Providing your innovation program's bottom line is critical. Brightidea is excited to announce to our IPMs more opportunities to track both financial and non-financial business impact! Business impact can now be recorded directly on the View Idea 2.0 page, more specifics are below!
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Managing Business Impact
- Exporting Business Impact
- Assigning Business Impact Action Items
- Command Center Dashboard
- Business Impact Dashboard
- Once this option is enabled in Enterprise setup-->Ideas-->Ideas tab navigate to any idea page and select the "Business Impact" tab:
- To start, select the blue "Add Impact" button:
Adding Business Impact
- Within this tab, the System/WebStorm/Pipeline Administrator can calculate projected and actual impact associated with the idea.
- Business impact includes:
- Financial impact
- Non-financial impact
- Fill in financial impact by selecting/entering the following:
- Start Date
- Benefits (Projected and Actual)
- Cost Avoidance
- Cost Savings
- Costs (Projected and Actual)
- Fill in non-financial impact by selecting/entering the following:
- Brand Awareness
- Customer Satisfaction
- Employee Engagement
- Social/Environmental Impact
- Start Date
- End Date
- Once the form data is filled in, finish by selecting "Save a New Version"
- The newly added business impact will be recorded on the view idea page:
Managing Business Impact:
- Keep in mind - this tab is only visible to administrators - therefore no end users will see this tab or its data.
Editing Business Impact
- To edit business impact select "Update"
- A history of business impact entries for that idea can be viewed at the top of the Business Impact tab
Deleting Business Impact
- To delete business impact, select the 'trash' icon next to the benefit or cost:
Exporting Business Impact
- The following columns can be added to the Pipeline Idea List using the 'gear' menu:
- "Projected Net Benefit"
- "Actual Benefits"
- "Non-Financial Benefits"
- Once the columns are added to the list view, run the export by selecting the green 'Excel' icon on the upper right.
Assigning Business Impact Action Items
Any development team members, when selected to edit idea attributes, can now enter projected and actual business impact via a development action item
The Administrator / Pipeline Moderator can add a new Development step in the Pipeline workflow to conduct this action:
- Use development submission form question to ask if business impact is recorded... and the assignee can go to those areas and fill out business impact.
- "Allow Assignees to Edit Idea Attributes" must be enabled.
- The administrator can also create a custom email for the step so when the action item goes out, it reflects the assigned action:
- When the assignee, gets the action item, the user can enter business impact for the idea assigned to them, while also choosing a development field question:
Command Center Dashboard
- Business impact for all ideas will be reflected in the overall metrics in the Command Center main dashboard:
- In this screen administrators can view Projected Net Benefit, Non-Financial Benefits, and Actual Benefits by individual WebStorm, a selected group of WebStorms, or for all WebStorms.
Business Impact Dashboard
- Business impact for ideas in a specific Pipeline will be reflected in the Business Impact dashboard:
- Administrators can view Financial Benefits Over Time and Financial Summary by Innovation.
- Administrators can also export business impact from the Pipeline dashboard.