportunity in innovation

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We are all facing an unexpected challenge. But even (and especially) in these times of uncertainty, innovation should not drop off the top of your must-do list. These 6 ingredients will help your organisation stay on track.

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The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation

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Only by thinking ahead of the curve can companies succeed in 2020. And that involves being open to digital transformation, the fifth element in our guide to succeeding in innovation in the year ahead. The post The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation digital transformation innovation-priority technology

Keep your eye on the prize: a clear goal is dimension 3 of successful innovation

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Innovating successfully in 2020 requires good leadership, a people-first strategy and, as dimension 3 of our guide shows, setting clear, tangible goals and measuring a broad range of results. The post Keep your eye on the prize: a clear goal is dimension 3 of successful innovation appeared first on Exago. Blog innovation management innovation-journey innovation-results measuring innovation purpose

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

12 years of Exago, in numbers!

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Today, we're celebrating 12 years of bringing innovation together. Instead of sharing what we have achieved in that time, we take a look at some rather different numbers behind the Exago scenes. The post 12 years of Exago, in numbers! appeared first on Exago. Blog anniversary innovation

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma

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Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups

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The Web Summit 2019 was as amazing as ever. With over 70,000 attendees, Exago joined the crème de la crème of tech and innovation at the Altice Arena in Lisbon this week. The post Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups appeared first on Exago. Blog innovation inspiration networking startups technology web summit

Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal”

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Exago is making the Exago Start idea management platform available to NGOs and educational and research institutions to help combat the impacts of COVID-19. The post Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal” appeared first on Exago.

Dimension 1 for successful innovation: Leadership and commitment

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Part of our guide to innovating successfully in 2020, the first must-have dimension of any winning innovation programme is the leadership vision and commitment of a company's innovation leader. The post Dimension 1 for successful innovation: Leadership and commitment appeared first on Exago. Blog initiative-success innovation-tips leadership

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Don’t let great ideas escape with the new Exago Smart app

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Marking quite a challenging year for businesses worldwide, we at Exago are thrilled to launch the new Exago Smart enterprise innovation app to mobilise people to find solutions together. The new app version brings top usability, a fresh look-and-feel and social and game mechanisms to make innovation fun for users, while ensuring managers can efficiently select the best ideas and keep the innovation process flowing, all in the palm of their hand.

Inspiration from the social innovation frontlines against COVID-19

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These social enterprises in Bangladesh, supported by the TRANSFORM initiative using the Exago solution, are combining local knowledge and experience working together with others to create much-needed solutions to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies?

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Nurturing a culture of innovation can be something of a challenge for companies today, especially across different functions. Yet organisations who do so successfully are more likely to be high-performers, according to a recent study. The post Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies? appeared first on Exago. Blog business innovation collective intelligence employees innovation culture

How to innovate successfully in 2020

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The need to innovate has never been more pressing, and innovation managers must be well-equipped to be able to overcome their (and their companies’) most demanding challenges. We will be sharing the 6 essential dimensions that no innovation programme can do without in the coming year. The post How to innovate successfully in 2020 appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation innovation management innovation-tips

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

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Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement. While some concepts may not be achievable, these so-called ‘bad ideas’ can often be necessary stepping stones to good ones. The post How bad ideas can lead to good ideas appeared first on Exago. Blog brainstorming idea generation innovation culture

Why innovation management is key for the future of employee experience

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Can technology really engage employees around ideas? This is the question asked in a new report, which looks at the future of employee experience as business becomes remote. The conclusion is that yes, it can, and idea management software is stepping up to the challenge. The post Why innovation management is key for the future of employee experience appeared first on Exago. Blog employees engagement idea management software innovation management remote working

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Why innovation needs management

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Ideas aren't rare, but they are often lost for various reasons. Managing innovation is crucial so that valuable ideas are not only generated and recognised, but actually come to life to help overcome business challenges and enhance business performance. The post Why innovation needs management appeared first on Exago. Blog idea management innovation management innovation-tips product development

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

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To celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom. From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations

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As the information-based world moves exponentially, many companies face the risk of being left behind and become obsolete. Drawing inspiration from exponential organisations, we pinpoint the key attributes that make ExOs so extraordinary. The post What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation exponential innovation-priority innovation-tips purpose

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

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If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”. These three questions, related to 3 key dimensions of any innovation management programme, should help. The post 3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software appeared first on Exago.

Exago redefines its core values through collaboration

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After 11 years of bringing innovation together, Exago decided it was time to reassess the company’s core values. Of course, as champions of collaboration and teamwork, Exago asked its team to come up with what each one thought should be a core value of the organisation. The post Exago redefines its core values through collaboration appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration core values employees participation teamwork

STATE: the innovation hub joining the Exago Partner Programme

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STATE, an innovation ecosystem that encourages the development of the creative industry, smart cities, deep tech and hard science, is Exago’s newest partner in Brazil. The post STATE: the innovation hub joining the Exago Partner Programme appeared first on Exago.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The 10 (+1) ingredients for building a collaborative innovation culture

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According to CEOs, innovation culture is the pillar of business innovation, but it isn't always an easy feat. We share the 10 (+1) ingredients to build a collaborative innovation culture in your organisation. The post The 10 (+1) ingredients for building a collaborative innovation culture appeared first on Exago. Blog collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement participation

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. Some have trained in the field with a high degree of specialisation, while others have fallen into the position from other areas and have moulded themselves to become the innovation leader of their company. Regardless, their goal is the same: to help propel and direct innovation within their organisation.

Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

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For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil. The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago.

Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation

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The CEO of Exago, Diana Neves de Carvalho, was invited to an internal session about “how to encourage a culture of innovation in companies” for the employees of CTT, the market leader in postal services in Portugal. The post Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation appeared first on Exago.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Celebrating women’s power to innovate

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‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’: this year’s International Women’s Day focuses on how innovation and technology can advance gender parity and the empowerment of women at a global scale, and we at Exago know first-hand just how important women are to help drive innovation in the workplace. The post Celebrating women’s power to innovate appeared first on Exago. Blog diversity gender equality innovation international women's day

Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic?

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At such a difficult time for everyone, it is not yet clear what the real impacts of the pandemic will be on economies, companies and individuals. What is clear is that it is crucial to find ways to mitigate these impacts, and social distancing and remote work can actually enable us to create innovative solutions, in business and in life. The post Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic? appeared first on Exago.

Why innovation leaders should invest in collaboration in 2019

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Leadership is undoubtedly a critical piece of the business innovation puzzle. In fact, a recent study showed that the highest performing companies centralise their innovation strategy in upper management, meaning it is often those at C-level who push for innovation within a company. But being a great leader isn’t enough if you hope to succeed in the coming year. The post Why innovation leaders should invest in collaboration in 2019 appeared first on Exago.

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.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.