Flagpole Software™, a new company offering web-based tools for Open Innovation and Feedback Management, have teamed up with Tom Koloupolous: Author, speaker, and founder of global consulting firm Dephi Group, to highlight the importance of Open Innovation.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 5, 2010 -- Flagpole Software™, a new venture from trusted Innovation Management solution provider MindMatters Technologies™, announced today their exciting new relationship with innovation thought leader Tom Koulopoulos.
In a recent webcast on DelphiTV, Koulopoulos praised the ease of use, affordability, and collaborative focus of Flagpole’s new “SaaS” offering.
"Until now Open Innovation was much more of a concept than reality for most organizations,” said Koulopoulos. “Flagpole changes that and makes Open Innovation available to anyone with an Internet connection."
The founder of Delphi Group, a widely respected global consulting firm, Mr. Koulopoulos is an expert at helping organizations leverage value in emerging business technologies and better processes. The latest of his eight popular books, The Innovation Zone explores how dozens of today's most forward-thinking companies have found success by adopting Innovation as a core competency.
Flagpole’s unique product addresses a need that many organizations have recognized: To find an affordable way to become more innovative. Using Flagpole’s approach, companies are tapping into their own audience - employees, partners, and even customers – to solve company issues using a repeatable methodology: a very important concept for success, according to Koulopoulos.
“Innovation is not only about creativity. It’s about putting in place a process that allows you to capture ideas and treat them all equitably. All organizations have creative and innovative people. The problem is that companies don't always know where to go with those ideas,” stated Koulopoulos. “A typical ‘suggestion box’ often becomes a black hole: ideas go in, but don’t always come back out.” Mr. Koulopoulos continued, “Process is very important for companies that want innovation to become repeatable and that’s where Flagpole comes in. Once you’ve put that in place, it's incredible how much progress you can make with innovation.”
Flagpole, launched earlier this year by MindMatters Technologies, offers a straight-forward web solution for building an Open Innovation process. Using their system, an organization can easily find and develop new ideas and projects that impact product development, organizational improvement, and cost cutting. The software also makes it easy to track financial benefits for each submission, a feature the company stands behind with a very compelling money-back guarantee against ROI.
CEO of Flagpole, John Gabrick said, “We’re extremely excited to come together with Mr. Koulopoulos and his organization. Like MindMatters, Tom has helped some of the World’s leading companies become more innovative and successful. In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to uncover ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and introduce breakthrough products. With Flagpole Software, you can leverage the wisdom of the people close to your own organization to accomplish all of these goals.”
To learn more about Flagpole’s easy to implement feedback and innovation software, or to try it at no cost, visit www.flagpole-software.com.
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