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Software Description:

IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 25,000 customers and 4.5 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and implemented, making IdeaScale the engine of crowd-powered innovation. IdeaScale’s client roster includes industry leaders, such as Citrix, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NASA, the New York City Police Department, Princess Cruises and many others.

Software Description:

Google Docs is a word processor that is offered by Google as part of their free, web-based software office suite.
Google Docs is one of many cloud computing document-sharing services The suite allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time
The suite is tightly integrated with Google Drive. All files created with the apps are by default saved to Google Drive.

Software Description:

Confluence is a powerful project collaboration and project management platform that focuses on team ownership and collaboration versus individual work. It's a perfect way to share ideas, build community, and get work done. It offers one place to create, evolve and capture your team's documentation.

It provides a way for all teams to effectively get work done by providing the tools to create and document everything–from blogs and meeting notes, to product requirements.

Confluence affects anyone who needs a wiki-style collaboration space for IT teams, development teams, or any other areas where document collaboration can provide benefit.

Features:

  • Data Export
  • External Integrations
  • API
  • Data Import
  • Email Integration
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Multi-User

Features:

  • Email Integration
  • Chat
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • File Sharing
  • Notifications
  • Document Comparison
  • Project Management
  • File Transfer
  • Password & Access Management
  • Data Export
  • Google Apps Integration
  • External Integrations

Features:

  • Google Apps Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Notifications
  • Email Integration
  • API

Summary:

  • Idea collection and voting

  • Build teams around projects and ideas

  • Refine ideas into proposals

  • Review and prioritize projects for implementation

Summary:

  • Work can be published as a Web page or as a print-ready manuscript.

  • Google Docs is a simple file-and-folder system. Users can create folders and subfolders for all their files.

  • The application supports opening and exporting two ISO standard document formats: OpenDocument and Office Open XML.

  • Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for multiple users editing documents in real time.

  • Documents can be created, imported or sent.

Summary:

  • Project collaboration

  • Knowledge base

  • Team documentation

  • JIRA integration

  • Collaborative workspace

  • On demand or hosted

  • Drag and drop editing

  • Massive plugin ecosystem

Free

Free
Included in plan:
  • 25 Members
  • 5 Campaigns
  • Profanity Filter
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Web Support

Enterprise

$0.00
user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited members
  • 1 community
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Post & Vote Capabilities
  • Custom Fields
  • 20 Campaigns
  • 10 Moderators
  • Dedicated Innovation Architect
  • Security/SAS 70 Type II
  • Team Building Capabilities
  • Refinement Capabilities
  • 99.5% Uptime Guarantee
  • Funding Capabilities
  • Evaluation Capabilities

Ideate

$2,500.00
user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 1 community
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Post & Vote Capabilities
  • Custom Fields
  • 10 Campaigns
  • 100 members

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Google Docs is free for individuals, but has fees for business starting at $5/month.

Cloud Up to 10 users

$10.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Special price for small teams

Cloud 11-100 users

$5.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Larger and expanding teams

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used to create change either for continuous improvement or net new innovation. It is used on products/services, processes/internal programs, market research or sourcing new markets, and organizational or business model innovation

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • IdeaScale integrates with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yammer. It integrates with SharePoint, Active Directory, Google for Work (formerly google Apps), Lithium, Google Analytics, OneLogin, Import2 and a robust REST API library.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • IdeaScale is used by both small and large businesses as well as State, Local, National, and International governments as a crowdsourcing mechanism to access great new ideas, build consensus, and deliver on change initiatives.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • IdeaScale is a web application that is optimized for use on every mobile device.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • IdeaScale is used in concert with a host of enterprise products, including project management programs and other web publishing programs.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes. Depending on the license level, IdeaScale customers have access to a dedicated Innovation Architect. All users have access to IdeaScale's comprehensive library of resources, knowledge base, and 24/7 chat support.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • It offers APIs.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Users own a particular document, but documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users simultaneously.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for creating, editing, sharing, and storing documents online.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • The service is officially supported on recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers running on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems.
    The three apps are available as web applications, as Chrome apps that work offline, and as mobile apps for Android and iOS. The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is mostly used in tandem with Google Chrome web browser.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It can be integrated with web browsers, mobile apps, and other applications.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It offers a help center, video tutorials and guides.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Google Docs is ideal for publishing within an enterprise, maintaining blogs or composing work.

FAQs:

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, Confluence integrates with the following apps:

    Jira, HipChat, G Suite, Evernote, Lucidchart, Calamari, DocuSign, SharePoint, EduBrite, Google Maps, Workato, and more.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • JIRA Software.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Users can choose between Confluence's Server REST API or the Confluence Cloud API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, Confluence offers FAQs, an online forum, knowledge base, online support, phone support, video tutorials, and technical support.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Confluence is primarily used as a project collaboration software for teams to share, organize and discover content all in one platform.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Confluence supports Cloud, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main users of Confluence are large enterprises, mid-sized businesses, non-profits, and small businesses.

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Likes:
1.66k
Followers:
4.53k

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7.01k
Followers:
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Employees:
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Other:

Who uses IdeaScale
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
IdeaScale can be translated into 33 different languages and is a global company.

Other:

Who uses Google Docs
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Confluence
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, French, Korean
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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