The Stage-Gate process is a methodology that improves project outcomes and prevents risk by adding gates, or areas for review, throughout your project plan. This framework is commonly used in innovation planning to increase performance, collaboration, and more thorough benchmarks to track progress.
Now, using the Project Room functionality as a foundation, pipelines can automatically integrate with the space to build out the methodology.
Updates to the platform include:
Improvements to workflow: The ability to resend action items when a record re-enters a step, honoring any configuration updates that have been made.
Streamlined management: Integration with our step configuration to automatically assign stage completion and gate approvals.
Standard templates: A formatted process is automatically generated, capturing the key milestones and recommended assets included in the process, including use of Whiteboard forms and Memos.
A New AI Assistant for Tech Scouting
New with this release is an AI integration within our Scout app. This allows admins to source ideas through AI and inject those responses directly into their pipeline to then monitor and track, ensuring teams are capturing all current startups and competitors in their market.
And reminder, our previous release introduced key areas where AI is already integrated into the platform. This includes AI assistance within the idea submission process, image generation, and Whiteboard.
Dedicated Tools to Scale Through the Enterprise
We are introducing a new way to position the Idea Box app within your department by incorporating our team site view. This update provides the following benefits:
Security and access: Ability to siphon off access to key team members within various departments to help manage their innovation activities independently.
Structured, direct navigation: The UI has been updated to better highlight the most important aspects of managing and participating in an Idea Box challenge.
All-in-one pipeline management: Communities and sub-pipelines can be set up to route ideas based on their maturity, subject matter expertise, timing, and other factors.
Fine-tuned dashboards: Surfaces key site analytics to the entire team to define and understand success criteria and engagement.