Everything You Need to Know About WebStorm Level Submission 'Statuses'!


Everything You Need to Know About WebStorm Level Submission 'Statuses'!


Innovation Program Managers & Challenge Administrators can use statuses to filter which submissions you want to review or get a consensus of how ideas are progressing. It also helps the administrator keep track of new submissions and the current cycle or process the organization may be running.
 

Table of Contents:

 

Getting Started

  • By default Enterprise level statuses are enabled and used throughout your Brightidea site.  
  • However, the administrator(s) have the option of enabling Challenge/WebStorm specific submission 'Statuses'  
    • To enable WebStorm level status navigate to WebStorm Setup --> Ideas Tab --> Statuses or under the Ideas-->Ideas tab:

 


    • WebStorm Specific Statuses is irreversible; it cannot be undone if you choose to enable this option!

Adding a New Status

  • To add a new status, select the "Add Status" button at the bottom.
  • A new row will appear at the bottom that allows the Administrator to enter the status name, description and system status mapping.

 

  • Custom Status Names
    • This field is what will appear in the Enterprise/WebStorm/Pipeline interface when users view or change the idea status.
  • Status Description
    • This is the user defined status description which will ultimately be displayed at various locations through the UI
    • Note: Currently this field is not used throughout the software however there are plans to incorporate this in future feature. For the time being, we recommend using the same name for status description as for status name.
  • System Status
    • The system status mapping allows quick and efficient tracking of ideas throughout the entire Brightidea Platform. More information on this here!
    • For every entered status, please select one of the available system status options from the drop-down:
      • Active - Idea(s) are still active and are moving through the Pipeline.
      • Paused - Paused can be used for ideas that have not yet been decided upon.
      • Complete - Idea(s) which have moved through the Pipeline are marked complete.
      • Stopped - The stopped status means the idea(s) are stopped and will no longer be considered.
      • Hand-off - Ideas which have moved through the Pipeline and are 'handed-off' to business unit for implementation.
  • Status Color
    • The status color allows you to define a color of the selected status which will then display in the Pipeline Step view.
    • Setting different colors for each status will help you quickly identity which idea(s) are in which status.
    • Important Note: the status colors will only work with our Idea Boards and View Idea 2.0 pages, they do not work with the old Idea List or View 1.0 pages!

 

 

  • When finished entering new statuses click "Save." 
 

Removing a Status

  • Select "Delete" next to the applicable name.  
  • The administrator will always have one status that cannot be deleted. One status must always be present in the WebStorm.
  • Warning: Please refrain from deleting statuses unless absolutely necessary, please speak to your Brightidea representative before doing so. 
 
 
  

Editing a Status 

  • The administrator can always edit any existing statuses to a new name, description and system status. It will reflect with all ideas in that campaign. 
  • To modify an existing status, navigation to the appropriate status row and freely modify the text in either the status name or description name fields or select a new "System Status" mapping from the drop-down menu:

 

Changing Order of Statuses

  • The administrator can also change the order by clicking and dragging the bars in whichever order you select.
 
 
 

Reputation Point Allocation when Changing Status

  • We now have the capability to give reputation points to users if their idea status is changed to something specific.  
  • In WebStorm Setup --> Ideas --> Statuses, the administrator will see a section for 'Status Reputation Points:
  • To read more about reputation points, refer to this article
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  • Note that if the statuses are configured on the Enterprise level, there will be link to Enterprise to view, as well as show all statuses.
  • Each status can be given points (i.e. any idea moving forward might garner users to get extra points)  The administrator can add those allotments and select 'Save Changes'!
  • If any idea is changed to a specific status, and that has a point allotment, that idea's submitter will receive those reputation points. 
  • These points will be reflected in:

Changing Idea Status via Rules Engine

  • Using automated custom rules, the administrator can trigger an automatic status change based on specific conditions.
  • Read more about how to do conduct that, here!

Idea Status Change Email Templates

  • Please note respective emails that will be triggered when an idea's status is changed.
  • Also note that you must configure your email template for your reason on the WebStorm level
  • The administrator can configure both Idea Status Change email templates (one for subscribers /contributors, one for the submitter)
  • Please add the dynamic field of 'Comment' to the template to have the reason be reflected in the notification sent.

 

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    Jason Barnett

    Hi, Can you please direct me to the support document that provides an explanation of the Idea Statuses setup for Description, System Status and Enabled fields and what they're responsible for dictating.

    Thanks.

    Jason

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    Ron Orlovetskiy

    Hi Jason,

    We are actually working on an updated version of this article, it's not published yet. However, below are some definitions for the different fields:

    • Custom Status Names
    • This field is what will appear in the Enterprise/WebStorm/Pipeline interface when users view or change the idea status.

    • Status Description

    • This is the user defined status description which will ultimately be displayed at various locations through the UI

    • Note: Currently this field is not used throughout the software however there are plans to incorporate this in future feature. For the time being, we recommend using the same name for status description as for status name.

    • System Status

    • The system status mapping allows quick and effieicent tracking of ideas throughout the entire Brightidea Platform. This is also a requirement for using the_** New Brightidea Fall 2014 release**_. More information on this here!

    • For every entered status, please select one of the available system status options from the drop-down:

    • _Active _- Idea(s) are still active and are moving through the Pipeline.

    • _Paused _- Paused can be used for ideas that have not yet been decided upon.

    • Complete - Idea(s) which have moved through the Pipeline are marked complete.

    • _Stopped _- The stopped status means the idea(s) are stopped and will no longer be considered.

    • Note, the "Stopped" status is _required _when using the New Brightidea Fall 2014 release!

    • *Hand-off *- Ideas which have moved through the Pipeline and are 'handed-off' to business unit for implementation.

    Thank you,

    Brightidea Support

     

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    Jason Barnett

    Hi Ron,

    Thank you for the explanation.  This was also helpful.

    There's also a column for enabled with checkboxes.  Does this perform any function currently?  What does it do?

    Finally, I see there is an option to enable webstorm specific statuses.  I think this may be applicable to statuses our G2 webstorm will use (for example "Coming in Release 7.2") but are not applicable to other webstorms and I wouldn't want present as an option.  I'm hesitant to enable this since I can't see how the option works and once checked, it's irreversable.  Do you have any screenshots or explanations?

    Thanks.

    Jason

     

     

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