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C.O. Ideas

Stimulate and capture new ideas

Version: 2.1
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C.O.Ideas, the integrated innovation management

  • Would you like to leverage your creative potential, stimulate innovations and eliminate quality risks in the organisation systematically?
  • Can you report the proposals by patentability, products, time span, business partner, department or cost center at any time?
  • Should awards, incentives and recognitions motivate the workforce?
  • Can you keep track of the cost/benefit ratio until implementation of accepted proposals?
  • Should multiple entrees of similar proposals be detected?
  • Is there a facility (lottery) to recognize also small contributions?
  • Can colleagues cooperate, develop and discuss common ideas?

Simple capture of proposals

All ideas and proposals can be entered and registered through a modern web application. Colleagues can add their contributions until the idea has matured to registration stage. The back office can then process and evaluate the proposals centrally. Status change, reminder and escalation notifications for overdue tasks are sent automatically. An independent controlling function can evaluate the proposal and its implementation financially. The logging engine keeps an audit trail of all workflow steps and changes. Besides an evaluation of costs and benefits the supervisor can relate a proposal to the dimensions business partner, location, product, department, profit center, legal entity or self defined key words. The proposer is kept up to date online automatically by the application – of course whenever his proposal is awarded he receives a special notification.

Routine workflow and distribution

All participants are notified about new or pending tasks and status changes automatically by the application. The system supports a segregation of duties to avoid fraud or misuse proactively. Quality management has an overview over relevant proposals and can generate adequate measures to overcome systematic weaknesses.

The integration of Microsoft Office products with all their degrees of freedom supports the corporate design and branding policy. Traceability, accessibility around the globe with rapid response times are the back bone of a reliable idea management system.

Professional reporting

The reporting module can sort, filter and analyse the proposals according to the dimensions cost, benefit, time span, department, location, product, other similar proposals, other related audit results, management system, training (if the respective modules are implemented). KPIs allow a benchmarking of your organization.

Corporate Governance is an adequate, fair and transparent framework that inspires the workforce to contribute their creative potential to the businesses success.


All static user data and organisatonal master data are kept current by automated import from the Windows LDAP or Active Directory or any other HR-data source. An open architecture makes the implementation of other interfaces easy. The module C.O.Issues can upload the recognized and accepted proposals to pan and monitor their implementation project.