8 Idea Management Software Tools

In my previous post, I provided a definition of idea management systems – and outlined a list of features that idea management systems have. We also looked at a couple of popular idea management systems in action.

In this post, I will provide a list of commercial idea management software tools you can buy – to build an idea management system at your organization. There are a large number of idea management tools available for purchase, but my post will focus only on tools from proven companies…

List of Idea Management Software Tools

All of these tools enable you to capture ideas, enable your users to vote on ideas, collaborate on ideas in a social setting, and identify the best ideas to work on.

  1. Enterprise-level Idea Management Software
    These tools are targeted at large enterprise-level implementations. They are usually very expensive but are also loaded with features for enterprises.

  2. Mid-market Idea Management Software
    These provide a nice balance between the feature set of “enterprise-level” tools listed above and attractive prices of “entry-level” tools listed below.

  3. Entry-level Idea Management Software
    These tools are very affordable and seem primarily focused on smaller companies. There is one caveat – these are not focused on idea management.

  4. Free Idea Management Software, Open Source Idea Management Software
    Are you interested in installing and running free idea management software on your own servers? Check out the following open source options:

Best Idea Management Software for Your Organization

The list above contains 8 different idea management software – targeted at organizations of different sizes and available at different price points. I hope this list helps you perform idea management software comparison and find the best idea management tool to meet your needs.

To your success in building an effective idea management system at your organization!

Michael Shrivathsan

I'm your author, Michael Shrivathsan. I've worked at several innovative companies in Silicon Valley, USA over the past two decades - and helped innovate 5 market-leading products. I'm also a USPTO patent recipient. For my day job, I'm the VP of Product Management at Accompa - we make IdeaGlow, a cloud based idea management software.

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